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The UBC Office of the Vice President Research strengthens and enhances the research activities of UBC and has a mandate in research promotion, research management, research administration, research linkages, research dissemination and research awareness. UBC Office of Research Services assists UBC faculty in obtaining and administering financial support from non-industry agencies (e.g., federal and provincial funding councils). Services are focussed on identifying potential funding sources, assisting with the application process and meeting the administrative demands of award management.
Assists SFU faculty in obtaining and administering financial support for their research via grants and contracts. Services include: reviewing grant applications to ensure consistency with the agency's conditions and SFU's policies; negotiating research contracts with government agencies and research sub-contracts with external institutions; providing information about funding sources, programs, deadlines, application material, regulations and policies.
The central research administration office and point of contact for the federal granting councils, government ministries, foundations, associations and industry. Activities include: maintaining an inventory of funding agency guidelines and application forms; publicizing research opportunities; assisting in the development, submission and tracking of research grant and contract proposals; negotiating research contracts; administering research grants, contracts and creative awards, in conjunction with accounting services; and working cooperatively with the Innovation and Development Corporation to support technology transfer and commercialization of research products.
The University-Industry Liaison Office (UBC UILO) is responsible for
negotiating research agreements with industry and commercializing the
technologies and ideas arising from the university and its affiliated
research organizations. Activities include: connecting industry with the
UBC's research expertise; screening technologies for technical feasibility
and commercial potential; developing prototypes to demonstrate market
application, permit ongoing testing and support patenting; securing the
rights to UBC's intellectual property; commercializing UBC's technology;
and creating knowledge-based ventures
The Innovation Office (SFU IO) is the primary organizational structure responsible for technology transfer at SFU. Services offered include: partnering or matching researchers with companies and government organizations to conduct collaborative research; identifying and assessing university technologies for commercial potential; providing intellectual property advice and protection; funding prototype development; identifying industrial partners to commercialize university technologies; and assisting researchers in the creation of new ventures.
The Innovation and Development Corporation is the technology transfer
office for the University of Victoria (UVic). Main activities include
providing management expertise in the areas of contract negotiation, intellectual
property management and commercial enterprise development. Other activities
include working with faculty and industry to set up collaborative research
agreements; advising industry of new inventions; working with faculty
to identify commercial partners; and assisting faculty with prototype
funding when appropriate.