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 Brock LINC.
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 prof helping to improve lives of parents with intellectual disabilities, August 16, 2022
VPMI funding available for Brock researchers, industry partners, May 13, 2022
Brock launches national facility for virus-free grapevine plant material, May 2, 2022
Canadian Space Agency awards Brock team funding for space health, April 7, 2022
Brock research helps speed skaters gain an edge on the ice, March 2, 2022
Brock team partners with companies on workplace stress reduction research, February 23, 2022
Brock lung cancer prediction model leads to more years of life saved than U.S. screening method, January 18, 2022
Brock University gains four new Canada Research Chairs, one renewal, January 12, 2022
CFI awards Brock more than $623,000 for specialized research equipment, January 12, 2022