On April 8, Intellectual Property Ontario (IPON) announced a new investment to support Carleton University in enhancing innovation and intellectual property (IP) commercialization projects. IPON, a provincial agency, provides IP support and services to enable Ontario businesses and researchers to innovate and grow.

Carleton is one of 10 Ontario postsecondary institutions benefiting from IPON’s total $2.9 million investment and will be directing the university’s allocated funds to initiatives for improving IP commercialization efforts through growing industry partnerships.

“We are fortunate to have steady growth in university-industry research partnerships at Carleton,” says Rafik Goubran, Vice-President (Research and International), “The new funding from IPON will support this growth along with building greater capacity to identify avenues for commercialization of new technologies and their associated IP.”

The funding will enable Carleton’s Innovation Transfer Office to employ a Commercialization Officer (CO) dedicated to expanding the technical and commercialization expertise of staff, with particular emphasis on the commercialization of innovations in satellite and telecommunications, artificial intelligence, machine learning, quantum computing, and related technology sectors.

Carleton inventors can connect with the new CO to disclose inventions, to access key resources such as market assessment, protection, and commercialization support available within the Carleton network, along with services available from local, provincial and federal programs like IPON.

“We’re thrilled to extend funding to 10 new postsecondary recipients to support their efforts to build IP capacity and better support their researchers and innovators. This funding will help institutions across the province more effectively translate research into commercializable innovations, while ensuring the IP at their foundation is appropriately developed and protected,” said Dan Herman, CEO, IPON.

See how Carleton is driving innovation and growing in IP capacity with its university-industry research partnerships.

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