OCE In The News

  • October 8, 2014 – Bayshore BroadcastingFunding For Entrepreneurship
    Georgian College is launching programs and initiatives to encourage young people to become entrepreneurs. Funding of $200,000 is coming from the Ontario Centres of Excellence and the amount will be matched by the college.
  • October 8, 2014 – Barrie AdvanceGeorgian College adds entrepreneur training to all programs

    During the next year, all Georgian College students will receive instruction on how to be their own bosses. Through a $200,000 grant from the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation administered by Ontario Centres of Excellence and a matching amount from the college, the push is on to produce more entrepreneurs.

  • October 8, 2014 – TMC NewsExperts to Provide Key Insights on Protecting Data from Cyber Crime
    From identity theft and compromised personal financial information, to the hacking of sensitive government records or the cloud-hacking of private cell phone photos, cyber crime is a growing and persistent concern. In response, Sheridan is presenting a Cyber Security Symposium on Wednesday, October 22, at its Hazel McCallion Campus, located at 4180 Duke of York Blvd. in Mississauga.
  • September 19, 2014 – The Kitchener-Waterloo RecordEntrepreneurship education gets provincial boost
    KITCHENER — John Beresford looked on with a knowing smile as Ontario's Minister for Research and Innovation announced $3.3 million Thursday for entrepreneurship programs at the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College.
  • September 15, 2014 – Science DailyThree's a charm: Detectors reveal entangled photon triplets
    Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada have directly entangled three photons in the most technologically useful state for the first time, thanks in part to super-fast, super-efficient single-photon detectors developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) with support from Ontario Centres of Excellence.
  • September 9, 2014 – ForaHealthyMe.comResearch Study Takes Aim at Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
    ForaHealthyMe.com, in collaboration with Ontario Centres of Excellence, researchers from the Faculty of Health at York University and clinicians from the Division of Vascular Surgery at the St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, have embarked on an innovative community-based research project to tackle a deadly, but little known condition called Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD).
  • September 9, 2014 – Metalworking Production and Purchasing New tech launches at AMExpo
    Ontario Centres of Excellence is taking part in a show featuring the latest and greatest manufacturing technologies – by both Canadian and international developers – will take centre stage later this month as SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Expo (AMExpo) gets under way at the Toronto International Centre September 23-24.
  • September 2, 2014 – Globe and MailEntrepreneur redevelops one of life’s scariest tests

    When Jessica Ching studied industrial design at OCAD University in Toronto, she didn’t think she would end up as a health-care entrepreneur. Ms. Ching is co-founder (with Evan Moses) and chief executive officer of Eve Medical Inc., a Toronto startup supported by Ontario Centres of Excellence that has developed a product called HerSwab for women to test themselves for cervical cancer.

  • September 2, 2014 – Sarnia ObserverCOLLEGE STUDENTS HELP BUSINESSES GO DIGITAL

    Sarnia-Lambton companies interested in getting a digital makeover can turn to Lambton College for a free new website. Thanks to a $20,000 grant through the Ontario Centre of Excellence Voucher for E-Business (VEB) program, students in information technology and business programs at the college will be building free sites for 10 county businesses starting this fall.

  • August 27, 2014 – PR WebSignority Recognized a Strong Performer in CSIO eSignatures Vendor Dashboard
    The Centre for Study of Insurance Operation (CSIO) publishes a Vendor Dashboard (http://tools2.csio.com/eSignatures/dashboard.php) that includes eight electronic signature vendors. The dashboard shows that Signority (http://signority.com/) meets all criteria defined by CSIO on behalf of their members in the Canadian insurance industry.
  • August 18, 2014 – MorningstarSME's 2014 Advanced Manufacturing Expo to Showcase Latest Advancements in 3D Printing Technology
    Ontario Centres of Excellence is a participant in the Innovation Tech Zone at the Advanced Manufacturing Expo Sept. 23 and 24 in Mississauga. The zone is a hands-on demonstration discovery center on the show floor where industry professionals will serve as guides to take you through the process flow.
  • August 13, 2014 – The Funding PortalOCE and Futurpreneur team up to help young entrepreneurs access increased financing
    Young Canadian entrepreneurs will now have access to increased start-up funding thanks to a new agreement between Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and Futurpreneur Canada (formerly Canadian Youth Business Foundation).
  • August 5, 2014 – The Orillia PacketSharing Place mapping out a plan
    How do food banks evolve to meet the needs of their ever-growing clientele and become less reliant on outside help to serve those in need?
    Orillia-based agency, The Sharing Place, is working with Ontario Centres of Excellence to answer that question.
  • July 30, 2014 – TechVibesStartup Accelerator GrindSpaceXL Now Accepting Fall Cohort Applications in Kingston
    Launch Lab and Queen’s University, in partnership with Invest Ottawa and the Ontario Centres of Excellence, announced this week they are currently accepting applications for their fall cohort of startups looking to accelerate their early-stage technology to the next level.
  • July 15, 2014 – Lakehead UniversityLakehead’s NSERC grant recipients examining wind energy, climate change
    Lakehead University software engineer Dr. Rachid Benlamri is one of several of that institution's researchers approved for funding.
  • July 14, 2014 – Ryerson UniversityEngineering grad set to make waves in business
    The first student in Ryerson University’s Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science to win all three stages of the Norman Esch Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship Awards is now using the business knowledge and financial support he gained from the process to take the plunge into business. Seyed Nourbakhsh, a 2013 chemical engineering graduate, is the founder of Formarum, an OCE-supported company offering the first-ever automated recreational water disinfection system.
  • July 11, 2014 – Electrical Review MagazineSmart Grid research in Ontario, Canada: 
Accelerating grid evolution
    It comes as no surprise Ontario, with iconic Niagara Falls on its doorstep, has a long history of developing large-scale hydro-electric networks. Over the past century, as the power grid serving Ontario’s booming economy became more complex and sophisticated, researchers at Ontario universities developed a long list of ground-breaking solutions to energy system challenges. Read how Ontario Centres of Excellence is helping.
  • July 10, 2014 – Waste EdgePushing Boundaries: Exciting new technologies promise to optimize energy from waste opportunities
    Extending the life of energy producing landfills in cold climates. Converting exhaust heat from trucks into a power source for heating and cooling systems. Introducing real-time monitoring to biogas plants.

    As the waste to energy (WTE) market continues to expand, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is supporting companies whose creative new technologies, such as those mentioned above, are transforming waste management, creating jobs and helping to improve the environment.
  • July 10, 2014 – Canadian Industrial MachineryVertical integration is a risk that pays off
    Think carefully about the effect that outsourcing parts of a manufacturing process can have on your company’s capacity to innovate and its ability to compete in the global market before letting go of in-house capabilities.
  • July 9, 2014 – Canadian Healthcare TechnologyOntario aims to become a brain-science innovation hub
    Claiming the highest concentration of brain researchers in any jurisdiction worldwide, Ontario is now aiming to turn its neurological knowledge into products that can be commercialized. If successful, the project could produce an amazing array of therapies for patients and an economic bonanza for the province.