Welcome to the Genesis Research web site
Genesis Research is the Technology Transfer
and Industry Liaison Office of Memorial University. We operate as a
Inc., the commercialization arm of the University.
Genesis Group is a separately incorporated
entity, wholly owned by Memorial and governed by a board of directors
representing industry, academia, and government. Genesis supports
faculty, students and staff
engaged in research, development and outreach.
Our mandate is to support the research
- Identifying and assessing new intellectual
property (IP) developed by
the protection and further development of the new IP and related
relationships with industry aimed at commercializing
University IP or providing access to the scientific and technical
expertise resident at Memorial to support industry led initiatives.
Our goals are:
researchers generate a range of new inventions and technologies that can be
provincial, national or global partners to create new products and/or services or to improve existing ones. Genesis
evaluates new technologies, manages IP protection, markets, negotiates
technology to corporate partners. In
addition Genesis is responsible for managing ongoing relationships with
corporate partners and generating new ones.
- To ensure that innovations created by University
researchers are put into
the hands of companies that can make them available to the
- To facilitate industry access to the wealth of expertise
available at the University;
- To promote collaboration between University researchers and
industry with a view
to accelerating the pace of innovation in the province; and
- To provide economic benefit to Newfoundland
and Labrador specifically, but also to Canada as a whole.
Genesis also assists researchers with IP clauses in material
(MTA), confidential disclosure agreements (CDA) and other agreements
IP. Genesis can
assist researchers and
companies to ensure that adequate protection and controls are in place
legal and ethical requirements on all projects.
Our experienced commercialization officers work with
researchers and ensure
effective technology development and business interactions. Our For Researchers
page contains a variety of resources to assist researchers with IP
and protection. Those interested in learning more about IP
Transfer vernacular and issues should visit our Technology
Transfer FAQ page.
Genesis also helps companies to find and develop relationships
researchers to meet business requirements and to expand the
potential to participate in cutting edge projects. Small companies may
be able to take advantage
of programs at Memorial to fund small research inquiries. Larger
companies can work
with Genesis to
tailor collaborative research agreements and other initiatives that
research and development needs. A
of funding initiatives may be available for joint industry – university
with both large and small companies.
Our For Industry page is
aimed at providing information to
the private sector that will assist companies in accessing University
expertise and technologies. To obtain information about University technologies that are
license or for which we are seeking collaborative R&D partners,
To see a list of current
projects and initiatives aimed at development of new technologies,
Some of the successes achieved to
date are listed here. As a member of Springboard Atlantic, Genesis Research can also help connect companies to university and college-based research expertise throughout the region.
We hope that you find our site useful. We
welcome your comments and
suggestions for improvement - please send them to our Website Administrator.