Happy Holidays

Thank you for your continued support and partnership in 2019! We look forward to working with you in 2020 to increase the impact of your work! Until then: enjoy, have fun and Happy Holidays!

The University of Guelph and the Research Innovation Office will be closed from Monday, December 23, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020 and will re-open on Thursday, January 2, 2020. We look forward to connecting with you in the new year!

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Trouw Nutrition Announces Strategic Partnership with the University of Guelph to drive animal nutrition innovation

Trouw Nutrition, a global leader in animal feeding solutions and services, today announces it is stepping up and formalizing its collaboration with the University of Guelph, a leader in animal nutrition research. The new strategic partnership will match more researchers from the University and Trouw Nutrition, involve the sharing of research facilities, and enable the acceleration of key research and development activities.

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Behind the Office Door Series: Rattan Gill

In this new blog series, we’ll introduce you to our Research Innovation team members and the work they do to help University of Guelph (UofG) researchers to maximize the impact their work can have on society.  

Today we introduce you to Rattan Gill, our Technology Transfer Manager specializing in Germplasm.

Q: Let’s start with an easy question: describe your office – what’s essential for you to be able work successfully day-after-day?

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Gryphon’s LAAIR Showcase and Pitch Competition Returns!

In May 2019, the first annual Gryphon’s LAAIR Showcase and Pitch Competition drew a crowd of industry leaders, academics, government officials and entrepreneurs to the University of Guelph campus. Not only did the audience learn about many of the disruptive technologies that are emerging from our university labs and research stations, but they also had an opportunity to cheer on six founders as they pitched their businesses to top executives to win a total of $16,500 in prize money!

Stalk Market Success

The Research Innovation Office is very pleased to announce that the winner of the 2019 Innovation of the Year prize is Professor Dave Wolyn, a plant geneticist in the Department of Plant Agriculture. Known for his work with asparagus and Russian dandelions, Wolyn and his team began their work on optimizing a breed of asparagus ideal for cold, northern climates in the 1980’s. The Millennium Asparagus breed that resulted from these efforts is the most popular breed being grown in North America.

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New Workshop Series Builds 'Skills for Research Impact'

Skills for Research Impact is a monthly workshop series for faculty, research staff and graduate students interested in enhancing the impact of their research. Through nine hands-on sessions facilitated by impact experts, participants will learn how to successfully plan, execute and evaluate knowledge mobilization (or knowledge translation and transfer) activities. Sessions will cover topics key to effective research communications and engagement of non-academic audiences, including policy, industry and community stakeholders.

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Neophyto Foods Willow Lake Cheese Highlighted by GuelphToday

On September 14, 2019 published an article by Owen Roberts highlighting the recent successes of Neophyto Foods Inc. A start-up developing a quality soy-based vegan cheese founded by U of G Master's students Kamil Amos-Chatila and Jane Ong. 

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