The full impact of UBC discoveries is in most cases only realized through partnership with a licensee who can develop and/or integrate the technology into a new product, treatment, service, process or tool.
UBC technologies have been at the heart of a huge range of treatments, products, processes and services and have generated more than $5bn in sales. The UILO actively markets technologies across many disciplines, and is responsible for negotiating options, term sheets and licensing terms on behalf of UBC.
Current technologies available for licensing can be viewed here, and the UILO welcomes discussion with potential licensees.
Additional UBC technologies are also available for licensing, usually under fixed, pre-established terms on Flintbox. Licensees should also be aware of UBC's global access licensing principles, under which the University will endeavour to provide developing world access to relevant technologies in partnership with licensees.
UBC is also seeking to establish long term, collaborative relationships between the UILO, individual faculty and investors to develop and commercialize university technologies. The University does not create products ready for the marketplace. Therefore, the University is seeking investors who understand the risks of early stage technology.