Commercialization at U of T
Commercialization is the value-creation process that bridges the gap between a discovery and a definable and marketable product or process. IPO is your first stop to commercialize a U of T invention.
U of T has a modern, flexible ownership policy that is “Inventor’s Choice”: Inventors may choose to assume full responsibility for patenting and commercialization, or can offer the invention to U of T.
This guide is an overview of the tech transfer process at U of T, including FAQs from our research community and services available for U of T inventors.
- The Technology Transfer Process
- Ownership of Intellectual Property
- Research Considerations
- Invention and Technology Disclosures
- Assessment of an Invention Disclosure
- Other Intellectual Property
- Marketing an Invention
- Licenses and Other Agreements
- Revenue Distributions
- Start-Up Companies
- Navigating Conflict of Interest
- Appendix: IPO Innovation Team Contacts
Whether pursuing self or university-led commercialization, faculty have an obligation to disclose their inventions to U of T. For more information, visit our Invention Disclosure page.
U of T is among the world’s best universities to create a company. To learn more about our entrepreneurship programs, visit our Entrepreneurship and Start-Ups page.
Are you a U of T author? Learn about U of T’s copyright policy including disclosure and ownership.
IPO manages U of T’s portfolio of market-ready innovations, ideas and technologies. From AI to fighting cancer, find a solution that fits your needs.
For more information or to start the conversation, contact the IPO Commercialization Team.