Does your research have commercial potential? Technology transfer involves identifying the best business partner to take your innovation to market.
Have a new technology?
- Evaluate the technical feasability and commercial potential of your technology
At Univalor, we believe that all ideas are worth a look. Every time a researcher submits a new technology to us, we evaluate its commercial potential.
- Protect intellectual property
If your technology is selected and a invention disclosure report is submitted, we start the administrative and legal efforts required to protect the intellectual property.
- Establish a development strategy
Before beginning the commercial phase, a technological maturation program may be necessary to meet market expectations. This takes the technology from the simple concept phase to the more advanced state of a valid and marketable technology.
- Develop requests for financing
Univalor helps you obtain financing to develop a technology that is still at the conceptual stage but has commercial potential.
- Create partnerships
Univalor quickly develops the best business strategies for establishing links with possible commercial partners. Our commercialization strategy is based on our network of contacts, our expertise in technology watch and competitive intelligence, and our knowledge of the market.
- Transfer technology to industry
We negociate made-to-measure agreements that benefit all parties. Univalor determines the best form of technology transfer (licence, option, transfer of knowledge or material, creation of a spin-off company) for a technology that is protected and ready to be exploited in the form of a new product, process or service.
Technology Transfer Benefits
EXTEND YOUR INFLUENCE
By creating solutions to problems in society and industry, your research gets national and international exposure.
CREATE NEW OPPORTUNITIES
By developing your innovations for commercialization, you meet people from a variety of backgrounds. They can become partners or point you to new avenues for research.
INCREASE YOUR REVENUE
Half or more of net revenue from technology transfer is turned over to you as researcher from a Univalor member establishment.
Associations, groups, directories
- ACCT Canada - Canada Alliance for Commercialization of Canadian Technology
- ACFAS - Association francophone pour le savoir
- ADRIQ - Association de la recherche industrielle du Québec
- AITS - Association de l'industrie des technologies
- BioQuébec - Le réseau québécois des bio-industries et des sciences de la vie
- Montréal InVivo
- Expertise Recherche Québec
- OPIC - Office de la propriété intellectuelle du Canada
- USPTO - United States Patent and Trademark Office
- EPO - European Patent Office
- JPO - Japan Patent Office
- WIPO - World Intellectual Property Organization
Liaison and transfer centres
- CIRANO - Centre interuniversitaire de recherche, de liaison et de transfert des savoirs en analyse des organisations
- CLIPP - Centre de liaison sur l'intervention et la prévention psychosociales
- Centre d'entrepreneurship HEC-Poly-UdeM
- Incubateur UdeM Poly J. Armand Bombardier
- Consortium Québécois sur la découverte du médicament (CQDM)
- Centre québécois d'innovation en biotechnologie (CQIB)
- Centre québécois de valorisation des biotechnologies (CQVB)
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Industry & Investors Services
You’re an entrepreneur with big plans for your business. To ensure your growth, you need to keep innovating, find ways to make your mark and increase your competitiveness. At Univalor, we work on the front lines to identify the innovations that can help your business enrich its line of products or services or improve its productivity. We have over 400 protected technologies, ready to be commercially exploited in the form of new products, services or processes.
In business with Univalor
Have you identified a technology that's right for your business? Univalor can develop a customized solution by determining the best form of transfer (licence, option, transfer of knowledge or material).
Do you want to establish ties for research and development? We know all the players in the research network of Université de Montréal and affiliated establishments. We are positioned to facilitate exchanges and create productive partnerships between industry and researchers.
CREATE A SPIN-OFF COMPANY
Are you ready to start a business to commercialize one of your technologies? Univalor gets actively involved in starting up spin-off businesses by bringing together visionaries and identifying sources of financing to support it during the first phase of development.
Types of agreements
Research partnership agreements
A large part of Univalor’s activities involves creating and maintaining collaborative ties and research partnerships between our member establishments and the private sector. As the commercial partner of our research institutions, we are able to identify the relevant expertise for your business in different sectors of research.
Licences and licence options
Most of our technologies can be commercialized by granting one or more licences. If the technology is still in the development or validation stage, we can reserve certain rights for a limited time through a licence option.
- Model agreement – Exclusive licence
- Model agreement – Non-exclusive licence
- Model agreement – Software licence
- Model agreement – Licence option
- Excel file used to initiate negotiations about business terms
Confidentiality and non-use agreements
When we enter into a business relationship with a commercial partner, we put in place a confidentiality and non-use agreement to protect the information about the innovation. These agreements can be unilateral or bilateral.
- Sample unilateral agreement (pdf)
- Sample bilateral agreement (pdf)
Material transfer agreement
Sometimes it is necessary to sign a material transfer agreement to clearly establish the rights and obligations of the parties transferring and receiving tangible material (biological material, chemical product, etc.).
- Sample material transfer agreement