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News Releases

  • Discovery 2017 welcomes Gina McCarthy, EPA head under President Obama

    Apr 04, 2017Discovery 2017 welcomes Gina McCarthy, EPA head under President Obama
    A leading advocate for public health and the environment for over 30 years, Gina McCarthy will be the Day Two keynote speaker at Discovery 2017.
  • Helping Social Entrepreneurs Scale Up

    Mar 02, 2017Helping Social Entrepreneurs Scale Up
    TORONTO, MARCH 1, 2017 – The Ontario Government, through the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), is now accepting applications for two highly popular features of its annual Discovery conference: the Social Enterprise Zone (SEZ) and the Social Enterprise Pitch Competition. The Social Enterprise Zone will showcase 24 Ontario-based social enterprises, helping them make valuable connections to potential investors, partners and customers. The application deadline is March 24, 2017 at 12 noon, and applications can be made on the OCE Discovery website.
  • $28.8-Million Innovation Challenge Supports a Sustainable, Innovation-Based Economy

    Mar 01, 2017$28.8-Million Innovation Challenge Supports a Sustainable, Innovation-Based Economy
    The Ontario government today launched a new, $28.8-million challenge to help innovative start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Ontario address public sector business and service challenges. The Small Business Innovation Challenge (SBIC) is part of the Ontario government’s Business Growth Initiative (BGI), and will be managed by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) on behalf of the Ontario government. The SBIC will stimulate the growth of SMEs by supporting them in developing and demonstrating innovative technologies with the goal of these new solutions driving innovation in the public and private sectors.
  • Ontario Promotes Auto Parts Competitiveness

    Feb 16, 2017Ontario Promotes Auto Parts Competitiveness
    At the Canadian International AutoShow, the Government of Ontario, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), and the Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association (APMA) announced 20 new technology innovation projects that will advance Ontario's global competitiveness in the automotive sector.
  • Ontario and Israel Partner on $20-Million Research Network

    Feb 07, 2017Ontario and Israel Partner on $20-Million Research Network
    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Israel Innovation Authority (IIA) have launched a new, $20-million bilateral program.
  • $20-Million Fund Will Support Innovation at Ontario's Colleges

    Jan 24, 2017$20-Million Fund Will Support Innovation at Ontario's Colleges
    The new $20-million Colleges Applied Research and Development Fund (CARDF) announced by Premier Kathleen Wynne will promote new economic growth, the Ontario Centres of Excellence and Colleges Ontario said today.
  • OCE Launches Program to Support Innovation-Based Healthtech Procurement

    Jan 20, 2017OCE Launches Program to Support Innovation-Based Healthtech Procurement
    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is now accepting applications for an innovative program designed to help Ontario healthcare providers more rapidly adopt ground-breaking medical technologies.
  • 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.