Welcome Members!

We are excited to officially welcome you as members of IAC. Our team is looking forward to diving in and assisting with your IP needs.

Each month, we will share program updates and IP opportunities along with key insights from activities throughout the month.



A few weeks ago, we hosted our first member event – Meet & Greet on January 21 – where IAC’s co-founder Peter Cowan chatted with Karima Bawa, Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation.

Key Takeaway

CREATE A CULTURE OF IP. Create an awareness of the importance of confidentiality, sharing ideas within the company and rewarding ideas that are brought to the table. Think about how the organization can protect that idea. Embed an IP philosophy into the company.

LAUNCH – IAC Innovator Series

Advanced IP Strategy: “Going Global”

February 11, 2021 @ 3PM EST

We are excited to launch the IAC Innovator Series and welcome you to register for our first event, Going Global with Your IP.

Going Global is going to explore key aspects of IP strategies for companies entering different global markets. The discussion will include presentations from Peter Cowan and Jim Hinton, co-founders of IAC, and will feature a fireside chat with our guest speaker Anne Robinson, Chief Strategy Officer at Kinaxis, a leader in supply chain planning software based in Ottawa.


IAC IP Generation Grant Program

Each quarter, IAC members will have the opportunity to apply for access to funding that can be used to file new patents, keep existing patents alive or expand coverage to match your international markets. This is a great way to build your portfolio and protect your business.

Member only program


Learn more about our team


Meet Melissa Bouffard

In her role as Relationship Manager, Melissa is the point of contact for all IAC members. In this role, Melissa will support and engage with members, to understand their needs and challenges they are facing.

Melissa’s experience in customer service and account management will be applied to ensure members extract the full relevant benefits from IAC.

“I am looking forward to meeting you and helping to maximize your IAC membership. Feel free to connect with me via email at mbouffard@ipcollective.ca or by phone at 604-715-2748.”


Our team of experts, from our co-founders to IP analysts, are happy to offer a variety of informational sessions that provide insight into the current landscape and position of IP in Canada along with a brief presentation on membership opportunities with IAC for data—driven cleantech companies.

If you would like to explore potential integration opportunities, feel free to connect with Lori DeGraw, VP Partnerships and Member Engagement at partners@ipcollective.ca.