OCE In The News

  • October 26, 2012 – McMaster UniversityHear! Hear! VitaSound Inc. wins Mind to Market award - Hearing technology developed by McMaster researchers recognized by Ontario Centres of Excellence
    Innovative collaboration between McMaster and Hamilton's VitaSound Audio wins prestigious OCE award. It's a research story that goes back at least a decade, when the Intelligent Hearing Aid group was formed at McMaster.
  • October 25, 2012 – Electronic Products and TechnologyVitaSound's audio's technology earns OCE award
    VitaSound’s advancements in treating hearing loss through stimulation of damaged nerves in the ear drum rather than sound amplification earned the Hamilton-based company the prestigious 2012 Mind to Market Award from Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Wednesday in Toronto.
  • September 27, 2012 – Toronto StarLay Down Your Swords For A Startup Nation
    “Can I comment off-camera?” is a phrase that we heard on nearly every stop of the Startup Canada Tour. Across more than 20 communities, no one wanted to go on the record about the fragmentation of the Canadian entrepreneurship ecosystem.
  • September 26, 2012 – The Tech Transfer BlogCanada’s research centers enter new commercialization partnerships for medical innovations
    Federally funded research centers in Canada have entered two new collaborations recently designed to get more medical innovations to the marketplace.
  • September 25, 2012 – Toronto StarToronto mobile produce truck: fresh produce to poor areas
    The Mobile Good Food Market — FoodShare’s latest attack on poverty and its evil sidekick, malnutrition. The market is a cube van packed with fresh produce that, for the past 2 1/2 months, has rolled into parking lots in desolate parts of the city that supermarkets have forgotten.
  • September 24, 2012 – Carleton University NewsCarleton and OCE Deliver the Experiential Learning Program Celebration 2012
    Carleton helped celebrate the Experiential Learning Program (ELP) today with a showcase of eight success stories and the opportunity for students to network with industry leaders.
  • September 21, 2012 – Innovation Station BlogRural Regional Innovation Through Innovation Autonomy
    The world of innovation is always buzzing with talk of national or regional innovation. My two cents on the issue, a topic I find truly fascinating.
  • September 19, 2012 – IT Business.ca BlogConcussion Toolbox app can help avoid deadly consequences
    Putting an athlete with a concussion back into the game too early can have deadly consequences. The Concussion Toolbox, an app created by Michael Cinelli and David Inglis, will help trainers, parents and coaches recognize when athletes should be removed from play and seek a trained professional’s assessment.
  • September 14, 2012 – Hospital NewsMore hospitals using electronic system to measure hand hygiene compliance
    More than 100 hospital sites in Canada and abroad are now using HandyAudit®, an electronic tool created by Toronto Rehab-University Health Network (UHN) to provide objective, accurate and consistent hand hygiene measurements.
  • September 13, 2012 – StartupNorth BlogDon’t Panic: A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Toronto Startup Ecosystem
    Rob Go published his Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Boston Tech Community, and it got me thinking about how much of the Toronto Tech scene has changed over the years. This is my view of the players and contributors in the Toronto Startup Ecosystem.
  • September 10, 2012 – Business News NetworkInvesting in innovation
    OCE President and CEO Tom Corr appeared on Business News Network to talk about innovation in Ontario.
  • September 7, 2012 – Farm Credit CanadaPartnership eyes Ontario farming
    Effective fertilizer application and shared water use between agriculture and urban Ontario is central to a new partnership involving public and private interests.
  • August 31, 2012 – Ottawa CitizenOttawa’s young entrepreneurs pitch and profit
    It was like a scene out of the CBC hit television show Dragons’ Den, minus only the ruthless critiques from the judges.
  • August 28, 2012 – PlugIn EuropeSmart Grid Is Taking Center Stage In Ontario
    While electric utilities worldwide are making major investments in smart grids, researchers in Ontario are finding ways to help them make the grid greener, more efficient and more reliable.
  • August 27, 2012 – Environmental Expert.comBuilding a smarter smart grid: Practical innovations from Ontario, Canada start-ups
    While many smart grid innovations are technically complex, a renewable energy storage solution from Ontario-based HydroStor is brilliantly simple.
  • August 24, 2012 – Exchange MagazineNew rural-urban partnership launched to protect water quality and support Ontario agriculture
    Conservation leaders, scientists, farm leaders, fertilizer industry representatives, and provincial officials today launched a unique rural-urban partnership that will protect water quality in the Grand River Watershed and support the sustainable intensification of agriculture in the region.
  • August 24, 2012 – CBCDr. Hossein Rahnama on CBC's Lang and O'Leary Exchange
    Dr. Hosseing Rahnama of Ryerson's Digital Media Zone appears on CBC's Lang and O'Leary Exchange to talk start-ups and innovation in Ontario.
  • August 15, 2012 – Globe and MailWhy Canada needs to grow more ‘born globals’
    Born global companies play a pivotal role in all economies – however in Canada, the importance of these firms is even more pronounced. Largely comprised of small firms, our nation represents three per cent of the total world market. To build our domestic economy, Canadian companies must focus on the 97 per cent beyond our borders. Written by Centre for Commercialization of Research (CCR) Managing Director Dr. Mario Thomas.
  • July 30, 2012 – MTBS 3DI iGO3D Results Flowing In
    In March, 2011, a large-scale stereoscopic 3D gaming research initiative was launched called iGO3D. Primarily government funded by the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) and the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), iGO3D was launched to research best practice guidelines for stereoscopic 3D game development and more.

  • July 30, 2012 – Ryerson Department of Architectural Ramakrishnan Awarded two TPS Ontario Centres of Excellence Grants
    Prof. Ramani Ramakrishnan has secured funding from the Ontario Centres of Excellence for two of his Technical Problem Solving application. He will use this grant to develop two projects.