Upcoming Events

  • August 6, 2015Online, Information Session - Connected Vehicle/Autonomous Vehicle Program

    Helping the province's transportation industry grow and succeed is part of the Ontario government's plan to invest in people, invest in infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate. The Connected Vehicle/Autonomous Vehicle (CVAV) Program encourages business and academic institutions to develop and commercialize innovations in connected and autonomous vehicle technologies, with a focus on projects that show a strong potential for commercialization. Offered by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) on behalf of the Ontario Ministry of Transportation and Ministry of Economic Development Employment and Infrastructure, the CVAV Program funds industry-led projects.

    More information will be provided via webcast on Thursday August 6, 2015. This webcast will include the latest in CVAV Program updates, and ITS developments at the Ontario Ministry of Transportation; an overview of 2 projects funded during the pilot phase, an overview of the Program and a Q&A session.


    Date: Thursday August 6, 2015
    Time: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
    Registration Link:

  • August 8, 2015Toronto, ONAccessibility 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 three-day event (August 8-10, 2015) will bring together top innovators, investors, local and international dignitaries, government and the public. Admission to the event is free and requires no registration.

    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.
  • August 9, 2015Toronto, ONAccessibility Innovation Showcase – Tech Pitch Competition

    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), in partnership with the Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure (MEDEI), is hosting the Accessibility Innovation Showcase – Tech Pitch Competition.

    The competition offers Ontario-based companies showcasing at the Accessibility Innovation Showcase the opportunity for a face-to-face with investors to deliver a compelling overview of their investment-ready company with a focus on accessibility and assistive technologies. The winner receives a $20,000 award to assist with the further development of their business.

    During the Showcase, there will be two phases of the competition:

    • Semi-Finals 
      • Date: August 9, 2015
      • Time: 1:30 – 5:30 p.m.
      • Location: MaRS Discovery District, 101 College St, Auditorium

        Up to 20 semi-finalists will be given up to five minutes to pitch their innovative product or service of interest to the accessibility community to a panel of judges, followed by a three-minute question and answer period.

    • Finals
      • Date: August 10, 2015
      • Time: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
      • Location: MaRS Discovery District, 101 College St, Main Stage

        Five finalists will be selected from the semi-finalists pitches. Finalists will have a maximum of 10 minutes to pitch their innovative product or service of interest to the accessibility community to a panel of judges, followed by a 10-minute question and answer period. 
  • August 19, 2015Toronto, UnERD 2015
    Undergraduate Engineering Research Day (UnERD) is a one-day research symposium at the University of Toronto where undergraduate engineering students present the research they have done over the summer. It is a great opportunity to share your hard work with professors, graduate students and other undergraduate fellows across different disciplines. Students are able to deliver either a podium or poster presentation, which will be evaluated by an expert panel of judges – our very own distinguished professors. This year the event will take place at UofT's Bahen Centre of Information Technology.
  • August 28, 2015Guelph, ONStartup Weekend Guelph
    This 2nd annual event will be held at McLauglin Library @ University of Guelph, and will run from Friday, August 28th (6:30pm) to Sunday, August 30th (6pm). 
  • November 17, 2015Toronto, ON, 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.