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  • Alberta and Ontario connect for innovation

    Strong response from Alberta-Ontario partnership

    Nov 27, 2014Strong response from Alberta-Ontario partnership
    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is pleased to be launching Round 2 of the Alberta-Ontario Innovation Program in partnership with Alberta Innovates Technology Futures (AITF) and the Governments of Alberta and Ontario.
  • Deep mine tunnel

    OCE partners with Ultra Deep Mining Network to drive innovation

    Nov 11, 2014OCE partners with Ultra Deep Mining Network to drive innovation
    Ontario Centres of Excellence is offering an exciting industry-academic collaboration opportunity for Ontario colleges, in partnership with the Ultra Deep Mining Network (UDMN), through our Voucher for Industry Association R&D (VIA) program.
  • Big data word cloud

    Driving a provincial strategy for HPC and big data

    Oct 30, 2014Driving a provincial strategy for HPC and big data
    OCE is playing a vital role in Compute Ontario, a new research computing institution that will be instrumental in advancing a more strategic and holistic approach to the province’s HPC resources and capacity. Ron Van Holst, OCE’s director of research development in high performance computing, will provide interim leadership during its start-up phase.
  • David Fransen

    OCE Welcomes David Fransen as Executive in Residence

    Oct 30, 2014OCE Welcomes David Fransen as Executive in Residence
    David Fransen, a longtime senior executive and advisor to the Canadian government, industry and academia, and Canada’s former Consul General in Los Angeles, has joined Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) as Executive in Residence, Global Partnerships.
  • Ariel Garten and Karl Martin

    Toronto-based tech companies Bionym and InteraXon win prestigious OCE awards

    Oct 30, 2014Toronto-based tech companies Bionym and InteraXon win prestigious OCE awards
    Two successful young entrepreneurs were named as winners of a pair of awards at Ontario Centres of Excellence’s annual general meeting on Oct. 21. Bionym co-founder and CEO Karl Martin and InteraXon co-founder and CEO Ariel Garten took home top honours and $25,000 each for their work innovating wearable technology.
  • OCE helps bring new life to a small northern Ontario town

    Sep 25, 2014OCE helps bring new life to a small northern Ontario town
    On Sept. 10, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) joined in celebrating the grand opening of the province’s Ontario Power Generation - Atikokan Generating Station, the largest capacity completely biomass fuelled facility in North America.
  • University of Guelph professor Mike Dixon

    To boldly grow where no one has grown before

    Sep 25, 2014To boldly grow where no one has grown before
    What began as research and technology developments for growing fresh produce to support humans in long-term space missions is now being considered for use in the harsh conditions of northern Canada and the deserts of Kuwait.
  • Minister Moridi at OCAD CLA event

    New and enhanced programs to assist student entrepreneurs now rolling out across the province

    Sep 25, 2014New and enhanced programs to assist student entrepreneurs now rolling out across the province
    Reza Moridi, Minister of Research and Innovation and Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities has been helping to launch the first wave of 13 projects in Southwestern Ontario and Toronto that will help young entrepreneurs gain business skills, mentorship and hands-on experience to start and grow a business. The projects fall under the $295-million Ontario Youth Jobs Strategy.
  • Fluidware co-founders at OCE

    OCE-supported Fluidware joins Silicon Valley’s SurveyMonkey

    Aug 13, 2014OCE-supported Fluidware joins Silicon Valley’s SurveyMonkey
    Ottawa-based Fluidware was recently acquired by Silicon Valley's SurveyMonkey. Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) has been there at critical points supporting Fluidware co-founders and co-CEOs Eli Fathi and Aydin Mirzaee.
  • OCE’s Discovery winning raves from attendees

    Jul 31, 2014OCE’s Discovery winning raves from attendees
    The 2014 edition of Ontario Centres of Excellence’s Discovery trade show and conference was not only the largest in the event’s nine-year history, it was a major hit with attendees.
  • APMA connected car

    Six OCE-supported technologies featured on first Canadian-made connected car

    Jul 16, 2014Six OCE-supported technologies featured on first Canadian-made connected car
    The first connected car made with Canadian technologies has arrived, thanks to a collaborative project supported by OCE and led by the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA).
  • AdvancingHealth forum attendees

    Exploring avenues of collaboration to advance health in Ontario

    Jun 26, 2014Exploring avenues of collaboration to advance health in Ontario
    A highly targeted, inventive program aimed at bolstering innovation in Ontario’s public healthcare sector drew close to 180 health officials and health technology companies to a recent partnering forum.
  • 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.