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News Releases

  • 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.
  • Agreement means big boost for big data start-ups

    Dec 11, 2014Agreement means big boost for big data start-ups
    Companies that are part of the big data community at Toronto’s OneEleven now have the ability to harness the power of Canada’s fastest supercomputer, the Blue Gene/Q, to take their businesses to the next level.
  • OCE & UDMN partner to solve ultra-deep mining challenges

    Dec 08, 2014OCE & UDMN partner to solve ultra-deep mining challenges
    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Ultra-Deep Mining Network (UDMN), managed by the Centre of Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) are teaming up to support solution providers capable of creating the industry needed tools and technologies that will improve resource extraction more than 2.5km under ground.
  • New partnership will allow aerospace innovation to soar in Ontario

    Oct 23, 2014New partnership will allow aerospace innovation to soar in Ontario
    TORONTO, Oct. 23, 2014 – Ontario’s aerospace industry is about to boldly go where it hasn’t gone before as the result of a new research and development partnership.
  • Ontario Centres of Excellence award recipient has the potential to change the world in a heartbeat

    Oct 21, 2014Ontario Centres of Excellence award recipient has the potential to change the world in a heartbeat
  • Toronto’s InteraXon wins aptly named Mind to Market award

    Oct 21, 2014Toronto’s InteraXon wins aptly named Mind to Market award