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News Releases

  • Innovative music-based cardiac recovery device will play music for the heart

    Dec 05, 2012Innovative music-based cardiac recovery device will play music for the heart
    You’ve heard of music being played from the heart or with heart. Well how about music for the heart?Vigour Projects, a subsidiary of SoulCan Music Ltd., has been awarded $49,900 from the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) for an innovative approach to helping cardiac patients through the use of music.
  • Ontario Centres of Excellence competition seeks to find the next generation of socially conscious entrepreneurs

    Nov 19, 2012Ontario Centres of Excellence competition seeks to find the next generation of socially conscious entrepreneurs
    The search is on for Ontario’s next great socially innovative business ideas. Open to students and recent graduates (no more than three years past graduation) from all faculties of publicly-funded Ontario colleges and universities, the Social Enterprise Student Competition is being conducted in two rounds.
  • Ottawa’s Giatec Scientific awarded $150,000 from Ontario Centres of Excellence to continue work on hand-held concrete analyzer

    Nov 19, 2012Ottawa’s Giatec Scientific awarded $150,000 from Ontario Centres of Excellence to continue work on hand-held concrete analyzer
    Already making a name with its leading-edge structural integrity technology, Ottawa’s Giatec Scientific is cementing its future with $150,000 from Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) to bring its revolutionary portable concrete analyzer to market.
  • OCE blog series celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week

    Nov 13, 2012OCE blog series celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week
    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week with a series of blogs by some of Ontario’s most successful young new business owners. The series, which launches Monday, Nov. 12, asks “Why I picked entrepreneurship” and will help build awareness of what it takes for a new business enterprise to get ahead.
  • OMERS President and CEO Michael Nobrega named Chair of Ontario Centres of Excellence Board of Directors

    Oct 24, 2012OMERS President and CEO Michael Nobrega named Chair of Ontario Centres of Excellence Board of Directors
    Michael Nobrega, President and CEO of OMERS, has been appointed Chair of Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Board of Directors. The two-year appointment was confirmed by the board at its Annual General Meeting on Oct. 23.
  • VitaSound Audio’s Revolutionary Technology Earns Hamilton Firm the Prestigious Mind to Market award from Ontario Centres of Excellence

    Oct 24, 2012VitaSound Audio’s Revolutionary Technology Earns Hamilton Firm the Prestigious Mind to Market award from Ontario Centres of Excellence
    VitaSound’s revolution in treating hearing loss through stimulation of damaged nerves in the ear drum rather than sound amplification earned the Hamilton-based company the prestigious 2012 Mind to Market Award from Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Wednesday in Toronto.
  • Ontario Centres of Excellence fellowship will help industrial innovators continue development of groundbreaking products

    Oct 24, 2012Ontario Centres of Excellence fellowship will help industrial innovators continue development of groundbreaking products
    Two innovators with solutions to infrastructure and manufacturing challenges have been awarded prestigious Martin Walmsley Fellowships for Technical Entrepreneurship by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE). The awards were handed out at OCE’s 2012 Annual General Meeting.
  • Media Advisory: OCE 2012 Annual General Meeting and Innovation Showcase

    Oct 19, 2012Media Advisory: OCE 2012 Annual General Meeting and Innovation Showcase
    A range of made-in-Ontario products that will improve hearing and heart health, make buildings more earthquake resistant and reduce head injuries in contact sports through a mobile app are among 14 innovations that will be on display as part of Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) 2012 Innovation Showcase and Annual General Meeting.
  • New Study Says Funding For Innovation in Canada Paying Off

    Oct 02, 2012New Study Says Funding For Innovation in Canada Paying Off
    The Centre for Commercialization of Research (CCR), which works with early-stage, innovative companies in Canada, released a report today demonstrating an impressive $3.26 return on investment for each dollar the organization receives in government funding.
  • Entrepreneurs and Early Stage Companies to Benefit from Collaborative Agreement between Ontario Centres of Excellence and OMERS

    Sep 17, 2012Entrepreneurs and Early Stage Companies to Benefit from Collaborative Agreement between Ontario Centres of Excellence and OMERS
    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and OMERS, one of Canada’s largest pension plans, are joining forces to provide early-stage companies with the tools required to build truly global business potential.