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McGill Office of Innovation and Partnerships

The McGill Office of Innovation and Partnerships is the primary resource at McGill University for bringing researchers and industry partners together for the generation of knowledge and technologies.

Through partnerships, it seeks to create viable routes for translating research and discoveries into products, processes, and services to benefit society. Its vision is to increase collaborations between McGill researchers and industry, to transform more of McGill’s research into market-ready inventions and to be recognized as a leader in innovation and entrepreneurship.

The McGill Office of Innovation and Partnerships enhances potential synergies both within the McGill research community, and with industry partners through the following activities:

  • Tailor and negotiate research agreements while protecting academic freedom.
  • Manage and fund IP protection (when necessary and appropriate) to create a window of opportunity for investment and further technology development.
  • Assess reported inventions for patentability and commercial potential.
  • Guide researchers for compliance with regulations.
  • Represent the McGill research community and its needs when interacting with industry.
  • Promote McGill technology and expertise to attract partnerships and investments.
  • Connect internal and external stakeholders to bring expertise and resources together.
  • Support grant applications with industrial components.