Commercialization and Industry Engagement
If your business or organization is exploring research opportunities with the Faculty of Agriculture our Office of Commercialization and Industry Engagement (OCIE) can help:
- We connect with business, industry associations and government to facilitate applied research on campus
- We help the research community at the Faculty of Agriculture in transferring technologies to industry for commercialization
Role of the Office of Commercialization and Industry Engagement
The OCIE 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 OCIE also encourages interaction with the industrial and public sectors and communicates contract and grant research opportunities to researchers. The Manager is here to help you, whether you're a researcher, business representative, or other interested party, to access research opportunities.
The OCIE 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.
Our OCIE Manager is part of the Research and Graduate Studies Office, is located in Room 120 of Cumming Hall, in the Research Office.
Brennan Gillis, MBA
Office of Commercialization & Industry Engagement