License U of T Technologies

Who is this for?

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.

What do I need before I can begin?

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 Explorer

Technology Keywords
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 
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 
Detection of Pathogens using Electrochemical Sensing Pathogen , Bacteria , Biosensor , Sensors & Instrumentation , Water , Contamination , Environment 
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 
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 


  • 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


Jennifer Fraser

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