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  • Fuelling Research Efforts in Northern Ontario’s “Ring of Fire”

    Jun 04, 2012Fuelling Research Efforts in Northern Ontario’s “Ring of Fire”
    Ontario Centres of Excellence is partnering with the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to fund transformative R&D that responds to the mining sector’s challenges.
  • Giving Innovation the Old College Try

    May 31, 2012Giving Innovation the Old College Try
    Ontario colleges are increasing their role in applied research, contributing to the knowledge economy and Ontario’s Innovation Agenda. Their efforts are both showcased and furthered at the annual Applied Research and Innovation Symposium.
  • Discovery 12 Participants Set Guinness World Record

    May 17, 2012Discovery 12 Participants Set Guinness World Record
    Rows and rows of mentors paired with protégés - 328 in all - speed-networked their way to setting a new world record at Ontario Centres of Excellence’s annual Discovery conference on May 14.
  • Discovery 12 Preview: Interaction and Interactivity

    May 09, 2012Discovery 12 Preview: Interaction and Interactivity
    Discovery 12 focuses on interaction and interactivity, giving participants the opportunity to go one on one with the likes of Sir Terry Matthews, control a giant media wall at the touch of a finger, find their next job or their next employee, step in the ring with various bots, feel music and much, much more.
  • The Next Generation of Entrepreneurs in Neuroscience

    May 07, 2012The Next Generation of Entrepreneurs in Neuroscience
    The Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) and the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) are giving some of the world’s top young entrepreneurs the chance to turn their discoveries into viable neuroscience-based businesses.
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    NSERC-OCE Fellowship Deadline Extended to May 31

    May 03, 2012NSERC-OCE Fellowship Deadline Extended to May 31
    NSERC-OCE Industrial R&D Fellowships (IRDF) deadline for applications has been extended to May 31, 2012.
  • Bombardier-McMaster Collaboration Main At-track-tion at Discovery 12

    May 02, 2012Bombardier-McMaster Collaboration Main At-track-tion at Discovery 12
    Attendees at Discovery 12 can take a spin on personal transit devices such as segways and electric bikes along an 80-metre track with traffic on the track regulated by TrackSafe transit safety system developed by Bombardier Transportation and McMaster University.
  • Going for Guinness at Discovery

    Apr 27, 2012Going for Guinness at Discovery
    Discovery 12 is bringing in a wishlist of mentors—including Sir Terry Matthews, Bill Tatham, Albert Lai, David Teten, Rick Segal and Doug Cooper— and attempting to set a Guinness World Record with the World’s Largest Business Mentoring Event Monday, May 14, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
  • Connecting at Discovery: Career ConNEXT Zone

    Apr 20, 2012Connecting at Discovery: Career ConNEXT Zone
    Discovery is all about making connections. It was certainly effective for recent Ryerson University graduates Chris Alleyne and Latham French last year. And now, thanks to a partnership with Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), they are returning the favour...to everyone.
  • U.S. Wakes up to Canadian-made Sleep Medical Device

    Apr 18, 2012 U.S. Wakes up to Canadian-made Sleep Medical Device
    Founded on renowned sleep researcher Dr. John Remmers’ work (University of Calgary), Zephyr is a medical device company that develops products and services in the area of sleep medicine. Supported by CCR, the company has recently received clearance from the FDA for U.S. sales.
  • Discovery is Now Canada’s Best Trade Show Two Years Running

    Apr 12, 2012Discovery is Now Canada’s Best Trade Show Two Years Running
    Ontario Centres of Excellence’s (OCE) signature event, Discovery recently received the STAR Award for Canada’s Best Trade Show for the second year in a row.
  • IBM, Governments of Ontario and Canada, OCE and Seven Ontario Universities Work Together to Build a Smarter Ontario

    Apr 11, 2012IBM, Governments of Ontario and Canada, OCE and Seven Ontario Universities Work Together to Build a Smarter Ontario
    The IBM Canada Research and Development Centre, named for IBM’s $175-million investment, is also being supported through a $15-million investment from Ontario’s Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation (MEDI), including a $7-million contribution from OCE. FedDev Ontario is contributing $20 million for infrastructure to develop a cloud computing and agile computing platform.
  • Building Ontario’s 3D Industry

    Apr 10, 2012 Building Ontario’s 3D Industry
    3DOntario is an online portal to house and share the 3D expertise in Ontario. Featuring expert profiles, industry events and terminology, the real key to the site is the contact info directory, creating opportunities for networking and collaboration
  • Connections Students Cash Out In the Walmart Green Student Challenge

    Apr 05, 2012Connections Students Cash Out In the Walmart Green Student Challenge
    Three University of Waterloo students and OCE Connections participants answered Walmart's call for Canada's next big green business idea and ended up taking home the $60,000 first prize in the Walmart Green Student Challenge.
  • CCR Company Headlines Book of Unlikely Success

    Apr 03, 2012CCR Company Headlines Book of Unlikely Success
    Sponsored by KPMG Enterprise, the new book That'll Never Work shares national success stories, like that of CCR-supported company Nulogy, that might never have been if good entrepreneurs let a little doubt stand in their way.
  • International Commercialization Forum Assembles 22 Nations in Toronto

    Mar 22, 2012International Commercialization Forum Assembles 22 Nations in Toronto
    OCE’s federally funded Centre for Commercialization of Research (CCR) recently hosted its second annual International Commercialization Forum, assembling 85 innovation leaders from 22 countries in downtown Toronto.
  • CCR congratulates Rna Diagnostics Inc. on $925,000 Syndicated Life Science Investment

    Mar 16, 2012 CCR congratulates Rna Diagnostics Inc. on $925,000 Syndicated Life Science Investment
    The Centre of Commercialization of Research (CCR) wishes to congratulate Rna Diagnostics on the announcement of an investment syndicate of $925,000 CDN involving members of the York Angels, the Golden Triangle Angle Network (GTAN), the Georgian Angel Network (GAN), and the Niagara Angel Network (NAN). The news release can be found below.
  • One for the Books: DMZ Start-up HitSend Lands Indigo Account

    Mar 16, 2012One for the Books: DMZ Start-up HitSend Lands Indigo Account
    SoapBox is an online platform to enable and enhance community-based change by tapping into the community’s collective voice. Indigo’s version of the platform, Indigo Ideas, was launched in October 2011. Run through SoapBox’s Facebook and mobile applications, Indigo Ideas has already enabled Indigo to respond to over 40 customer ideas and launch 17 of them, with more ideas launching every day.
  • Creating Partnerships Key to Creating Social Innovation and Change

    Mar 14, 2012Creating Partnerships Key to Creating Social Innovation and Change
    Individuals and organizations who are interested in social innovation are also really interested in partnerships. OCE’s Social Innovation Program Manager Denise Brennan recently found out just how interested they are when she and a cross-functional team from OCE hosted the program’s second Social Innovation Partnership Forum in Guelph.
  • U of T Professor Reaches New Heights in Earthquake-Proofing

    Mar 09, 2012U of T Professor Reaches New Heights in Earthquake-Proofing
    University of Toronto professor and serial OCE innovator Constantin Christopoulos’ star is soaring this March, National Engineering Month (NEM). In keeping with the NEM 2012 theme, “THIS is engineering,” Contstantin has been profiled as an engineer who has impacted the lives of Canadians with innovations that represent some of Canada’s most renowned engineering feats.