Businesses, community and government organizations who partner with York can test new ideas and technologies to maintain their competitive edge. York also offers opportunities for policy-makers at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels to develop research partnerships with our expert researchers in a variety of disciplines.
Partners also gain access to researchers in York's 27 research centres and institutes, as well as state-of-the-art research laboratories.
Innovation York is the commercialization and industry liaison office for York University. The unit provides services to faculty members, trainees, and industry within four service streams: agreements, industry liaison, commercialization, and entrepreneurship. Innovation York’s goal is to provide an integrated suite of services to the York research community, in order to facilitate research, realize the commercial, economic, and social potential of research outcomes, and to create a culture of industry-engaged scholarship and entrepreneurship.
Knowledge creators <> Knowledge users
The Knowledge Mobilization Unit at York, through ResearchImpact, matches researchers with community organizations. Contact: Knowledge Mobilization Unit.
Government grants support partnerships and collaborations
Some government granting programs awarded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) facilitate collaborations between York and the community and support research in the development of public policy as it impacts society, economy, healthcare and technology. Government partnerships and collaboration includes NSERC Idea to Innovation, Ontario Centres of Excellence, Health Technology Exchange, or Accelerate Ontario.
Contact: Barbara Edwards, senior policy advisor.