Alberta Innovators Ecosystem




  • Access to Equipment/Lab Space
  • Advisory Services
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Design/Fabrication/Modelling
  • Funding/Funding Support/Investment Attraction
  • Intellectual Property/Patent Support Services
  • Market Analysis
  • Networking and Events
  • Product Development/Prototype
  • Referral
  • Research and Testing
  • Space - Business Incubation, Temporary, Co-working, Lease
  • Training and Skill Development/Education
  • Marketing/Media/Advocacy Support
  • Business Planning


  • Energy/GHG/CleanTech/Renewable
  • Health
  • Geomatics
  • Information and Communications
  • Social Innovation
  • BioProcessing/Biorefinement
  • Agriculture
  • Life Sciences/BioSciences
  • Film/Television

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University-Industry Liaison Office (University of Lethbridge)

The University-Industry Liaison Office (UILO) located at the University of Lethbridge is your first stop in the journey to mobilize your inventions and discoveries for the needs of society. Our vision is to enhance Canada’s and especially the Province’s innovation engine by shaping our efforts around the statement: COGENT. EFFICIENT. INNOVATION. We want to work together with you to enhance the innovation ecosystem so let’s begin the journey today by contacting us today so we can accelerate your idea for the betterment of society. OUR FUNCTIONS: • Negotiate, Author Contracts/Agreements • IP Landscape Assessment & Management • License innovations / inventions • Industry outreach that align with The University's Strategic Research Plan • Startup support through investor-friendly licenses and active advisory activities • Preceptor functions for The University community – R&D, investor & commercialization-focused • Seek non-dilutive and dilutive applied research funding opportunities • Market technologies and research capabilities • Engage Regional Network (RINSA and partners) to enhance business opportunities OUR EXPERTISE: • 14 years academic, NGO & industry experience • Prospected and on-boarded industry partners for collaborative endeavours • Raised seed capital for startup mobilization • Multiple Inventor, Mentor, Preceptor • Licensed innovation & negotiated multi-partner contracts • Deep contact list – Investor, Industry, Government, Enablers • 4X Startup Professional • Multiple Roles as: Director, Senior Director, Commercialization Advisor, Founder, Industry Liaison, Co-Lead Managing Scientist • Applied expertise across many sectors including Ag-Food, Pharma, Engineering, Therapeutics, Diagnostics, Medtech

ADDRESS: 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta
PHONE: 403-332-4487