May 5, 2016 – Mississauga, ON – Unlock Your Big Idea pitch competition
The Unlock Your Big Idea pitch competition is designed for entrepreneurs who need capital to make their vision come to life.
Applications for Unlock Your Big Idea close on March 18, 2016, so interested entrepreneurs will need to act quickly. To help guide applicants through the process, the Brampton Entrepreneur Centre is hosting Information Sessions on February 23 and March 14 at South Fletcher’s Library at 6 pm.
A panel of business experts will select finalists from among the applications and announce them on April 7, 2016. Finalists will have about a month to fine tune their presentations before the final pitch competition, scheduled for May 5, 2016 at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) campus.
OCE is proud to be the primary sponsor of this event.
May 6, 2016 – Markham, ON – GO Open Data Conference
The 4th annual GO Open Data conference (GOOD16) will be held on May 6 & 7 in York Region, hosted by ventureLAB, the area’s Regional Innovation Centre providing support for innovative entrepreneurs, many of whom use open data to build businesses based on open data or create disruptive solutions to an existing problem.
Open data means transparency and efficiency in government. It means developers can use open data to create innovative solutions and new businesses that help address community problems such as transportation or affordable housing. It means more engaged citizens, bringing together public and private organizations and bridging gaps.
Open data can range from maps and transit feeds to energy consumption, food inspections and beach water testing and more.
Open data is disruptive. It has the potential to create a better future for everyone. It’s about creating dialogue, creating innovative technologies and highlighting the real business needs for open data.
May 9, 2016 – Toronto, ON – OCE Discovery
Discovery is Canada's leading innovation-to-commercialization conference. Hosted by the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), Discovery brings together key players from industry, academia, government, the investment community as well as entrepreneurs and students to pursue collaboration opportunities.
Garnering over 3,000 attendees and more than 500 exhibitors in 2015, Discovery is a showcase of leading-edge technologies, best practices and research from sectors such as health, manufacturing, digital media and cleantech, including energy, environment and water.
Renowned keynote speakers and panels ignite discussion, knowledge-sharing and new perspectives. Networking opportunities feature key influencers from government, academia, industry and leading sectors.
Discovery facilitates the exchange of ideas and encourages new ways to collaborate and push the boundaries of research and innovation through to demonstration and development. Creating a strong innovation economy is key to Ontario's future.
Discovery is hosted at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto.
May 9, 2016 – Markham, ON – SMTA International Conference
The ICSR conference has been occurring within Canada for the past nine years with this year being the 10th anniversary and has drawn over 1,000 people; both of local along with international presence; covering leading edge technological advancements that have fostered collaboration between academia, industry along with various government organizations during this time globally.
May 11, 2016 – London, ON – 21st Annual Manufacturing Dinner & Recognition Awards - Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Ontario
Southwestern Ontario’s premier event which celebrates the contributions of the manufacturing sector and honours future manufacturing professionals.
OCE is proud to be a sponsor of this event.
May 17, 2016 – Toronto, ON – The Ontario Environment and Cleantech Business and Policy Forum
As Ontario moves to establish a cap-and-trade system and governments across the country increase investments in green infrastructure and technologies, how can Ontario businesses benefit? Where will the billions of new investment dollars flow? What policy changes are coming that will affect our businesses - and create new opportunities?
Join us for a day of exploring the issues facing Ontario businesses and governments. Our expected attendees will include business leaders from across the environment and cleantech sector, senior government policymakers, financial and investment executives and members of the Ontario Public Works Association, Ontario’s leading public works practitioners!
June 14, 2016 – Richmond Hill, ON – MedEdge 2016
MedEdge is a catalyst for advancing life science ideas, connections and innovation into commercial success in York Region and the GTA’s life sciences sector.
MedEdge has been inspiring ideas, innovation and collaborations for four years, with tremendous growth in attendance year over year. MedEdge has resulted in numerous successes for our participants and attendees. One example includes a pilot project between Southlake Regional Health Centre, ventureLAB and local companies to spur the development of healthcare technologies, helping entrepreneurial companies make the jump from start-ups to thriving businesses.