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Technology Transfer and Business Development

Working With Our Partners, Bringing Innovation to Market

    100 Collip Circle, Suite 105
    London, Ontario N6G 4X8
    t: 1.519.661.3903
    f: 1.519.850.2528

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    Our Team

    WORLDiscoveries is the Business Development arm of London’s extensive research network and the bridge between local invention and global industry.

    Our team is comprised of both Western and Lawson staff; however, WORLDiscoveries operates as a department of Western University.

    Our technology transfer team is responsible for:

    • Identifying, protecting and promoting promising discoveries and technologies generated at Western, Robarts & Lawson;
    • Guiding and assisting inventors in exercising value-added technology development strategy and exploring commercialization funding opportunities;
    • Negotiating and closing licensing deals with industrial partners committed to developing Western, Robarts & Lawson inventions.

    Executive Director

    Souzan Armstrong

    Executive Director


    International Operations

    Ling Ting

    Director, WORLDiscoveries Asia


    Ruby Zhao

    Business Development Manager

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    Karinna Yu

    Business Development Officer

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    Business Development

    Kirk Brown

    Senior Business Development Manager

    +1.519.661.2111 x89096

    Colin Macaulay

    Business Development Manager

    +1.519.661.2111 x89095

    Saqib Sachani

    Business Development Manager

    +1.519.661.2111 x82434

    Tristan Harrison

    Business Development Manager

    +1.519.661.2111 x84594

    Noshin Hashim

    Business Development Officer

    On leave

    Support Services

    Thurman Sawyer

    Agreements Advisor


    Tyler Lougheed

    Patent and Market Analyst

    +1.519.661.2111 x82969

    Nadine Weedmark

    Manager, IP & Administration


    Bev Bailey

    Administrative Officer


    Susan Jacobs

    Program Specialist, WE-Empower

    +1.519.661.2111 x82997

    Rebecca Gould

    Program Specialist

    +1.519.661.2111 x84733

    Celine Nanan

    Project Coordinator

    +1.519.661.2111 x84597

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