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  • Tom Corr, President and CEO of OCE at Pond Technologies Inc.

    Ontario Government Announces Support for Semi-Finalists in $20 million competition

    Apr 07, 2017Ontario Government Announces Support for Semi-Finalists in $20 million competition
    Today at POND Technologies Inc. in Markham, Reza Moridi, Ontario’s Minister of Research, Innovation and Science, announced the government’s support for three Ontario-based teams among the 25 international semi-finalists in the $20-million global NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE competition.
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    Discovery 2016 named Best Trade Show/Exposition

    Apr 04, 2017Discovery 2016 named Best Trade Show/Exposition
    Discovery 2016 has been named Best Trade Show/Exposition at the 20th annual Canadian Event Industry Awards, described as “the highest award Canadian event professionals can earn and a globally recognized symbol of excellence.”
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    Digital guru Jared Cohen and global environment expert Gina McCarthy to deliver Discovery keynotes

    Apr 04, 2017Digital guru Jared Cohen and global environment expert Gina McCarthy to deliver Discovery keynotes
    Ontario Centres of Excellence is thrilled to announce Jared Cohen and Gina McCarthy as the keynote speakers at Discovery 2017, being held May 15-16 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
  • Discovery 2017 welcomes Gina McCarthy, EPA head under President Obama

    Apr 04, 2017Discovery 2017 welcomes Gina McCarthy, EPA head under President Obama
    A leading advocate for public health and the environment for over 30 years, Gina McCarthy will be the Day Two keynote speaker at Discovery 2017.
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    Jared Cohen, Founder of Google Ideas and President of Jigsaw, to Give Keynote Address at Discovery 2017

    Mar 13, 2017Jared Cohen, Founder of Google Ideas and President of Jigsaw, to Give Keynote Address at Discovery 2017
    Ontario Centres of Excellence is thrilled to announce Jared Cohen as the keynote speaker for Day One of Discovery 2017, being held May 15-16 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Jared Cohen will appear on the Discovery main stage on May 15 to speak about the new digital age, and to kick off two days of ideas, innovation and what’s next.
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    OCE, TFSA host Finance Cybersecurity Partnering Forum

    Mar 09, 2017OCE, TFSA host Finance Cybersecurity Partnering Forum
    More than 200 experts from financial services and fintech companies, academia and government gathered March 8 to exchange ideas and identify the potential for future collaborations in finance cybersecurity innovation.
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    Ontario launches Small Business Innovation Challenge, managed by OCE

    Mar 01, 2017Ontario launches Small Business Innovation Challenge, managed by OCE
    Start-ups and small- and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in Ontario now have an opportunity to increase their global competitiveness while helping to solve pressing business and service challenges in the public sector.
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    Ontario and Israel partner on $20-million research network

    Feb 07, 2017Ontario and Israel partner on $20-million research network
    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Israel Innovation Authority (IIA) are partnering on a new, $20-million research network that will support the development of innovative technologies in Ontario and Israel, with an initial focus on cybersecurity solutions for the financial services sector.
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    Province delivers $20-million boost to college innovation through OCE, Colleges Ontario partnership

    Jan 25, 2017Province delivers $20-million boost to college innovation through OCE, Colleges Ontario partnership
    Ontario’s 24 colleges will now play an even stronger role in fueling innovation through their applied research activities and strategic collaborations with industry thanks to an exciting new, $20-million commitment by the provincial government for applied research and development.
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    OneEleven expands into new innovation hub

    Jan 24, 2017OneEleven expands into new innovation hub
    OneEleven has taken another step on its journey as one of Canada’s largest scale-up hubs and communities for high-growth tech start-ups.
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    REACH-ing to improve healthcare through innovation-based procurement

    Jan 20, 2017REACH-ing to improve healthcare through innovation-based procurement
    Ontario Centres of Excellence has launched a new program to help Ontario’s healthcare system more easily and effectively adopt innovative new products and services.
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    OCE expands international reach with two new programs

    Dec 14, 2016OCE expands international reach with two new programs
    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) continues to build Ontario’s global competitiveness with the launch of two new programs related to bilateral agreements with China.
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    Simulating Real-World Challenges

    Dec 01, 2016Simulating Real-World Challenges
    A grant from the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) will help Queen’s University and Toronto tech firm Ametros Learning develop an intelligent, web-based simulation platform for students in law, medicine, engineering and business.
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    OCE expands international reach of GlobalStart with new partnerships in Asia

    Nov 24, 2016OCE expands international reach of GlobalStart with new partnerships in Asia
    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) has forged exciting new partnerships that will help applicants to its GlobalStart program enter Asian markets.
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    Advancing innovative technologies in education

    Nov 24, 2016Advancing innovative technologies in education
    More than 130 participants gathered at an Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) partnering forum held Nov. 23 at Communitech in Waterloo to launch the second round of OCE’s AdvancingEducation program. Participants included educators, administrators and companies with ideas to improve Ontario’s public education system.
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    Search our projects and companies

    Nov 24, 2016Search our projects and companies
    All those interested in the work of OCE can now easily find information about the many hundreds of projects we support in 75 communities across Ontario. Also now available are profiles and the latest news for many of the companies we support.
  • OCE AGM 2016 award winners

    OCE recognizes excellence in entrepreneurship and research collaboration with annual awards

    Oct 28, 2016OCE recognizes excellence in entrepreneurship and research collaboration with annual awards
    Last night, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) awarded its prestigious Mind to Market and Martin Walmsley awards, worth $25,000 each, recognizing the achievements of two Waterloo-region entrepreneurs for their innovations in battery and hybrid-based vehicles and advanced health technology. The awards were presented as part of OCE’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Design Exchange in Toronto, attended by over 275 guests from Ontario’s innovation community.
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    TargetGHG, carbon reduction competition powerful allies in climate change battle

    Oct 28, 2016TargetGHG, carbon reduction competition powerful allies in climate change battle
    OCE is going full steam ahead to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the province, with the official launch of the $74-million TargetGHG program. Three Ontario-based teams are among the 27 semi-finalists in the global NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE competition, or Stream 3 of TargetGHG.
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    OCE hosts CLA/OCEA network meeting in Windsor

    Oct 19, 2016OCE hosts CLA/OCEA network meeting in Windsor
    With 80 attendees representing the 25 CLA/OCEA projects from across the province, the network meeting provided robust discussion on some of the successes and challenges in the CLA/OCEA space.
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    OCE partnering forum launches TargetGHG program

    Oct 06, 2016OCE partnering forum launches TargetGHG program