Authors: Stuart J. Smyth; Alphanso Williams; Julian Vasilescu
Addresses: Department of Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics, University of Saskatchewan, 51 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, Sask., S7N 5A8, Canada ' Department of Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics, University of Saskatchewan, 51 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, Sask., S7N 5A8, Canada ' Industry Liaison Office, University of Saskatchewan, Suite 501 – 121 Research Drive, Saskatoon, Sask., S7N 1K2, Canada
Abstract: Reports from the past decade have reported that Canada is a highly innovative country, but suffers from a bottleneck in technology transfer and commercialisation. In fact, many of the reports give Canada a failing grade when it comes to the commercialisation of innovation technologies. With substantial investments into public sector research, such a problem would reduce the public good from government funding of innovative research. The objective of this article is to assess a Canadian university's technology transfer activities from 1998 to 2008.
Keywords: commercialisation; innovation; intellectual property; licensing; patents; profitability; Canada; university TTOs; technology transfer offices; public sector research; university research.
International Journal of Intellectual Property Management, 2016 Vol.9 No.1, pp.32 - 50
Accepted: 15 Dec 2015
Published online: 30 Sep 2016 *