OCE In The News

  • November 18, 2014 – The Globe and MailColleges catch the startup wave
    Across Canada, startup-minded college students are enrolling in entrepreneurship-focused diplomas, applied degrees and specialty certificates. With support from Ontario Centres of Excellence, most Ontario colleges are embedding entrepreneurship courses for all disciplines while others are expanding opportunities for business students to work directly with companies on projects relevant to their bottom line.
  • November 17, 2014 – Ontario NewsroomMake Your Pitch Fostering High School Entrepreneurs

    Ontario is giving young entrepreneurs the chance to pitch their business ideas to experts and the public through the Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch competition.
    The competition challenges high school students to pitch their business idea in a two-minute video. The videos will be evaluated by judges from the business community and the public can vote for the best pitch online.

  • November 17, 2014 – Sault OnlineMake Your Pitch!
    Ontario is giving young entrepreneurs the chance to pitch their business ideas to experts and the public through the Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch competition. Twenty finalists will present their ideas to a judging panel at the Ontario Centres of Excellence’s Discovery Conference in Toronto this April. The finalists will also receive business coaching.
  • November 17, 2014 – Hamilton SpectatorA smarter way to keep your swimming pool clean

    Imagine having a device for your swimming pool that not only takes care of sanitizing and monitoring chemical levels, but is also self-powered and runs on the movement of the water. With support from OCE's SmartStart Seed Fund program, Seyed Nourbakhsh and his team at Formarum have created a system that does just that (formarum.com or @FormarumInc).
    Formarum is an engineering company that has designed the world's first self-powered smart sanitizer for swimming pools. Dive Smart Sanitizer is an intelligent all-in-one system that makes pool sanitation less expensive, safer and easier.

  • November 11, 2014 – Daily ExchangeDurham College receives additional $20,000 in Ontario Centres of Excellence funding to support work with IFTech Inventing Future Technology Inc.
    The Durham College (DC) Office of Research Services and Innovation (ORSI) announced that it has received $20,000 in additional funding from Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) to support its ongoing applied research work with IFTech Inventing Future Technology Inc. (IFTech), an Oshawa-based start-up company that specializes in wearable technology related to immersive gaming and virtual world simulation.
  • November 10, 2014 – McMaster Daily NewsWho wants a slice? Mac research team partners with Pizza Pizza to fight waste
    A team of researchers from McMaster University, led by engineering professor James Cotton, are slicing up traditional commercial ovens to help prevent heat loss and wasted energy during the cooking process.
  • November 10, 2014 – CTV News TorontoOnline tool offers researchers a new way to sort through all the studies
    A Canadian startup's web widget is offering doctors and researchers help in digitally navigating the staggering volume of medical studies and articles being published each day around the world.
  • November 6, 2014 – Truck NewsNavigating the roadblocks
    Figuring out how to make a self-driving truck is the easy part. Integrating autonomous technology into society is where the challenge truly begins.
    OCE's new Connected and Autonomous Vehicle program is hoping to find solutions to those complex challenges.
  • October 27, 2014 – Canadian ManufacturingPartnership formed to propel Ontario’s aerospace industry
    A trio of organizations are teaming up to increase innovation in Ontario’s aerospace sector.

    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Ontario Aerospace Council (OAC) are partnering with the newly formed Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Canada (CARIC) to identify and develop opportunities for increased industry-academic research and development collaborations in the province, home to Canada’s second largest aerospace sector.

  • October 23, 2014 – Digital JournalContent, Technology and Investment Leaders Join Forces on Reality Shaking Event in November
    Co-founded by Ontario Centres of Excellence, the Immersed conference features two days of sessions by worldwide Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and 3D experts. It takes place at 99 Sudbury in Toronto, Ontario on Sunday, November 23rd to Monday, November 24th.
  • October 17, 2014 – Watertown Daily TimesMassena Memorial first hospital to use device developed by son of local doctor
    Massena Memorial Hospital made history this week when it became the first hospital in the United States to use a new piece of OCE-supported technology for a hip replacement surgery.
  • October 10, 2014 – Erie MediaCollege helps local businesses with websites
    An Ontario Centres of Excellence grant worth $40,000 will allow Niagara College to help up to 16 companies with their websites, to help them increase their online presence.
    The 2014 funding comes after a successful pilot phase carried out by the college’s research and innovation division in 2013.
  • October 10, 2014 – Design EngineeringDEX 2014 adds speaker lineup
    DEX will feature a lunch-time keynote by Gillian Sheldon, Business Development Manager with the Ontario Centres of Excellence. Ms. Sheldon will speak about the opportunities for small-to-medium-sized companies to partner with the world-class engineering research facilities and personnel at Ontario’s leading universities.
  • October 8, 2014 – Bayshore BroadcastingFunding For Entrepreneurship
    Georgian College is launching programs and initiatives to encourage young people to become entrepreneurs. Funding of $200,000 is coming from the Ontario Centres of Excellence and the amount will be matched by the college.
  • October 8, 2014 – Barrie AdvanceGeorgian College adds entrepreneur training to all programs

    During the next year, all Georgian College students will receive instruction on how to be their own bosses. Through a $200,000 grant from the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation administered by Ontario Centres of Excellence and a matching amount from the college, the push is on to produce more entrepreneurs.

  • October 8, 2014 – TMC NewsExperts to Provide Key Insights on Protecting Data from Cyber Crime
    From identity theft and compromised personal financial information, to the hacking of sensitive government records or the cloud-hacking of private cell phone photos, cyber crime is a growing and persistent concern. In response, Sheridan is presenting a Cyber Security Symposium on Wednesday, October 22, at its Hazel McCallion Campus, located at 4180 Duke of York Blvd. in Mississauga.
  • September 19, 2014 – The Kitchener-Waterloo RecordEntrepreneurship education gets provincial boost
    KITCHENER — John Beresford looked on with a knowing smile as Ontario's Minister for Research and Innovation announced $3.3 million Thursday for entrepreneurship programs at the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College.
  • September 15, 2014 – Science DailyThree's a charm: Detectors reveal entangled photon triplets
    Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada have directly entangled three photons in the most technologically useful state for the first time, thanks in part to super-fast, super-efficient single-photon detectors developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) with support from Ontario Centres of Excellence.
  • September 9, 2014 – ForaHealthyMe.comResearch Study Takes Aim at Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
    ForaHealthyMe.com, in collaboration with Ontario Centres of Excellence, researchers from the Faculty of Health at York University and clinicians from the Division of Vascular Surgery at the St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, have embarked on an innovative community-based research project to tackle a deadly, but little known condition called Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD).
  • September 9, 2014 – Metalworking Production and Purchasing New tech launches at AMExpo
    Ontario Centres of Excellence is taking part in a show featuring the latest and greatest manufacturing technologies – by both Canadian and international developers – will take centre stage later this month as SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Expo (AMExpo) gets under way at the Toronto International Centre September 23-24.