Industrial & Technological Benefits Partnership Opportunity

We can be your gateway to the innovation marketplace.

Ontario Centres of Excellence has a vast network of SMEs and start-ups.  A not-for-profit organization, we work with industry to facilitate collaborations with Canada’s largest concentration of world-class researchers at universities, colleges and research institutes. OCE’s commercialization and start-up activities provide access to new innovative technologies and help companies benefit from Canada’s R&D.

OCE’s role in Canada’s Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITB) is to partner with prime contractors to help offset their obligations under the policy.  With our direct access to the R&D marketplace, we can match academic research with your needs, identify and support industry-academic collaborations, and help build public-private partnerships.

Our feet-on-the-ground business model deploys a 40-member team of highly qualified, experienced Business Development Managers who build relationships with academic researchers, entrepreneurs and start-up companies to create collaborations and projects that drive Canada’s innovation and productivity.  

Focusing our team on Canada’s Key Industrial Capabilities (KICs) and leveraging our strong relationships with industry, OCE can help your company gain maximum direct and indirect credits under the Investment Framework. 


Unprecedented network of companies and entrepreneurs


Leader in innovation with 28-year track record of success

  • Depth of experience in building industry-led collaborations to commercialize innovation arising out of academic institutions
  • Experience in creating public and private consortia
  • Deep engagement with academia and the R&D sectors to actively identify emerging technologies and investment opportunities 
  • Extensive experience working with key sectors including advanced manufacturing, communications and digital media; energy and environment and advanced health
  • Trusted relationships with provincial and federal governments leading to expanding suite of programs offerings and OCE’s whole-of-government funding approach
  • Will invest over $660 million in funding for innovative projects over the next three years
  • Design, build and manage programs to meet strategic objectives

Hon. Reza Moridi, Ontario Minister of Research and Innovation and Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities,  tests the latest in flight simulation at Discovery 16

Collaborative industry-led sector initiatives


OCE's ITB role

We are positioned to invest in Canada’s SME productivity and to support the commercialization of emerging technologies. In working with our industry partners, we develop and deliver to you a ready-made, customized plan that fulfills your strategic objectives and ITB Offset obligations while generating optimal value for you.

Industry Canada is familiar with OCE’s model for working with prime contractors in managing their ITB Offset funds.

For More Information

Contact Michele Davies michele.davies@oce-ontario.org 
416-861-1092 x 1034

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News

Here are some stories in areas in which OCE is active that will be of particular interest to prime contractors:
  • GHG announcement at Discovery 2016.

    Ontario Centres of Excellence brings Federal allies to greenhouse gas battle

    May 10, 2016Ontario Centres of Excellence brings Federal allies to greenhouse gas battle
    Ontario’s $74 million greenhouse gas innovation initiative, managed by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), has two new federal partners to assist in the battle to reduce pollution-causing emissions.
  • Cyber-v2-110

    Cybersecurity event helps identify cross-provincial partnerships

    Apr 08, 2016Cybersecurity event helps identify cross-provincial partnerships
    A Cybersecurity R&D Partnering Forum held in Ottawa on April 6 brought together 112 researchers and representatives of industry from Ontario and Quebec to explore collaborations leading to commercialization of technologies, products and services in the area of cybersecurity.
  • Ontario’s small and medium-sized businesses to benefit from advanced computing initiative

    Feb 24, 2016Ontario’s small and medium-sized businesses to benefit from advanced computing initiative
    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is teaming with IBM Canada to support the economy and job creation by bringing advanced computing technologies and resources to the province’s small and medium-sized businesses.
  • Ontario Centres of Excellence tasked with managing province’s new emissions reduction program

    Feb 17, 2016Ontario Centres of Excellence tasked with managing province’s new emissions reduction program
    Ontario Centres of Excellence’s (OCE) decades of experience in the energy and environment fields will be put to use helping the Government of Ontario reduce industrial pollution through the introduction of innovative new technologies.
  • SOSCIP-110

    Smart Computing Partnering Forum attracts strong interest

    Jan 27, 2016Smart Computing Partnering Forum attracts strong interest
    More than 200 participants representing the smart computing, big data and cybersecurity sectors attended the recent Smart Computing R&D Challenge Partnership Forum, hosted by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE).