Imagine having access to the intellectual property of one of the world’s largest, most innovative and most admired companies.

What would your company do with that technical know-how to improve your products and services, grow your company, or change the world?

The Government of Nova Scotia and GE Ventures Licensing want to know.

We are collaborating to connect Nova Scotia entrepreneurs to GE-developed IP as well as the support needed to commercialize the technology.

Join us on Thursday, November 6, 2014, at the Innovacorp Enterprise Centre (1344 Summer Street, Halifax), to learn about this pilot program. Coffee and registration will begin at 7:30 am, with the day kicking off at 8:00 am sharp.

The day will begin with an overview of GE Ventures Licensing and the kinds of technologies that will be made available. The presentation will be followed by one-on-one 20-minute breakout sessions, where small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can share their ideas on how they could apply and commercialize GE’s IP.

Companies interested in meeting one-on-one with representatives from GE Ventures Licensing on November 6 must pre-register via email to Matthew Johnson at Economic and Rural Development and Tourism by Wednesday, October 29. There will be a limited number of time slots available.

Company Criteria

For this initiative,* GE is seeking passionate partners that:

  • are Nova Scotia-based SMEs (note this can include start-ups and sole entrepreneurs);
  • are innovative, entrepreneurial and adaptive;
  •  are experts in their market;
  • have strong teams;
  • are able to commercialize technology; and
  • have solid ideas on how GE’s IP can improve an existing product offering, solve a customer pain point or expand a business.

*Please note that this is not the right forum to try to sell your products to GE, request investment from GE, apply to become a GE employee, or complain about how your GE clothes dryer eats socks. :)

What kind of IP are we talking about?

GE's interests and its intellectual property portfolio are extremely diverse. For this initiative, GE is especially interested in commercialization prospects in the following broad areas: software technology (e.g., cloud storage, data analytics), healthcare technology (e.g., diagnostic imaging and pathology, surgical navigation technology, electrical spectroscopy), energy technology (e.g., hybrid and electrical vehicle power electronics, emissions reduction technology), and advanced manufacturing technology (e.g., radio frequency sensors, cooling technology).