Our Mission & Vision


OCE's vision is prosperity from innovation - an Ontario where bright minds connect to create prosperity.


OCE's mission is to accelerate innovation through game-changing research leading to successful commercialization and vibrant collaboration between industry and academia, launching the next generation of products and jobs.


  • Partnership: We believe in the power of teamwork and building effective partnerships both internally and externally. The result is a culture based on transparency and the sharing of information.
  • Trust and Respect: We trust and respect our staff, clients and stakeholders and we hold ourselves to the highest standards of professionalism.
  • Flexibility and Agility: We believe in serving clients and partners according to their needs and timelines. We identify with the entrepreneurs we work with.
  • Risk-taking: We are in the “new ideas” business. We value creativity and believe in life-long learning. We accept the risks associated with furthering development of innovative ideas and people.
  • Accountability: We are accountable for our individual and collective decisions and actions as they impact our relationships and the performance of the organization.
  • Positive Work Environment: We support diversity and believe that OCE functions best when staff is like-minded – not necessarily alike. And, we support programs that facilitate work-life balance.