From the Lab Bench to the Marketplace

The ERC is building the innovation ecosystem that brings together industry, academia and economic development organizations to speed commercialization of discoveries made by the ERC.

The ERC's industrial partners comprise a diverse mix of small, medium and large companies from around the world, with business interests across all the ERC research thrusts. They are involved in all aspects of the ERC:

  • Give input into the ERC research, keeping it relevant to real-world problems
  • Have preferential rights to commercializing ERC-produced IP
  • Participate in educational outreach programs and hiring ERC graduates

In addition to industry, an important role is played by innovation partners, organizations that are aligned with our goals of job creation and supporting entrepreneurship.