In June 2009, the Ontario Government introduced the Ontario Network of Excellence (ONE) – Ontario’s revitalized, client-focused, province-wide innovation network. In May 2013, the ONE was re-branded to the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE).
The ONE is a collaborative network of organizations across Ontario, designed to help entrepreneurs, businesses and researchers commercialize their ideas by providing a comprehensive suite of programs and services across the full commercialization continuum from idea to market. These programs are provincially supported and regionally delivered, ensuring that everyone across the province has access to the same high quality resources and expertise.
The goal of ONE is to improve the Ministry of Research and Innovation and the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment’s provision of services to entrepreneurs, businesses and researchers across the province. This means that from any ONE member’s office, an innovator has access to best practices from around the world, programs linking them to researchers and successful entrepreneurs, and assistance in accessing the funding and advice they need to take their ideas to market.
ONE is the next step in delivering Ontario’s Innovation Agenda (OIA), and the next step in unlocking the tremendous potential and remarkable talent across our province.
As ONE’s provincial coordinator for industry-academic collaboration programs and services, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) administers the Industry Academic Collaboration Program (IACP). Funded by the Province of Ontario, IACP is designed to leverage the full capacity of Ontario’s research institutions in order to help technology-based companies create jobs and prosperity by commercializing Ontario-based research discoveries.
For more information on the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE), visit oneinnovation.ca or the Ministry of Research and Innovation's website at ontariocanada.com.