OCE In The News

  • December 2, 2013 – Technology MarketingXagenic Inc. Completes $20 Million Series B Financing
    OCE-supported Xagenic Inc., a molecular diagnostics company developing the first lab-free molecular diagnostic platform with a 20 minute time-to-result, today announced the close of a Series B financing totaling $20 million.
  • December 2, 2013 – CBC News Toronto business accelerator grooms data-driven firms
    A newly opened business accelerator co-founded by OCE in Toronto aims to move Canada ahead in the growing field of data-driven technology.
    The business of helping companies make sense of data is estimated to grow to $50 billion worldwide in the next five years from $5 billion today, say the founders of OneEleven accelerator, which had its grand opening last week.
  • November 29, 2013 – Canadian Entrepreneurship - Toronto StarBusiness solutions: Market your way to the top
    You’ve encountered the hurdle that so many small and medium-sized businesses face: marketing your product or service to make it a success.
    OCE President and CEO shares his thoughts on marketing your way to the top.
  • November 29, 2013 – CBC TV NewsA helping hand for data-driven start-ups
    OCE and OMERS Ventures have teamed up to create oneeleven, an accelerator for sophisticated data-driven entrepreneurs.
  • November 29, 2013 – Toronto StarTech startup tackles health care sector
    Toronto-based tech start-up Open Care has received business mentorship from the Ontario Centres of Excellence project called OneEleven, a so-called accelerator created to address the technical needs of entrepreneurs with proven track records.
  • November 28, 2013 – Ryerson NewsBuilding the next generation of big-data technology
    OneEleven, officially launched this week, is Canada’s first accelerator created to address the technical needs of successful, visionary entrepreneurs who will benefit from access to the power of high-performance computing.
  • November 20, 2013 – Broadway WorldToronto Adds OCE-sponsored Makers to the Mix for 6th Startup Weekend
    Toronto is poised to host its sixth Startup Weekend, which brings together entrepreneurs, designers and developers to participate in 54 hours of taking innovative business ideas from concept to launch. And Ontario Centres of Excellence is going to be part of this weekend's events.
  • November 12, 2013 – Lab Product News$3M challenge to spur innovations in drug-enabling technologies

    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Québec Consortium for Drug Discovery (CQDM) are teaming up with Life Sciences Ontario and BiopolisQuébec to advance pharmaceutical research in the two provinces. OCE and CQDM are leading a $3 million inter-provincial initiative called the OCE-CQDM Life Sciences R&D Challenge. The initiative will support industry-academic collaborations with the goal of developing innovative tools and technologies to improve and accelerate the drug discovery process.

  • September 18, 2013 – GowlingsFormer OCE chair David McFadden named 2013 Leader of the Year by Ontario Energy Association
    David McFadden, QC, former chair of OCE's Board of Directors, has been named the Ontario Energy Association’s 2013 Leader of the Year for his outstanding work in the energy sector.
  • September 3, 2013 – MediacasterWFW Hits the Technology Research Road for High Speed Imaging Truck
    As it prepares to launch its new High Speed Imaging Truck, Toronto-based equipment provider William F. White International Inc. (Whites) is joining SIRT (Sheridan Institute for Research and Technology) in a research and development project, supported by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) to develop groundbreaking high-speed imaging technologies.
  • July 15, 2013 – The Globe and MailVouchers hook businesses up with academics
    Governments across Canada are increasingly using voucher programs to stimulate private sector research and development, and the commercialization of academic findings.
  • July 5, 2013 – HPCwireSmall Businesses Gain from HPC, Big Data Too
    Large corporations and government entities have been using supercomputers and data mining setups to glean actionable insights for decades. In the near future, small businesses with smaller IT budget will also benefit from the power of HPC and big data analytics.
  • July 5, 2013 – The Windsor StarStudent's school project turns into a real business
    A school project has turned into a growing business opportunity for a young LaSalle entrepreneur who is now running his own lawn care company.

    Sandwich Secondary School student Riley Tsang was assigned a video project by teacher Robert Jasey to help advertise Simplistic Lawn Care, his fledgling business.
  • July 2, 2013 – The Funding PortalNew OCE Collaboration Voucher Program launched in Ontario
    The Province of Ontario has launched the new industry-led Collaboration Voucher Program, which will allow eligible companies to gain access to expertise and resources from colleges, universities and research hospitals to support commercialization, innovation, productivity, e-business and R&D.
  • July 2, 2013 – BNNBNN's The Innovation Edge showcases Discovery - Part 3
    Part 3 of a three-part series showcasing the 2013 edition of OCE's Discovery Conference and Trade Show.
  • July 2, 2013 – BNNBNN's The Innovation Edge showcases Discovery - Part 2
    Part 2 of a three-part series showcasing the 2013 edition of OCE's Discovery Conference and Trade Show.
  • July 2, 2013 – BNNBNN's The Innovation Edge showcases Discovery - Part 1
    Part 1 of a three-part series showcasing the 2013 edition of OCE's Discovery Conference and Trade Show.
  • June 27, 2013 – Globe AdvisorOntario Centres of Excellence, Provincial and Federal Partners Work Together for Convenient One-Stop Voucher Application Process
    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is bringing together partners from the provincial and federal governments to simplify the process of applying for funding of industry-led academic research and innovation collaboration projects.
  • June 20, 2013 – Western News New treatment method looks to still tremors
    There is no cure for tremor.

    That means for patients who suffer from the ailment – characterized by involuntary muscle contractions and shaking – ordinary tasks become increasingly difficult. Buttoning shirts, cooking a meal and even going out in public proves difficult for tremor patients, some who are likewise dealing with Parkinson’s disease or Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
  • June 18, 2013 – Better FarmingHazelnut crop worth the wait says OFVGA rep