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2020 Gryphon's LAAIR Pitch Competition Winners Chris Grainger and Jane Ong

Harvest Genomics Wins Top Prize At Gryphon’s LAAIR Pitch Competition

On May 27, 2020 five corporations who have roots in the U of G research community went head-to-head to win a total of $20,000 in prizes that can be used to help grow their businesses. The broadcast introduced U of G innovators who are putting knowledge into action in ways that will have an impact on the Ontario economy today and tomorrow, while facing extraordinary challenges presented by Covid-19. 

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5 Things the Research Innovation Office can do for Researchers during the COVID-19 Lockdown

While we’re not conducting business as usual, the Research Innovation Office is open for business! Our team has pivoted to deliver services and programming online and on the phone during the COVID-19 pandemic. That means that our team is still available to help researchers from across campus to amplify their impact!

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Whether you call it Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) or Knowledge Transfer, getting the results of your work into the hands of people who can use it to improve life is an essential part of the research arc.

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COVID-19 Resources for Entrepreneurs

Navigating through information sources regarding COVID-10 outbreak can be an overwhelming task. We are here to help you adapt and move forward during this unprecedented and often turbulent time. Below is a listing of resources geared toward Canadian entrepreneurs and business owners.

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Gryphon's LAAIR Event Moves Online

While start-up founders always need to be agile and able to pivot at a moment’s notice, the recent effects of the COVID-19 crisis have made entrepreneurial life even more tumultuous than usual!  Likewise, for organizations like the Research Innovation Office who support academic entrepreneurs in their efforts to launch world changing technologies, every day is filled with new challenges.

Expert Panel Provides Recommendations for Ontario’s Intellectual Property Ecosystem

In the Spring of 2019, the Government of Ontario convened an independent expert panel to review the protection and commercialization of intellectual property (IP) that arises from research conducted at Ontario’s research institutions, including universities, colleges, and hospitals. The impetus for the panel was a recognition that as IP grows in importance within the global economy, a strategy for how best to develop and commercialize IP is important for Ontario’s future.

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Meet the Industry Liaison staff who provide specialized services for researchers and industry.

Blake Helka joins the RIO Team!

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Behind the Office Door Series: David Hobson

In this blog series, we introduce you to our Research Innovation team members and the work they do to help University of Guelph researchers to maximize the real-world impact of their work.  


Introducing David Hobson, Manager, Technology Transfer & Entrepreneurship He’s a scientist, an engineer, a creative problem solver and someone who helps others.

The Value of Perfecting Your Business Pitch

Anticipating the opportunity to share their early business success stories with investors, the media and the UofG community, five corporations with their roots in UofG research, are in training to hone their business pitches.

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