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For Industry

WORLDiscoveries® exists to bring inventions to market. The business development arm of The University of Western Ontario, Robarts Research Institute and Lawson Health Research Institute is privileged to be representing one of the largest research-intensive centres in North America.

WORLDiscoveries® works with a wide range of industry verticals to help overcome their technical challenges and/or open new and exciting market opportunities. Our team is dedicated to helping both industry and the inventor(s) find the solution that could make a difference to a company and a community. 

We invite you to check out our technologies and spin-off companies to determine if there is a fit between one of our inventions and one of your market needs. If you don't see what you are looking for, contact a member of our team to determine whether a WORLDiscoveries® researcher could provide a customized solution to your company's technology need.

Licensing Process

WORLDiscoveries® is passionate about its offerings, persistent in its pursuit of market opportunity and committed to generating a fair return to its research clients, its industry and institutional partners, and the community at large.

WORLDiscoveries® is excited to work with your company to bring London’s innovative technologies to the world. 

Browse our technologies to see if any of our current offerings meet your company’s needs or contact our team to find out if your unique technology need can be met by a WORLDiscoveries® researcher.

If a WORLDiscoveries® product attracts your company’s interest, our team will work hard to create a partnership that generates a fair return to you, our industry partner, as well as to our research and institutional partners and the community at large.

WORLDiscoveries® researchers are subject to their institutions’ Intellectual Property (IP) policies. The Western IP Policy is explained in conjunction with our process, and our team members from Robarts and Lawson are happy to discuss their institutions’ IP policies.

Contracts and Agreements

Strictly speaking, the Contract Research Team in Research Services handles contract research and the necessary agreements with partners and funding sponsors. WORLDiscoveries® works together with the Contract Research Team whenever intellectual property (IP) or commercialization enter the picture, which is common in the case of Non-Disclosure Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements, Material Transfer Agreements and Inter-Institutional Agreements.

Contact our Contract Research Team at 519-661-4254 or by email at crt@uwo.ca, or visit the Research Services Contact Us page to find the correct contact at Research Services.

our process

Strategically, we follow a 6-step process in turning your innovations into profitable consumer-ready products.

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resources

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