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News Releases

  • A greenhouse for Northern Ontario's climate

    Sep 03, 2015A greenhouse for Northern Ontario's climate
    Using state-of-the art design and technology, an all-season greenhouse is now bearing fruit and vegetables, including cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes and peppers, in Espanola. Cambrian College's applied research division, Cambrian Innovates, along with its partners, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and Greenhouses Canada, a partner of Helios Whitefish River First Nation, have collaborated to design, build and test this all-season greenhouse using energy-efficient techniques and materials.
  • Communitech partners with Ontario Centres of Excellence to strengthen corporate innovation program

    Aug 12, 2015Communitech partners with Ontario Centres of Excellence to strengthen corporate innovation program
    Communitech is strengthening its corporate innovation program through a partnership with Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) which will facilitate access to research expertise at Ontario academic institutions and additional programming available through OCE.
  • Accessibility Tech Pitch Competition photo

    Toronto-based social enterprise takes top spot at Parapan Am accessibility tech pitch contest

    Aug 11, 2015Toronto-based social enterprise takes top spot at Parapan Am accessibility tech pitch contest
    A social enterprise company that has developed a next-generation prosthetic knee took first place in Ontario Centres of Excellence’s (OCE’s) Parapan Am Games-affiliated Accessibility Tech Pitch competition. The company immediately said it would use the $20,000 award to fit 200 amputees in developing countries with its device.
  • Ontario assistive-tech companies compete for $20,000 in pitch contest

    Aug 06, 2015Ontario assistive-tech companies compete for $20,000 in pitch contest
    Eighteen up and coming Ontario assistive technology companies will compete for $20,000 in business development funding in Ontario Centres of Excellence’s Accessibility Tech Pitch competition, part of The Government of Ontario’s Accessibility Innovation Showcase.
  • OCE and CENGN team up to deliver next generation communications and networking technologies

    Jun 24, 2015OCE and CENGN team up to deliver next generation communications and networking technologies
    A new partnership between Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and Canada’s Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN) aims to address this pressing need for more robust networks by accelerating the commercialization of cutting-edge Ontario-based communications technology research.
  • Five-million-dollar shot in the arm to boost innovation in the healthcare system

    Apr 17, 2015Five-million-dollar shot in the arm to boost innovation in the healthcare system
    New technologies to improve life-saving communication, help prevent strokes or advance epilepsy treatment will be helping patients thanks to a new Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) program aimed at fostering innovation in Ontario’s healthcare system.
  • Financial innovation collaboration forum focuses on big data analytics, cybersecurity and the customer experience

    Feb 27, 2015Financial innovation collaboration forum focuses on big data analytics, cybersecurity and the customer experience
    A long list of topics dominated the conversation among Ontario’s innovation research community, start-up technology firms and financial services companies. From big data and cybersecurity, to accessing talent and gaining customer insights, participants discussed how to improve collaboration between Toronto region’s financial companies and the technology innovation community or “fin-tech” sector.
  • Ontario Centres of Excellence AGM highlights year’s accomplishments

    Feb 22, 2015Ontario Centres of Excellence AGM highlights year’s accomplishments
    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.
  • FedDev Ontario Invests in SmartStart Seed Fund to Support Companies in Southern Ontario

    Jan 21, 2015FedDev Ontario Invests in SmartStart Seed Fund to Support Companies in Southern Ontario
    More entrepreneurs in southern Ontario will benefit from support through Ontario Centres of Excellence’s (OCE) SmartStart Seed Fund (SmartStart), thanks to an investment of up to $9 million announced today by FedDev Ontario Minister Gary Goodyear.
  • Financial institutions, Ontario academics and technology start-ups to become partners in innovation

    Jan 15, 2015Financial institutions, Ontario academics and technology start-ups to become partners in innovation
    Working in partnership, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA) will connect companies and institutions in the country’s largest financial services cluster with Ontario’s innovation ecosystem including its academic community and technology companies, to address individual businesses and industry challenges.