Commercialization Opportunities

Research generates economic opportunities that can be commercialized and help the provincial economy grow.

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Commercialization Support Organizations

Commercialization support organizations provide business support such as mentoring, business and market planning and access to professional services.

  1. Advanced Foods and Materials Network (AFMnet) does development in the area of advanced foods and bio-materials.
  2. Agriculture Technology Commercialization Centre located in Guelph encompasses three agricultural based organizations:
  3. Guelph Food Technology Centre (GFTC) is a global leader in food safety, quality and technical solutions and offers knowledge to companies in the food and beverage industry
  4. MaRS connects the communities of science, business and capital and fosters collaboration among them.


The funding links below connect to access to capital and a number of funding program links:

Private sources of equity / capital:

General Government Funding Programs


Business Incubator locations

Business Incubator locations for early stage businesses with access to business services:

  • The Canadian Association of Business Incubation (CABI) is a national organization whose members support the development of enterprises through the business incubation industry. The CABI site contains links to business incubators across Canada.
  • Toronto Food Business Incubator (TBFI) is an independent, non-profit organization that nurtures and assists entrepreneurs and small enterprises.
  • MaRS Incubator helps entrepreneurs from emerging science and technology firms to bring new and innovative ideas to the marketplace.

Intellectual Property opportunities

Sources of intellectual property can be found in the following links:

Innovation policy in other jursidictions

To learn more about innovation policy in other jurisdictions:

For more information: