Skip to content. | Skip to navigation


Personal tools
You are here: McMaster Industry Liaison Office > Technology Opportunities

Technologies to License

MILO can help your business gain a competitive advantage by providing you with newly invented, cutting edge technologies.

McMaster is home to more than 1,200 researchers in disciplines that range from engineering to kinesiology. Each year they make new discoveries, many of which could be used in commercial products and services. One of MILO’s core objectives is to help businesses access those discoveries. Typically, we do this by licensing the technologies to businesses.

MILO represents all the technologies discovered at McMaster University, as well as at Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.

Depending on the circumstances, licensing can take several different forms. In the simplest scenario, MILO offers some technologies for license online through a service called Flintbox that shows you licensing terms and allows you to pay online and download the item. More complex cases may require our researchers to work with your team to ensure effective knowledge transfer.

Technologies available to license

MILO has various technologies available to license.

Flintbox – an online portal for McMaster technologies

McMaster University is one of many universities throughout Canada that uses Flintbox to make its inventions and technologies available to users around the world. Flintbox is an online platform for marketing and licensing the outcomes of McMaster’s research activities and allows both researchers and industry to:

  • Learn more about McMaster technologies and discoveries
  • License the technologies directly from the site, paying any applicable fees or charges by invoice or credit card
  • Contact McMaster researchers and technology transfer officers to express interest in a technology or develop research relationships

Currently, McMaster has several technologies posted on the site, including its quality-of-life questionnaires, x-ray diffraction analysis software and the McMaster Algorithm for Freeway Traffic Incident Detection.

To find out more, visit the McMaster Flintbox site at and search by keyword or click on the subject area of your choice.