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News Releases

  • OCE’s AdvancingEducation Program Funds Exciting Classroom Innovations

    Nov 21, 2016OCE’s AdvancingEducation Program Funds Exciting Classroom Innovations
    The first six projects to be funded through the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) AdvancingEducation program include a game-based approach to motivating children, a multisensory chair for children with autism and a new approach to distance education.
  • $50,000 in Awards Presented to Innovators by Ontario Centres of Excellence

    Oct 28, 2016$50,000 in Awards Presented to Innovators by Ontario Centres of Excellence
    More than 360 guests participated in Ontario Centres of Excellence's (OCE's) AGM and annual awards presentation at Design Exchange in downtown Toronto.
  • Canada Fourth-Largest Cybersecurity Hub in the World

    Oct 19, 2016Canada Fourth-Largest Cybersecurity Hub in the World
    Canada ranks as the fourth-largest innovation hub in the world for cybersecurity with Ontario leading the country, concludes a report released today. Commissioned by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA), the report states that Ontario has the potential to assume a more dominant leadership role in cybersecurity, given its current strengths in financial services and technology, if it takes immediate steps to seize the opportunity. The ranking is based on venture capital deals in the cybersecurity sector.
  • Three Ontario Teams Qualify as Semi-Finalists in Global Carbon XPRIZE Challenge. OCE earmarks up to $2.5 M to support semi-finalists

    Oct 17, 2016Three Ontario Teams Qualify as Semi-Finalists in Global Carbon XPRIZE Challenge. OCE earmarks up to $2.5 M to support semi-finalists
    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is thrilled to congratulate three Ontario-based teams among the 27 semi-finalists in the $20 million global NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE competition. These semi-finalists --­ Pond Technologies, Tandem Technical and CERT -- were selected from 47 international entrants.
  • High school entrepreneurship competition returns for fifth year

    Sep 30, 2016High school entrepreneurship competition returns for fifth year
    Today, the Government of Ontario and Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) launched the fifth year of the Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch competition, an event which helps foster high school entrepreneurs.
  • China-Ontario Incubator Proves to be Successful

    Sep 29, 2016China-Ontario Incubator Proves to be Successful
    Ten more Ontario start-ups have joined the ranks of a successful first-to-market incubator for companies looking to make the most of opportunities in China thanks to a partnership between Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the China Canada Angels Alliance (CCAA).
  • Venture for Canada Continues to Recruit, Train and Support Top Talent For Ontario Startups

    Sep 08, 2016Venture for Canada Continues to Recruit, Train and Support Top Talent For Ontario Startups
    Venture for Canada, a not-for-profit that recruits, trains and supports recent graduates to work at Canadian startups, is seeing tremendous success, with 90 per cent of its fellows meeting or exceeding the expectations of employers in their job placements.
  • Ontario’s Health Technologies Fund now accepting applications

    Jul 04, 2016Ontario’s Health Technologies Fund now accepting applications
    Ontario’s $20 million Health Technologies Fund (HTF) is open for business.
  • Ontario to support local teams competing for the Carbon XPRIZE

    Jun 21, 2016Ontario to support local teams competing for the Carbon XPRIZE
    Ontario is taking a major step in the fight against climate change by making up to $2.5 million available to Ontario-based teams competing in the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, a global challenge to address climate change by incentivizing innovators to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from power plants and industrial facilities into valuable every day products.
  • Six new drug discovery acceleration projects supported by CQDM and Ontario Centres of Excellence showcase continued success of Quebec-Ontario Life Sciences Corridor

    Jun 07, 2016Six new drug discovery acceleration projects supported by CQDM and Ontario Centres of Excellence showcase continued success of Quebec-Ontario Life Sciences Corridor
    Partners since 2012, CQDM and Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) are pleased to announce the funding of six new game-changing research projects to accelerate drug discovery under the Quebec-Ontario Life Sciences Corridor, for a total of $1.8M invested.