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  • Financial Post Brands Martin Walmsley Fellow Alex Levy as Social Media Expert

    Mar 06, 2012Financial Post Brands Martin Walmsley Fellow Alex Levy as Social Media Expert
    Alex Levy is no stranger to media. The 25-year-old entrepreneur, CEO and lead developer of MyVoice, a smartphone communication aid, has been splashed all over major TV outlets and print publications for months. The most recent Financial Post article places Alex in a slightly different role than that of just an entrepreneur – it positions him as a social media expert.
  • March Is National Engineering Month

    Mar 01, 2012March Is National Engineering Month
    National Engineering Month (NEM) is a Canada-wide celebration of engineering excellence, featuring more than 500 events across the country. To inspire young people to consider a career in engineering – and to make engineering more visible to the general public – this year the NEM team has created the theme “THIS is engineering” highlighting some of Canada’s most renowned engineering feats.
  • GreenCentre Canada and Switchable Solutions Inc. Convert Waste into Products and Federal Funding into Jobs

    Feb 28, 2012GreenCentre Canada and Switchable Solutions Inc. Convert Waste into Products and Federal Funding into Jobs
    Take-out containers, coffee cups and meat trays will soon be disappearing from southern Ontario’s landfills, thanks to Kingston-based GreenCentre Canada, Centre of Excellence for Commercialization of Research and member of the Ontario Network of Excellence, and cleantech spinoff company Switchable Solutions Inc.
  • OCE and NSERC Launch Joint Program for Recent PhD Grads

    Feb 15, 2012OCE and NSERC Launch Joint Program for Recent PhD Grads
    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) are partnering to give both recent PhD grads and SMEs in Ontario a boost with the launch of a new pilot program, Industrial R&D Fellowships (IRDF).
  • OCE-supported companies Aeryon Labs and Morgan Solar Pre-Qualify for Federal Kickstart Program

    Feb 06, 2012OCE-supported companies Aeryon Labs and Morgan Solar Pre-Qualify for Federal Kickstart Program
    Waterloo’s Aeryon Labs and Toronto’s Morgan Solar have both made the Kickstart shortlist and now wait to see if Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) can match their products to an appropriate test department.
  • Mind to Market Finalist PlantForm Featured on Globe and Mail’s Front Page

    Feb 01, 2012Mind to Market Finalist PlantForm Featured on Globe and Mail’s Front Page
    OCE-supported company PlantForm, a finalist for the 2011 OCE Mind to Market Award, was recently featured on the Globe and Mail’s front page in the publication’s closer look at the plant-based trend in pharmaceuticals.
  • Diagnostic Tech Start-up Xagenic Achieves Series A Financing

    Jan 30, 2012Diagnostic Tech Start-up Xagenic Achieves Series A Financing
    Xagenic Inc., an OCE-supported breakthrough screening technology start-up created by University of Toronto Professor Dr. Shana Kelley, recently completed its series A financing with support from MaRS Innovation.
  • Experiential Learning Program Projects Excel

    Jan 24, 2012Experiential Learning Program Projects Excel
    One of Ontario Centres of Excellence’s (OCE) newest programs, the Experiential Learning Program (ELP) is designed to help students across Ontario from a variety of educational backgrounds, receive the training and real-world experience they need to turn their ideas into market-ready products and jobs.