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Founded in 2005 the Ottawa Technology Transfer Network (OTTN) builds on an informal collaboration among several academic technology transfer offices in Ottawa to enhance the economic impact of research commercialization through the sharing of best practices; enhanced market knowledge and proactive industrial interaction.

    Through a single point of access, OTTN:

  • facilitates invention disclosure within the research community it serves
  • promotes researcher expertise discoveries and inventions to industry
  • increases the quality of the deal flow and technology commercialization.
    Also, OTTN hosts, supports and/or co-organizes:

  • Industrial research days and technology showcase forums to promote industrial access research facilities, innovations and expertise.
  • An annual meeting of regional industry technology commercialization experts and academics to further facilitate industrial interaction.
  • Seminars and competitions to encourage entrepreneurship among the student community.
  • Seminars to inform the research community on the different technology transfer strategies, how technology transfer can increase the positive impact of research on the community and available funding opportunities to complete R&D and facilitate industry uptake.


For more information
Joe Irvine
– Director
Technology Transfer & Business Enterprise
University of Ottawa
Suite 3042 – 800 King Edward Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6L5
Telephone: 613.562.5842
Fax: 613.562.5336
joe [.do.t.] irvine {@l} uottawa.ca

OTTN Members

uOttawa Heart Institute

OTTN Board Members:
Dr. David Evans CEO, Nexus6
Kelly Holman – Co-Founder and Managing Director, Genesys Capital
Dan Mathers – Chairman eSight
Ken Newport – Chairman Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Ian Rathwell (Chair) – Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP Ottawa
Alan Rottenberg CEO, Grebnettor Inc.
Ron Vered – Executive Vice-President, Ron Engineering & Construction (Eastern) Ltd.
Deborah Weinstein – Co-founder and partner, LaBarge Weinstein LLP
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