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Ontario Centres of Excellence AGM highlights year’s accomplishments

February 22, 2015

TORONTO, Oct. 23, 2012 – Ontario Centres of Excellence released results of another successful year of bringing research, innovation and business development together at its Annual General Meeting in Toronto on Oct. 23. More than 200 people attended the event held at The Design Exchange.

Key Highlights for 2011/2012 include:

  • Invested $29 million in 509 research, commercialization and talent projects
  • Leveraged $51.6 million in investment from industry partners
  • Enhanced the knowledge and skills of 5,440 researchers, students and private sector employees
  • Engaged 659 researchers and co-investigators
  • Involved 47 colleges, universities and research hospitals in OCE projects
  • Created or sustained 1,784 jobs as a direct result of OCE-funded projects
  • Established 36 new technology licences

Full details on OCE’s 2011/2012 year-end results can be found at:

2011/2012 OCE Annual Report
2011/2012 Financial Statements
2011/2012 OCE CCR Annual Report

The AGM also featured 14 OCE-supported ventures as part of the ‘Innovation Showcase’ including four Mind to Market Finalists and two recipients of the Martin Walmsley Fellowship for Technological Entrepreneurship.

More information on the award winner and fellowship recipients can be found at:

http://www.oce-ontario.org/news-events/media/news-releases/2012/10/23/vitasound-mind-to-market
 LINK TO M2M release and video

http://www.oce-ontario.org/news-events/media/news-releases/2012/10/23/11-12-walmsley-winners
 LINK TO MWF release and video


About Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Inc. (www.oce-ontario.org)
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 governments. A champion of leading-edge technologies, best practices and research, OCE invests in sectors such as advanced health, digital media and information communications, advanced manufacturing and materials, and cleantech including energy, environment and water. OCE through its Centre for Commercialization of Research (CCR), an initiative supported by the federal government, also acts as a catalyst which allows innovative businesses to grow and achieve sustainable commercial success and global competitiveness. OCE is a key partner in delivering Ontario's Innovation Agenda as a member of the province's Ontario Network of Excellence (ONE). Funded by the Government of Ontario, the ONE is Ontario's innovation system. The ONE is made up of regional and sector focused organizations designed to help Ontario-based entrepreneurs rapidly grow their companies, and create jobs. For more information visit www.oneinnovation.ca.

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Media contact:         
Stuart Green
Manager, Media Relations
416-861-1092 x 1022
stuart.green@oce-ontario.org