The Office of Innovation and Partnerships is a new unit focused on building McGill’s innovation ecosystem through supporting services and strategic partnerships within Canada and abroad.

The team includes technology transfer managers and patent and licensing specialists, innovation associates, and entrepreneurial leaders focused on partnerships and program development for students and researchers.

We also provide support in the following areas:

Partnerships with corporate, start-up, and community innovation labs and hubs;

Managing inventions arising from research endeavours, including protection of intellectual property (IP) through patent applications or registration of copyrights;

Enhancing knowledge through lectures and talks on topics relevant to IP protection, spinoff creation and financing approaches;

Negotiating and advising on legal agreements, including Confidential Disclosure Agreements, Material Transfer Agreements and Option and Licence Agreements or any other type of agreement relating to intellectual property;

Facilitating the creation of spinoffs by researchers, graduate students, and post-docs through advice and referral to other experts in the McGill community including access to incubator space, coaching and mentoring by experts in the field;

Identifying financing opportunities with industry or relating to commercialization endeavors.


Learn more about our new initiatives here innovation.mcgill.ca