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Invention Disclosure

The disclosure forms enable you to provide detailed information about your invention or plant variety, and is the first step towards commercialization.

Confidentiality Agreements (or Non-Disclosure Agreements)

These forms are often used to ensure that the exchange of confidential information is protected, and used only for the purposes set out in the agreement.  For confidential exchange of information between the University and a third party, the agreements are most often signed by the Catalyst Centre on behalf of the University.

Material Transfer Agreement

The Material Transfer Agreement governs the transfer of proprietary materials (for example genetic material) to third parties.  The agreement limits what the recipient can do with the material, and also limits any liability to the provider.  These agreements are most often signed by the Catalyst Centre on behalf of the University.