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Our Startups

McMaster researchers disclose more than 80 inventions and creative works to the McMaster Industry Liaison Office (MILO) every year. Advisors at MILO work with these inventors and creators to file patents or other IP protection, evaluate market opportunities, and identify potential licensees or investors to move these technologies forward. Our goal is to support McMaster researchers in licensing these inventions to existing companies or supporting the creation of startup companies to create social and economic benefit for all Canadians.

Companies looking for new innovations, or investors and entrepreneurs looking for startup opportunities, can search for available technologies. For inquiries, please contact Glen Crossley, Associate Director, Business Development and Intellectual Property.

McMaster Seed Fund (MSF)

Launching in September, the McMaster Seed Fund (MSF), is an early-stage investment vehicle designed to foster innovative startup companies coming out from McMaster research with the potential for significant economic and/or societal impact in the Hamilton region and beyond. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. However, to be eligible for the first round of investments, applications must be submitted to MILO by October 29th to Leigh Wilson at

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