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  • Big Viking Games team members

    Celebrating Fun to Gain a Competitive Advantage

    Dec 11, 2013Celebrating Fun to Gain a Competitive Advantage
    Big Viking Games, one of the inaugural tenants in the new accelerator space known as oneeleven, has just been recognized as one of the Globe and Mail’s 100 Top Small-Medium Employers in Canada.
  • Life Sciences forum attendees

    Industry and academia make connections at OCE-CQDM life sciences forum

    Dec 04, 2013Industry and academia make connections at OCE-CQDM life sciences forum
    More than 100 representatives and researchers from Quebec’s and Ontario’s life sciences industries and academia came together in Toronto on Nov. 28 to lay the groundwork for new collaborations leading to innovations in pharmaceutical research.
  • OneEleven partners celebrate opening of OneEleven

    Ontario Centres of Excellence and OMERS Ventures launch oneeleven, Canada's first community for data-driven entrepreneurs

    Nov 28, 2013 Ontario Centres of Excellence and OMERS Ventures launch oneeleven, Canada's first community for data-driven entrepreneurs
    Co-founded by strategic investments from Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and OMERS Ventures, with the recent addition of Ryerson University as the founding academic partner, oneeleven is a community of entrepreneurs that are ready to take their promising new tech ventures to the next level by harnessing the power of high performance computing (HPC).
  • Startup Weekend Toronto logo

    Griflens wins top spot at Startup Weekend Maker Edition

    Nov 26, 2013Griflens wins top spot at Startup Weekend Maker Edition
    For Global Entrepreneurship Week, Ontario Centres of Excellence presented Startup Weekend Maker Edition Toronto, an event that brought developers, designers, makers and entrepreneurs together to move their business ideas from concept to creation.
  • OPA students

    OPA Connections program delivers real-world experience to students

    Nov 20, 2013OPA Connections program delivers real-world experience to students
    Ontario Centres of Excellence recently surveyed student participants from the OPA Connections program and found that respondents placed a high degree of value on their experiences, with two students already working in the energy sector.
  • Deloitte technology fast 50 logo

    Eleven OCE-supported companies recognized at Deloitte Technology’s Fast 50™ Awards

    Nov 15, 2013Eleven OCE-supported companies recognized at Deloitte Technology’s Fast 50™ Awards
    Eleven OCE-supported companies have been recognized at this year’s Deloitte Technology Fast 50™Awards, including the Technology Fast 50™ ranking, Companies-to-Watch, Technology Green 15™ and coveted Leadership awards.
  • Next-generation entrepreneurs will receive boost from enhanced partnership between Ontario Centres of Excellence and Extreme Startups

    Nov 14, 2013Next-generation entrepreneurs will receive boost from enhanced partnership between Ontario Centres of Excellence and Extreme Startups
    In partnership with Extreme Startups, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) has launched the newest round of the SmartStart program, which will provide much-needed support to six early-stage ventures in the area of digital media and information and communications technology (ICT) to take their business to the next level.
  • Martin Walmsley award winners at OCE

    Ontario Centres of Excellence AGM showcases another year of success

    Oct 31, 2013Ontario Centres of Excellence AGM showcases another year of success
    Ontario Centres of Excellence marked another year as Ontario’s leading innovation to commercialization organization at its Annual General Meeting on Oct. 29, 2013. Held at Toronto’s Design Exchange, this year’s AGM was the tenth since OCE became an incorporated entity. It also served to highlight another record year for OCE in terms of investments, companies served, jobs created and overall success.
  • Strengthening Sino-Canadian business ties

    Oct 09, 2013Strengthening Sino-Canadian business ties
    OCE and HanHai signed a Letter of Understanding to lead the establishment of a China-Canada enterprises innovation centre, including a Sino-Canadian scientific and innovation collaboration and exchange platform that will enable HanHai and OCE to develop an Ontario-China network of entrepreneurs and investors.
  • Turning the tables on community hunger: Trees to Tables project connects residents in need with truly local food

