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National Research Council’s Licensing Opportunities


Elaine Holding on July 29, 2011 in Government Programs

The National Research Council (NRC) has been around since 1916 and comprises more than 20 institutes and national programs. The institutes and programs are organized into five key areas:

• Life Sciences
• Physical Sciences
• Engineering
• Technology
• Industry Support and Corporate Management

NRC is an agency of the Government of Canada, reporting to Parliament through the Minister of Industry.

Located in every province of Canada, the NRC plays a major role in stimulating community-based innovation, yet, to many businesses, their resources are relatively unknown.

They are looking for “Canadian industry partners to fully exploit NRC-patented technologies.” Click here for licensing opportunities

When I reviewed the list, there were ninety-nine listings. Licensing technologies from the NRC can be a profitable way for companies to solve specific research problems or to get new products to market quickly. There is also a listing of business experts in each of the identified sectors. The full listing can be viewed here. Companies are encouraged to call to solve complex R&D challenges.

Next month, I will provide an overview of the NRC’s Industrial Research Assistance Program.