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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.

Open for Business

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

Blake Helka joins the RIO Team!

David Hobson

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.

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!

John Brennan and Malcolm Campbell shake hands in front of a UofG backdrop

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.

Photo of Rattan Gill

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?

Audience at the 2019 Gryphon's LAAIR Pitch Competition

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!