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Research partnerships

We connect external partners with UVic faculty and students. These include industry, government, not-for-profit organizations, other post-secondary institutions, and Indigenous governments and organizations. 

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Business and industry partnerships

Our partnerships team connects industry, government and business partners with research expertise. We can also help you access funding programs for sponsored research and technology development. Learn about how to conduct research with UVic.

Community partners visit the Xwulqw’selu (Koksilah) watershed for measurements and observations as part of the Xwulqw’selu Connections Project.

Community partnerships

Our partnerships team connects not-for-profit organizations and government to UVic researchers. We can help you transform your idea into solutions to inform policy, programs and practice. We can also help you access funding programs for research and knowledge mobilization initiatives that positively impact communities. Learn about how to conduct research with UVic.
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Pathways to impact: Mobilizing Knowledge fund

The Pathways to Impact: Mobilizing Knowledge Fund supports researchers in mobilizing knowledge and creativity for greater impact.

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UVic technologies

Find a selection of UVic's licensable technologies and start-ups seeking partners on the IN-PART website.

Have questions about UVic technologies?

Partnerships quick facts

580+

patents filed to date

1145+

invention disclosures to date

169

start-up companies to date

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Invention management

We support faculty, staff and students through their innovation journey. We aid in the development of research partnerships, intellectual property management (IP), commercialization, licensing and start-ups.

We support the management and development of novel ideas, inventions, processes and technologies to bring them to reality.

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Entrepreneurs at UVic

We have established a vibrant and diverse community to support our innovators and entrepreneurs. At the hub of this community, our Coast Capital Innovation Centre (CCIC) provides a range of supports. CCIC works with student, faculty and staff creators to bring their ideas to reality. Our supports include mentorship, connections, funding and action-based programming to grow their business or venture.

Innovation blog

Insightful and inspiring articles on innovative research, start-ups and intellectual property emerging from UVic.

Eve building community by searching less and playing more

Sometimes, frustration drives innovation. For longtime disc golfer Eve Olynyk, this was the case. In disc golf (aka frisbee golf or frolf), players throw discs along 9 and 18-hole courses, usuallyfound...

Katie Gamble shares her journey commitment to the environment

Victoria born and raised Katie Gamble has always been down to initiate and propel positive change. From leadership committees to organizations and starting Open for Change with a friend in highschool,...

Local consumer electronics hardware startup MeepMeep launches their disc golf trackers across North America

After successfully funding their first production run via pre-orders, MeepMeep ships over 1000 trackers across the US and Canada.VICTORIA, BC July 19, 2022 – MeepMeep, a local smart disc golf accessories...

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Research partnerships team

Contact our dedicated research partnership teams to discuss how we can help connect you with the right people, funding and resources to meet your needs.

For general enquiries, please contact us or call 250-721-6500.

For a full list of our Liaison Officers and contacts, visit the Research Partnerships (RPKM) team directory listing.