    Oct 09, 2013Turning the tables on community hunger: Trees to Tables project connects residents in need with truly local food
    The social purpose business Hidden Harvest Ottawa recently partnered with the Ottawa Food Bank and Cisco Systems to launch the Trees to Tables project, which is helping alleviate community hunger by connecting residents in need with truly local food sources.
  • Energy sector bright spot for career opportunities

    Oct 08, 2013Energy sector bright spot for career opportunities
    Ontario Centres of Excellence recently hosted the Connecting Talent and Jobs in the Energy Industry webinar aimed at helping students and recent graduates understand current and emerging career opportunities in Ontario’s evolving energy sector and how they can break into the industry. In case you missed the webinar, here are some key points that can help you with your career planning.
  • In with the new: OCE launches new programs to help industry, academia and young entrepreneurs

    Oct 07, 2013In with the new: OCE launches new programs to help industry, academia and young entrepreneurs
    While all our academic partners were busy heading back to school and our industry partners were settling back after summer vacation, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) was busy launching new programs, partnerships and collaborations that will encourage the commercialization of research and creation of new start-up ventures that will further Ontario’s economy.
  • Skyline Farms

    Growing up: Humber graduates teach Etobicoke high school students about vertical farming

    Oct 03, 2013Growing up: Humber graduates teach Etobicoke high school students about vertical farming
    Humber College start-up Skyline Farms has recently partnered with the My Food My Way student nutrition campaign to install the first commercial vertical aeroponic tower garden farm in Canada at Thistletown Collegiate Institute in Etobicoke.
  • New OCE fellowships support province’s young entrepreneurs

    Sep 30, 2013New OCE fellowships support province’s young entrepreneurs
    Young entrepreneurs now have two more ways to get help turning their innovative ideas into burgeoning businesses through two new Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) fellowships. OCE’s two new Entrepreneurship Fellowship programs will support up to 20 Ontario post-secondary students or recent graduates (within the last three years) in contributing to the province’s economic wellbeing.
  • Ontario's electricity business: moving at lightning speed

    Sep 26, 2013Ontario's electricity business: moving at lightning speed
    Ontario's electricity business has been moving at lightning speed, powered by partnerships between key players such as Hydro One, the provincial government and Ontario Centres of Excellence investing in smart grid advancements.
  • Ontario’s aerospace innovations set to soar with new collaboration voucher initiative

    Sep 12, 2013Ontario’s aerospace innovations set to soar with new collaboration voucher initiative
    More than 100 people – representatives of the province’s $6.5 billion aerospace sector, academia and government – came together Sept. 9 to discuss how best to address some of the most significant technical challenges facing the aerospace industry through Ontario’s Voucher for Industry Association R&D Challenge (VIA) program.
  • College applied research is about building companies, not just technologies

    Aug 28, 2013College applied research is about building companies, not just technologies
    On August 23, a small sampling of what Algonquin College’s Applied Research department has to offer could be found at the college’s second annual Summer Applied Research Day.More than 40 companies, innovators and student projects, including six supported by Ontario Centres of Excellence OCE, were on display at Algonquin’s main Woodroffe Campus.
  • Discovery 2012 wins international award for best meeting/conference

    Aug 26, 2013Discovery 2012 wins international award for best meeting/conference
    After winning back-to-back STAR awards for “Best Trade Show” in Canada in 2010 and 2011 in addition to hosting the Guinness World Records-setting speed mentoring event in 2012, OCE's Discovery 2012 edition was named “Best Meeting/Conference Program (Over $250,000)” by the International Special Events Society on August 24. Discovery bested finalist events from the United States and Germany to take home the honour.
  • Watching what you use: slimming down energy consumption through self-monitoring

    Aug 22, 2013Watching what you use: slimming down energy consumption through self-monitoring
    Reducing power consumption at an individual level remains a key strategy in energy conservation efforts. That’s why Utilities Kingston recently sought innovative ideas on this topic from local university students through OCE’s Ontario Power Authority (OPA) Connections program.
  • OCE projects at cornerstone of Ontario-Québec Life Sciences Corridor

    Aug 07, 2013OCE projects at cornerstone of Ontario-Québec Life Sciences Corridor
    Two Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)-backed projects are the first to be approved under an Ontario-Québec life sciences research partnership aimed at developing enabling technologies for the drug discovery process.