Leading Edge

2011 Annual Report

Leading Edge

Five years ago, leaders from Western University, Robarts Research Institute and Lawson Health Research Institute elected to combine each of their respective business development offices, mandates and resources under one banner called WORLDiscoveries®.

Five years later, the intended outcomes from what some considered a bold experiment have been largely realized and in many cases exceeded; outcomes that we affectionately call “The Edge Effect”.

 

Quick Facts for 2011 Fiscal Year

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47 patents issued

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11 cumulative spin-off companies

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$1.5 million in commercialization grants

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$5.1 million in revenue

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65 disclosures

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10 trademarks issued

 

Stories

 

Our Team

Executive Director

Paul Paolatto
Executive Director

Asia Operations

Ling Ting
Director

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

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
3M

Kevin Robertson
PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Dwayne Martins
Western University

Paul Paolatto
WORLDiscoveries

Janice McMichael-Dennis
Bluewater Power

 

 
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