Global Edge

2014 Annual Report

Global Edge

We call this report “Global Edge” to focus attention on the considerable success of WORLDiscoveries Asia — our subsidiary founded only three years ago in Hong Kong, which now has three offices in China. In addition, the Fraunhofer Project Centre at Western’s Advanced Manufacturing Park has brought us new opportunities in Europe and around the globe. Our ambition knows no boundaries. We at WORLDiscoveries are honoured to represent novel, client-focused creations that are developed at Western University, Robarts and Lawson. Our commitment to the success of these advances, and the partners we serve, never wavers.

Quick Facts for 2014 Fiscal Year

46 patents issued

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$5.3 million in revenue

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12 license agreements

$60 thousand in commercialization grants

71 disclosures

113 active licenses

$3 million distributed to researchers



Our Team

Executive Director

Lisa Cechetto
Executive Director

Asia Operations

Ling Ting

Engineering and Natural Sciences (ENS) & Social Innovation

Patrick Therrien
Senior Business Development Manager

Jonathan Deeks
Business Development Manager

Matthew Mills
Business Development Manager

Life Sciences

Souzan Armstrong
Director, Business Development

Kirk Brown
Senior Business Development Manager

Tyler Lougheed
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

Bev Bailey
Administrative Officer

Fabian Folias
Digital Marketing Manager

Board of Directors

John Capone, Chair
Western University

David Hill
Lawson Health Research Institute

Mike Irwin

Peter Johnson
Lerners LLP

Dwayne Martins
Western University

Marilyn Sinclair

Janice McMichael-Dennis
Bluewater Power


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