WORLDiscoveries® is the Business Development arm of London’s extensive research network and the bridge between local invention and global industry.
Born out of a partnership between The University of Western Ontario, Robarts Research Institute and Lawson Health Research Institute (collectively known as the ‘Partners’), WORLDiscoveries® draws upon a mix of industry connections, sector-specific market knowledge and business development expertise, to help researchers and local inventors commercialize their discoveries through licensing and new company spin-offs.
In delivering this value proposition, WORLDiscoveries® will be a material contributor to the sustained financial health and vitality of London’s Research Row and the community at large.
London’s Research Row is a new concept used to describe a geographical band that is home to a large number of London’s research-based institutions. The Row, which employs nearly 2,000 researchers and conducts over $330 million in research annually, runs in a notional straight line from Western’s Research Park, London Health Sciences Centre – University Hospital (LHSC), Robarts, St. Joseph's Hospital, south to the Children's Health Research Institute and London Regional Cancer Program located at LHSC, Victoria Hospital and Parkwood Hospital.
More importantly, WORLDiscoveries® seeks to;
- Remain one of the top five business development offices in Canada.
- Substantially increase the number of spin-off companies in the region.
- Reinforce WORLDiscoveries® and Research Row as a preeminent commercialization centre in North America.
WORLDiscoveries® represents a new and exciting means of bringing local knowledge and invention to the global market and the global market to our local economy.
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2017 Annual Report
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