Commercialization enables the products of research to be further developed into products that can be sold in the marketplace for the benefit of society. Technology transfer is the process by which scientific findings are transferred from a research institution to another organization for the purpose of commercialization.
Technology transfer includes:
- identifying new technologies
- protecting technologies through patents and copyrights
- devising commercialization strategies including licensing the technology to a company or creating a new company
MaRS Innovation handles technology transfer for SRI scientists. Services include: technology assessment and evaluation, ownership due diligence, patenting, marketing and negotiating agreements.
Technology transfer representative for technologies related to medical imaging and medical devices:
Commercialization Manager, MaRS Innovation
Technology transfer representative for technologies related to molecular and cellular biology:
Project Manager, MaRS Innovation