Cutting Edge

2012 Annual Report

Cutting Edge

WORLDiscoveries® continues to meet or exceed its key measures of success. The entity remains committed to its initial promise of raising the overall commercial contribution of London’s research community and fully expects to continue to be a leader among peers across all key performance measures over the next 4 years.


Quick Facts for 2012 Fiscal Year

17 patents issued

$1.09 million distributed to researchers

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17 license agreements

$1.09 thousand in commercialization grants

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$4.7 million in revenue

82 disclosures

112 active licenses



Our Team

Executive Director

Paul Paolatto
Executive Director

Asia Operations

Ling Ting

Engineering and Natural Sciences (ENS) & Social Innovation

Patrick Therrien
Senior Business Development Manager

Jaipreet Bindra
Senior Business Development Manager


Life Sciences

Souzan Armstrong
Senior Business Development Manager

Kirk Brown
Senior Business Development Manager

Sandy Vascotto,
Senior Business Development Manager

Ahmed Yousef
Business Development Manager



Support Services

Nadine Weedmark
Manager, Intellectual Property & Admin

Jan Payne
Patent and Market Analyst

Thurman Sawyer
Agreements Advisor

Lori Lariviere
Program Coordinator

Mona Wuytenburg,
Administrative Assistant

Fabian Folias,
Electronic Media Channel Coordinator

Jonathan Deeks,
Inventions and Patents Manager



Board of Directors

John Capone, Chair
Western University

David Hill
Lawson Health Research Institute

Mike Irwin

Kevin Robertson

Dwayne Martins
Western University

Paul Paolatto

Janice McMichael-Dennis
Bluewater Power


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