Services For Industry

Synapse helps industry and other organizations find the research expertise they need, and form mutually beneficial partnerships. We offer an array of services and advice to help you navigate the UPEI research environment and get the results you want.

Find An Expert

UPEI has a diverse array of research expertise. From animal health to neuroscience, the number of brilliant minds who are passionate about seeing results is tremendous. Here are just a few of the areas of focus of our exceptional faculty:

  • aquatic health sciences
  • cognitive science/neuroscience
  • comparative biomedical science
  • molecular and materials science
  • information and communications technology
  • engineering
  • entrepreneurship and innovations
  • environmental sciences
  • human development and health
  • humanity, cultures and ideas
  • Island studies
  • learning and leadership
  • population health

Synapse helps companies identify the UPEI expertise needed to address business challenges or opportunities. We will meet with you to understand what you are looking for, and then connect you to the relevant UPEI expertise that is best aligned with your needs.

Some of the UPEI expertise is found on our website, but this is not an exhaustive list. For best results, please contact us for a more in-depth discussion around your needs.

Facilitate Partnerships

Industry-academic collaborations can be incredibly rewarding. These partnerships can lead to new business opportunities, improvements in products or processes, or game-changing innovations.

To ensure the best results, Synapse offers more than just an introduction, but also ongoing support and advice.

We can help you through the process of working with a researcher and the University, and answer your questions about process, programs, technology licensing, funding opportunities and research equipment and facilities. 

License A Technology

There are a number of technologies developed by UPEI researchers that are available for licensing.

Synapse can help you navigate the licensing process with the University. Licensing terms depend on the technology and its stage of development. Synapse can assist in negotiating the terms of a license agreement with the University.

View the available technologies here.

Access Equipment & Facilities

UPEI has a number of state of the art research facilities as well as cutting edge equipment. By partnering with a UPEI researcher, you can gain access to these assets, alleviating capital expenditures for your company. Our technology pipeline changes often, based on the latest developments and updates. Please contact us to learn more about these services.