Becoming an industry collaborator & staying ahead of the game with BioFuelNet Canada
First and foremost, each industrial partnership inevitably begins with a series of questions. Whether you, as an industry player, approach BioFuelNet Canada (BFN) directly or indirectly through an existing relationship with a network investigator, you are seeking solutions to problems that you are unequipped to answer yourself.
Current industry collaborators: look and see who has already contributed BFN’s research program
BioFuelNet Canada has all the partnership incentives necessary to answer your inquiries:
- BFN Services: I have a problem: how do I tackle it?
- BFN Agreement Toolkit: what is the best type of agreement to put into place?
- BFN Ownership Policy for Intellectual Property (IP): who owns the IP?
Industry is increasingly turning to universities and networks, like BFN, to realize economic benefit. Partnerships with academia deliver practical solutions which boost productivity and spur innovation. The commercialization of Canadian innovation in biofuel technology, a major component of BFN’s mission, will be forged by strong partnerships with industry players and associations.
Other partners who may be considered are Canadian-based venture capital firms who are capable of acting more broadly as a catalyst for commercialization, or by investing in an R&D company in anticipation of developing the capacity to undertake commercial activity.
Industry gets access to the best minds and talent, universities get funding and validation by commercial receptors, and society thrives by possessing a sustainable advanced biofuel economy. It’s a balancing act in which everyone has a shot at winning.
To learn more about the BFN’s Partnership Program and how BFN may help your organization, please contact:
George Mahmourides, PhD, MBA. (Manager, Business Development) Office. 514-508-2884 x. 830
Our Industry Members
Acadian Seaplants Ltd
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Agroénergie
Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions
Alberta Innovates Technology Futures (AITF)
Alberta Pacific Forest Industries Inc.
Allweather Farming Inc.
Aurel Systems Inc.
BC Ministry of Forestry
BP Biofuel Global Technology Centre Brais, Malouin & Associates Inc.
Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec Centre de recherche sur les grains (CEROM) Cestoil Chemical Inc
City of Edmonton
City of Saskatoon
Comité des entreprises et organismes du Parc industriel et portuaire de Bécancour (CEOP)
Covello Family Farm
CQVB Network (Conseil Quebecois de la Valorisation des Biotechnologies) ( RMC)
Department of Natural Resources, Newfoundland and Labrador (DNR-NL)
Department of Natural Resources, NS DGMSSC- Department of National Defense Domtar (Windsor)
EAJV Technology Inc.
ECM Engine Control and Monitoring Ecole forestière de Latuque
Epcor Water Service Inc.
Fédération des coopératives forestières du Québec
Ford Motor Company of Canada Ltd.
Forêt d’Enseignement et de Recherche Maillot
Forge Hydrocarbons Inc.
Fraunhofer Center for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes CBP
GreenField Speacilty Alcohols Haliburton Forest Inc.
Howe Sound Pulp and Paper Corporation Hydro-Québec
IEA Bioenergy Task 39/NREL
IGPC ethanol Inc.
Inocucor Technologies Inc.
Institut de l’environnement du développement durable et de l’économie circulaire (Institut EDDEC)
La Coop fédérée
Michigan state university
Mount Sinai Hospital, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute
Nanaimo Forest Products Ltd.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory National Research Council of Canada
Natural Resources Canada – Canadian Forest Service
Natural Resources Canada-Canadian Wood Fibre Centre
Natural Resources Canada-CanmetENERGY Nature’s Crops International
Nile Fiber Canada Inc
Ontario Biomass Producers Association Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) Ontario Power Generation
Pinnacle Renewable energy Inc.
Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute Pyrovac Inc.
Resolute Forest Products
Richardson Milling Ltd.
Rio Tinto Alcan
Roll Royce Canada
Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission
Siemens Canada Limited
Société du Parc Industriel et Portuaire de Bécancour (SPIPB)
Solar Turbines, Inc.
Steeper Energy Canada
Sustainable Development Technology Canada
Timberwest Forest Group
Trottier Energy Institute
University of California-Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society
University of Tennessee
Ville de LaTuque
Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
Wood Pellet Association of Canada