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Our New Look

on May 4, 2015

WORLDiscoveries® is thrilled to introduce our completely enhanced and user-friendly website that has been redesigned to highlight our accomplishments and showcase our startups and digital innovations. After extensive research on user preference regarding online navigation, we have designed a platform that is easy to use and provides all the necessary information sought by customers, innovators and researchers. Equipped with high quality graphics for an enhanced visual experience and designed with functionality across platforms, our website ensures optimal user experience while gaining full insight into our company online.

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Introducing InnoVerify™

on December 17, 2014

WORLDiscoveries® is thrilled to announce the launch of our proprietary innovative e-commerce / impact-tracking portal InnoVerify™―a secure, streamlined marketplace that expedites the delivery and access of all digital innovations to the public.

InnoVerify™ captures the essence of simplicity and security: it provides our academics and clients with direct access to a growing body of digital creative works, including pdfs, music, e-books, software, toolkits and membership access to restricted content. The portal will double as a gatekeeper and an e-commerce engine; with an integrative approach, InnoVerify™ will fuse the registration, payment and download processes into one cohesive program―allowing users instant, continuous access to digital creative works without delay.

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Western’s Globally Top Ranked Research Parks

on July 31, 2014

For nearly three decades, Western Research Parks have served as a strong link between academics and commerce, and a key contributor to the movement of an idea or a discovery from concept to the marketplace.

Western University’s Research Parks (Discovery Park, Advanced Manufacturing Park and Sarnia-Lambton Research Park), have now been ranked 22nd in the world by Swedish research company UBI Index in its Global Top 25 University Business Incubators 2014. In its assessment of business incubators around the globe, UBI Index considers and measures three performance categories – contribution to the economic ecosystem, value to start-up clients and post-incubation performance of those start-ups.

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WORLDiscoveries Asia Continues Growth

on April 15, 2014

In recent months WORLDiscoveries Asia has engaged in many activities, continuing its rapid growth as an international office.

This past February, WORLDiscoveries Asia has been recognized for helping the University of Guelph sign an exclusive Intellectual Property Option Agreement with a Jiangsu based Agri-Science company. The WORLDiscoveries Asia portfolio has also expanded while working with the University of Guelph and the Health Technology Exchange (HTX), a non-profit organization whose mandate is to promote the medical device sector.

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The dirt on self-cleaning

on January 13, 2014

Although parents know that there is nothing on this planet dirtier than a kindergartener, many common everyday items are covered with dirt and germs. Some of these items will be very obvious, like toilet seats, but others may surprise you. Common items that you encounter daily such as doorknobs, touch screens, shopping carts, gas pump handles and playground equipment are some of the dirtiest surfaces you will ever confront. Contact with these public surfaces are unavoidable and no one is willing to invest in the human resources and chemical cleaners needed to decontaminate these public surfaces. Cleanliness may be next to godliness but, despite our good intentions, many surfaces remain filthy and are constant sources of contamination.

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A Better Mousetrap To Help Skin Cancer Patients

on September 11, 2013

There is a moment when a surgeon is removing a skin cancer, delicately cutting away as little tissue as possible, when he or she needs to know if the procedure got the entire tumour.

Any residual cancerous tissue must be removed, but the object of the Mohs surgical procedure is to make as small an excision as possible, leaving little or no evidence there was ever a cancer or an operation to remove it. This is especially important if the cancer is on the face and requires plastic reconstruction.

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Safety In The Skies

on September 1, 2011

Suzanne Kearns flew an airplane before she drove a car.

Growing up next to an airport in Wiarton, Ont., she was enthralled by aviation. At 15, she flew for the first time. On her 16th birthday — the first day it was legal — she flew solo. When she was 17, she was licensed to fly airplanes and helicopters.

Today, she channels that enthusiasm and knowledge into her research at The University of Western Ontario’s Commercial Aviation Management program where she is an assistant professor.

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Left to Right: Ling Ting, John Capone, Paul Paolatto, Dan Sinai

WORLDiscoveries Expands Into China

on September 1, 2011

WORLDiscoveries is open for business in China.

The organization, a partnership between The University of Western Ontario, Robarts Research Institute and Lawson Health Research Institute, will open an office in the Jiangsu province in southern China in November. The office represents a new era in the organization, which has expanded to what is tentatively called WORLDiscoveries International.

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Fields of Gold

on August 1, 2011

From farm fields to lumber mills, a portable plant from Agri-Therm Inc. is ready to eat up the waste and spit out the oil

Jennifer MacDonald faced down the business moguls on CBC TV’s Dragons’ Den in 2006 and snagged a $200,000 investment for her Cenabal Gourmet Organics salad dressing in five minutes flat.

But securing $3 million in venture capital to build out a commercial green energy prototype is proving to be a much tougher proposition. “We are looking for money to accelerate the project,” says MacDonald, now the chief operating officer of Agri-Therm Inc., a company dedicated to developing, manufacturing and marketing portable equipment that produces bio-oils from agricultural waste. “And we really want to keep the investment in the company Canadian—and preferably from Ontario.”

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