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Industry Liaison


Research opportunities

If you’re interested in exploring research opportunities with the Faculty of Agriculture and becoming an industry partner, our Industry Liaison Officer can help:

  • encourage liaison with business, industry associations and government to facilitate applied research on campus
  • assist the research community at the Faculty of Agriculture in transferring technologies to industry for commercialization

Role of the Industry Liaison Officer

In this role, the ILO provides assistance to researchers and to industry, governments, and other sectors of society in identifying research opportunities and negotiating research contracts and industrial grants. The ILO also encourages interaction with the industrial and public sectors, and communicates contract and grant research opportunities to researchers. The Officer is here to help you, whether you're a  researcher, business representative, or other interested party, to access research opportunities.

Technology transfer

The ILO facilitates the identification and protection of commercially significant technologies arising from the academic research activities at the Faculty of Agriculture. The Office assists in educating staff and students in understanding issues associated with protecting intellectual property (IP). It actively protects IP through patents, copyright, and trademarks, as well as pursues the IP licensing for commercial enterprise development.

The Industry Liaison Officer, part of the Research and Graduate Studies Office, is located in Room 120 of Cumming Hall, in the Research Office.

Contact information

Kevin Dunn, ILI
Director
902-494-1648
kevin.dunn@dal.ca