In January 2022, the Province of Ontario issued its Commercialization Mandate Policy Framework, which seeks to improve the province’s intellectual property position by “improving commercialization outcomes and realizing the benefits of policy-funded research and innovation”.
The document at the link below outlines the initiatives, practices, and procedures that Carleton University is undertaking in each of the six elements identified in the Provincial Framework.
Carleton Commercialization Framework
In July 2020, the Ontario Government released the province’s first Intellectual Property Action Plan. As part of its implementation, in January 2022 the Province of Ontario issued its Commercialization Mandate Policy Framework (“Framework”), which seeks to enhance the province’s intellectual property position by improving commercialization outcomes and realizing net benefits to Ontario of publicly-funded research. Pursuant to the Framework, the University is implementing a commercialization policy that maximizes commercialization opportunities, protects Ontario’s interests and strengthens the Ontario economy.
The purpose of this policy is to affirm Carleton’s longstanding commitment to support the protection and commercialization of intellectual property generated from its research programs; to provide guidance to its members on educational materials and resources available; and to foster commercialization of intellectual property in a way that provides a net benefit to Ontario.