Axelys Experience

Whether you are a researcher, student researcher, entrepreneur or investor, or a representative from a corporation or industry involved in the development or transfer of an innovation with high economic or social potential, Axelys can help you make your project a reality. Axelys supports the transformation of ideas into innovations in order to integrate them into society.

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A flexible and agile service offering


We raise awareness among researchers and student researchers from different avenues to promote their research results (market intelligence).


We identify research results with strong economic, environmental, social or cultural potential.

Assessment and selection

We select research results through a rigorous process. Axelys notably has a specialized external committee for the evaluation and selection of files.

Development stage support

We develop a plan for developing research results, an intellectual property protection strategy, as well as a strategy to expand the impact and scale up development for innovation projects with a social impact. We also search for financing and strategic partners.

Transfer and deployment

We approach existing companies and organizations from here or elsewhere for a transfer so that the stakeholder communities can appropriate the innovations and creations. Depending on the nature of the research results, the transfer may be done by license.


Scientific startups

We offer business support services for starting a scientific company. In the fields of social sciences, humanities, art and literature, we support social entrepreneurship with a social impact.


Our process

Leveraging 20 years of experience, Axelys implemented a rigorous process including the assessment, selection, management, and support of innovation projects. Wherever you are located in the province of Quebec, our regional directors are available to help and advise you.


Identification by a public research institution of an invention, a new process, or software, with a high economic or social potential.

Axelys receives the invention disclosures or summaries of creations.


Analysis of the deployment, commercialization and social impact potential of inventions or new knowledge, taking into account the following points:

  • Assessment of the invention’s maturity.
  • Study of the status of the associated intellectual property.
  • Assessment of the team’s ability to develop innovation.
  • Analysis of market potential or relevant ecosystems.
  • Assessment of potential economic, social, environmental and cultural impacts.

Axelys produces an assesment report and provides recommandations to the public research institution.


Development of the intellectual property protection strategy according to potential applications: optimization of the value of the research result or new knowledge.

Axelys devises an intellectual property protection strategy.


A plan is produced for developing and deploying research results to a specific application. For technological projects, a risk reduction plan will be proposed. This step consists of:

  • Specifying a plan for developing research results in order for them to be taken over by a stakeholder, with the researcher and their research institution
  • Searching for partners, stakeholder communities and funding.

Axelys prepares a development plan and identifies one or more financing programs, depending on the needs.


Prospecting existing companies for the commercialization stage or support in launching a startup.

Axelys offers a tailor-made service for the transfer of intellectual property.

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