Waterloo Commercialization Office (WatCo)

Melanie Campbell conducting research in her lab using micro-mirrors, one of the optical imaging innovations created at Waterloo.

Transferring research innovations into the marketplace can have transformative societal impacts on improving quality of life as well as enhancing business productivity and job creation.

The University of Waterloo combines world class research with a unique "creator-own" intellectual property (IP) rights policy to foster an entrepreneurial environment that drives innovations from the lab to the marketplace.

The Waterloo Commercialization Office (WatCo) offers commercialization services and expertise to package and convert research innovations into commercially viable products and services.