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Industry and other parties interested in licensing or otherwise using University of Toronto (U of T) technologies or working with spinoff companies based on U of T intellectual property.

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No information is required to begin. If you have questions regarding licensing University of Toronto (U of T) technologies or working with our spinoff companies, please reach out to the Innovations & Partnerships Office: Director, Innovations at 416-946-5515.

Technology Licensing & Startup Opportunities

The University of Toronto (U of T) is a global leader in turning research into products, services, companies and jobs. The Innovations & Partnerships Office (IPO) is your one-stop-shop to license these technologies or work with spinoff companies based on U of T intellectual property (IP). IPO’s team of technology transfer professionals make the process as quick and easy as possible.

Use the Technology Explorer below to discover market-ready innovations and companies based on U of T IP or contact us to find custom solutions.

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Technology Keywords
HippoCamera: Digital Memory Augmentation Advanced Health Technologies , Artificial Intelligence (AI) , Cameras , Communications , Companies , Digital Media , Health & Related Life Sciences , Image and video processing , Learning and Memory , Mobile Apps , Neurological Disorders , Smartphones , Software 
Software Enabling Automatic Self-Calibration of Robots Calibration , Manufacturing , Robotics , Sensors & Instrumentation , Software 
Spruce Tree Crown Delineation using a Novel Algorithm Algorithm 
Engineered Chondroitinase ABC for Treatment of Traumatic Injury to the CNS Therapeutics , CNS 
Nanostructured Solar Selective Catalytic Supports Climate Change , Energy , Nanomaterials and Nanoparticles 
Nanostructured Metal Oxides Compositions for Applied Photocatalysis Carbon capture and sequestration , Climate Change , Fossil fuels , Nanochemistry 
Monte Carlo Lights: A model-based reinforcement learning approach to Adaptive Traffic Signal Control Machine Learning , Automotive , Deep Learning , Software , Traffic , Smart Cities 
An Injectable Hydrogel for Delivery of Therapeutics for Osteoarthritis Drug Delivery , Osteoarthritis 
Design of Short Promoters for Gene Therapy gene therapy , Therapeutics , Virus 
Agonists for GPR55 as Multi-Disease Targets Drug , Therapeutics , Small Molecules , GPCR 
Adaptive Neural Implant for Modulation and Observation (ANIMO) Advanced Health Technologies , Wearable Tech , Machine Learning , Battery , Electrical and Computer Engineering , Circuit design , Medical Implants and Prosthetics , Medical Devices 
Tunable Activation of Gene Expression for Therapeutic Use Therapeutics , Drug , Platform 
Targeted Protein Degradation using Novel E3 Ligases Therapeutics , Drug 
Smart Traffic Control Software Powered by Machine Learning Automotive , Software , Machine Learning , Traffic , Smart Cities , Deep Learning 
Color Sandbox: Smart Swatch Builder Software , Computer Graphics , Animation , Neural Networks , Deep Learning , Artificial Intelligence (AI) , Machine Learning 
AI-Powered Platform for Better Decision Making Software , Deep Learning , Data Analytics , Aerospace , Computer Graphics , Machine Learning , Digital Twin , Companies 
Autoscribe: AI-Powered Voice Assistant for Clinicians Advanced Health Technologies , Artificial Intelligence (AI) , Audio , Communications , Companies , Deep Learning , Health & Related Life Sciences , Human-Computer Interaction , Machine Learning , Natural Language Processing (NLP) , Patient Care , Point-of-Care , Software 
Rhea: Digital Wellness Platform for Personalized Brain Rehabilitation Advanced Health Technologies , Companies , Concussion , Digital Media , Health & Related Life Sciences , Kinesiology & Physical Education , Mobile Apps , Neurological Disorders , Pain , Sensory Systems & Rehabilitation , Smartphones , Software , Wearable Tech 
Deep Learning Performance and Energy Optimization Techniques Artificial Intelligence (AI) , Chips , Companies , Computer Hardware , Deep Learning , Electrical and Computer Engineering , Smart Cities , Software 
AI-Powered Remote Patient Monitoring Platform Remote monitoring , Advanced Health Technologies , Wearable Tech , Clinical Tests , Health & Related Life Sciences , Software , Companies 
Organ-on-a-Chip for Airway Tissue Modelling Organ-on-a-chip , Lung , Airway , Microfluidics , Alveolus , Drug Discovery , Cell Culture , Drug , Cystic Fibrosis , COPD , Device , Organoid , Organ , Respiratory , Pre-clinical testing , Pollutants 
Serum-Free Cell Culture Media Design Using an Artificial Intelligence Algorithm Artificial Intelligence (AI) , Media , Culture , stem cells , Car-t , Cell growth , Medium , In silico , cells , Neural Networks , Reagents , tissue culture reagents , Manufacturing , Cell manufacturing , Bioreactor , Cell Therapy , Scaleup 
A Low-Voltage Ride-Through (LVRT) Method for Grid-Connected Power Electronic Inverters Energy , Electrical and Computer Engineering , Smart Cities , Grid , Power , Energy Systems 
Cyber-resilient protection for energy grids Energy , Cybersecurity , Smart Cities , Power , Grid , Energy Systems 
Quantum-Safe Communication Communications , Companies , Computer Hardware , Cybersecurity , Electrical and Computer Engineering , Quantum Computing , Encryption 
Maturation Medium for Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes Culture , Media , Medium , Maturation , iPSCs , Induced pluoripotent stem cells , heart failure , Cardiomyocytes , Drug , Efficacy , Disease , Cell Therapy , stem cells 
Chemosensors for Detection of Bacteria, Apoptosis, and Phospholipidosis Sensors , Fluorescent sensors , Bacteria , Bacterial detection , Phospholipids , Phospholipidosis , Apoptosis , Excimer , Dye , Detection Methods , Detection , Diagnostics , Negative 
Biomarkers for Diagnosis and Prognosis of Heart Failure heart failure , Biomarkers , SFRP-3 , Slim-1 , Mimecan , IGFBP-7 , Nogo-C , Diagnosis , Prognosis , Cardiomyopathy , Blood , Serum , Plasma , Circulation , Troponin , Natriuretic peptide , Proteins , Marker 
A Small Molecule Allosteric Modulator of CB1R for Treatment of Psychosis and Schizophrenia Neurological Disorders , Brain , cannabinoid , Receptor , CB1R , dopamine , psychosis , schizophrenia , Drug , Drug Discovery , neurotransmitter , neuron , agonist , allosteric modulator , modulator , inhibitor 
ServiceMiner: Transforming process data into actionable insights Data Analytics , Software , Machine Learning 
EEG-Based Image Reconstruction Artificial Intelligence (AI) , Brain-Computer Interface , Communications , Deep Learning , Health & Related Life Sciences , Medical Implants and Prosthetics , MRI , Neurological Disorders , Research Tools , Software 
Closed-loop neurostimulator and signal processing methods Artificial Intelligence (AI) , Chips , Computer Hardware , Diagnostics , Electrical and Computer Engineering , Machine Learning , Medical Devices , Medical Implants and Prosthetics , Microelectrodes , Nanotechnology , Neurological Disorders , Seizures 
iTest: A modular cloud platform for industrial motor testing Software , Computer Hardware , Motor , Robotics , Automotive 
Microfluidic Platform for Uniform Spheroid Growth, Release, and Drug Screening Cancer , High-throughput , Screening , Assay , Cell , Extracellular matrix , Collagen , Hydrogel , Microfluidics , Matrix , Organoid , Spheroid , Drug , Drug Discovery 
Point-of-Care Detection of Infectious Disease Using Restriction-Enzyme-Based Reporters Cell Free , Infectious Diseases , Sensors & Instrumentation , Electrochemical Detection , Enzyme , Point-of-Care , POC , mRNA , RNA , Electrode , Microelectrodes , Agriculture , Virus , Bacteria , Bacterial detection , Gene , Circuit 
Dynamic, Pixelwise Image Sensing and Systems 3D imaging , Cameras , Circuit design , Computer Graphics , Computer Hardware , Software , Computer Vision , Image and video processing , Semiconductors 
pH-Responsive Colloids for Enhanced Drug Delivery Drug Delivery , Drug , Colloids , Endocytosis , Transferrin , Receptor , Cancer , Oncology , Small Molecules , Triggered release , Drug Delivery System , Cytotoxicity , Excipients , Lysosomal , Payload , Membrane 
A Drug Delivery Method to Increase Delivery of Nanoparticles to Cancer Tumours Nanoparticle , Nanomaterials and Nanoparticles , Drug Delivery , Cancer , Oncology , Doxorubicin , Liposome , Nanomedicine , Cell 
