IP hub: Grow your business - Commercialization

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Grow your business


Transform your intellectual property (IP) innovations and creations into commercially viable products or services. Learn about some general avenues businesses take to profit from their inventions.

Discover resources

Discover resources


Below are some great resources around the world that show you how to commercialize your IP.




Tech transfer

  • Canadian Business Network – Licensing and technology transfer opportunities

Open Source

  • Resources
    Browse opensource.com's collection of resources so you can learn more about the Open Source way, locate projects or applications that embrace it, or attend events that celebrate it.
  • Licenses
    Open Source licenses are licenses that comply with the Open Source definition—in brief, they allow software to be freely used, modified and shared. To be approved by the Open Source Initiative (also known as the OSI), a license must go through the Open Source Initiative's license review process.


  • WIPO Match
    This is an online tool to match those with specific IP-related development needs with potential providers offering resources.
    This is an interactive marketplace that promotes innovation and the diffusion of green technologies. It does this by connecting technology and service providers with those seeking innovative solutions.


Find an expert

Find an expert


Looking for advice? Here is a list of credible business and innovation experts that may be able to help.

Canadian Intellectual Property Office

IP agents

Other experts – by category

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