Dalhousie's innovation and industry partnership office has a new moniker following a strategic review aimed at streamlining its processes.

Dalhousie University has relaunched its industry relations and commercialisation unit as the Office of Commercialization and Industry Engagement (OCIE).

The move is designed to strengthen Dalhousie’s capacity in engaging commercialisation partners and reducing bottlenecks to applying its academic research.

Dalhousie University said it reflected a significant evolution in the division’s business model culminating in a recent strategic review that explored ways to streamline its processes.

The new structure attempts to embed best practices for industry engagement, tech transfer and startup creation.

OCIE’s website has also been overhauled to provide more comprehensive and transparent guidance for stakeholders. It was known as the Industrial Liaison and Innovation Office previously.

Stephen Hartlen, assistant vice-president of industry relations at Dalhousie University, said: “It was important to revisit our process and procedures to make them more efficient to support our research community. Our new name and refreshed website are more reflective of our office’s mandate.”