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News Releases

  • Extreme Startups and Ontario Centres of Excellence announce strategic partnership

    Jul 10, 2012Extreme Startups and Ontario Centres of Excellence announce strategic partnership
    To further accelerate the growth of the next generation of technology companies, Extreme Startups, Canada’s premier early-stage technology accelerator, and the Ontario Centres of Excellence’s (OCE) Centre for Commercialization of Research (CCR) have partnered to jointly deliver business advisory services, education and seed financing to qualified SmartStart program start-ups and entrepreneurs.
  • Government of Canada supports innovative start-up businesses in Southern Ontario

    Jun 26, 2012Government of Canada supports innovative start-up businesses in Southern Ontario
    Young entrepreneurs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math will receive skills support and seed financing to start their own businesses, thanks to an investment of more than $1.1 million from Ontario Centres of Excellence’s (OCE) Centre for Commercialization of Research (CCR), announced today by Kellie Leitch, Member of Parliament for Simcoe-Grey, on behalf of the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).
  • CQDM Partners with MaRS Innovation, Ontario Brain Institute and Ontario Centres of Excellence to Launch Life Sciences Funding Program Within Ontario-Québec Corridor

    Jun 19, 2012CQDM Partners with MaRS Innovation, Ontario Brain Institute and Ontario Centres of Excellence to Launch Life Sciences Funding Program Within Ontario-Québec Corridor
    Together with key partners from Ontario, the Québec Consortium for Drug Discovery (CQDM) is creating a new initiative to fund collaborative life sciences research projects between the two provinces.
  • Ontario Brain Institute and Ontario Centres of Excellence Partner to Launch the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs in Neuroscience

    May 07, 2012Ontario Brain Institute and Ontario Centres of Excellence Partner to Launch the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs in Neuroscience
    The Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) and the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) are giving some of the world’s top young entrepreneurs the chance to turn their discoveries into viable neuroscience-based businesses.
  • Centre for Commercialization of Research in partnership with the International Commercialization Alliance launches Global Marketplace initiative to stimulate new business and investment partnerships in the innovation space

    Mar 29, 2012Centre for Commercialization of Research in partnership with the International Commercialization Alliance launches Global Marketplace initiative to stimulate new business and investment partnerships in the innovation space
    To better connect companies and to stimulate new business and investment partnerships in the global marketplace, the Centre for Commercialization of Research (CCR) in partnership with the International Commercialization Alliance (ICA), has launched a pilot project called the Global Marketplace.
  • OCE’s Centre for Commercialization of Research (CCR) and Larta Institute initiate cross-border agreement to accelerate commercial growth of innovative companies

    Mar 27, 2012OCE’s Centre for Commercialization of Research (CCR) and Larta Institute initiate cross-border agreement to accelerate commercial growth of innovative companies
    OCE’s Centre for Commercialization of Research (CCR) and the Larta Institute have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to advance cross-border commercialization partnerships between their respective portfolios of innovative companies to further accelerate their growth.
  • Creating a Global Brain Trust on Commercialization to Build More Robust Companies around the World

    Mar 21, 2012Creating a Global Brain Trust on Commercialization to Build More Robust Companies around the World
    In the heart of one of Canada’s most prominent financial districts, CCR’s second annual International Commercialization Forum welcomed 85 innovation leaders from 22 countries to Toronto. The two-day forum, designed to help establish a global brain trust on the commercialization of publicly funded research, is being hosted by Ontario Centres of Excellence’s federally funded Centre for Commercialization of Research (CCR) in partnership with the International Commercialization Alliance (ICA).
  • CCR congratulates Rna Diagnostics Inc. on $925,000 Syndicated Life Science Investment

    Mar 16, 2012 CCR congratulates Rna Diagnostics Inc. on $925,000 Syndicated Life Science Investment
    The Centre of Commercialization of Research (CCR) wishes to congratulate Rna Diagnostics on the announcement of an investment syndicate of $925,000 CDN involving members of the York Angels, the Golden Triangle Angle Network (GTAN), the Georgian Angel Network (GAN), and the Niagara Angel Network (NAN). The news release can be found below.
  • New industrial R&D fellowships funding

    Feb 14, 2012New industrial R&D fellowships funding
    Recognizing the need to invest in the development of highly qualified recent graduates, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) are partnering to enable Ontario small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to enhance their R&D capacity with the addition of highly skilled graduates.
  • Annual General Meeting showcases OCE’s successes in 2010/2011

    Nov 08, 2011Annual General Meeting showcases OCE’s successes in 2010/2011
    On Monday November 7th 2011 the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) welcomed over 200 attendees to its eighth Annual General Meeting.