Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
33 Russell Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2S1
416-535-8501 ext. 30438
Mr. Martin Ciuk is the Manager for Research Commercialization in the Industry Partnerships and Technology Transfer Office (IPTTO) at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).
Mr. Ciuk has extensive experience in scouting and evaluating projects for commercial potential, intellectual property (IP) management, and negotiations and licensing. His career in IP management began in 2003 as a patent document editor and translator, in addition to research activities. He assumed the IP role full-time in 2009, as a patent agent at WTS Patent Attorneys in Wroclaw, Poland. There, he managed biotechnological and biochemical IPR and participated in business development and inventor-partner matching. Subsequently, as a senior intellectual property specialist at the Wroclaw Research Centre EIT+, his duties involved maintaining and scouting relevant IP, acquiring exclusive rights, and promoting EIT+ IP assets to commercial partners, through designing collaborative models and licensing. In August 2013, he became chair of the Neurobiology Centre (CN) of The Nencki Institute of the Polish Academy of Science where he coordinated CN activities, managed IP and developed the innovative potential of the Centre’s research. In parallel, Martin was involved in Euro-BioImaging (EuBI), a nascent pan-European infrastructure for biomedical imaging, as delegate of the Polish Ministry of Science. Martin also served as the vice-chair of the EuBI Interim Board.
He started his academic education at the University of Guelph, and completed it at the Faculty of Biology of the University of Warsaw, where he obtained an MSc in Animal Physiology and worked as a researcher for a number of years.