Working with BDDC
The BDDC – its people, equipment and expertise – are open to companies wishing to research, develop or process biomaterials.
The BDDC is available to companies, entrepreneurs, research organizations as a partner and ally in your biomaterials projects and products. The BDDC welcomes the opportunity to work collaboratively with industry in its efforts to commercialize new biomaterials, biochemicals or process technologies.
The BDDC is staffed by graduate and post-doctoral students working in the areas of polymer science, chemical engineering, applied microbiology and advanced material science. The centre is led by Dr. Amar Mohanty – Ontario Premier's Chair in Biomaterials and Transportation. This team of researchers and technicians make the BDDC the ideal partner for companies wishing to explore new bio-based plastics and green composites to enhance their product portfolio or optimize processing technologies.
Companies are assured complete confidentiality and an open approach to intellectual property (IP). As a centre at the University of Guelph, the BDDC works within the definitions of the university policies on IP. In January 2010 the University of Guelph adopted an "inventor owned" policy. This change encourages researchers to play an active role in the commercialization or dissemination of research results. In situations where commercialization is most appropriate, researchers gain the freedom of taking complete control of the process or using the resources at the University's Business Development Office. The BDDC invites companies to contact them with their project details and to explore further the opportunity to work with university-based scientists and engineers.