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From robots to med-tech, Discovery has it all

April 29, 2014



The latest and greatest in Ontario-made innovations will be on display at the 2014 edition of Ontario Centres of Excellence’s Discovery trade show and conference.

Discovery is Canada’s premier innovation showcase. This year’s event takes place May 12-13 in the South Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and will be the biggest in its nine years with more companies and exhibitors than ever and more than 100 investors seeking ventures to support.

“Discovery features the best and brightest from industry and academia along with investors and young entrepreneurs showcasing leading-edge technologies, best practices and research. It is also a place where lasting business connections and investment opportunities abound,” said Dr. Tom Corr, President and CEO of OCE. “We are excited to bring all these important members of Ontario’s innovation ecosystem together to showcase the many great things happening in this province.”

Every year, Discovery attracts thousands of attendees and hundreds of exhibitors highlighting ground-breaking work in sectors like cleantech, advanced health, digital media, information and communications technologies and advanced manufacturing. Discovery also brings together companies from across the province including Northern Ontario which will have nearly 30 companies represented.

“The quality and calibre of the companies and talent on display at Discovery are truly inspiring,” said Reza Moridi, Minister of Research and Innovation. “Our government is committed to ensuring that Ontario continues to be a leader in the knowledge-based economy and that our young people in particular have the support they need to build companies and advance their careers. Their ideas and courage will drive job creation and build Ontario’s future.”

This year, Discovery will feature two complementary keynote events that bring Silicon Valley insights and expertise to Ontario in two keynote presentations featuring faculty from Singularity University on May 12 and serial entrepreneur Steve Blank in conversation with Financial Post entrepreneurship columnist Rick Spence on May 13.

Visit www.ocediscovery.com for the latest program information and to register. Use newsletter subscriber discount code OCE15 and get 15 per cent off regular admission rates (does not apply to already discounted student rates).