OCE In The News

  • November 12, 2013 – Lab Product News$3M challenge to spur innovations in drug-enabling technologies

    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Québec Consortium for Drug Discovery (CQDM) are teaming up with Life Sciences Ontario and BiopolisQuébec to advance pharmaceutical research in the two provinces. OCE and CQDM are leading a $3 million inter-provincial initiative called the OCE-CQDM Life Sciences R&D Challenge. The initiative will support industry-academic collaborations with the goal of developing innovative tools and technologies to improve and accelerate the drug discovery process.

  • September 18, 2013 – GowlingsFormer OCE chair David McFadden named 2013 Leader of the Year by Ontario Energy Association
    David McFadden, QC, former chair of OCE's Board of Directors, has been named the Ontario Energy Association’s 2013 Leader of the Year for his outstanding work in the energy sector.
  • September 3, 2013 – MediacasterWFW Hits the Technology Research Road for High Speed Imaging Truck
    As it prepares to launch its new High Speed Imaging Truck, Toronto-based equipment provider William F. White International Inc. (Whites) is joining SIRT (Sheridan Institute for Research and Technology) in a research and development project, supported by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) to develop groundbreaking high-speed imaging technologies.
  • July 15, 2013 – The Globe and MailVouchers hook businesses up with academics
    Governments across Canada are increasingly using voucher programs to stimulate private sector research and development, and the commercialization of academic findings.
  • July 5, 2013 – HPCwireSmall Businesses Gain from HPC, Big Data Too
    Large corporations and government entities have been using supercomputers and data mining setups to glean actionable insights for decades. In the near future, small businesses with smaller IT budget will also benefit from the power of HPC and big data analytics.
  • July 5, 2013 – The Windsor StarStudent's school project turns into a real business
    A school project has turned into a growing business opportunity for a young LaSalle entrepreneur who is now running his own lawn care company.

    Sandwich Secondary School student Riley Tsang was assigned a video project by teacher Robert Jasey to help advertise Simplistic Lawn Care, his fledgling business.
  • July 2, 2013 – The Funding PortalNew OCE Collaboration Voucher Program launched in Ontario
    The Province of Ontario has launched the new industry-led Collaboration Voucher Program, which will allow eligible companies to gain access to expertise and resources from colleges, universities and research hospitals to support commercialization, innovation, productivity, e-business and R&D.
  • July 2, 2013 – BNNBNN's The Innovation Edge showcases Discovery - Part 3
    Part 3 of a three-part series showcasing the 2013 edition of OCE's Discovery Conference and Trade Show.
  • July 2, 2013 – BNNBNN's The Innovation Edge showcases Discovery - Part 2
    Part 2 of a three-part series showcasing the 2013 edition of OCE's Discovery Conference and Trade Show.
  • July 2, 2013 – BNNBNN's The Innovation Edge showcases Discovery - Part 1
    Part 1 of a three-part series showcasing the 2013 edition of OCE's Discovery Conference and Trade Show.
  • June 27, 2013 – Globe AdvisorOntario Centres of Excellence, Provincial and Federal Partners Work Together for Convenient One-Stop Voucher Application Process
    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is bringing together partners from the provincial and federal governments to simplify the process of applying for funding of industry-led academic research and innovation collaboration projects.
  • June 20, 2013 – Western News New treatment method looks to still tremors
    There is no cure for tremor.

    That means for patients who suffer from the ailment – characterized by involuntary muscle contractions and shaking – ordinary tasks become increasingly difficult. Buttoning shirts, cooking a meal and even going out in public proves difficult for tremor patients, some who are likewise dealing with Parkinson’s disease or Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
  • June 18, 2013 – Better FarmingHazelnut crop worth the wait says OFVGA rep
  • June 13, 2013 – Greenhouse Canada Wanted: Ontario farmers to grow hazelnuts
    Erie Innovation and Commercialization is looking for farmers who are interested in being part of one of Ontario’s newest crops – hazelnuts.
  • June 13, 2013 – London Economic Development CorporationWestern University Entrepreneur Aims To Commercialize New Tremor Treatment
    The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) have awarded Jack Lee, who holds a Master of Science degree  (Physiology and Pharmacology) from Western University, with an OCE-OBI Entrepreneurship Fellowship to help commercialize technology that will assist in the treatment of tremors, the most common of all movement disorders.
  • June 9, 2013 – University of Toronto, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical EngineeringA Discovery of Talent and Drive
    IBBME’s graduate students were in the spotlight at the recent Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Discovery conference, held during the last week of May. The conference, known as an “innovation to commercialization” meeting, is the largest of its kind in Canada.
  • June 7, 2013 – Queen's University Faculty of Engineering and Applied ScienceDo Home Energy Meters Save Energy?
    The Queen's University multidisciplinary team of Wilson Hung (Chemical Engineering), Emma Simpkin (Chemical Engineering), and Zain Shahzad (Commerce) were awarded 1st Prize for their Utilities Kingston project "Do Home Energy Meters Save Energy?" at the Ontario Centres of Excellence Discovery 13 Connections Program competition in the Ontario Power Authority category.
  • June 5, 2013 – Simcoe County, Collingwood ConnectionLocal student makes a successful pitch
    Collingwood Collegiate Institute student Quinesa McKenna threw a winning pitch. McKenna was one of six winners, out of 96 entries from across the province, at the Make Your Pitch Competition organized by the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment. McKenna made her final pitch at the Ontario Centres of Excellence Discovery Conference.
  • June 3, 2013 – Law TimesNew Award Honours Gowlings Partner
    Announced at Discovery, Ontario Centres of Excellence will establish an award in honour of Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP partner David McFadden. The award, the David McFadden Energy Entrepreneur Challenge, will invite university and college students to come up with ways to address the energy challenges facing the province.
  • June 3, 2013 – Enterprise BulletinStudent hits home run with entrepreneur pitch
    A Collingwood high school student just became her own boss for the summer. Quinsea McKenna, a Grade 9 student at Collingwood Collegiate Institute, was selected as a finalist in the provincial government’s Young Entrepreneurs’ Make Your Pitch competition on Tuesday at the Ontario Centres of Excellence Discovery conference.