Innovation Mobilization and Partnerships

Turning discoveries into innovative solutions the world needs

Innovation Mobilization and Partnerships (IMP), part of the Office of the VP Research, has a two-part, interrelated mandate:

  • Innovation Mobilization: Creating significant and sustainable value for society, industry and the environment, by helping researchers explore pathways to impact for their innovations, including patenting, licensing, and venture creation.
  • Partnerships: Helping researchers engage in strategic partnerships and creating strong innovation ecosystem partnerships to pave the way to innovation impact. 

IMP’s services and supports span the lab-to-market spectrum:

  • Forging strategic research partnerships
    • Industry engagement and partnerships
    • Contracts and agreements with industry, governments and community partners
  • Delivering solutions for society, industry and the environment
    • Intellectual property
    • Technology transfer
    • Enterprise creation
    • Research and commercialization legal services