Many of the discoveries our researchers make have real-world applications. Partnering with industry to bring these innovations to market creates benefits for all involved and brings the fruits of our research to society, improving many lives while contributing to economic growth.

From a “green” coating system that protects metals against corrosion, to clothing that protects the wearer against extreme cold, to a program that measures the cold hardiness of grapevines and warns growers when to turn on their frost-fighting wind machines, our partnerships have yielded great results.

Brock has had much success over the years working with industry to develop a wide array of products, processes and services through longstanding partnerships with business. These opportunities also allow students to gain practical experience and build relationships with established companies.

Brock Innovation & Commercialization manages research and innovation relationships between members of Brock University and the commercial world. We help to bring intellectual property to market, put in place partnerships for research, assist professors and students with new ventures, and provide academic extension services and consultancy.

Within Brock, we liaise closely with other groups that are involved with companies, including the Co-op Programs Office and BioLinc.

We encourage faculty, students and staff who have innovation and commercialization ideas to approach us for a confidential discussion.

We invite industry to get to know Brock research and speak to us confidentially about ideas and possibilities.

Brock News stories

Brock and Niagara data analytics company receive funding for text mining research, June 20, 2018 (Read more)

Brock chemists partner with biodiesel company to boost production process, June 18, 2018 (Read more)

Brock prof’s Canada Research Chair position renewed for third time, May 08, 2018 (Read more)

Brock-led study examines role of protein levels in preterm birth, April 10, 2018 (Read more)

Brock research team collaborates with Canadian silicone company on innovative manufacturing process, March 14, 2018 (Read more)

Brock researchers create groundbreaking DNA reader for disease detection, January 22, 2018 (Read more)

New VP, Research aiming to build Brock’s momentum, January 11, 2018 (Read more)

National study confirms benefits of Brock-created lung cancer risk prediction model, October 18, 2017 (Read more)

Contact us

Bradley McLean
Associate Director, Innovation & Commercialization
905-688-5550 x4572
Fax 905-688-0748