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  • Dr. Hadi Mahabadi Appointed to the Order of Canada

    Jul 09, 2012Dr. Hadi Mahabadi Appointed to the Order of Canada
    OCE Board Member Dr. Hadi Mahabadi was recently appointed to the Order of Canada for his internationally recognized innovations in the field of polymer science and his commitment to promoting scientific development in Canada.
  • Telling Ontario’s “Born Global” Story Abroad

    Jul 06, 2012Telling Ontario’s “Born Global” Story Abroad
    Dr. Mario Thomas, Managing Director of the Centre for Commercialization of Research (CCR) spoke at international tech transfer events in Barcelona and Madrid on Ontario companies being "born global."
  • Mining Sector Seeks Broad Academic Engagement to Meet Growing Global Demand

    Jul 04, 2012Mining Sector Seeks Broad Academic Engagement to Meet Growing Global Demand
    More than 150 participants at Ontario Centres of Excellence’s (OCE’s) and Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation’s (CEMI’s) recent mining forum learned that mines are very sophisticated complex structures and the mining sector is now leading edge and ripe for more innovation.
  • Giving Young Entrepreneurs a Smart Start

    Jun 27, 2012Giving Young Entrepreneurs a Smart Start
    The new SmartStart program for young STEM entrepreneurs was officially launched at OCE’s Toronto office by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) which invested more than $1.1 million to develop and execute the program.
  • Building a Biomedical Research Corridor from Ontario to Quebec

    Jun 19, 2012Building a Biomedical Research Corridor from Ontario to Quebec
    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.
  • OCE Business Development Manager Honoured for Decades of Student Support as Industry Sponsor

    Jun 14, 2012OCE Business Development Manager Honoured for Decades of Student Support as Industry Sponsor
    University of Toronto presents OCE Business Development Manager Thomas Gehring with a certificate for his pre-OCE contributions to the Connections program
  • Young entrepreneurs find medical industry is hip to change

    Jun 12, 2012Young entrepreneurs find medical industry is hip to change
    Avenir Medical's technology, PelvAssistTM has seen plenty of success so far, including its most recent milestone, closing $725,000 in seed financing.
  • EIDO at Discovery

    OCE Company EidoSearch Proves to be Alpha Start-Up in Backbone Magazine Alpha Exchange Innovation Campaign

    Jun 06, 2012OCE Company EidoSearch Proves to be Alpha Start-Up in Backbone Magazine Alpha Exchange Innovation Campaign
    EidoSearch Co-Founders David Kedmey and Xiao-Ping (Steven) Zhang were selected as the inaugural Backbone Magazine Alpha Exchange Innovation Campaign winners.
  • 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.