Invest Ottawa currently runs multiple intellectual property (IP) programs and can provide referrals to other IP programs where appropriate. The good news is we’ve harmonized these resources into a central access point with our IP team and IP advisors.
With a competitive landscape where tech firms compete to get market share, the role of intellectual property (IP) is becoming an increasingly important factor of success. Get ahead of the game and ensure you know the threats and opportunities of IP. Invest Ottawa has resources to support your IP needs and to recommend next steps in your IP journey
Meet with one of our IP Advisors for 1:1 advisory support. This service includes:
Interested? Contact your Client Experience Coordinator or email [email protected].
ElevateIP is designed to support the improvement of IP Knowledge, the development of IP Strategy, and the creation of IP assets for startups in Eastern Ontario.
Invest Ottawa, Launch Lab, and Spark Centre are collaborating with Communitech and ISED to deliver a 3-tiered program:
Get the support and services your business needs to assist in understanding and managing your company’s intellectual property.
Am I eligible to apply?
You can apply if:
Note: eligibility does not require your company to be an Invest Ottawa client.
IP Assist is available for companies to learn and understand the threats and opportunities of IP and is structured into two steps:
To access this program, you must also be an IRAP client with an ITA assigned.
Currently, we are not accepting new applications for this program. Please contact [email protected] for information on how you can receive IP support from Invest Ottawa.
Run by the province, Intellectual Property Ontario (IPON) is focused on six subsectors with its IP support – MedTech, life sciences, artificial intelligence, vehicle technology, and mining and advanced manufacturing.
IPON has three streams to apply: Bootcamp, Referrals (through RICs like Invest Ottawa), and Self-Guided.
Visit IPON’s application page to review eligibility requirements. If this program is a better fit for your team, Invest Ottawa can make referrals to the IPON team.