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  • Energy sector bright spot for career opportunities

    Oct 08, 2013Energy sector bright spot for career opportunities
    Ontario Centres of Excellence recently hosted the Connecting Talent and Jobs in the Energy Industry webinar aimed at helping students and recent graduates understand current and emerging career opportunities in Ontario’s evolving energy sector and how they can break into the industry. In case you missed the webinar, here are some key points that can help you with your career planning.
  • In with the new: OCE launches new programs to help industry, academia and young entrepreneurs

    Oct 07, 2013In with the new: OCE launches new programs to help industry, academia and young entrepreneurs
    While all our academic partners were busy heading back to school and our industry partners were settling back after summer vacation, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) was busy launching new programs, partnerships and collaborations that will encourage the commercialization of research and creation of new start-up ventures that will further Ontario’s economy.
  • Skyline Farms

    Growing up: Humber graduates teach Etobicoke high school students about vertical farming

    Oct 03, 2013Growing up: Humber graduates teach Etobicoke high school students about vertical farming
    Humber College start-up Skyline Farms has recently partnered with the My Food My Way student nutrition campaign to install the first commercial vertical aeroponic tower garden farm in Canada at Thistletown Collegiate Institute in Etobicoke.
  • New OCE fellowships support province’s young entrepreneurs

    Sep 30, 2013New OCE fellowships support province’s young entrepreneurs
    Young entrepreneurs now have two more ways to get help turning their innovative ideas into burgeoning businesses through two new Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) fellowships. OCE’s two new Entrepreneurship Fellowship programs will support up to 20 Ontario post-secondary students or recent graduates (within the last three years) in contributing to the province’s economic wellbeing.
  • Ontario's electricity business: moving at lightning speed

    Sep 26, 2013Ontario's electricity business: moving at lightning speed
    Ontario's electricity business has been moving at lightning speed, powered by partnerships between key players such as Hydro One, the provincial government and Ontario Centres of Excellence investing in smart grid advancements.
  • Ontario’s aerospace innovations set to soar with new collaboration voucher initiative

    Sep 12, 2013Ontario’s aerospace innovations set to soar with new collaboration voucher initiative
    More than 100 people – representatives of the province’s $6.5 billion aerospace sector, academia and government – came together Sept. 9 to discuss how best to address some of the most significant technical challenges facing the aerospace industry through Ontario’s Voucher for Industry Association R&D Challenge (VIA) program.
  • College applied research is about building companies, not just technologies

    Aug 28, 2013College applied research is about building companies, not just technologies
    On August 23, a small sampling of what Algonquin College’s Applied Research department has to offer could be found at the college’s second annual Summer Applied Research Day.More than 40 companies, innovators and student projects, including six supported by Ontario Centres of Excellence OCE, were on display at Algonquin’s main Woodroffe Campus.
  • Discovery 2012 wins international award for best meeting/conference

    Aug 26, 2013Discovery 2012 wins international award for best meeting/conference
    After winning back-to-back STAR awards for “Best Trade Show” in Canada in 2010 and 2011 in addition to hosting the Guinness World Records-setting speed mentoring event in 2012, OCE's Discovery 2012 edition was named “Best Meeting/Conference Program (Over $250,000)” by the International Special Events Society on August 24. Discovery bested finalist events from the United States and Germany to take home the honour.
  • Watching what you use: slimming down energy consumption through self-monitoring

    Aug 22, 2013Watching what you use: slimming down energy consumption through self-monitoring
    Reducing power consumption at an individual level remains a key strategy in energy conservation efforts. That’s why Utilities Kingston recently sought innovative ideas on this topic from local university students through OCE’s Ontario Power Authority (OPA) Connections program.
  • OCE projects at cornerstone of Ontario-Québec Life Sciences Corridor

    Aug 07, 2013OCE projects at cornerstone of Ontario-Québec Life Sciences Corridor
    Two Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)-backed projects are the first to be approved under an Ontario-Québec life sciences research partnership aimed at developing enabling technologies for the drug discovery process.
  • The man behind unmanned vehicle robotics success

