Industry Partnerships and Commercialization
The Industry Partnerships and Commercialization (IP&C) office at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) supports the Hospital’s strategic directions in driving innovation and commercialization of SickKids’ leading-edge research. With a mission to advance early-stage discoveries to the clinic and in support of the Hospital’s mandate of “Healthier Children, A Better World”, IP&C works directly with researchers, physicians and scientists to transfer their knowledge into products and programs that have social and economic benefit.
Technology transfer through IP&C serves the innovation agenda, enhances the quality and reputation of SickKids, and provides economic, social and health benefits to Canadians. It further helps attract and retain the very best clinicians, researchers and students, and increases the flow of research funding into the Hospital.
IP&C brings together a team of professionals who help to build SickKids’ reputation and position as the leading paediatric research academic hospital in the country. The team works seamlessly with researchers to identify the steps required to protect, commercialize and license intellectual property, and to seek the industry partners best-suited to drive the technology to market.
The office works towards value creation of intellectual property generated by researchers by offering bench-to-market service, including due diligence assessments, patent/copyright management, contract negotiation, business and partnership facilitation, securing funding for development, and commercialization of projects.
IP&C is committed to realizing the Hospital’s vision: Healthier Children, A Better World™.