Mission Statement

The mission of Industry Engagement at Simon Fraser University is to facilitate the creation of new university-industry research and development partnerships, and to assist in commercializing the results of University-based Innovations.


  • Collaboration: to work with internal and external groups to connect SFU Innovators with the programs and services to address their Innovations and associations involved in technology transfer and development, and;
  • Technology Management: to effectively manage Intellectual Property (IP) creation and commercialization (encouraging IP creation and technology disclosures, assessment, valuation and protection) for researchers, students and staff;
  • Information: to communicate the impact of SFU research innovations to corporate, government, university stakeholders, media and the community.

The IE receives ongoing support for its activities from SFU, including support from the IDC program of the federal granting councils.