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  • Life Sciences London, Canada
  • The London Advantage
    Location
    Skilled workers
    Infrastructure
    Research/education assets
    Industrial strength
    The LEDC
  • London Quick Facts
    10th largest city in Canada
    470,000 (CMA)
    352,000 (city proper)
    Ranked Top 5 North American Small Cities of the Future Quality of Life
    Regional centre for healthcare delivery
    Southwestern Ontario Pop. 1.5 Million
    Home to 19 teaching hospitals and research institutes
    More than 21,000 employed in Health Care including 2000 researchers
  • Skilled Workforce
    The University of Western Ontario
    32,000 undergraduate students
    3,300 graduate students
    Professional Programs
    Faculty of Engineering
    Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
    Computer Science
    Ivey Business School Health Stream
    WORLDiscoveries
    Tech Transfer and Commercialization Services
  • Skilled Workforce
    Fanshawe College
    • 10,632 full-time post-secondary students
    • 3,348 apprentices
    Health Technology Programs
    • Applied degree program in Biotechnology
    • Lab Technician Program
    • Co-operative education programs
  • Our Key Value Propositions
    Competitive Business Costs
    • Low price for serviced industrial lands
    • Affordable housing ($293,900 for 2-storey home)
    • No Development Fees
    Strategic Location on NAFTA Super Highway
    • Hwy 401, 402 & 403 give 3 access points to U.S
    London International Airport
    • 24 hour Canada Customs & cargo services
    • Daily non-stop flights to Chicago, Vancouver, Toronto & more
    • Duty-free zone
  • Major Research Institutes
    • Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advanced Robotics (CSTAR)
    • Lawson Health Research Institute
    • Robarts Research Institute
    • The Stiller Centre for Technology Commercialization
    • Western’s Photonics and Nanotechnology Laboratory
    • National Research Council
    • Biotron
    • Animal Research Facility
  • Why Firms are Attracted to London
    Research – World Class Experts
    Business Climate –Canada seen as a safe gateway to NA
    Highly Educated Workforce – Access to educated people
    Access o Facilities and Patients – Excellent facilities in a geographically compact area, access to 1.5 Million patients in Southwestern Ontario
    Business Costs- Very competitive cost of living
    Livability-Increasingly multicultural, comfortable size, culture and entertainment, spousal employment opportunities
    Government Programs- R&D, Commercialization support programs
  • Life Sciences London, Canada
    Bart Sullivan
    Director, Business Development
    Life Sciences
    London Economic Development Corporation (LEDC)
    Tel. 1-800-327-2428
    bsullivan@ledc.com