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Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) can help you turn your idea into income. You can access expert talent in Ontario’s research institutions to solve your innovation challenge. You can gain real-world skills and experience in research and development.
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Upcoming Events

  • ACCEL Tech Meets Main Street Entrepreneurship Conference

    Tech Meets Main Street is a dynamic full day event for young entrepreneurs aged 18-29 in the GTA, hosted by the Accelerator for Centennial Community Entrepreneurs and Leaders (ACCEL).

    Located at Centennial's Progress campus, Tech Meets Main Street will provide dedicated young entrepreneurs with resources, tools and interactive experiences aimed at developing innovation and inspiring the entrepreneurial spirit. The event consists of keynote speakers, workshops, Q and A's with successful young entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and tech business owners as well as a hackathon and special interest sessions.

    If you're a budding entrepreneur between the ages of 18-29, join us on Saturday, September 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a day of learning, networking, food and fun. Space is limited, buy your ticket early to avoid missing out!

    ACCELerate your business!

  • Ontario Technology and Business Partnering Mission to Finland

    Finland has a strong and influential ICT sector that boasts the highest innovation growth for knowledge-intensive services among European Union countries. One of the major trends in Finland’s economy has been the emergence of start-ups. Finland has several spin-offs, growth companies and start-ups in the areas of healthcare, gaming, Internet of Things, embedded ICT and sensor solutions used in the car industry, among others, of which most are seeking to establish international partnerships. This Ontario mission will offer export-ready Ontario ICT and Healthcare IT companies the opportunity to showcase at Slush ( – the focal point to meet with top-tier international investors, executives and media. In 2014, Slush brought together over 14,000 attendees from more than 3,500 companies and 750 investors who held nearly 3,800 pre-organized meetings. For more information, please contact:

    Additional details can be found in the event flyer.
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