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  • OCE and CQDM expand drug discovery innovation program into Ontario

    Jun 25, 2014OCE and CQDM expand drug discovery innovation program into Ontario
    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is building on its partnership with Quebec-based CQDM by bringing additional funding to a novel program dedicated to breakthrough technologies that accelerate drug discovery and development.
  • OCE wants to keep you informed

    Jun 25, 2014OCE wants to keep you informed
    On July 1, 2014, Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) comes into effect. The rules of the legislation specify the requirements for different kinds of electronic communications, but the best way to ensure you don’t miss any of the great news and information coming out of OCE is to make sure your email preferences are up-to-date.
  • Operating at the speed of business

    May 29, 2014Operating at the speed of business
    Ontario Centres of Excellence is aiming to reduce the time it takes to turn around an application for innovation funding by up to 50 per cent through a number of new steps that create a more streamlined and expedited review process.
  • Dominic Toselli accepts David McFadden award

    Pitch contestants win big at Discovery

    May 29, 2014Pitch contestants win big at Discovery
    Every year, Discovery hosts live pitch competitions where Ontario's best and brightest entrepreneurs compete for funding and support services to help scale their start-up or bring their business concept to life. This year there were four: Investor Pitch, Elevator Pitch, the David McFadden Energy Challenge and Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch.
  • Steve Blank presents at Discovery 2014

    Discovery 2014 one for the record books

    May 29, 2014Discovery 2014 one for the record books
    With more show floor, more exhibitors (more than 420 in total), 2,600 attendees, two keynote presentations and a constant buzz of activity in the various zones and theatres, OCE’s Discovery 2014 (held May 12-13) was another success.
  • New academic-based program will provide young entrepreneurs with additional support

    Apr 29, 2014New academic-based program will provide young entrepreneurs with additional support
    As part of Ontario’s Youth Jobs Strategy, the On-Campus Entrepreneurship Activities (OCEA) program will invest $5 million over the next two years to ignite and kick-start entrepreneurial activities across Ontario. The OCEA program is being managed and administered by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) on behalf of the Government of Ontario.
  • From robots to med-tech, Discovery has it all

    Apr 29, 2014From robots to med-tech, Discovery has it all
    The latest and greatest in Ontario-made innovations will be on display at the 2014 edition of Ontario Centres of Excellence’s Discovery trade show and conference. This year’s event takes place May 12-13 in the South Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and will be the biggest in its nine years with more companies and exhibitors than ever and more than 100 investors seeking ventures to support.
  • Tom Corr at program launch

    OCE delivering four new programs for young Ontarians

    Apr 28, 2014OCE delivering four new programs for young Ontarians
    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) will deliver four new programs on behalf of the Ontario government that mark a significant investment in young entrepreneurs and job creation.
  • China flag

    Access global markets at Discovery

    Apr 22, 2014Access global markets at Discovery
    In partnership with the provincial Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment, Ontario Centres of Excellence will welcome a delegation from China to this year’s Discovery.
  • Discovery brings investors to you!

    Apr 22, 2014Discovery brings investors to you!
    Back for its second year, Discovery’s expanded ‘Ask an Expert’ event facilitates meetings between expert investors, entrepreneurs, innovation agents, professional services and export specialists, and eligible entrepreneurs and innovators.
  • Young Entrepreneurs from Discovery 2013

    Discovery brings career advice to students

    Apr 22, 2014Discovery brings career advice to students
    This year’s enlarged Career Zone will connect youth with senior executives from major companies for round table sessions that explore desired skills and emerging careers. Companies will have a chance to get a read on Next Gen talent, while job seekers will hear how they can best prepare to compete in the world of work.
  • Steve Blank

    Discovery brings Silicon Valley to Ontario

    Apr 22, 2014Discovery brings Silicon Valley to Ontario
    The 2014 edition of Ontario Centres of Excellence’s award-winning Discovery, Canada’s premier innovation showcase, is only weeks away. The top-notch program features internationally renowned speakers, fascinating panel discussions, networking and career advancement opportunities, and competitions, as well as a chance to meet with investors from Canada and overseas.
  • Tom Corr at SOSCIP event

    OCE President and CEO Dr. Tom Corr appointed to SOSCIP board of directors

    Apr 15, 2014OCE President and CEO Dr. Tom Corr appointed to SOSCIP board of directors
    Dr. Tom Corr, President and CEO of Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform (SOSCIP).
  • Alberta and Ontario map

    Ontario, Alberta join forces to boost innovation and prosperity in both provinces

    Apr 10, 2014Ontario, Alberta join forces to boost innovation and prosperity in both provinces
    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is partnering with Alberta Innovates Technology Futures (AITF) to boost innovation and job creation in the two provinces.
  • CODE Hackathon finalists

    Largest-ever Canadian hackathon crowns its champion

    Apr 01, 2014Largest-ever Canadian hackathon crowns its champion
    An app that would match new Canadians and existing residents looking for a change of scenery with the city or town best suited to them took two of the top prizes at Canada’s largest ever hackathon, sponsored in part by OCE-founded oneeleven.
  • Self-driving cars not just the stuff of sci-fi fantasy

    Mar 27, 2014Self-driving cars not just the stuff of sci-fi fantasy
    Ontario Centres of Excellence and the Ministry of Transportation have launched a one-million-dollar program aimed at helping businesses and academic institutions develop and commercialize innovations in connected and autonomous vehicle technologies.
  • David McFadden

    Finalists gear up to pitch energy ideas at Discovery

    Mar 26, 2014Finalists gear up to pitch energy ideas at Discovery
    Seven finalists have been chosen for OCE's prestigious David McFadden Energy Entrepreneur Challenge. Honouring the past OCE Board Chair, the Challenge invites university and college students from across Ontario’s academic institutions to address challenges facing the energy sector.
  • CODE hackers show off technology

    OCE-founded oneeleven hosts largest ever Canadian hackathon event

    Mar 06, 2014OCE-founded oneeleven hosts largest ever Canadian hackathon event
    Oneeleven, the advanced big data accelerator co-founded by Ontario Centres of Excellence, played host to the Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE), Canada’s largest ever hackathon/appathon event, Feb. 28-March 2.
  • Robert Scoble

    Tech guru Robert Scoble visits OCE; meets and praises some of our companies

    Feb 28, 2014Tech guru Robert Scoble visits OCE; meets and praises some of our companies
    Robert Scoble, one of the leading tech writers in the U.S., paid a visit to Ontario Centres of Excellence’s Front Street offices on Feb. 27 and met with five OCE-supported companies as part of a trip to Toronto. He had high praise for what he saw and how investments are being made in Ontario.
  • OCE and CYBF sign partnership agreement at Discovery 2014

    OCE and CYBF team up to support 10 young entrepreneurs

    Feb 26, 2014OCE and CYBF team up to support 10 young entrepreneurs
    Under a joint initiative between Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) announced at OCE’s Discovery trade show and conference last May, entrepreneurs aged 18-39 will have assistance while developing businesses around research originating in Ontario’s colleges and universities.