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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.

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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.

UVic Entrepreneurs Shine at Business Model Competition

The most recent PlanIt Event showcased some of the most promising early-stage start-up ideas.From disc golf trackers to meal subscription services, there was a wide variety of unique concepts from enthusiastic...

Six Ventures Win at UVic’s Pitch Competition

On November 24, 2021, the Coast Capital Innovation Centre held its Fall 2021 PitchIt event online. Entrepreneurs competed as individuals and small groups for six awards of $300 each. University ofVictoria...

UVic Research Partnership Success Stories

The University of Victoria (UVic) is known for creating innovative solutions to tackle common problems seen in industry and community. UVic thrives on a collaborative team environment to bringnovel technologies...

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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.

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