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Federal Support Available to SMEs: Working with Federal Science Based Departments & Agencies (SBDAs) Tech Expo 2004 Melanie Cullins Business Development.

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1 Federal Support Available to SMEs: Working with Federal Science Based Departments & Agencies (SBDAs) Tech Expo 2004 Melanie Cullins Business Development Office Institute for Information Technology 5 th October 2004

2 SBDAs involved with R&D Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Atomic Energy of Canada Limited Canadian Food Inspection Agency Canadian Institute of Health Research Canadian Space Agency Communications Research Centre Canada Environment Canada Fisheries and Oceans Canada Health Canada National Defence National Research Council Canada Natural Resources Canada Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Public Health Agency of Canada Transport Canada INNOVATION INVESTMENT relevant to society and industry over 110 labs & research institutes approximately 18,000 people

3 Technology Transfer Pathways Broad Dissemination Commercial Ventures * Technical Publications Scientific Presentations Media Events Technical Policy Advice Regulatory Support Technical Support to Industry Sale of Certified Materials & Services Non Exclusive Licenses Limited Exclusive License Exclusive Licenses Technology Incubation New Ventures * Information and Figure Courtesy of and Copyright 2004 FPTT

4 Technology Transfer Pathways R&D MOTIVATION Core competencies Knowledge dissemination Policy support Private sector support New ventures Broad Dissemination Commercial Ventures * Technical Publications Scientific Presentations Media Events Technical Policy Advice Regulatory Support Technical Support to Industry Sale of Certified Materials & Services Non Exclusive Licenses Limited Exclusive License Exclusive Licenses Technology Incubation New Ventures * Information and Figure Courtesy of and Copyright 2004 FPTT

5 Commonalities Responsibility to stakeholders: value for Canada Commercialization Mandate (albeit to varying degrees) Intellectual Property Business Development Office OPPORTUNITY 384 patent applications 146 patents issued 1382 licenses C$15.3 Million in royalties 95 companies over 10 yrs (02-03 figures)

6 Business Development Offices Contact sport –Communication is the first step How can we help? –advice –obtain further advice (network) –participate in tech development as consultant –develop a program and contribute to tech development –transfer technology if it already exists and is available

7 Business Development Offices Many forms of industry collaboration – collaborative agreements (national & international) personnel, $, universities – licensing of intellectual property – contracted R&D – spin-offs – special interest groups – sabbaticals/assignments – industrial partnership facilities – work with IRAP to provide technical advice

8 In Brief Abundance of opportunity for SMEs Strong motivation to provide value for Canada Commercialization is a priority The maze can be challenging –Websites –Business Development Offices –Federal Partners in Technology Transfer (FPTT)

9 Contact Information Melanie Cullins Business Development Office NRC Institute for Information Technology Federal Partners in Technology Transfer


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