Technology transfer • Industrial Liaison • Knowledge Mobilization
We help invention become innovation
The Catalyst Centre (CC) is the University of Guelph’s technology transfer and industrial liaison office. The CC oversees all aspects of the University’s intellectual property (IP) management and technology commercialization activities.
We help faculty, staff and students protect their IP, and evaluate and maximize its commercial potential. Through the Industrial Liaison Program, we help businesses access the University's intellectual capital and state-of-the-art labs and research facilities to create strategic partnerships that drive innovation.
In delivering these services, the Catalyst Centre contributes to the financial vitality and the environmental and social impact of the University of Guelph, and the community at large.
The CC welcomes your inquiries: let us know how we can help you.
Our mission is to maximize the potential economic, social and environmental benefits of University of Guelph inventions and ideas. We do this by transforming our world-class research into innovations that change lives and improve life.
- Promote interaction between University of Guelph researchers and industry
- Partner with industry to develop Guelph’s technologies into socially, environmentally and economically beneficial products and services
- Evaluate and protect IP to maximize its value to creators and partners
- Leverage Guelph’s innovations to fuel regional and national economic development through the formation of new start-up businesses
- By evaluating, protecting, marketing and licensing Guelph’s research inventions, ideas and innovations
- By hosting networking, outreach and educational events to connect Guelph researchers, industry and entrepreneurs
- By increasing awareness on campus of the value of intellectual property and commercialization
- By providing industry liaison services to help industry access and work with the University research community
University of Guelph research is world-renowned for producing solutions to regional, national and global challenges. The Catalyst Centre ensures that these solutions are widely available for public benefit.
Our technology transfer team provides a broad range of scientific and business expertise, commercialization strategy, market knowledge and industry connections. The team is organized by area of expertise to ensure the best knowledge and experience is available. Our goal is to enhance the financial value and social and environmental impact of research by helping inventors disseminate their discoveries through commercialization, licensing and new company startups.
Areas of technology transfer focus are:
- Animal Science
- Engineering Science
- Food Science
- Health Science
- Plant Science
- Arts, Economics, Management, Human & Applied Science
The Industrial Liaison Program is the ideal entry point to the University for businesses interested in establishing strategic collaborative research and business partnerships. The industrial liaison team will match your business needs with the ideal solution provider. This team also helps both researchers and industry partners access various sources of government funding.
The ILP is your portal to quickly build relationships at U of G that will provide tangible business benefits far into the future.
To get started, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about the wealth of expertise and resources available from University of Guelph research centres, institutes and groups.
The University of Guelph generates novel and important discoveries, ideas and technology. Our job at the Catalyst Centre is to ensure these inventions find their way from our labs to the marketplace.
|Patent applications filed||39||39||46||38|
|Total active licenses||213||216||188||179|
|Total license income||$1.79 M||$1.90 M||$1.60 M||$1.75 M|
|U of G Start Ups||0||2||0||1|
* These numbers represent only those technologies tracked through the Catalyst CEntre
The University of Guelph is a founding member of C4.
C4 fosters innovation in southwestern Ontario by promoting technology transfer and commercialization.
Comprised of 10 universities and research institutions, C4 members coordinate their resources, cooperate with governmental and industrial bodies, collaborate on multi-disciplinary research to solve real world problems, and commercialize the results of their research.