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  • Ontario-made Cardiac Care Device Greenlit by European Union

    Jul 26, 2012Ontario-made Cardiac Care Device Greenlit by European Union
    OCE-supported Company CellAegis Receives European CE Mark Certification for Broad Clinical Testing of its autoRIC noninvasive organ protection device.
  • Three young OCE entrepreneurs nominated for FuEL Awards

    Jul 25, 2012Three young OCE entrepreneurs nominated for FuEL Awards
    Young OCE entrepreneurs Ronald Richardson, Benbria; Arjun Kumar, Kela Medical; and Armen Bakirtzian, Avenir Medical are nominated for FuEL Awards.
  • Reap What You Sow: Grad Student Launches Urban Farming Business with Potential for Profit and Social Impact

    Jul 24, 2012Reap What You Sow: Grad Student Launches Urban Farming Business with Potential for Profit and Social Impact
    For a generation that was raised more on Ronald McDonald than “Old MacDonald Had a Farm,” choosing to be an agri-preneur may be out of the ordinary. But for University of Toronto Civil Engineering PhD candidate, Heather Wray, it just makes sense.
  • Remembering Ontario Centres of Excellence’s Beginnings

    Jul 23, 2012Remembering Ontario Centres of Excellence’s Beginnings
    The first five years of the OCE Program were all about building infrastructure and critical mass in each of the seven centres. The next five years were about growing the networks. It was when the original seven centres merged into four in 1998 that the focus shifted and the mission became clear: to commercialize publicly funded research to help drive the economy.
  • Windows into Ontario

    Jul 19, 2012Windows into Ontario
    OCE was one of more than 200 exhibitors showcasing to an international audience at the Microsoft World Partner Conference (WPC) as part of the Ontario, Your Next Big Idea Pavillion.
  • Partnering for Poverty Alleviation

    Jul 16, 2012Partnering for Poverty Alleviation
    More than 90 participants from the private, academic, non-profit and social enterprise sectors recently gathered at Algonquin College in Ottawa to share their experiences and brainstorm collaborative innovative solutions to poverty alleviation as part of OCE's Social Innovation Partnership Challenge forum.
  • Mining sector in need of young innovators

    Jul 11, 2012Mining sector in need of young innovators
    With global demand for its products tripling, an aging workface and a gap in the number of qualified workers graduating from the education system and the volume of jobs to fill, the mining industry is in need of some young innovators.
  • 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.