Our Vision

The Vision is a world in which every good idea has an equitable opportunity for success and in which every business, regardless of size, can compete for good ideas on a level playing field.    In this world, ideas at varying stages of development are exchanged between inventors, promoters, developers and distributors  based upon their needs, interests and capacities, to expedite speed to market and to minimize economic waste.  And participants in the marketplace are provided information and tools to make better decisions.    At the heart of it all is Techlink Innovation Exchange, a not-for-profit established in 2015, which gathers the data and creates the marketplace by providing, on a sustainable, non-profit and even-handed basis, Marketplace Services to those seeking to part with ideas  and Member Services to those able to advance them.



Steve Leach


Steve Leach is a partner in the firm of Ridout & Maybee LLP.  Established in 1893, the firm has a long history of leadership in the innovation space. John G. Ridout was the author of the first Canadian textbook on patents. James E. Maybee was the first President of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada. Steve is a founding member of the Hamilton Innovation Factory and chair of the Queens' Chemistry Innovation Council.