Commercialization Programs

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) helps take research from labs to the marketplace.

  1. Market Readiness directly funds new start-up companies commercializing IP out of Ontario-based academic institutions or a company based at a Campus Linked Accelerator (CLA).
  2. AdvancingHealth Program bolsters innovation in Ontario’s public healthcare sector by bringing public healthcare organizations, companies and academic institutions together to create breakthrough products and services.
  3. Medical Sciences Proof-of-Principle (MSc PoP) program helps commercialize promising life sciences and medical technology intellectual property (IP) developed at Ontario publicly funded academic research institutions (universities, colleges and research hospitals).
  4. China Angels Mentorship Program (CAMP), an initiative of Ontario Centres of Excellence and the China Canada Angels Alliance (CCAA), is a virtual incubator designed to help start-ups prepare their businesses for the Chinese market.
  5. AdvancingEducation Program connects Ontario’s public education system including English and French K-12 schools as well as post-secondary institutions with companies to test early market interest and demonstrate innovative products and technologies in an education setting. 
  6. Health Technologies Fund supports the development of made-in-Ontario health technologies by accelerating evaluation, procurement, adoption and diffusion in the Ontario health system.
  7. REACH is a matching grant funding program designed to help Ontario healthcare providers apply new methods to procure and more rapidly adopt innovative medical technologies that can address high priority health system needs.
  8. Automotive Supplier Competitiveness Improvement Program (ASCIP) seeks to increase the sourcing capabilities of Ontario-based small and medium sized automotive suppliers, while encouraging innovation and productivity initiatives that increase success in the growing export markets.
  9. Small Business Innovation Challenge (SBIC) supports the growth of high-potential, technology-driven small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Ontario, using public sector challenges as a platform for inspiring SMEs to develop and test innovative technology solutions.