Centre for Commercialization

Centre for Commercialization

The Centre for Commercialization (C4C) helps entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) unlock the full potential of their intellectual property (IP). C4C works with industry and community partners to develop or enhance their IP strategy, provides guidance on developing effective commercialization strategies, and offers a full suite of IP services to help partners understand the intangible assets behind their services and goods. The Centre for Commercialization was created, in part, with support from Intellectual Property Ontario (IPON). IPON was created by the Government of Ontario to help businesses leverage IP and innovate to advance our province’s economic growth and competitiveness. 

Complete the intake form to get started with your IP assessment or book a meeting with a member of C4C to learn more about C4C's services

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IP services

C4C offers SMEs and entrepreneurs a structured approach to manage and leverage their IP assets in order to gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. 

C4C impact

Playdough in the shape of a rainbow

IP positioning recommendations at The Dough Parlour

Dough Parlour created a process that produces playdough from food grade ingredients that is resistant to mold growth. They collaborated with the Conestoga Food Research & Innovation Lab to test the shelf-life for the mold-resistant dough. The Centre for Commercialization identified patentable subject matter and made recommendations on the IP positioning.
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Providing an IP strategy to develop a stronger brand at Chilly Paste Co.

In collaboration with the CFRIL, Chilly Paste Co. created a proprietary formulation for a food paste that allows for quick meal preparation. The Centre for Commercialization provided an IP strategy to build a strong brand.
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Identifying gaps in Terra Bioindustries' filed patent application

Terra Bioindustries created an extraction process that uses spent grains from breweries to produce protein and fiber products. They collaborated with the Conestoga Food Research & Innovation Lab to understand how this alternative protein source compares to other protein sources. The Centre for Commercialization identified gaps in Terra Bio’s filed patent application.

Our team

Alla Darwish

Alla Darwish, PhD, MBA

Director, commercialization & IP mobilization

Chantal Klasen

Chantal Klasen

Commercialization project coordinator


See how the Centre for Commercialization can help you with your IP needs and enhance your market position. 

96 Grand Avenue South. 
Cambridge, Ontario, N1S 2L9, Canada

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