    Jul 25, 2013The man behind unmanned vehicle robotics success
    CEO and co-founder of Clearpath Robotics Matt Rendall was named a finalist for the Ontario Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
  • Exciting new R&D partnership gets its wings

    Jul 23, 2013Exciting new R&D partnership gets its wings
    OCE has awarded its first Voucher for Industry Association R&D Challenge (VIA) to the Ontario Aerospace Council to support collaborative industry-academic projects that facilitate the development of technological breakthroughs and new enabling technologies to address sector-wide challenges.
  • New Collaboration Voucher program conveniently connects business with academic researchers to give Ontario a competitive edge

    Jun 27, 2013New Collaboration Voucher program conveniently connects business with academic researchers to give Ontario a competitive edge
    The Collaboration Voucher Program, launched June 26 and run by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), allows companies quick and easy access to the expertise and knowledge at Ontario universities, colleges and research hospitals to help their businesses succeed while making Ontario and Canada more prosperous.
  • Dispensing pills and prompts at an affordable price

    Jun 26, 2013Dispensing pills and prompts at an affordable price
    Working with Dr. Sean Kidd of CAMH, students Rashid Karimi and Jackson Quang of George Brown’s School of Mechanical Engineering Technologies have developed an affordable, automated pill dispenser that not only gives out the correct dose of medication and reminds patients to take it, but also signals if a dispensed dose is missed.
  • Groupnotes team member pitching at Discovery 2013

    Groupnotes: An Idea that Stuck

    Jun 19, 2013Groupnotes: An Idea that Stuck
    They say that necessity is the mother of all invention, and that was certainly true for the four young entrepreneurs who created the rising start-up, Groupnotes.
  • 3D Printing: “the early stages of the Star Trek replicator”

    3D Printing: “the early stages of the Star Trek replicator”

    Jun 12, 20133D Printing: “the early stages of the Star Trek replicator”
    3D printing is definitely what you'd call disruptive or transformative technology. Can't picture it? Consider this, these printers are essentially self-replicating; once you have a printer, you can print yourself another printer.
  • Discovery 2013: Big Footprint, Big Ideas, Big Buzz

    Jun 05, 2013Discovery 2013: Big Footprint, Big Ideas, Big Buzz
    Eighth edition of annual conference and trade show sees record exhibition spaces, much-talked about keynote and widespread media coverage, while hosting Ontario Premier at one of her largest appearances to date.
  • Discovery Zones in on Young Entrepreneurs

    May 22, 2013Discovery Zones in on Young Entrepreneurs
    But this year, young entrepreneurs are going to take a larger piece of the Discovery pie – and the show floor real estate to go with it. The Young Entrepreneurs Zone, sponsored by OMERS, will be a section of the Discovery show floor showcasing more than 80 companies affiliated with southern Ontario universities and colleges.
  • Discovery Preview: chocolate printer, a paper-thin tablet computer, intelligent homes and cars, and robots galore!

    May 15, 2013Discovery Preview: chocolate printer, a paper-thin tablet computer, intelligent homes and cars, and robots galore!
    Ontario Centres of Excellence's two-time award-winning Discovery trade show is back May 27 and 28, showcasing leading-edge innovations and convening the research-to-commercialization community. This year’s Discovery features the futuristic tech of your dreams, like a printer that prints chocolate in 3D, as well as keynote speaker Dr. Peter Diamandis, innovator, entrepreneur, futurist and founder and chairman of the X PRIZE Foundation.
  • Innovation landing at Discovery

    May 13, 2013 Innovation landing at Discovery
    Discovery is launching into the theme of deep space this year with exhibitor Tomatosphere, an Innovations in Aerospace panel (featuring the Executive Director of Ontario Aerospace Council) and keynote speaker Dr. Peter Diamandis, who is a co-founder of the International Space University and managing director and co-founder of Space Adventures.