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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.
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    Finalists for prestigious OCE awards selected

    Sep 23, 2015Finalists for prestigious OCE awards selected
    Six promising and talented companies have been shortlisted to compete for two of Ontario Centres of Excellence’s most prestigious awards. Three companies, nominated from across the province by OCE’s Business Development team, will compete for the Martin Walmsley Award and three more will vie for the Mind to Market Award.
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    From flash cards to a life skills app for tablets and phones

    Aug 24, 2015From flash cards to a life skills app for tablets and phones
    For entrepreneur Nadia Hamilton, growing up with a brother with autism ignited a lifelong passion to help those living with cognitive special needs. Now she has built a company and developed an innovative mobile app that has the potential to help people with autism and other special needs all over the world.
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    Foot-powered washing machine cleans up with major award

    Aug 19, 2015Foot-powered washing machine cleans up with major award
    Drumi, the foot-powered washing machine designed by Yi Jiang (BDes, Industrial Design, 2013), has been awarded $3,500 from the James Dyson Foundation. Drumi came in first out of 65 Canadian applicants. Now, the ingenious device will move on to the international portion of the competition, along with 100 finalists from 20 countries.
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    Feature Interview: SURGE: Powering Entrepreneurship

    Aug 19, 2015Feature Interview: SURGE: Powering Entrepreneurship
    Run through the McKeil School of Business alongside iDeaWorks and the Faculty of Engineering Technology SURGE aims to reach out to the entire Mohawk student population across all campuses and programs of study, as well as the greater Hamilton start-up community.
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    Queen’s entrepreneurs ready to make their pitch

    Aug 19, 2015Queen’s entrepreneurs ready to make their pitch
    After 16 furious weeks of planning and prototyping, student entrepreneurs from Queen’s University and St. Lawrence College will make their pitch on Aug. 20 to win up to $30,000 in seed funding for their start-up companies.