WORLDiscoveries® Asia is a subsidiary of WORLDiscoveries, the business development office of Western University’s extensive research network and the bridge between Canadian invention and global industry. Western University, based in London, Canada, is a world-class university and excels in moving research out of the labs and into the lives of people around the world through public- and private-sector partnerships.
WD Asia was established in 2011 in response to the changing global economy and to build upon strong ties between Western University researchers and Asian institutions. WD Asia has offices in Hong Kong and Nanjing.
Our goal is to enhance Western University’s profile and the level of engagement in the area of research collaboration and technology commercialization in the region. To achieve this goal, the strategic focus under this mission with Asia has included:
- forging stronger relationship and higher-quality research collaboration between Western and Chinese partners, including both leading academic institutions and industry players, through organized mission trips and personnel exchange;
- establishing a long-term and systemic mechanism of promoting Western’s research excellence and technologies in China through partnering with government agencies at all levels as well as leading organizations in the field of technology transfer and exchange; and
- bringing in revenue and other value-add by selecting Western University owned intellectual property from the interest areas defined by local government and industry, and actively marketing them in the form of licensing deals and/or start-up formation.
We are the link between Canada and Asia for international science collaboration and technology commercialization.
WORLDiscoveries Asia aspires to serve as an effective gateway and bridge between Canada and Asia for international science collaboration and technology industrialization. We seek to become a leading profitable international technology transfer enterprise while enhancing technology development and transfer to the benefit of the region.
WORLDiscoveries Asia strives to unleash and maximize the value of top Canadian technological discoveries, helping to conquer human diseases, environmental pollution, energy shortages, and other challenges faced by Asian countries.