Intellectual Property (IP) is a critical and growing part of the global innovation economy. The development of intellectual property has helped create many technologies, services, and medicines that improve life, and also helps to generate wealth for people, companies, and countries. The protection and utilization of IP is important for entrepreneurs and start-up companies, but literacy in the language of IP is a skill that is useful to everyone functioning in the modern world.
News related to Intellectual Property
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.
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.
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.