Industry Liaison

Picture of hands in unity.Innovation York’s industry-liaison stream provides a single point of contact for researchers and trainees seeking industry partners and for companies seeking academic partners.

We will develop relationships with companies throughout the province, Canada, and globally, in order to provide opportunities to researchers and trainees to work with industry and to create innovative research projects. In addition, we work closely with our Regional Innovation Centre, ventureLAB, in order to leverage their expertise and robust networks within the York Region and provide a comprehensive suite of industry liaison services.

Innovation York provides the support and resources needed to assist in the creation of successful research partnerships and successfully commercialize technologies that have the potential to solve problems and transform the world around us.

Industry Liaison Services

  • Creation and support of partnerships between industry and academic researchers to develop:
    • basic research projects;
    • applied research projects; and
    • internship opportunities
  • Access to knowledge about government academic-industry matching programs to leverage industry funding
  • Introduction to business professionals at ventureLAB, York Region’s regional innovation centre dedicated to providing business acceleration services to companies and entrepreneurs
  • Market expertise, including access to market research data from leading analyst organizations