OCE In The News

  • May 27, 2013 – The Morning Show: Global Toronto Dr. Tom Corr discusses innovative Discovery trade show
    Now in its eighth year, Ontario Centre of Excellence’s Discovery trade show features brilliant made-in Ontario inventions. OCE President and CEO Dr. Tom Corr is on to discuss the innovative trade show.
  • May 27, 2013 – Western NewsEngineering team among IDeA student competition finalists
    Western Engineering students Shuang Song, Joseph Santarelli and Nicole Kucirek know their idea could be considered all wet. But it just might be a winner. The Western team developed a sensor that provides swimmers using an iPod or MP3 player with an audio warning when they are reaching the end of a pool. The team will showcase their inventionat the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Discovery conference today at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building.
  • May 25, 2013 – Digital JournalOntario universities tap into student creativity to make life more accessible for all in annual IDeA competition
    A navigation system that will alert users with visual disabilities to obstacles in their environment and a wheelchair seat that adjusts to help users reach higher cupboards are designs from some of the finalists of the Council of Ontario Universities' (COU) annual Innovative Designs for Accessibility (IDeA) student competition. The nine finalists will showcase their inventions at the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Discovery conference on May 27 at 5:15 p.m.
  • May 24, 2013 – Niagara College News NC to showcase innovative projects at OCE conference
    Niagara Research, Niagara College’s Research & Innovation Division, will showcase its most recent recipe for success next week by offering samples of an alcohol-free lager developed in partnership with MADD Virgin Drinks. The taste sampling will be just one of the demonstrations by Niagara Research at the Ontario Centres of Excellence Discovery conference, being held May 27 and 28 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
  • May 24, 2013 – Globe Advisor Ontario universities tap into student creativity to make life more accessible for all in annual IDeA competition
    A navigation system that will alert users with visual disabilities to obstacles in their environment and a wheelchair seat that adjusts to help users reach higher cupboards are designs from some of the finalists of the Council of Ontario Universities' (COU) annual Innovative Designs for Accessibility (IDeA) student competition. The nine finalists will showcase their inventions at the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Discovery conference on May 27 at 5:15 p.m.
  • May 23, 2013 – Northern Ontario BusinessNorthern companies to be featured at Toronto conference
    Twenty-one companies from northern communities will be part of the Northern Ontario Innovation Pavilion at the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Discovery Conference to be held in Toronto, May 27th to 28th, 2013.
  • May 23, 2013 – Sault This WeekInnovation Centres to Showcase 21 Companies at OCE Discovery Conference
    The Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre (SSMIC) today announced that 21 companies from northern communities will be part of the Northern Ontario Innovation Pavilion at the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Discovery Conference to be held in Toronto, May 27th to 28th, 2013.
  • May 22, 2013 – TechVibesMobile Innovations @ Discovery
    In conjunction with The Mobile Institute, Mobile Innovations @ Discovery is co-produced with the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and held during OCE's annual award winning trade show & conference - Discovery in Toronto, Ontario.
  • May 20, 2013 – cartt.caDiscovery 2013 OCE confab features new mobile showcase

    Some of Ontario’s best and brightest minds will be showing off their newest ideas, innovations and solutions at the eighth annual Discovery 2013 innovation conference and tradeshow at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre May 27 and 28.

  • May 9, 2013 – MediacasterMobile Innovation Not for Dummies: OCE Partners with Mobile Institute
    Mobile Innovation will be the face of this year’s Digital Zone, itself a key component of the upcoming OCE Discovery trade show and conference. Discovery 2013 is staged by Ontario Centres of Excellence, event organizers have this year partnered with The Mobile Institute to deliver a dozen engaging panel presentations and more than 30 speakers to address and explore the next frontier of digital media: mobile innovation.
  • May 8, 2013 – Canadian ArchitectU of T's Green Roof Innovation Testing Laboratory launches new website
    With support from Ontario Centres of Excellence, the University of Toronto’s John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design's Green Roof Innovation Testing Laboratory, or GRIT Lab, has launched a new website which will allow it to share the results of its work with a much broader community.
  • May 8, 2013 – Simcoe.comCCI student makes her pitch
    A CCI student is looking for support in her pitch to win a provincial contest. Quinsea McKenna has entered the Make Your Pitch contest, organized by the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade, and Employment. The goal of the contest is to help young entrepreneurs realize their dreams and start their own business. McKenna, a Grade 9 student at CCI, felt it would be a great summer job.
  • May 8, 2013 – Fort Frances Times Online Local student hoping to win ‘pitch’ contest
    Of the 93 elevator pitch videos entered in the entrepreneurial “Make Your Pitch” contest, Tanner Bell’s is the only one from Northwestern Ontario. And he’s hoping everyone will go to makeyourpitch.ca, watch his idea for a new company, and vote so he can become a semi-finalist and attend a two-day business convention in Toronto at the end of May.
  • April 16, 2013 – Soo TodayEnticing companies to do business in Sault Ste. Marie
    The Federal Government announced on April 12 a grant of $117,500 in FedNor funding to establish a Northern Ontario Innovation Pavilion at Ontario Centres of Excellence's Discovery Conference being held in Toronto May 27-28.
  • April 14, 2013 – PCI MagazineQueen’s University Researchers Develop Coating that Repels Water and Oil-Based Deposits
    A new technology developed at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, could see contaminants, ice, fingerprints and graffiti losing their grip on a wide range of surfaces.
  • April 12, 2013 – Ryerson UniversityDigital Specialization program inspires business launch
    The Digital Media Zone (DMZ) has added a couple of urban farmers to its roster of entrepreneurs. Graduates Zach Weingarten and Damian Matheson co-founded Foodstory, a website that allows consumers to purchase food from farmers’ markets online. They recently competed as one of 10 finalists in OCE's Social Enterprise Student Competition.
  • April 12, 2013 – Soo Today Sault included in Northern Ontario showcase in Toronto
    Bryan Hayes, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, on behalf of the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister for FedNor, today announced that the Harper Government is investing to establish a Northern Ontario Innovation Pavilion at the Ontario Centres of Excellence Discovery Conference to be held in Toronto, May 27-28.
  • April 5, 2013 – Imprint, The University of Waterloo's Official Student NewspaperStudent-run banking initiative wins $20,000 social enterprise award
    After successfully pitching the judges at the Ontario Centres of Excellence’s Social Enterprise student competition March 21, the first student-run financial institution in Canada is one giant step closer to opening its doors.
  • April 2, 2013 – Financial PostForget the cooking shows! Manufacturing is where it’s at for today’s grads

    As part of the 2013 federal budget, federal finance minister Jim Flaherty announced some much-welcomed support for Ontario’s manufacturing sectors, including a new $200 million Advanced Manufacturing Fund in Ontario. The question is: Will the supply of skilled labourers be able to meet demands of sectoral growth?

  • April 2, 2013 – CBC Morning Edition Kitchener-WaterlooFirst Canadian student-run credit union to open in Waterloo
    Releaf Financial is a burgeoning student-run financial institution that serves post-secondary students in Waterloo. The retail banking and financial planning service will help students manage the cost of their education.