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  • Innovation drives eco-friendly big rig power solution

    Feb 25, 2014Innovation drives eco-friendly big rig power solution
    An innovative and eco-friendly energy solution that converts exhaust heat from tractor trailers into a power source for the cabin’s on-board heating and cooling systems is getting a boost from Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE).
  • Super computers could help cities deal with fierce weather

    Feb 24, 2014Super computers could help cities deal with fierce weather
    In a report released last week, SOSCIP celebrates breakthroughs achieved over the past two years.
  • Aspiring young entrepreneurs to reveal business smarts through high school pitch competition

    Feb 03, 2014Aspiring young entrepreneurs to reveal business smarts through high school pitch competition
    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Government of Ontario are once again teaming up to present Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch: a competition that challenges high school students in grades 9 through 12 to promote their business idea in a two-minute video.
  • Ontario Centres of Excellence partners with industry leaders to promote innovation in key Ontario sectors

    Jan 30, 2014Ontario Centres of Excellence partners with industry leaders to promote innovation in key Ontario sectors
    Through an open call under Ontario’s Voucher for Industry Association R&D Challenge, Ontario Centres of Excellence is offering a funding opportunity that is specifically designed for Ontario industry associations or formal industry consortia with a strong vision for the future encompassing innovation and new disruptive technologies.
  • Water pipes

    The Next Big Thing for Public Works: New Water Technology for More Liveable Cities

    Jan 28, 2014The Next Big Thing for Public Works: New Water Technology for More Liveable Cities
    This fall, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) approved funding for the Waterloo-based collaborative industry-academic project, entitled Novel Water Technology for Liveable Cities.
  • Ontario Centres of Excellence helps shed right light on ‘growing’ problem in the north

    Jan 15, 2014Ontario Centres of Excellence helps shed right light on ‘growing’ problem in the north
    With a number of funding partners including Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Dr. Mike Dixon from the University of Guelph is leading a project looking into how to create special LED greenhouse conditions for growing vegetables all year round in some of Canada’s harshest climates.
  • Two former OCE board chairs tapped for Toronto Hydro ice storm review panel

    Jan 13, 2014Two former OCE board chairs tapped for Toronto Hydro ice storm review panel
  • Founding OCE board member Dr. Mamdouh Shoukri appointed to Order of Canada

    Jan 07, 2014Founding OCE board member Dr. Mamdouh Shoukri appointed to Order of Canada
  • Three Ontario startups fare well at worldwide entrepreneurship contest started their journey at OCE-sponsored event

    Jan 02, 2014Three Ontario startups fare well at worldwide entrepreneurship contest started their journey at OCE-sponsored event
  • Made in Ontario Advanced Manufacturing forum presenter

    Industry and academia connect at OCE’s Made in Ontario Advanced Manufacturing R&D Challenge Forum

    Dec 13, 2013Industry and academia connect at OCE’s Made in Ontario Advanced Manufacturing R&D Challenge Forum
    More than 160 representatives from Ontario’s manufacturing sector and academia came together in Mississauga on December 11 to learn about an exciting $2 million R&D funding opportunity offered through Ontario’s new Collaboration Voucher Program.
  • Big Viking Games team members

    Celebrating Fun to Gain a Competitive Advantage

    Dec 11, 2013Celebrating Fun to Gain a Competitive Advantage
    Big Viking Games, one of the inaugural tenants in the new accelerator space known as oneeleven, has just been recognized as one of the Globe and Mail’s 100 Top Small-Medium Employers in Canada.
  • Life Sciences forum attendees

    Industry and academia make connections at OCE-CQDM life sciences forum

    Dec 04, 2013Industry and academia make connections at OCE-CQDM life sciences forum
    More than 100 representatives and researchers from Quebec’s and Ontario’s life sciences industries and academia came together in Toronto on Nov. 28 to lay the groundwork for new collaborations leading to innovations in pharmaceutical research.
  • OneEleven partners celebrate opening of OneEleven

    Ontario Centres of Excellence and OMERS Ventures launch oneeleven, Canada's first community for data-driven entrepreneurs

    Nov 28, 2013 Ontario Centres of Excellence and OMERS Ventures launch oneeleven, Canada's first community for data-driven entrepreneurs
    Co-founded by strategic investments from Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and OMERS Ventures, with the recent addition of Ryerson University as the founding academic partner, oneeleven is a community of entrepreneurs that are ready to take their promising new tech ventures to the next level by harnessing the power of high performance computing (HPC).
  • Startup Weekend Toronto logo

    Griflens wins top spot at Startup Weekend Maker Edition

    Nov 26, 2013Griflens wins top spot at Startup Weekend Maker Edition
    For Global Entrepreneurship Week, Ontario Centres of Excellence presented Startup Weekend Maker Edition Toronto, an event that brought developers, designers, makers and entrepreneurs together to move their business ideas from concept to creation.
  • OPA students

    OPA Connections program delivers real-world experience to students

    Nov 20, 2013OPA Connections program delivers real-world experience to students
    Ontario Centres of Excellence recently surveyed student participants from the OPA Connections program and found that respondents placed a high degree of value on their experiences, with two students already working in the energy sector.
  • Deloitte technology fast 50 logo

    Eleven OCE-supported companies recognized at Deloitte Technology’s Fast 50™ Awards

    Nov 15, 2013Eleven OCE-supported companies recognized at Deloitte Technology’s Fast 50™ Awards
    Eleven OCE-supported companies have been recognized at this year’s Deloitte Technology Fast 50™Awards, including the Technology Fast 50™ ranking, Companies-to-Watch, Technology Green 15™ and coveted Leadership awards.
  • Next-generation entrepreneurs will receive boost from enhanced partnership between Ontario Centres of Excellence and Extreme Startups

    Nov 14, 2013Next-generation entrepreneurs will receive boost from enhanced partnership between Ontario Centres of Excellence and Extreme Startups
    In partnership with Extreme Startups, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) has launched the newest round of the SmartStart program, which will provide much-needed support to six early-stage ventures in the area of digital media and information and communications technology (ICT) to take their business to the next level.
  • Martin Walmsley award winners at OCE

    Ontario Centres of Excellence AGM showcases another year of success

    Oct 31, 2013Ontario Centres of Excellence AGM showcases another year of success
    Ontario Centres of Excellence marked another year as Ontario’s leading innovation to commercialization organization at its Annual General Meeting on Oct. 29, 2013. Held at Toronto’s Design Exchange, this year’s AGM was the tenth since OCE became an incorporated entity. It also served to highlight another record year for OCE in terms of investments, companies served, jobs created and overall success.
  • Strengthening Sino-Canadian business ties

    Oct 09, 2013Strengthening Sino-Canadian business ties
    OCE and HanHai signed a Letter of Understanding to lead the establishment of a China-Canada enterprises innovation centre, including a Sino-Canadian scientific and innovation collaboration and exchange platform that will enable HanHai and OCE to develop an Ontario-China network of entrepreneurs and investors.
  • Turning the tables on community hunger: Trees to Tables project connects residents in need with truly local food

    Oct 09, 2013Turning the tables on community hunger: Trees to Tables project connects residents in need with truly local food
    The social purpose business Hidden Harvest Ottawa recently partnered with the Ottawa Food Bank and Cisco Systems to launch the Trees to Tables project, which is helping alleviate community hunger by connecting residents in need with truly local food sources.