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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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IP and University Collaborations

Ontario Tech University conducts high-quality, rigorous research designed to meet the research and development needs of business and industry and benefit society. Whether the focus is on developing hydrogen-from-nuclear or fuel-cell technologies, improving network security or understanding youth crime, we are committed to interdisciplinary research and development that addresses social, environmental, health and economic challenges.

Ontario Tech looks to work with companies in a way that helps develop a relationship that is tailored around their interests. Thus, we are happy to explore collaborations, licenses, options, assignments, etc. It is the belief that only through enabling the company to utilize their business model will Ontario Tech technology offerings be able to make impact within the marketplace.

Our faculty researchers do not receive additional compensation for choosing to work with industry. In addition, the university has no profit margin. As a result, when faculty and students contribute to the creation of new IP such as patents, the university and the inventor(s) share in the profits resulting from commercialization

Learn more on how the university manages IP throughout the research process, on the Faculty section of the website.