Commercializing Your Research Work: Transferring the Knowledge to Industry
Do you believe your research results will lead to an innovation with high market potential? Do your results show your innovation could help companies develop a competitive advantage? Then you’re ready to commercialize your research results. The ÉTS Office of the Dean of Research will support you through the process.
What is the commercialization process?
The commercialization process is a sequence of activities, the goal of which is to transfer the technology to a (new or existing) company. It aims to increase the value of the research results from a social and economic perspective. Research results that meet a real market need and that provide a competitive advantage with respect to what currently exists are good candidates for commercialization.
Under this process, researchers, whether faculty members, professionals or students, work closely with the research advisor and the commercialization advisor to find a vehicle for the new technology, either by launching a new business or licensing it to an existing one.