Technology Licensing & Startup Opportunities

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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 startup companies, please reach out to the Innovations & Partnerships Office at


The University of Toronto (U of T) is a global leader in turning research into intellectual property (IP), products, services, companies, and jobs. The Innovations & Partnerships Office (IPO) is your one-stop-shop to license these technologies or work with companies based on U of T IP.



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U of T Patents

ExploreIP is Canada’s IP Marketplace, developed by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED). Check out U of T patents at ExploreIP.

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Technology & Startup Explorer

Discover market-ready innovations and companies based on U of T IP. See all or browse by category below.



  • Effective and efficient tech transfer from lab to market
  • Support the development of IP-based companies
  • Negotiate license agreements
  • Assist in finding partners and funding to commercialize early-stage discoveries into market-ready technologies and products

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