InnoVenture is a great example of interinstitutional collaboration
Just what is InnoVenture?
Developed in partnership with Western University and Queen’s University, InnoVenture was designed to match small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with potential partners from around the world based on the expertise and fields of interest of both parties using AI. SMEs and potential partners can register their profiles and begin matching once their profiles have been approved by InnoVenture administrators.
WORLDiscoveries® is the business development arm of London’s extensive research network and the bridge between local invention and global industry.
Born out of a partnership between Western University, Robarts Research Institute and Lawson Health Research Institute (collectively known as the Partners), WORLDiscoveries draws upon a mix of industry connections, sector-specific market knowledge and business development expertise, to help researchers and local inventors commercialize their discoveries through licensing and new company spin-offs.
WORLDiscoveries operates as a department of Western University.
In delivering this value proposition, WORLDiscoveries is a material contributor to the sustained financial health and vitality of London’s Research Row and the community at large.
WORLDiscoveries led the development of InnoVenture to help match Canadian SMEs, especially those connected to university research with potential partners nationally and internationally.
About Western University
Founded in 1878, Western delivers ‘The Western Experience’, an exemplary learning experience that engages the best and brightest people challenging them to meet ever-higher standards in the classroom and beyond. We inform every dimension of a student – intellectual, social, cultural as well as physical. From our home in London, ON, Canada, outward across every continent, Western prepares future leaders to succeed.
Western excels in moving research out of the labs and into the lives of people around the world through public- and private-sector partnerships. Our researchers collaborate with colleagues across the campus, country and globe to inform policy on the world stage.
From the operating room to the boardroom, the factory floor to spacecraft rocketing beyond the Earth’s atmosphere, Western’s research drives discovery and influences the way we live.
About the Centre for Advanced Computing
The Centre for Advanced Computing at Queen’s University specializes in secure, advanced computing resources and support for academic and medical clients.
In addition to reliable, secure computing, CAC has been successful in delivering world-class research high performance computing environment, storage resources, and support to over 400 Canadian research groups, comprising some 2100 researchers working in a variety of fields. Increasingly, high-performance computing (HPC) is playing an indispensable role in the cultivation of scientific knowledge and technological development, and this trend will only increase in the future. CAC is currently one of Canada’s leading secure HPC environments.
About Queen’s University
Queen’s University is highly-ranked in Canada for student experience, taking an inclusive approach and offering learning beyond the classroom; this experience includes the most clubs per capita of any Canadian University as well as a robust international exchange program with more than 220 partners.
Queen’s research-intensive environment and interdisciplinary program offerings provide students with the comprehensive and nimble skills required in today’s competitive and evolving workforce with 91% of Queen’s grads employed within six months after graduation.
Home to more than 24,000 students, Queen’s boasts an undergraduate graduation rate of 93%, diverse learning opportunities, a broad range of students services and supports, unmistakable school spirit, and a tight-knit global network of 159,000 alumni in 153 countries. Ultimately, to graduate from Queen’s University is to join an international community of lifelong learners and accomplished leaders.