OCE In The News

  • 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.

  • July 25, 2012 – Waterloo Chronicle University of Waterloo Demo Days
    We've all done it. Scrambling around in the morning, collecting keys and sunglasses, we jump in the car and on the way to work suddenly wonder … “Did I lock my door?” It’s a problem everyone can relate to, and is probably the reason Unlockly took home the People’s Choice award at last Thursday’s VeloCity Demo Day at the University of Waterloo.
  • July 12, 2012 – PRWeb Gazaro Changes Name to 360pi, Announces Funding
    Gazaro announced today that, following a period of significant growth, which included the launch in 2011 of its industry-leading price intelligence offering and its adoption as the service of choice by numerous top North American retailers, the company has rebranded its B2B offering as 360pi, with “PI” being the company’s focus: “Price Intelligence.”

  • July 6, 2012 – David Teten’s Blog Market Research for Entrepreneurs and Other Cheapskates

    Participating in OCE Discovery (Canada’s largest innovation conference). Some of the most exciting companies (500px, Interaxon) are in Canada. Video and slide deck on Market Research for Entrepreneurs and Other Cheapskates.


  • July 5, 2012 – Canadian Healthcare Technology Ontario, Quebec launch life sciences program
    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is partnering with the Quebec Consortium for Drug Discovery (CQDM), the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) and MaRS Innovation to create a joint funding program focused on biomedical research in Quebec and in Ontario.

  • July 3, 2012 – Backbone Magazine Leverage Mentors to Accelerate Success
    Business mentors help start-ups in major ways, like forming successful go-to-market strategies, but they also offer counsel on the sometimes-presumed “little things” that keep the lights on. As Kevin Teur, managing director of the Canadian Digital Media network, pointed out, mentorship is fundamental to the success of early-stage companies.

  • June 26, 2012 – Computer Technology Review Piston Cloud and Gridcentric join to offer OpenStack-based VDI
    Piston Cloud Computing Inc., the enterprise OpenStack vendor, announced Monday that it has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with Gridcentric, the virtualization optimization company. Every Piston Enterprise OS software license now includes Gridcentric's Virtual Memory Streaming (VMS) technology, delivering an easier, more affordable approach to Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). This partnership also marks the initial commercially available VDI solution built on OpenStack, the world's leading open source cloud framework.

  • June 26, 2012 – Financial Post New funding program to help non-business grads commercialize innovation
    The federal government is taking aim at resolving the dearth of commercialized innovation in Canada with an announcement today of a new funding program designed to help graduates of science, technology, engineering and math programs improve their skills and acquire business seed funding.