In their latest report which analyzes data from fiscal year 2018, AUTM ranks WORLDiscoveries and our partners (Western, Lawson and Robarts) 6th in Canada in terms of gross revenues. This boosts WORLDiscoveries up one place from the 2017 report where we ranked 7th in Canada. This report highlights that WORLDiscoveries remains one of the most successful technology transfer and business development offices in Canada when compared to our peer institutions.
“We are pleased with our AUTM rankings this year as it demonstrates our drive for achieving excellence. We will continue to build on our success in generating revenue and broaden our reach while building vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystems,” said Souszan Armstrong, Acting Executive Director for WORLDiscoveries. “We aim to continually remain in the top 10 list for AUTM rankings and strive for that 1st place spot in future.”
AUTM is a professional association for technology transfer professionals and supports the development of academic research and its timely transfer to the public. The association has over 3,000 members and works with 800 research institutions worldwide.
AUTM invited 70 Canadian institutions — universities and colleges, hospitals and research institutions, national laboratories and third-party technology investment firms — to participate in the AUTM 2018 Canadian Licensing Activity Survey. AUTM received 32 completed surveys, for a response rate of 46%.
The top 10 institutions by gross revenue from the report are outlined below:
|Institution Name||Program Start||Research Expenditures||Total Licenses||Gross Licence Income||Disclosures||New Patent Applications|
|University of Saskatchewan||1990||$203,430,358||8||$16,992,839||50||43|
|University of Toronto (excluding affiliated hospitals)||1980||$481,878,023||35||$9,120,560||165||79|
|McMaster University, Hamilton Health Science||1987||$358,111,824||115||$7,122,312||94||45|
|University of British Columbia||1984||$657,989,649||85||$6,137,179||127||81|
|University Health Network||1998||$403,573,961||94||$4,674,979||102||20|
|Western, Lawson and Robarts||1995||$256,654,305||33||$4,205,083||50||12|
|The Hospital for Sick Children||1985||N/A||36||$4,157,713||52||5|
|Université de Montréal||1990||$403,519,000||19||$3,834,103||100||60|
To learn more about WORLDiscoveries, our key metrics and some of our success stories be sure to check out our annual reports.