“ExploreIP: Canada's IP Marketplace” is a tool for businesses, entrepreneurs and innovators to discover intellectual property held by public sector institutions. Designed as an easily searchable database, ExploreIP showcases an inventory of public sector patents held by government, academia or other public sector institutions. Through ExploreIP, users can directly contact patent holders to discuss and negotiate a licensing agreement. They can also use the database to locate and contact public sector organizations with technology relevant to a specific industry for potential collaborations.
The webinar will present the context of the creation of this free online tool, present a live demonstration on how to navigate it and quickly find valuable IP - including a pool of inventions with the potential to fight COVID-19, and how to create a user profile to receive notifications when new inventions matching selected preferences are added. A period of questions and discussion on future development of the tool will follow.