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News Releases

  • Two high-potential Ontario startups recognized with OCE awards

    Oct 23, 2015Two high-potential Ontario startups recognized with OCE awards
    TORONTO, Oct. 23, 2015 – Two Ontario companies – one developing off-grid energy solutions and the other providing scientists with better access to research documents – were recognized for their success in creating game-changing innovations at Ontario Centres of Excellence’s Annual General Meeting last night.
  • Ten startups selected for new China-Ontario incubator

    Oct 02, 2015Ten startups selected for new China-Ontario incubator
    Ten dynamic Ontario startups have been selected as the first participants in a first-to-market incubator for investment-ready companies seeking an international presence in China. The companies will become part of the China Angels Mentorship Program (CAMP), which matches Ontario companies with investors, potential partners and mentors in and from China, as well as a small group of Canadian mentors who will work with them in Toronto and Beijing. The initiative is the result of a partnership between Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the China Canada Angels Alliance (CCAA), who are working together to educate and prepare the companies and help shape their business models to fit the Chinese market.
  • OCE joins UBI Global in hosting incubator awards event

    Sep 28, 2015OCE joins UBI Global in hosting incubator awards event
    On November 2nd and 3rd, UBI Global and Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) will co-host the recognition event of top performing university business incubators in North America 2015. All participants from the UBI Global Benchmark of 2015 based in North America are eligible to get recognised and highlighted as a top incubator.
  • OCE and Venture for Canada create fellowship stream for STEM students

    Sep 08, 2015OCE and Venture for Canada create fellowship stream for STEM students
    Ontario Centres of Excellence and Venture for Canada are harnessing the energy and skill of Ontario’s talented post-secondary graduates to power the province’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • 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.