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
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 
Recombinant Antibodies Network (RAN) Antibodies , Cancer , Advanced Health Technologies , Biotechnology , Pharmaceuticals , Therapeutics 
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 
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 
Boron Containing Bioactive Biomolecules Chemical Synthesis , Drug Discovery , Health & Related Life Sciences , Pharmaceuticals , Small Molecules , Therapeutics 
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 


  • 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