Narrowing the gap between great research and great commercial opportunities
Green chemistry has tremendous potential to have a positive impact on our environment and our lives, provided discoveries move out of the lab and are ultimately commercialized. Making that transition involves building a business case and putting an emphasis on product or process development – not traditionally areas of expertise for academic researchers.
GreenCentre’s collaborative model can fill the gap between great research and great commercial opportunities. Our state-of-the-art facilities, highly experienced team of technical, business development, and intellectual property professionals, and strong relationships with global companies provide real opportunities to get innovations to market.
“Working with GreenCentre has given me access to additional funding and industrial contacts that have greatly enhanced my research program. GreenCentre’s assessment program alone provided commercial validation and was a key element in a successful NSERC I2I funding application. [continue reading]"- Prof. Natia Frank, University of Victoria
Our services include:
Our expert team includes:
A selection of technologies from Canadian academic research labs that have been commercialized by GreenCentre Canada:
Prof. Philip Jessop, Queen's University >>
GreenCentre uses a four-step process to commercialization
GreenCentre works in partnership with the researcher and their technology transfer office (TTO) to help realize the potential of their research discovery. We are happy to receive solicited and unsolicited early-stage technology disclosures that are ready to move beyond the basic research stage.
The process starts when a disclosure is submitted through our web portal InnovationHouse (usually by the institution's TTO or equivalent office). At this stage, we require:
After we receive the full disclosure, our 4-step commercialization process begins. GreenCentre values the expertise and input of researchers and TTO professionals, and they remain involved at every step. These are the actions that GreenCentre undertakes at each step to commercialization:
1. DISCLOSURE INTAKE AND PRESCREEN
2. FULL ASSESSMENT
3. VALIDATION AND DEVELOPMENT
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Our services are provided with no up-front cost to the researcher or their institution. GreenCentre will execute the necessary confidentiality agreements and will ensure technology submissions are kept confidential.
As technologies are commercialized, our academic clients and their TTOs or equivalent offices share in the returns generated by those technologies. When discoveries create public benefit, institutions, researchers, and taxpayers are rewarded for their investments in basic research.
"GreenCentre allows academic researchers to achieve the focus on applications that industry requires, while simultaneously searching for other problems that the new technology will solve."- Prof. Jason Clyburne, St. Mary's University
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