OCE In The News

  • 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
  • June 13, 2013 – Greenhouse Canada Wanted: Ontario farmers to grow hazelnuts
    Erie Innovation and Commercialization is looking for farmers who are interested in being part of one of Ontario’s newest crops – hazelnuts.
  • June 13, 2013 – London Economic Development CorporationWestern University Entrepreneur Aims To Commercialize New Tremor Treatment
    The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) have awarded Jack Lee, who holds a Master of Science degree  (Physiology and Pharmacology) from Western University, with an OCE-OBI Entrepreneurship Fellowship to help commercialize technology that will assist in the treatment of tremors, the most common of all movement disorders.
  • June 9, 2013 – University of Toronto, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical EngineeringA Discovery of Talent and Drive
    IBBME’s graduate students were in the spotlight at the recent Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Discovery conference, held during the last week of May. The conference, known as an “innovation to commercialization” meeting, is the largest of its kind in Canada.
  • June 7, 2013 – Queen's University Faculty of Engineering and Applied ScienceDo Home Energy Meters Save Energy?
    The Queen's University multidisciplinary team of Wilson Hung (Chemical Engineering), Emma Simpkin (Chemical Engineering), and Zain Shahzad (Commerce) were awarded 1st Prize for their Utilities Kingston project "Do Home Energy Meters Save Energy?" at the Ontario Centres of Excellence Discovery 13 Connections Program competition in the Ontario Power Authority category.
  • June 5, 2013 – Simcoe County, Collingwood ConnectionLocal student makes a successful pitch
    Collingwood Collegiate Institute student Quinesa McKenna threw a winning pitch. McKenna was one of six winners, out of 96 entries from across the province, at the Make Your Pitch Competition organized by the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment. McKenna made her final pitch at the Ontario Centres of Excellence Discovery Conference.
  • June 3, 2013 – Law TimesNew Award Honours Gowlings Partner
    Announced at Discovery, Ontario Centres of Excellence will establish an award in honour of Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP partner David McFadden. The award, the David McFadden Energy Entrepreneur Challenge, will invite university and college students to come up with ways to address the energy challenges facing the province.
  • June 3, 2013 – Enterprise BulletinStudent hits home run with entrepreneur pitch
    A Collingwood high school student just became her own boss for the summer. Quinsea McKenna, a Grade 9 student at Collingwood Collegiate Institute, was selected as a finalist in the provincial government’s Young Entrepreneurs’ Make Your Pitch competition on Tuesday at the Ontario Centres of Excellence Discovery conference.
  • June 3, 2013 – Ryerson University Newsroom Student innovators win big at Discovery conference
    Ryerson student and alumni-led innovations in energy, brain surgery, inclusive technology and crowd-sourcing jewelry manufacturing were recognized recently at the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Discovery conference in Toronto. Collectively, they received more than $100,000 in the Experiential Learning Program (ELP) Competition, Student Video Competition and the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI)-OCE Entrepreneurship Fellowship presentations.
  • June 2, 2013 – London Community News Western Engineering students win Ontario Centres of Excellence Connections Competition
    Western Engineering students placed first overall in the University category of the Connections Competition at the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Discovery Conference in Toronto this week. The team from Western, who partnered with the City of London, presented their design project of a cable-stayed pedestrian bridge.
  • June 1, 2013 – Software HamiltonGroupnotes wins OCE experiential learning competition
    OCE’s Experiential Learning Program (ELP) competition, held at this week’s Discovery trade show and conference, saw emerging entrepreneurs from funded partner programs showcase their business models to a panel of judges with the hopes of taking home one of three top prizes.
  • May 31, 2013 – BNN.caTaking hands free to a whole new level
    What if you could control your smartphone with your mind? BNN's Michael Hainsworth discovers InteraXon's brain-sensing headband. He spoke to Ariel Garten, company founder at the Discovery Ontario Centres of Excellence Conference.