Cryosparc: Accelerated Protein Structure Determination from Cryo-EM 3D imaging , Advanced Health Technologies , Artificial Intelligence (AI) , Companies , Drug Discovery , Electron Microscopy , Machine Learning , Pharmaceutical Research / Manufacturing , Pharmaceuticals , Proteins , Research Tools , Software 
Lorica Systems: GPU Implementation of RLWE Homomorphic Encryption Companies , Cybersecurity , Electrical and Computer Engineering , Encryption , Software 
Detection of Pathogens using Electrochemical Sensing Pathogen , Bacteria , Biosensor , Sensors & Instrumentation , Water , Contamination , Environment 
NUAK Inhibitors as Therapeutics for Cancer and Fibrosis Advanced Health Technologies , Biotechnology , Cancer , Cell Signaling , Drug Discovery , Health & Related Life Sciences , Inflammation , Pharmaceuticals , Small Molecules , Therapeutics , Oncology , Fibrosis 
An Improved CRISPR-Cas System for Systemic and Combinatorial Genome Wide Screens Advanced Health Technologies , Drug Discovery , Functional Genomics , Gene Editing , Gene Expression , Genetics , Health & Related Life Sciences , molecular mechanisms , Pharmaceutical Research / Manufacturing , Pharmaceuticals , Research Tools , Genetic interactions 
Probiotics to Prevent Dental Cavities Probiotic , Cell , Bacteria , Dental , Cavities , Carries , Aligner , Therapeutics , Mouthwash , Orthodontic , Peptide , Plaque 
Nanoconstructs for Diagnosis and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer's disease , Neurological Disorders , Dementia , Therapeutics , Diagnostics , Theranostic , Nanoparticle , Biomedical Imaging , MRI , Biomarkers , Amyloid plaque , Brain 
Genetically Engineered Proteins for Diagnosis and Treatment of Crohn’s Disease Crohn's disease , IBD , Inflammatory bowel disease , cytokine , Therapeutics , Diagnostics , Intestine , Immunology 
Hi-Efficiency Protection of Linear DNA for Cell Free Protein Synthesis Proteins , Gene Expression , DNA , Cell Free , Protein Syntheis 
Micro-robotic Capsule for Drug Delivery and Microbiome Sampling Inflammatory bowel disease , IBD , Crohn's disease , Colitis , Microrobot , Gastrointestinal , Drug Delivery , Therapeutics , Biologics , Sampling 
Therapeutic Targeting of a Novel Gene Product in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Inflammatory bowel disease , IBD , Therapeutics , Small Molecules , Crohn's disease , Colitis 
Centivizer: An Interactive, Modular Approach to Dementia Care Companies , Computer Graphics , Computer Hardware , Digital Media , Gaming , Health & Related Life Sciences , Image and video processing , Learning and Memory , Mobile Apps , Neurological Disorders , Patient Care , Smartphones , Software 
Assay for Rapid and Sensitive Detection of SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies Covid-19 , SARS-COV-2 , Immunoassay , Diagnostics , Clinical Tests , Virus 
Protein Domains for Controlling Gene Expression CRISPR , gene therapy , gene silencing , repression , gene activation , RNA , interference , KRAB 
Long-Term Cell Tracking using Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI , Ferritin , Biomedical Imaging , 3D imaging , stem cells , Regenerative Medicine , clinical trials , cardiac , CNS , cells 
The Glucose Meter as a Detection System for Point-of-Care Gene Circuit Diagnostics Point-of-Care , Covid-19 , Diagnostics , Molecular Detection , Synthetic Biology , SARS-COV-2 , Cell Free , Protein Syntheis , Glucose Meter , PCR , Typhoid , Covid-19 , Reporter Gene , Virus , Bacteria , Ag Tech , Agriculture , Food Safety , Animal Health 
JALI: Automated 3D Lip Synchronization and Facial Animation 3D imaging , Animation , Artificial Intelligence (AI) , Companies , Computer Graphics , Software 
Alternative Splicing Regulatory Network in the Treatment and Diagnosis of Autism and Neurological Disorders Autism , Gene Expression , Genetics , Neurological Disorders 
Glucose-Responsive Microgels and Microneedle Patch to Prevent Hypoglycemia in Diabetics Advanced Health Technologies , Biomaterials , Biotechnology , Medical Devices , metabolic syndromes , Nanomaterials and Nanoparticles , Sensors & Instrumentation , Therapeutics 
