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Upcoming Events

  • Accessibility Innovation Showcase

    A disability can affect anyone at any stage throughout their life.

    The Accessibility Innovation Showcase is a first-of-its kind event hosted by the Ontario government to raise the profile of accessibility, demonstrate advances in technology and market-ready innovations, and stimulate investment and growth of the industry.
    Coinciding with the 2015 Parapan American Games and in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, this high profile five-day event (August 7-11, 2015) will bring together top innovators, investors, local and international dignitaries, government and the public.

    This is a unique opportunity for:
    - Innovators to showcase and pitch their products while building valuable business networks
    - Investors to preview new ready-for-market products
    - The public to experience and learn about accessibility technology first-hand

    Located at the MaRS Discovery District, this Showcase features both a public and industry-focused program including: exclusive investment and networking opportunities, interactive demonstrations, kids zone, sports zone, speaker series, hack-a-thon, rapid prototyping and public tours.

    Organizations interested in exhibiting their accessibility technology/assistive device or in a speaking opportunity at the Showcase are invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI). The EOI process will begin at the end of May.

    If you would like to receive more information about this exciting opportunity and are interested in putting forward a submission, please contact Martin Desouza, Project Officer, at or 647-680-4217.
  • 2015 Canadian Innovation Exchange

    OCE is proud to sponsor the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX), a leading technology innovation destination where investors, innovative companies, entrepreneurs and facilitators converge to drive economic growth and accelerate the development and implementation of new ideas.

    This forum attracts the key players behind Canadian’s innovative technology products and services in order to learn from each other, meet and pursue customer partnerships and investment relationships, and encourage the development of innovative technology that will be an integral part of Canada’s economic growth. It also features the CIX Top 20, an exclusive showcase that celebrates Canada’s best innovations and the people behind them.

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