Onward. Outward.

2019 Annual Report

Onward. Outward.

WORLDiscoveries® was formed  by Western University, Robarts Research Institute, and Lawson Health Research Institute, seeking to dramatically increase its return on investment to the researchers and the community through licensing and the creation of spin-off companies.

As a leading commercialization centre in Canada, WORLDiscoveries is a significant contributor to the growing number of partnerships between academics and commerce, research and business, institutions and community.

WORLDiscoveries continues to work with an impressive team of private and public sector collaborators both locally and internationally who are committed to the timely transfer of innovative research products and services to the community for the benefit of all.

Quick Facts for 2019 Fiscal Year

45 patents issued

42 active spin-off companies

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37 license agreements

$191 thousand in commercialization grants

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$5.8 million in revenue

63 disclosures

179 active licenses

$3.9 million distributed to researchers


Our Team

Executive Director

Lisa Cechetto
Executive Director

Asia Operations

Ling Ting
Director, Canada Operations

Amy Dang
Business Development Officer

Betsy Kuai
Director, China Operations

Cynthia Chen
Project Manager

Harry Yu
Business Development Associate

Engineering and Natural Sciences

Patrick Therrien
Senior Business Development Manager

Tamer Mohamed
Business Development Manager

Noshin Hashim
Business Development Officer

Life Sciences

Souzan Armstrong
Director, Business Development

Kirk Brown
Senior Business Development Manager

Colin Macaulay
Business Development Manager

Patricia Pan
Business Development Manager

Saqib Sachani
Business Development Officer

Rebecca Gould
Project Coordinator

Support Services

Nadine Weedmark
Manager, Intellectual Property & Admin

Tyler Lougheed
Patent and Market Analyst

Thurman Sawyer
Agreements Advisor

Jordan Flemming
Digital Marketing Manager

Bev Bailey
Administrative Officer

Board of Directors

Sarah Prichard, Chair
Western University

David Hill
Lawson Health Research Institute

Mike Irwin

Peter Johnson

David Litchfield
Western University

Christina Fox

Alex Weiner
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