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University of Victoria

University of Victoria

The University of Victoria (UVic) is located in Victoria, British Columbia on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. We are widely recognized for leadership in research, inspired teaching, community engagement and industry partnerships. UVic works with local, national and international innovators in research and development to maintain its standing at #1 in North America for Published Research Based on International Collaborations (Leiden rankings, 2011-2019). Researchers at UVic work to discover technologies that make a difference, making contributions to a wide range of fields from fuel cells to cancer cells to climate change and cultural change. We are small enough to be personable and agile, and big enough to make an impact on the world. We strive to make change through research excellence, and a diverse research portfolio for continued growth and further global prominence. UVic has an innovative spirit with a desire to see new ideas and discoveries come to life. 

Research Partnerships

The Research Partnerships office manages all commercialization and technology transfer activities for UVic. Our office builds relationships with external partners and supports the engaged research environment. We manage the innovation process via disclosure, evaluation and protection of intellectual property. We have filed 550+ patents, received 1100+ invention disclosures and launched 170+ start-up companies since our office’s inception in 1992. Industry-academic partnerships are the most valuable way industry can leverage UVic’s expertise. We welcome inquiries from companies interested in collaborating with UVic or from those wanting to learn more about our licensing opportunities.