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Research collaboration

Research partnerships

Researchers at University of Waterloo collaborate with industry partners in many different ways including ideas, knowledge, processes, data, designs, plans, and training. When organizations engage Waterloo in collaborative research, they:

  • Increase innovation potential, identifying and exploiting new technologies
  • Access state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment in a cost effective manner
  • Leverage their research budgets with Canada’s generous matching programs
  • Expand their network of subject matter experts
  • Recruit fresh talent

Waterloo’s flexible intellectual property (IP) policy allows industry and researchers to design creative IP policy arrangements that both parties consider fair.

For more information about collaborative research, identifying expertise, funding/leveraging opportunities, and partnership structures, contact a Manager of Corporate Research Partnerships.

Waterloo Commercialization Office (WatCo)

WatCo manages numerous innovative technologies developed by Waterloo researchers. Contact us to discuss our current business opportunities and how they can benefit your organization.