Current Opportunities

Business Development Officer, WORLDiscoveries Asia

on April 22, 2021

The Business Development Officer, WORLDiscoveries Asia (WD Asia) will support the development and implementation of strategies to build and expand a network of business clients among University Technology Transfer Offices (TTO), research institutions, and hi-tech small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) across Ontario and Canada, with an aim for WD Asia to represent and promote a robust portfolio of Canadian innovation projects and technologies in Asia for potential partnerships with Asian industry and investment community. In collaboration with the Director, WD Asia, the incumbent will seek out business opportunities and maintain relationships with Canadian organizations who have an interest in pursuing research and development based partnerships and gaining access to the local markets in Asia.

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Executive Director, WORLDiscoveries

on April 14, 2021

The Executive Director will lead the development and implementation of strategic plans, and manage the allocation and reporting of financial, human and physical resources to support WORLDiscoveries locations. The incumbent will identify opportunities for process improvements, and design and/or revise practices, implement and/or expand training or program offerings, with appropriate controls, to ensure that risks are mitigated.  The Executive Director will develop an extensive knowledge of sector-specific market knowledge and business development expertise, local, national and international opportunities, and third party, such as industry, connections. The incumbent will help facilitate the achievement of strategic plans, develop new partnerships and assist creators, such as faculty, staff or students, other Canadian research organizations and SMEs, commercialize their discoveries through licensing, new company spin-offs, funding opportunities, investment, direct-to-market or distribution channels.

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