The ISS group, part of the Office of the VP Research and Innovation at uOttawa, facilitates collaborative research and development projects between industry and University research teams.

Our mandate

Innovation Support Services mission is to advance research at uOttawa for societal benefit and impact through student experiential learning and the promotion of partnerships with industry, government, the community and other stakeholders. We further active engagement between those developing new discoveries and those best able to make them available for societal benefit.

Who we are

Our multifaceted team is comprised of business, legal and administrative professionals. We also have a strong foundation in the sciences and engineering, enabling us to better understand your research objectives and related needs.

Our greatest asset is our collective experience in developing, protecting and commercializing research results. We’re also able to advise on what you need to access research resources at uOttawa.

What we can do for you

See what we have to offer, and feel free to email us to talk business opportunities.

Our units


ISS works closely with other offices under the VP Research, namely, Research Management Services (RMS) and Strategic Development Initiatives (SDI), to provide research support to University of Ottawa faculties. We also rely on our affiliated organizations, including:

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Government of Canada and the Federal Research Support Funds program for their investments in the uOttawa research enterprise, which help ISS transfer knowledge from academia to the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.  

Learn more about the Research Support Funds program.

Contact us

Innovation Support Services

800 King Edward Avenue
SITE Building, Room 3042
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 6N5 Canada

Tel: 613-562-5399
Fax: 613-562-5336
E-mail: [email protected]


Our office is accessible by the stairs in the middle of the building or at elevators at either end. We are on the third floor of the building on the atrium (canal) side of the SITE building.