If you are a University of Toronto researcher, or leading a team intending to commercialize your invention, these resources are for you.

Molly Shoichet is a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry & Associate Director of the Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering. She leads a multidisciplinary team of researchers who are developing new ways to administer drugs that target only cancerous tissues,leaving the healthy ones intact. In 2014,she received one of the University of Toronto’s most prestigious titles: University Professor. The distinguished rank is given to fewer than two per cent of tenured faculty,serving to highlight her outstanding contributions to research and teaching.

For Startups

Our startups have many resources at their fingertips for developing their products and services.

Filing a Confidential Invention Disclosure (CID) is mandatory and your first step towards commercialization at the University of Toronto (U of T).  Click here for more information and the Confidential Invention Disclosure Form.

What happens after your invention is disclosed? Take a deep dive into the steps necessary to commercialize an invention at UofT and how it all fits into the Technology Transfer lifecycle.

This comprehensive, two-part program provides the base knowledge from which to start building your IP strategy.

Now that you have a solid understanding of Tech Transfer, it’s time to make some moves to start or grow your company.

University of Toronto Libraries support campus entrepreneurs with proprietary databases and tools, custom research support, workshops, and more.

As an alumnus of the UTEST program, adding the UTEST and University of Toronto logos to your website or other marketing tools associates your startup with two well-respected brands with rich history and deep expertise.

Affiliated partners

The space

UTEST is located in the Schwartz Reisman Innovation Campus situated at the heart of Toronto's Discovery District. UTEST's incubation space offers a prototype lab, closed door offices, and coworking space.

The 250,000-square-foot complex also houses the University of Toronto Entrepreneurship (UTE) program, the University's Innovations and Partnerships Office (IPO), the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence (VIAI), and various startup companies and corporate partners.