National Research Council
The Business Opportunities and Services section of the National Research Council provides access to scientists, engineers and business experts who work closely with entrepreneurs to help bring new technologies to market. Provision of expertise, research collaboration, commercialization opportunities, industry support, facilities and licensing opportunities are key services provided.
Prepared By: Government of Canada
Canadian Innovation Centre
A national, non-profit organization dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and innovators for over 35 years. Main services include: the Critical Factors Assessment (strengths and weaknesses of your venture and how to fix them); Market Evaluation Validation (target market and steps to success); and Innovators Assistance Program (a mentoring service for entrepreneurs and innovators)
Prepared By: Canadian Innovation Centre
Canadian Intellectual Property Office
Access to approval and registration for patents, trademarks, copyright, and industrial design in Canada. CIPO’s web site provides decisions from the Patent Appeal Board and the Trademarks Opposition Board plus databases on Canadian trademarks, patents and copyright.
Prepared By: Canadian Intellectual Property Office
National Research Council Canada
The NRC can assist businesses commercialize ideas, products or processes; help companies connect to new technologies, technical advice and business services in Canada and abroad; train in marketing and management in the technology sector; and provide financial advice.
Prepared By: National Research Council Canada
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is the Federal agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks. There is a wealth of information on this web site such as the databases of patents and trademarks, legal decisions, details on the process for filing and a section for inventors.
Prepared By: U.S. Government