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    Ottawa start-up draws welcome attention from U.S. military

    Jul 29, 2015Ottawa start-up draws welcome attention from U.S. military
    An Ottawa-based start-up’s open-source web conferencing platform, BigBlueButton, is under military surveillance by the U.S. government – albeit in a welcome and potentially lucrative way. Blindside Networks, which manages the development of BigBlueButton, was approached recently by the U.S. Department of Defence (DoD) to assist in adapting the platform to DoD’s needs.
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    Southwest York Region facility pioneers new era of technology adoption in healthcare

    Jul 06, 2015Southwest York Region facility pioneers new era of technology adoption in healthcare
    Healthcare innovation in Ontario recently reached a major milestone with the launch of the second phase of a new hospital unit devoted fully to integrating disruptive technologies into Ontario’s healthcare system.
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    OCE launches Smart Computing R&D Challenge

    Jun 30, 2015OCE launches Smart Computing R&D Challenge
    More than 150 representatives from industry, academia and government attended a special forum hosted by Ontario Centres of Excellence on June 24 to identify potential collaborations in smart computing.
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    OCE accelerates auto innovation through new program partnerships

    May 27, 2015OCE accelerates auto innovation through new program partnerships
    Fueling innovation is exactly what Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and some of its partners are doing through programs that will move more automotive-based research from the classroom to the showroom.
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    Partnering with angels

    May 27, 2015Partnering with angels
    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) has solidified its relationship with six Ontario angel investment groups as a means of bolstering resources and services for start-ups and entrepreneurs.
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    Strong engagement by health community in OCE innovation program

    May 27, 2015Strong engagement by health community in OCE innovation program
    A recent event designed to explore challenges in the healthcare system and how innovation can improve patient care and hospital operations attracted more than 180 health and government officials, investors and representatives of technology companies.
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    YouTube co-founder talks disruptive tech at Discovery

    May 27, 2015YouTube co-founder talks disruptive tech at Discovery
    On April 28, attendees at OCE's Discovery 2015 were treated to an appearance from keynote speaker Chad Hurley, co-founder of YouTube and CEO of MixBit.
  • OCE and AUTO21 team up to drive innovation

    May 26, 2015OCE and AUTO21 team up to drive innovation
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    Launching successful businesses in Western Toronto

    May 13, 2015Launching successful businesses in Western Toronto
    In recent months, the HumberLaunch Campus Accelerator has sponsored a number of events that include a startup weekend, a skills mixer (bringing together technology skills with entrepreneurial need) and also the launch of its first Entrepreneur Awards.
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    Online program offers practical lessons for start-up success

    May 13, 2015Online program offers practical lessons for start-up success
    Excelerate is a unique series of entrepreneurial training videos specifically designed to help start-up companies in the early stages of commercialization. It is part of a suite of program offerings developed by the Canadian Innovation Centre (CIC) in Waterloo, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs achieve market success.
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    Supporting young entrepreneurs in the nation's capital

    May 13, 2015Supporting young entrepreneurs in the nation's capital
    With a plethora of resources to support young entrepreneurs, the Carleton-led Accelerator is a pillar of Ottawa’s vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem. The Carleton-led Accelerator is part of Capital Entrepreneurs, a Campus-Linked Accelerator that includes Carleton University, the University of Ottawa and Algonquin College.
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    Small changes, lasting effects

    May 05, 2015Small changes, lasting effects
    With numerous studies warning against the dangers of stress and a sedentary lifestyle, organizations are devoting more and more resources towards encouraging employees to incorporate healthy behaviours as part of their workday routine.
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    Discovery conference a record-breaking success

    Apr 29, 2015Discovery conference a record-breaking success
    Canada’s premier innovation conference broke all records this year. Held this Monday and Tuesday at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Discovery well exceeded previous attendee rates attracting 3,100 attendees and close to 500 exhibits.
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    OCE applauds new federal investment in SOSCIP

    Apr 29, 2015OCE applauds new federal investment in SOSCIP
    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) applauds the announcement of a new $20 million investment from the federal government in the Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform (SOSCIP) consortium to add new areas of focus such as advanced manufacturing and cybersecurity to its research projects.
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    Discovery 2015 pitch competitions crown winners

    Apr 29, 2015Discovery 2015 pitch competitions crown winners
    Pitch competitions have become an integral part of the Discovery experience. Every year, hundreds of students and start-ups compete for the right to pitch in a variety of sectors and age groups at Discovery.
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    New virtual incubator will help Ontario start-ups learn about and gain access to Chinese markets

    Apr 29, 2015New virtual incubator will help Ontario start-ups learn about and gain access to Chinese markets
    Having direct business ties to the Chinese marketplace is more important than ever for Ontario start-ups seeking international presence. That makes a new partnership signed this morning by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the China Canada Angels Alliance (CCAA) a significant initiative.
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    Young entrepreneurs to make a strong showing at Discovery

    Apr 08, 2015Young entrepreneurs to make a strong showing at Discovery
    Young entrepreneurs are gaining a strong profile in Ontario’s innovation ecosystem, with a record number participating in Canada's leading innovation-to-commercialization conference this year.
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    Raising rural entrepreneurs

    Apr 08, 2015Raising rural entrepreneurs
    Loyalist College partnered with local entrepreneur, industry and academic leaders to design the Entrepreneurial Studies – Business Launch program as a platform to nurture the next generation of pioneers – those expected to be the future drivers of innovation in the Bay of Quinte Region.
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    Building, launching and scaling

    Apr 08, 2015Building, launching and scaling
    Ensuring that start-up companies created at York University and in the surrounding area reach their maximum potential is the ultimate goal of York University’s entrepreneurship program. LaunchYU consists of monthly workshops and networking events, other events, one-on-one mentoring, and an accelerator program.
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    Making math more‎ fun

    Mar 27, 2015Making math more‎ fun
    Burlington-based start-up SMARTeacher wants to prove that video games can be more effective than traditional methods alone for teaching math to children. The company’s product, Prodigy, teaches over 600 math skills to children in grades 1-8 through an interactive online game they can play with their friends.