Patenting and Commercialization

The knowledge generated through research can have significant potential for commercialization.

Memorial University has a system in place to support researchers as they navigate the commercialization process and engage with industry partners. The Office of the Vice-President (Research) has specialized staff who support faculty, students and staff engaged in research, development and outreach.

The Innovation and Industry Liaison Office is responsible for protecting and commercializing the intellectual property of researchers at Memorial. The office staff can help researchers protect their intellectual property, partner with an industry collaborator and bring their ideas to market. For more information on the services offered by this unit, contact:

Mr. Tim Avis
Special Advisor to the Vice-President (Research)
Office of the Vice-President (Research)
Bruneau Centre IIC3003
Ph: 709-864-2684



230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000