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  • Ontario Centres of Excellence CEO Stepping Down

    Jun 18, 2019Ontario Centres of Excellence CEO Stepping Down
    After nearly a decade at the helm of Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), President and CEO Dr. Tom Corr will be stepping down at the end of June but will remain on OCE’s board of directors.
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    Winners of Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch competition announced at Discovery 2019

    May 15, 2019Winners of Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch competition announced at Discovery 2019
    Six high school entrepreneurs were announced as winners of the Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch competition at this year’s Discovery conference.
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    AutoShow Live comes to Discovery

    May 09, 2019AutoShow Live comes to Discovery
    During this year’s Discovery conference, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is once again partnering with the Toronto Star and the Canadian International AutoShow (CIAS) to present AutoShow Live.

OCE-Supported Companies in the News

  • March 22, 2019 – TechcrunchHelping children overcome their mobility challenges, Trexo Robotics gets a Y Combinator boost

    Manmeet Maggu and Rahul Udasi didn’t know it when they met at the University of Waterloo  eleven years ago, but the bond that the two forged in late night study sessions as roommates in the UW Place dorm has helped power their work building an exoskeleton that allows children with disabilities to walk.

    The fruit of that labor is Trexo Robotics, which will graduate as part of the latest batch of Y Combinator’s winter 2019 cohort.

  • March 4, 2019 – eSentireeSentire Raises $47 Million to Provide AI-Powered Managed Detection and Response
    eSentire, Inc., the global leader in Managed Detection and Response (MDR), today announced it has raised an additional USD $47 million in funding led by majority investor Warburg Pincus and minority investors Georgian Partners and Edison Partners.

OCE in the News

  • March 4, 2019 – Georgian CollegeGeorgian students help take cottage country business to the next level
    On the verge of a growth spurt, Muskoka-based company Jayne’s Cottages is working with students in Georgian’s Big Data Analytics graduate certificate program on a research project that will transform how the company communicates and manages its data.
  • February 11, 2019 – St. Joseph's Healthcare LondonExploring mobile software to better support youth mental heath
    On February 7, 2019, Lawson Health Research Institute and InputHealth announced a new healthcare technology that aims to improve access for youth mental health care through remote virtual care.


  • June 25, 2019Kingston, ONCommercializing Your Tech Solution
    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is partnering with IBM and CENGN to host a funding program information session in Kingston on June 25th, 2019. If your company is looking to learn more or are seeking support and partnerships for your innovation, please join us!
  • July 10, 2019Toronto, ONAccess Canada's new ENCQOR 5G testbed and grow your business
    This July 10, you’re invited to MaRS to learn more about the ENCQOR program’s benefits and offerings. You’ll hear from our corporate partners Ericsson and Ciena, and you’ll have a chance to connect with other organizations developing new tech through 5G.
  • August 23, 2019Toronto, ONCNE Emerging Innovators Pitch Competition
    Canada’s brightest innovators will converge in the CNE Innovation Garage over the fair's middle weekend (August 23 - 25) to pitch their cutting edge inventions and compete for prize money and in-kind services.