Immunotyping COVID-19 Patients Using Novel Protein Complementation-Based Assay Covid-19 , Diagnostics , Protein-Protein Interactions , Infectious Diseases , Clinical Tests , Pandemic , Immunoassay , SARS-COV-2 , Virus , Antibodies 
Responsive Antiviral Biomaterials Biomaterials , Companies , Dentistry , Drug Delivery , Medical Implants and Prosthetics , Nanomaterials and Nanoparticles , Covid-19 
Rapid, remote vital sign monitoring and screening Advanced Health Technologies , Covid-19 , Remote monitoring , Patient Care , Biometrics , Biomedical engineering , Biomedical Imaging , Biosensor , Software , 3D imaging , Image and video processing , Screening 
Automatic Learning Filters to Improve the Accuracy of Sensing Algorithms Artificial Intelligence (AI) , Machine Learning , Data Analytics , Neural Networks , Wearable Tech , Software , Covid-19 , Remote monitoring 
Toronto Data Platform: AI-Powered Annotation 3D imaging , Artificial Intelligence (AI) , Automotive , Companies , Computer Graphics , Computer Vision , Data Analytics , Deep Learning , Human-Computer Interaction , Image and video processing , Neural Networks , Object Annotation , Software 
Recombinant Antibodies Network (RAN) Antibodies , Cancer , Advanced Health Technologies , Biotechnology , Pharmaceuticals , Therapeutics 
Inhibition of PKN1 As Therapy For Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) Advanced Health Technologies , Biotechnology , Cancer , Drug Discovery , Health & Related Life Sciences , Leukemia , Pharmaceuticals , Small Molecules , Therapeutics 
Integrated Quantum Dot Barcode Smartphone Optical Device for Diagnosis of COVID-19 Covid-19 , Point-of-Care , Nanomaterials and Nanoparticles , Quantum Dots , Portable Diagnostics , Patient Care , Semiconductors , Medical Devices , Cartridge 
Integrated Quantum Dot Barcode Smartphone Optical Device for Diagnostics Nanomaterials and Nanoparticles , Patient Care , Point-of-Care , Quantum Dots , Semiconductors , Infectious Diseases , Portable Diagnostics , Medical Devices , Cartridge 
Crowdsourced Indoor Localization Using WiFi and Inertial Sensors Indoor Localization , Sensors & Instrumentation , Smart Cities , Smartphones 
Electrochemical Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing Device Antibiotics , Bacterial detection , Detection Methods , Electrochemical Detection , Microelectrodes , Microfluidics , Point-of-Care 
Novel Substrates for Chemically Defined Culture of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells stem cell culture , pluripotent , Regenerative Medicine , stem cells , tissue culture reagents , Biomaterials 
Human Culture Assay to Assess Muscle Stem Cell Potency Regenerative Medicine , stem cells , Stem cell-mediated repair , Muscular Dystrophy , Cell Therapy 
Boron Containing Bioactive Biomolecules Chemical Synthesis , Drug Discovery , Health & Related Life Sciences , Pharmaceuticals , Small Molecules , Therapeutics 
ODAIA: AI-Driven Customer Journey Intelligence Data Analytics , Artificial Intelligence (AI) , Software , Companies , Research Tools 
CrossShade: Automated 3D shading from sketches Computer Graphics , Animation , 3D imaging , Software 
Selective Enhancement of Electrical Nerve Excitability Artificial Intelligence (AI) , Companies , Medical Devices , Medical Implants and Prosthetics , Neurological Disorders 
PhenoTips: Software for Patient Phenotyping Companies , Diagnostics , Genetics , Patient Care , Software 
System and Methods for Online Socio-Technical Analysis of Buildings Construction , Project Management , Smart Cities , Software 
D-PHI: Elastomers for Use with Protein Based Media Regenerative Medicine , Sensors & Instrumentation , Tissue Engineering 
CRISPR-Based Screening Platform Technology for Drug Discovery Biotechnology , Cell Signaling , CRISPR , Drug Discovery , Functional Proteomics , Health & Related Life Sciences , Membrane Proteins , Pharmaceutical Research / Manufacturing , Protein-Protein Interactions 
Nanoparticles to Enhance Anti-Bacterial Properties and Integrity of Dental Tissue in Root Canal Treatment Dentistry , Nanomaterials and Nanoparticles , Polymers , Root Canal , Antibacterial , Anti-biofilm 
Re-PAIR: A CRISPR-Based Technology for Portable Diagnostics & Biotechnology CRISPR , Portable  , Diagnostics , Biotechnology , Biosensor , Cell-Free System , Nucleic Acid 
