From Idea to Marketplace
Ryerson is a leader in conducting research through collaboration with industry, non-profit, and government, providing expertise and resources to its partners at every step of the journey from idea to marketplace. Recognizing that the development and commercialization of inventions supports our mission to contribute to the societal and economic benefit of Canada, our faculty and students are increasingly engaging with partners on innovative projects ranging from increasing diversity on governance boards to developing new drone designs.
Invention disclosures are a measure of the number of potentially commercializable inventions arising from the university, with the goal of transferring the technologies into the marketplace through either licenses or new company creation. In 2015-16, Ryerson researchers filed 50 invention disclosures, an increase of 47% over the previous year. The University helped support the filing of 7 patent applications arising from those disclosures and provided expert guidance to faculty who were looking to undertake commercialization of their intellectual property.
Increase in number of invention disclosures filed over the previous year
Patent applications filed