Discover the many resources available to Ontario startups pursuing commercialization and R&D activities.


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Commercialization overview

These resources are geared for academic entrepreneurs, and technology transfer and commercialization officers engaged in taking research-based technologies and inventions to market.

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Commercialization programs and funding

Commercialization programs and funding opportunities that promote academic commercialization activities exist across Ontario and Canada. Academic entrepreneurs and technology transfer officers can find information about these programs and funding opportunities here.


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Research and development (R&D) in Ontario overview

The Ontario government maintains a strong research and development (R&D) infrastructure, including publicly funded research organizations, university labs and prototyping facilities, as well as collaborative networks that bring together public- and private-sector research. This listing focuses on R&D resources available to Ontario entrepreneurs.

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Research and development (R&D) funding programs

Many different funding programs and tax incentives boost R&D in Ontario. This listing includes prominent Ontario R&D funding programs, as well as some federal programs.


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Tax credits (R&D and more) for Ontario startups

Different business tax credits are available to Ontario entrepreneurs. Learn the key programs and tips to streamline your application.

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Commercializing your innovation: What to expect from your tech transfer office

Your institution’s technology transfer office can assist you in commercializing for your innovation.


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Commercialization and monetization of intellectual property (IP)

Develop your intellectual property (IP) strategy in order to commercialize and monetize your IP.


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Setting the Table: Preparing for licensing negotiations – MaRS Best Practices

With considerable experience in the space, John Buckingham explores a number of key considerations in preparing for negotiations of original licensing agreements, as well as for re-negotiations.


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Applying for Funding: Four Hot Tips for Startups

Teri Kirk, Founder & CEO, The Funding Portal, discusses how tech startups can increase their success when searching and applying for funding.


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Managing Tax Reporting and Incentive Claims: Six Hot Tips for Startups

Bryan Haralovich and Terry Lavineway of Welch LLP outline how startups can streamline the process of tax reporting and tax incentive claims.


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Planning for the changing SR&ED landscape: Five Hot Tips for Startups

Hear how startups can maximize tax credits under Canada’s Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax incentive program.


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SR&ED: What you need to know about the changing landscape – MaRS Best Practices

Canada’s Federal Budget 2012 introduced changes to the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax incentive program, administered by the Canada Revenue Agency.

In this video, John Sutherland, Senior Manager – Tax, Global R&D and Government Incentives, Deloitte & Touche LLP, highlights the changes to the program and their impact, and he shares insights for entrepreneurs to maximize their investment tax credits (ITCs).