Linker-Based Lecithin Microemulsions as Drug Delivery Vehicles Colloids , Complex fluids , Dermal applications , Drug Delivery , Formulation engineering , Cosmeceutical 
Portable Automated Manufacturing of Protein-Based Therapeutics Pharmaceutical Research / Manufacturing , Pharmaceuticals , Point-of-Care , Proteins , Regenerative Medicine , Therapeutics 
Novel Nematicidal Agents to Improve Crop Production Biotechnology , Health & Related Life Sciences , Crop Sciences , Nematicides 
Inducing Directed Migration (Translocation) of Neural Cells Using Electric Fields Medical Devices , Neurological Disorders , Sensory Systems & Rehabilitation 
MNAzyme-Based Gold Nanoparticle Sensor Cancer , Diagnostics , Disease Detection , Medical Devices , Nanomaterials and Nanoparticles , Patient Care , Point-of-Care , Sensors & Instrumentation 
Mammalian Membrane Two-Hybrid (MaMTH) Technology: a Novel Protein Interaction and Drug Discovery Tool Cancer , Cell Signaling , Disease Detection , Drug Discovery , Genetics , Membrane Proteins , Neurological Disorders , Protein-Protein Interactions , Proteins 
Distance Mapping Camera Cameras , Distance Mapping , Indoor Localization , Smart Cities 
Solid-state Optical Atomic Clocks Communications , Computer Hardware , Distance Mapping , Navigation , Space 
Hybrid Core-Shell Nanoparticles Nanomaterials and Nanoparticles , Polymers , Quantum Dots , Semiconductors 
Excimer-Based Molecular Tool for Detection of Proximally Phosphorylated Protein Sites Cancer , Detection Methods , Fluorescent sensors , Proteins , Sensors & Instrumentation 
Employing Wayfinding and Bottom-Up Knowledge Discovery and Information Flow in Infrastructure and Construction Projects Construction , Context sensitive design , Knowledge management systems , Project Management , Smart Cities 
Automated System for Transforming and Increasing the Intelligibility of Non-Standard Speech Audio , Human-Computer Interaction , Medical Devices , Sensory Systems & Rehabilitation , Software 
Microfluidic Devices for Parallel Processes Biomedical engineering , Microfluidics , Polymers 
UBA5 Inhibitors for the Treatment of Cancer and Leishmaniasis Cancer , Disease Detection , Drug Discovery , Leukemia , Multiple Myeloma 
Robust Floor Detection using Barometer Sensor and WiFi-RSS Indoor Localization , Sensors & Instrumentation , Smart Cities , Smartphones 
Multi-Port Converter Structure for DC/DC Power Conversion Automotive , Battery , Energy , Smartphones 
Methods for the Prevention and Treatment of Memory Impairment Anesthesia , GABA receptor , Learning and Memory , Neurological Disorders , Point-of-Care 
A Method to Improve Memory and Mood by Inhibiting Cell-Surface Expression of Alpha 5 Subunit-Containing GABA-A Receptors Anesthesia , GABA receptor , Genetics , Learning and Memory , Pain , Protein-Protein Interactions 
Oxadiazole-Containing Cyclic Peptides Chemical Synthesis , Drug Discovery , Peptides 
Multimodal Spectroscopy Using a Dielectric Grating Coupled to a Surface Plasmon Resonance Sensor Chips , Circuit design , Computer Hardware , Sensors & Instrumentation , Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) 
Multiplexed Genetic Detection with Isothermal Signal Amplification Cancer , Chips , Diagnostics , Disease Detection , Genetics , Infectious Diseases , Nanomaterials and Nanoparticles , Point-of-Care , Polymers , Quantum Dots , Smartphones 
Nanoparticle-based Thermal Contrast Agents Cancer , Diagnostics , Disease Detection , Infectious Diseases , Nanomaterials and Nanoparticles 
Measurement of Rodent Interaction with a Cage Lid Cancer , Neurological Disorders , Sensors & Instrumentation , Sensory Systems & Rehabilitation 

VPRI Role

  • Market U of T technologies to industry
  • Support the development of startup companies
  • Negotiate license agreements with interested companies
  • Assist in finding partners and funding to support proof-of-concept and commercialization
  • Support long-term relationships with strategic partners that help develop early-stage discoveries into market-ready technologies and products

VPRI Contact

Staff

Jennifer Fraser

Director, Innovations
Innovations & Partnerships Office (IPO)
(416) 946-5515