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Research Services Office, U of A

Research Services Office, University of AlbertaThe Research Services Office (RSO) at the University of Alberta is proud of its position as a "national leader in the business of transferring university-derived knowledge, technology, and innovation to the commercial sector—for the benefit of all society." The U of A has created the RSO to take the innovations from their researchers and make these innovations profitable and beneficial. The RSO links approximately 2,000 University researchers with government, industry and other stakeholders creating a direct connection between innovative ideas and investment capital.

In addition to a Finance and Agreements Groups which provides support to researchers concerning grants, contracts and funding administration, the RSO helps researchers to bring new inventions and innovation into the marketplace and the broader community through their Technology Transfer Group. The groups offers expertise in spin-off company development and technology transfer, including

  • Intellectual Property Evaluation. The RSO helps researchers identify the commercial potential of their inventions, innovations and knowledge.
  • Intellectual Property Protection. The RSO helps researchers to protect their intellectual property with services such as patent filing and other processes that lead to commercialization.
  • Technology Licensing. The RSO helps researchers to find market licensing opportunities that create mutually beneficial relationships between companies and researchers.

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