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. We are going to have an office in Japan soon.
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. We are the link between Canada and Asia for international science collaboration and technology commercialization. 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 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.
WORLDiscoveries Asia acts as an intermediary to connect technology seekers in the region with the researchers and inventors who have the desired technologies. Our team will provide additional services and functions upon request.
WORLDiscoveries Asia helps researchers and inventors from Canada to commercialize their prospect technologies through licensing their work to Asian partners. Our team provides the business development, project management, and legal assistance throughout the licensing process and always seeks agreements that are beneficial to all parties.
WORLDiscoveries Asia helps researchers and inventors from Canada to create start-up companies in Asia surrounding the identified prospect technologies. To provide resources for start-up companies, WORLDiscoveries Asia is devoted to attracting potential private investors and applying government funding programs to fulfill financial needs, as well as providing assistance with legal matters, IP management, and governance to fulfill operational needs for the spin-off companies to achieve profitable stage as early as possible.
WORLDiscoveries Asia can assist with the facilitation of delegations, meetings and events to engage Asian firms with their North American counterparts with the purpose of identifying and pursuing potential opportunities.
WORLDiscoveries Asia can provide advice in a variety of areas including intellectual property (IP) assessment for Asian companies associated with North American researchers and inventors, communication and negotiation strategies for Asian firms and their North American counterparts, assistance with grant applications for Canadian and Asian funding and IP management assistance for Asian firms.
Participated in the Project Signing Ceremony of Chongqing-Medical-University-Circle Innovation Ecosystem & International Advanced Medical Technology Innovation Summit
In order to promote the connection between innovative resources and market of universities and introduce the world innovative medical project, on April 10th, the Project Signing Ceremony of Chongqing-Medical-University-Circle Innovation Ecosystem & International Advanced Medical Technology Innovation Summit was held in Chongqing. WD Asia Nanjing team participated in this event at the invitation of the Canadian consulate in Chongqing and brought two excellent Canadian medical projects-“A Novel Solution for Control of Bleeding”, “Personalized cancer treatment selection device”. Sun Hongyu, senior development manager of the Nanjing office, gave a roadshow speech on these two projects.
During the event, WD Asia team communicated with a number of enterprises and investors, which deepened the understanding of domestic medical ecology and further expanded the relationship network in southwest China.
Delegation goes to Japan and Korea for “Medical Japan2019” and “Ontario – Alberta Life Science Mission 2019”
MEDICAL JAPAN 2019 – 5th Int’l Medical and Elderly Care Expo & Conference Osaka was successfully held from February 20 to 22, 2019 at INTEX Osaka, Japan. WD Asia’s delegation attended the event and met with outstanding speakers and attendees, building strong relationships with international companies and individuals.
On February 25, WD Asia delegation was invited by the Canadian embassy in South Korea to participate in the “Ontario-Alberta Life Sciences Mission 2019”, which aims to learn more about South Korea and explore business opportunities in health industry. During the activity, the delegation had an exchange with a number of south Korean investment enterprises and had a preliminary understanding of their needs. The mission trip also laid the groundwork for WD Asia’s entry into the Korean market.