Partnerships and innovation
At Concordia, help is available for securing research partnership opportunities and agreements, negotiating research contracts, and ensuring compliance with university intellectual property (IP) policies. The university fosters and facilitates close collaboration with global knowledge communities in both academic and industry contexts.
Concordia helps researchers access commercial markets through Valeo, a limited partnership formed in 2000. In addition, the university disseminates lists of available technologies, and helps inform and support researchers on technology transfer issues.
The research partnerships & innovation unit assists Concordia's research community in securing funded research contracts and industrial partnership opportunities governed by agencies with both private and public sponsors.
Concordia leverages national and international partnerships to allow its researchers to fully participate in cross-pollination of ideas between public and private organizations, interest groups and educational institutions.
Accessibility to research and creative work is at the heart of Concordia's mission. Concordia is the first major university in Canada where faculty have given their overwhelming support to the concerted effort to make the full results of their research universally available.
Valeo Management L.P. is a limited partnership that began operating in 2000. Its mission is to commercialize the results of research carried out by its limited partners, namely Concordia University and six universities affiliated to the Université du Québec network.