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Ontario Centres of Excellence hosts forum on the future of aerospace in Ontario

September 6, 2013

TORONTO, Sept. 6, 2013 – Ontario Centres of Excellence, in conjunction with the Ontario Aerospace Council and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, will host a forum on growing Ontario’s aerospace sector.

The event will bring together key players including industry, academic and government partners for a discussion on research and development challenges and opportunities within the sector and plot a roadmap for success.

The session falls under the umbrella of the Ontario’s Voucher for Industry Association R&D Challenge (VIA) and will inform the expressions of interest proposal call for industry-academic collaborations that will address challenges leading to increased productivity with significant economic impact for Ontario (jobs, revenues etc.) and program partners. It is the first VIA to be awarded as part of Ontario’s new Collaboration Voucher Program.

More information on the VIA program.

What: Ontario aerospace R&D workshop/forum
When: Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 - 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Westin Bristol Place Hotel (Sutton Rooms A&B), 950 Dixon Rd., Toronto, ON

About Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Inc. (

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) drives the commercialization of cutting-edge research across key market sectors to build the economy of tomorrow and secure Ontario’s global competitiveness. In doing this, OCE fosters the training and development of the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs and is a key partner with Ontario’s industry, universities, colleges, research hospitals, investors and government ministries. OCE is a key partner in delivering Ontario’s Innovation Agenda as a member of the province’s Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE). Funded by the Government of Ontario, the ONE is made up of regional and sector-focused organizations and helps Ontario-based entrepreneurs and industry rapidly grow their company and create jobs. For more information visit


NB: Although registration is not required, media with an interest in attending are asked to contact Stuart Green at the co-ordinates below in advance or check-in at the registration table on-site. Space is limited.

Media contact:
Stuart Green
Manager, Media Relations
416-861-1092 x 1022