In addition to support for technologies and ideas with demonstrated commercial potential, OCE also supports and invests in early-stage projects, where the probability of commercial success and potential total return on innovation are both substantial.
Popular OCE Programs for Entrepreneurs & Start-ups
Market Readiness aids in moving promising technologies from an academic lab setting to a new spin-off company or licensing opportunity. Learn More >
SmartStart supports new ventures led by postgraduate students or recent graduates from Science, Technology, Engineering or Math programs through funding, entrepreneurship training and development. Learn More >
Technical Problem Solving provides a focus on select short-term projects and provides hands-on problem solving experience. Learn More >
Connections links students in engineering, science and technology programs to technology-based companies to work on real-world projects. Learn More >
First Job provides salary sharing for Ontario companies that hire new graduates for R&D positions. Learn More >