SME4SME connects industry to uOttawa researchers – Industry and researchers are invited to the January 24 information session.

Up to $100,000 is available to researchers for applied research collaboration with companies located in Ontario through the SME4SME program.

The Technology Transfer and Business Enterprise office (TTBE) is seeking applications to its SME4SME program in 2012. The program can be used by uOttawa researchers to develop relationships with Ontario industry by working on a research problem identified by the industry partner. The research lab receives the funding, and the industry partner receives the intellectual property.  In past projects, researchers have identified new directions for research, opportunities for students, and additional funding possibilities.

 Important Dates:

 Information Session:     Tuesday January 24, 2012, 10:00 am   Location: To be announced

 Submission Deadline:   Friday March 16, 2012.

 For more information, please visit or contact TTBE at (613) 562-5399 or . SME4SME is brought to you by the Technology Transfer and Business Enterprise Office, and FedDev Ontario.


Jusqu’à 100 000$ est disponible aux chercheurs aux fins de recherche appliquée en collaboration avec des compagnies situées dans le sud de l’Ontario, dans le cadre du programme PMIpourPME (SME4SME).

Le bureau de la Valorisation de la recherche et transfert de technologie (VRTT) recrute des soumissions pour le programme PMIpourPME pour l’année 2012.  Ce programme peut être utile aux chercheurs pour développer des partenariats avec l’industrie ontarienne. Les chercheurs reçoivent les fonds, et les partenaires reçoivent la propriété intellectuelle. Les chercheurs ont su bénéficier des projets antérieurs en identifient de nouvelles directions pour leur recherche, de nouvelles opportunités pour les étudiants, et des ouvertures vers des nouvelles demandes de subventions.

 Dates Importantes :

 Session d’information :                Mardi, le 24 janvier 2012, 10h00, Lieu à déterminer

 Date de soumission :                     Vendredi, le 16 mars 2012

 Pour plus d’information, visitez le site-web , ou contactez le VRTT à (613) 562-5399, ou  PMEpourPME est présenté par le bureau de la Valorisation de la recherche et transfert de technologie, et  FedDev Ontario.


uOttawa/OTTN members in Canadian and International tech transfer organizations

Although the academic technology transfer community is small,  it is unusual to have two individuals from one institution in senior positions at a national and international level.

In November 2011, Sean Flanigan (Assistant Director, Technology Partnerships, uOttawa) was elected to the Board of Directors of AUTM  as President-Elect.   Sean begins his three year term on the AUTM Board in March.  AUTM’s members come from more than 350 post-secondary institutions engaged in the management and licensing of innovations derived from research.  Sean has previously served as AUTM VP for Canada.

Later in November, at the Innovation 2011 meeting in Montreal,  Joe Irvine (Director, TTBE and founder, OTTN) was elected as Chair of the Board of ACCT Canada  Founded in 2005, ACCT Canada provides a unique nation-wide platform for all proponents in the Canadian innovation ecosystem to collaborate at the institution-industry interface.

We congratulate both for their leadership, their commitment to the profession, and for the visibility this brings to uOttawa and the OTTN team.