The UdeS is recognized for its dynamism in promoting research projects. By encouraging knowledge transfer, it allows researchers to benefit from national and international reach in addition to fostering the creation of an additional revenue source for the researchers and units or departments involved.
Technological transfer or valorization usually translates into licensing the commercial exploitation of patented technologies developed by UdeS professors, alone or jointly with the business partner.
Over the past years, there has been a surge of transfers within the Université, thanks to TransferTech Sherbrooke, which was mandated to develop links between high-tech businesses and the professors of the Université de Sherbrooke and its affiliated research centres. Entrepreneurs, small and medium-sized businesses, and even Top Fortune 500 companies were therefore able to benefit from the expertise and know-how developed at the UdeS.