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    Application deadline extended for OCE-PROMPT Cybersecurity R&D Challenge

    Jun 29, 2016Application deadline extended for OCE-PROMPT Cybersecurity R&D Challenge
    The deadline for submitting EOIs to the Cybersecurity R&D Challenge has been extended to Tuesday, September 27, 2016.
  • Competition winners at Discovery 2016

    Discovery competitions help further high-potential innovations

    May 25, 2016Discovery competitions help further high-potential innovations
    Each year, Discovery is proud to host various competitions aimed at helping next-generation innovators pursue their big ideas and solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. And 2016 was no exception.
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    A Discovery to Remember: ‘the momentum and energy was inspiring’

    May 25, 2016A Discovery to Remember: ‘the momentum and energy was inspiring’
    More than 3,200 attendees and over 500 exhibitors from across the province took part in this year’s Discovery, Canada’s premier conference and trade show. And from the moment OCE President Tom Corr rang the bell at the TMX on Monday morning to mark the opening of the event until the last Wow Zone exhibitor packed up on the show floor the next night, the excitement surrounding the two-day event never wavered.
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    OCE champions government’s role as first customer of innovation

    May 17, 2016OCE champions government’s role as first customer of innovation
    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) has created a new and unique leadership position that reflects a growing awareness within the innovation system of the important role that governments can play as consumers and first adopters of innovation.
  • GHG announcement at Discovery 2016.

    Ontario Centres of Excellence brings Federal allies to greenhouse gas battle

    May 10, 2016Ontario Centres of Excellence brings Federal allies to greenhouse gas battle
    Ontario’s $74 million greenhouse gas innovation initiative, managed by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), has two new federal partners to assist in the battle to reduce pollution-causing emissions.
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    Taking care of Business at OCE's Discovery - May 9 and 10

    Apr 27, 2016Taking care of Business at OCE's Discovery - May 9 and 10
    Discovery has long been known as a place to do business. This year, however, a new component is being added to the award-winning innovation conference to bring together potential business partners. The Business to Business (B2B) initiative is an exceptional opportunity for companies with an innovative technology or service to pitch directly to a large company in the same sector.
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    Cybersecurity event helps identify cross-provincial partnerships

    Apr 08, 2016Cybersecurity event helps identify cross-provincial partnerships
    A Cybersecurity R&D Partnering Forum held in Ottawa on April 6 brought together 112 researchers and representatives of industry from Ontario and Quebec to explore collaborations leading to commercialization of technologies, products and services in the area of cybersecurity.
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    Discovery 2016 lineup boasts first-rate speakers and programming

    Mar 31, 2016Discovery 2016 lineup boasts first-rate speakers and programming
    With less than six weeks to go, the countdown is on for Discovery 16. And this year’s event promises to be the best yet for Canada’s leading innovation-to-commercialization conference, featuring a packed lineup of speakers and programming.
  • Discovery 2016 Keynote Speakers

    Discovery 2016 keynotes will share insights on innovation, entrepreneurship and the sharing economy

    Mar 30, 2016Discovery 2016 keynotes will share insights on innovation, entrepreneurship and the sharing economy
    This year, Discovery will welcome JB Straubel, a member of Tesla Motor’s founding team and the company’s Chief Technical Officer (CTO), and transportation entrepreneur Robin Chase, co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar.
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    OCE helps drive more STEM students to popular fellowship program

    Mar 30, 2016OCE helps drive more STEM students to popular fellowship program
    Venture for Canada (V4C) is seeing a notable increase in the number of applications from highly qualified science and technology graduates interested in starting their own company.
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    Ontario-made solutions for advancing education technology

    Feb 25, 2016Ontario-made solutions for advancing education technology
    More than 200 representatives of education and the edtech sector gathered yesterday for OCE’s AdvancingEducation Partnering Forum. The event was designed to bring together the education sector, industry and academic partners to learn more about the AdvancingEducation program and to foster project collaborations.
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    Carleton student’s company to improve roving in space

    Jan 27, 2016Carleton student’s company to improve roving in space
    A Carleton University start-up supported by OCE’s Campus Linked Accelerators Program has won a half-million-dollar contract from the Canadian Space Agency.
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    Smart Computing Partnering Forum attracts strong interest

    Jan 27, 2016Smart Computing Partnering Forum attracts strong interest
    More than 200 participants representing the smart computing, big data and cybersecurity sectors attended the recent Smart Computing R&D Challenge Partnership Forum, hosted by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE).
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    Colour-coded for success

    Jan 13, 2016Colour-coded for success
    With the commercial launch of his innovative technology and two prestigious award wins, 2015 was one for the books for Hamilton-raised entrepreneur Matthew Sheridan.
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    More STEM students seeing entrepreneurism in their future

    Dec 11, 2015More STEM students seeing entrepreneurism in their future
    Venture for Canada has seen an increase in the number of science and technology students applying for Fellowships after a concerted drive supported by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) to raise awareness of the opportunity amongst STEM students.
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    OCE and SOSCIP launch final round of Smart Computing R&D Challenge

    Nov 26, 2015OCE and SOSCIP launch final round of Smart Computing R&D Challenge
    After a highly successful first round of funding, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the SOSCIP consortium are launching a second and final round of the Smart Computing R&D Challenge.
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    World leading energy technology makes debut

    Nov 25, 2015World leading energy technology makes debut
    A first-of-its-kind system that uses the vast depths of Lake Ontario to boost Toronto’s energy supply is being hailed as a major breakthrough in the area of energy storage. Representatives of Toronto-based start-up Hydrostor, Toronto Hydro and OCE – which supported the energy project from the outset – gathered last week to celebrate the official launch of the exciting new technology.
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    OCE brings innovative companies to Ontario Economic Summit

    Oct 28, 2015OCE brings innovative companies to Ontario Economic Summit
    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) brought some of Ontario’s most innovative companies to the Ontario Economic Summit on Oct. 27.
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    Industry-academic collaboration in aerospace gains altitude

    Oct 28, 2015Industry-academic collaboration in aerospace gains altitude
    Close to 160 researchers, entrepreneurs and representatives of the aerospace industry participated in a partnering forum this month designed to identify collaboration opportunities. Hosted by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), the event marked the launch of OCE’s second Aerospace R&D Challenge.
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    OCE celebrates another record-breaking year of success at AGM

    Oct 26, 2015OCE celebrates another record-breaking year of success at AGM
    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) celebrated another record-breaking year of success at its Annual General Meeting held on October 22, 2015 in Toronto.