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About Us

Who we are

We are a team of highly motivated professionals with broad expertise in academic and industry, biomedical research, business development, industry partnerships, marketing, company start-ups, technology licensing, and commercialization of intellectual property (IP).

What we do

We help researchers, physicians and scientists transfer their knowledge into products and programs that have social and economic benefit. We also help match industry professionals with researchers to foster complementary business relationships. IP&C can provide assistance with any of the following areas of interest:

  • Assessment of invention disclosures/ideas for commercialization potential
  • Development and commercialization of SickKids intellectual property assets
  • Management and protection of SickKids’ intellectual property assets through patents and copyrights
  • Industry relations (including marketing and promotion)
  • Negotiation of business terms and payment compliance
  • Identification and marketing of SickKids research expertise in basic and clinical research
  • Identification of alternate sources of funding for development and commercialization
  • Proactively work with both SickKids researchers and industry representatives to identify areas for research collaborations