A new program will help more than 80 university-based research teams assess the commercial potential of their innovations. Modeled on successful programs in the United States and the United Kingdom, Lab2Market could eventually go national.
Topic: commercialization of university research
A new patent marketplace is one of the Government of Canada’s latest moves to leverage public sector investment in research to benefit Canadian businesses. Called ExploreIP, it is designed to help entrepreneurs discover and commercialize public sector intellectual property.
Alberta’s United Conservative Party government says innovation is still a priority—it just won’t be funded through a provincial carbon tax.
It has taken a long time, and not all the needed pieces are yet in place, but the innovation debate is now paying much more attention to how we grow companies and scale them up to be global competitors, and not simply on how we start them.