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AdvancingHealth Call for Applications Now Open

OCE is accepting Expressions of Interest for the AdvancingHealth program until June 3, 2015. The theme for this call for applications is Virtual Care and Patient Engagement.

Financial institutions, Ontario academics and technology start-ups to become partners in innovation

OCE and the Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA) will connect companies and institutions in the country’s largest financial services cluster to address individual businesses and industry challenges.
Chad Hurley - Discovery Featured Keynote

Discovery Featured Keynote Speaker

Discovery welcomes Chad Hurley to Toronto for the first time as the conference's Featured Keynote presentation. Hurley will appear in conversation with Amanda Lang, CBC television's senior business correspondent and host of The Exchange. Register for Discovery now!

Alberta-Ontario Innovation Program

Supporting cross-provincial collaborations between industry and academia to solve key industry challenges in both provinces.

SmartStart Seed Fund

Providing funding, training and development for new start-up enterprises by Ontario’s next-generation entrepreneurs.

Getting Started

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

  • Discovery 2015

    Discovery is Canada's leading innovation-to-commercialization conference. Hosted by the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), Discovery brings together key players from industry, academia, government, the investment community as well as entrepreneurs and students to pursue collaboration opportunities. 

    Garnering over 2,600 attendees and more than 420 exhibitors in 2014, Discovery is a showcase of leading-edge technologies, best practices and research from sectors such as health, manufacturing, digital media and cleantech, including energy, environment and water.

    Renowned keynote speakers and panels ignite discussion, knowledge-sharing and new perspectives. Networking opportunities feature key influencers from government, academia, industry and leading sectors.

    Discovery facilitates the exchange of ideas and encourages new ways to collaborate and push the boundaries of research and innovation through to demonstration and development. Creating a strong innovation economy is key to Ontario's future.

    Discovery is hosted at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto.

    Register now
  • Creative Catalyst: Symposium on Art and Social Innovation

    Creative Catalyst is a symposium that brings together Canadian artists, researchers, industry, and community members in discussion on how arts and culture catalyzes social innovation. 

    In the face of "wicked" social problems, radical innovation is required to change perspective and shift culture. Artists and creatives are at the forefront of communicating social change, using artistic expression and creative practice to open up a space for critical reflection, dialogue, and idea generation.

    Tickets to Creative Catalyst include an opening night reception on June 11th featuring keynote speaker, noted Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky. The symposium will also premier a documentary on the topic of the role of art and social innovation, and exhibit an interactive art installation by Madeleine Co. and the Bodhi Collective.

    Early bird tickets are available until March 30, 2015

    Early Bird Students/Artists: $25

    Early Bird Regular: $75

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