Expert panel to assess IP, innovation in ON universities

April 15, 2019

Ontario says that it plans to convene a panel of experts to assess the effectiveness of provincially funded institutions that commercialize innovations. The Globe and Mailreports that the panel is expected to study how to make post-secondary institutions and related startup accelerators more focused on generating intellectual property to boost economic growth. Sources say that the panel will focus on improving the province’s return on investment in tech-focused institutions while encouraging small and medium-sized businesses to commercialize the work of these institutions. Further, the panel would also look at how to educate post-secondary institutions on the importance of IP and how to share expertise among schools. Globe and Mail (ON)