OCE In The News

  • May 1, 2014 – Life Science LeaderDriving The Innovation Agenda In Life Sciences: The Case Of Ontario, Canada
    Continued discovery is the lifeblood of the life sciences sector. As researchers across the globe race to find the next disruptive treatment or technology, government has a critical role to play in creating the conditions for innovation to flourish.
  • May 1, 2014 – The Timmins Press Big boost for entrepreneurs in Ontario's North
  • April 26, 2014 – Western University NewsNew programs target youth entrepreneurship
    Reza Moridi, Ontario’s Minister of Research and Innovation, visited Western this week to announce a $51-million investment on behalf of the province, creating new programs to help young people start companies and create jobs by providing business skills and capital as well as opportunities to gain experience and expertise through research and development internships. Four of the programs are being delivered by Ontario Centres of Excellence.
  • April 25, 2014 – London Community NewsProvincial plan to create job creators launched in London

    Peter Devlin wants to set the province on fire.
    The president of Fanshawe College said so as Ontario’s Minister of Research and Innovation, Reza Moridi, announced on Thursday morning (April 24) the college and Western University would benefit from a new $51 million suite of programs designed to make the province more entrepreneurial and turn new graduates into job creators instead of job seekers.


  • April 25, 2014 – CTV LondonEntrepreneur boost from cash for youth jobs strategy
    OCE President and CEO Dr. Tom Corr joined Minister of Research of Innovation Reza Moridi and others for an announcement of the launch of four new OCE programs in London.
  • April 24, 2014 – The Sault Star Innovation Centre receives more program funding
    For the second time this week, the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre has received an injection of government money including $198,000 to be used to provide a venue for up to 30 small and medium-sized start-up enterprises and late-stage researchers from across Northern Ontario to showcase their leading-edge technology at the Ontario Centres of Excellence Discovery Conference.
  • April 17, 2014 – Yonge Street MediaOntario and Alberta launch collaborative innovation program
    The provincial governments of Alberta and Ontario have reached an agreement to work with academic and industry partners to collaboratively pursue research projects that have strong potential for commercialization, according to an announcement made earlier this month.
  • April 14, 2014 – Hamilton SpectatorLiON’s LAIR prowling for new entrepreneurs
    Springtime symbolizes growth and rejuvenation. It is only fitting then that for the past several years springtime has also meant the start of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and Innovation Factory's LiON'S LAIR Competition, a competition designed to drive businesses forward and stimulate growth and economic activity in our region.
  • April 11, 2014 – PLANT MagazineAlberta, Ontario collaborate to commercialize R&D
    Alberta and Ontario are putting up $4 million with another $2 million from industry to develop R&D projects that have commercial legs and strong economic potential.
  • April 8, 2014 – MediaplanetWhat drives innovation in North Ontario?

    Mediaplanet interviews Dr. Tom Corr to explain the challenges and opportunities Northern Ontario presents.

  • April 7, 2014 – MedCity NewsA ‘wearable’ for wheelchairs to prevent pressure ulcers
    On the wrist, on the head, in a shoe – self-monitoring sensors are literally everywhere.

    Now a team from the University of Toronto, with support from Ontario Centres of Excellence, is putting them in a place you might not have thought of: under a wheelchair cushion.

  • April 1, 2014 – International MiningFaster way to undertake mineral and ore analysis
    Researchers from Brock University in Ontario are working with a Mississauga company to develop technology that dramatically speeds up mineral and ore analysis while reducing its impact on the environment.
  • March 31, 2014 – Traffic Technology TodayOCE launches CV-AV research program
    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), on behalf of the province’s Ministry of Transportation and Ministry of Research and Innovation, has launched a C$1-million program to drive connected and autonomous vehicle technologies to the next level.
  • March 31, 2014 – Canadian ManufacturingOntario offers up $1M for homegrown autonomous vehicle tech
    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) has launched a $1-million program aimed at developing autonomous and connected vehicle technologies in the province.
  • March 31, 2014 – Collision Repair MagazineOntario launches $1 million program to drive connected, autonomous research
    Ontario Centres of Excellence, on behalf of the province's Ministry of Transportation and Ministry of Research and Innovation, has launched the Connected Vehicle/Autonomous Vehicle (CVAV) Research Program, a $1-million investment to drive connected and autonomous vehicle technologies to the next level.
  • March 31, 2014 – Canadian PlasticsOntario program offers $1M for autonomous vehicle technology
    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) has launched a $1-million program designed to develop autonomous and connected vehicle technologies in the province.
  • February 28, 2014 – PennEnergyOn-site power goes mobile
    In a move to support the technology’s commercialisation, Canadian cross-sector funding body Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) has announced an investment of CA$250,000 in Bolton, Ontario-based heat recovery product developer EnerMotion’s Hybrid Power and Energy Recovery (HYPER) project.
  • February 25, 2014 – University AffairsThe trouble with the entrepreneurial mindset
    The November 2013 meeting of the Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC) brought together hundreds of members of the private sector, government and academia, including OCE President and CEO Dr. Tom Corr, to discuss new directions for a Canadian “innovation-based” economy.
  • February 24, 2014 – Small Business CentreMake Your Pitch is back!
    The Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch competition is back for its second year! This is a high school entrepreneurship competition for Ontario residents where high school students present their business idea in a two-minute  pitch. Online video submissions will close March 28, 2014 with judging beginning April 1, 2014.
  • February 21, 2014 – Canadian ManufacturingOntario firm gets $250K to develop exhaust heat recovery system
    An Ontario firm is getting a $250,000 booster shot as it looks to commercialize an innovative system that converts exhaust heat from trucks into an onboard power source.