Working with start-ups and academic entrepreneurs is a part of the day-to-day work that our New Venture Creation team performs. Their focus is on helping bring products and services based in UofG research to market through programming and mentorship support. While doing this work, they field a lot of questions from business founders who need resources that are readily available in the larger Guelph innovation and start-up ecosystem.
Motif will collaborate with Professor Alejandro Marangoni, a world leader in food and lipid science, and the University of Guelph to solve one of the category's biggest challenges
During the broadcast of the 2020 Gryphon’s LAAIR Pitch Competition, Dr. David Hobson, Manager, Technology Transfer & Entrepreneurship at the Research Innovation Office, announced the 2020 recipients of the Gryphon’s LAAIR Grants, who will receive a total of $420,000 in funding.
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.
As the Research Innovation Office has pivoted to deliver more of our services and programs using online platforms, we’ve started to create more digital content than ever before. The same is true for many of U of G’s individual researchers and institutes such as Food from Thought and the Arrell Food Institute.
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!
Activate your Knowledge
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.
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.
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.
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.
Meet the Industry Liaison staff who provide specialized services for researchers and industry.
Blake Helka joins the RIO Team!