About RIO

Research Innovation Office (RIO) supports faculty, students and staff with their research industrial liaison, technology transfer and commercialization activities.

RIO is committed to foster a progressive culture of technology transfer and commercialization that will promote social and economic benefits for Newfoundland and Labrador. We encourage an environment in which Memorial students, faculty, and staff work with the business community to bring research ideas to market.


When you have an amazing idea, connect with us. Together we can develop a plan to move your idea towards new opportunities; including industry partnerships, protection of intellectual property, licensing, and new research funding. RIO is here to identify resources, facilitate connections and make your amazing idea as successful as possible.

Whether you want to learn about working with industry and intellectual property, or want to advance specific research goals, we are here to help. Contact us today: RIO@mun.ca