Productive partnerships & powerful collaborations
Learn how our researchers and industry partners are addressing real-world problems, delivering critical innovations to the public, driving economic growth, and helping to train the next generation of inventors, problem-solvers, and entrepreneurs. ____________________________________________________________________________________
Tech Transfer & Licensing Partnerships
In 2017, Brainlab AG, an international medical technology, company licensed the rights to an innovative algorithm designed by medical physicists to control cranial radiation equipment with unmatched precision.
This Canadian pharmaceutical company has licensed the world-wide rights to develop and commercialize an innovative tattoo removal cream developed by a PhD student in Dalhousie’s Faculty of Medicine.
Velsoft is an e-learning company headquarted in Nova Scotia that works with customers around the world. The company has acquired the rights to an innovative professional development program called Teacher Help, which aims to help teachers deliver evidence-based classroom interventions for students with mental health and neurodevelopmental disorders.
The Clinical Frailty Scale was developed by a Dalhousie physician to help clinicians summarize the overall fitness or frailty of older adults.
This research collaboration between researchers in the Faculty of Engineering and Agnico Eagle Mines aims to improve a wastewater treatment system in the arctic community of Baker Lake, Nunavut.
DeepSense is a research collaboration platform in the Faculty of Computer Science. It unites industry, academia, and government in an effort to boost the ocean economy in Atlantic Canada through the application of big data analytics.
A research collaboration between McCain Foods and Dalhousie University is leveraging the Faculty of Agriculture's expertise in precision agriculture research to develop and improve technology for use in potatoe production.
Two collaborative projects with researchers at Dalhousie Medical School and the Faculty of Engineering helped NovaEel build a glass eel aquaculture farm that plans to export its eels to Japan.
Long-stanging collaborations between this Nova Scotian company and researchers at the Faculty of Agriculture are helping to find ways to improve the growth and quality of wild blueberries while reducing production costs.
In 2015, Tesla entered an exclusive research collaboration with Dalhousie’s world-renowned battery scientist and Herzberg Gold Medal recipient, Jeff Dahn, marking the first time the company ever partnered with a university.
Researchers in the School of Health and Human Performance partnered with Reebok Canada Fitness Foundation to evaluate aspects of the school-based BOKS program, which aims to help kids meet recommended amounts of daily physical activity.
This research collaboration between Dalhousie oceanographers and Cooke Aquaculture explores sustainable aquaculture and has led to additional collaborations with more partners and growth of the Atlantic Canadian economy.
This healthcare technology start-up based in Halifax was born of radiation oncology research at Dalhousie Medical School. It specializes in the development of software products that improve the patient experience during radiation therapy.
Jordan Kyriakidis was applying quantum physics to real-world problems through a research collaboration with industry giant Lockheed Martin when he had the idea for QRA Corp. The associate professor had noticed similarities between the complexity of engineering systems used in aerospace designs and the nature of a physics problem his Dalhousie research team was investigating.
Three Dalhousie researchers co-founded ABK Biomedical after a research discovery led to product development. The company focuses on the research and development of innovative embolic therapies intended to treat both benign and malignant hypervascular tumours.
Student & Post-Doc Mitacs Projects
This Dal spin-off company founded by two Dal graduate students leveraged the Mitacs Accelerate program to conduct research on perovskites, a promising material that can change the course of the solar cell technology. This project focused on addressing some of the last barriers to the commercialization of perovkites.