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Commercialization and R&D

Discover the many resources available to Ontario startups pursuing commercialization and R&D activities.


Commercialization overview

These resources are geared for academic entrepreneurs, and technology transfer and commercialization officers engaged in taking research-based technologies and inventions to market.


Commercialization programs and funding

Commercialization programs and funding opportunities that promote academic commercialization activities exist across Ontario and Canada. Academic entrepreneurs and technology transfer officers can find information about these programs and funding opportunities here.


Research and development (R&D) in Ontario overview

The Ontario government maintains a strong research and development (R&D) infrastructure, including publicly funded research organizations, university labs and prototyping facilities, as well as collaborative networks that bring together public- and private-sector research. This listing focuses on R&D resources available to Ontario entrepreneurs.


Research and development (R&D) funding programs

Many different funding programs and tax incentives boost R&D in Ontario. This listing includes prominent Ontario R&D funding programs, as well as some federal programs.


Tax credits (R&D and more) for Ontario startups

Different business tax credits are available to Ontario entrepreneurs. Learn the key programs and tips to streamline your application.


Commercializing your innovation: What to expect from your tech transfer office

Your institution’s technology transfer office can assist you in commercializing for your innovation.


Commercialization and monetization of intellectual property (IP)

Develop your intellectual property (IP) strategy in order to commercialize and monetize your IP.