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  • CAMP announcement at Discovery

    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.
  • Young Entrepreneurs

    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.
  • LaunchYU poster

    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.
  • Tom Corr attending Australian conference

    OCE shares three decades of experience with Australia’s innovation system

    Mar 25, 2015OCE shares three decades of experience with Australia’s innovation system
    How to replicate Ontario’s success in engaging industry to work with academia to drive economic development and innovation was on the agenda of a major higher education conference attended by OCE President Tom Corr this month.
  • Ask an Expert investors

    Record number of investors at Discovery

    Mar 25, 2015Record number of investors at Discovery
    The promise shown by Ontario’s innovators and entrepreneurs is attracting a record number of foreign and domestic investors to the 2015 edition of Ontario Centres of Excellence’s (OCE) Discovery conference.
  • OCE swirl at Discovery

    OCE’s Discovery celebrates 10 years of innovation

    Mar 25, 2015OCE’s Discovery celebrates 10 years of innovation
    Every year, Discovery features a showcase of the best Ontario’s and Canada’s innovators and entrepreneurs have to offer. Every year the show expands bringing new features and attractions to attendees and exhibitors. And 2015, Discovery’s tenth edition, is no different.
  • OCE Discovery speakers

    Discovery brings world-class keynote presenters to the main stage

    Mar 25, 2015Discovery brings world-class keynote presenters to the main stage
    In its first nine years, Ontario Centres of Excellence’s (OCE’s) Discovery has played host to some leading names, and minds, in the world of innovation and entrepreneurship. And the list grows this year with the most robust keynote program Discovery has ever presented.
  • Supporting technological innovation in aerospace

    Mar 24, 2015Supporting technological innovation in aerospace
    Ontario Centres of Excellence and the Ontario Aerospace Council have worked together in supporting collaborative R&D in the province’s aerospace industry, through a $2.5 million program supporting the development of technology of strategic importance to Ontario’s aerospace sector.
  • OCE supports industry-academic collaborations to promote manufacturing innovation

    Mar 24, 2015OCE supports industry-academic collaborations to promote manufacturing innovation
    Innovation in advanced manufacturing that will improve productivity and the quality of products in various industrial areas is now underway as a result of a commercialization initiative spearheaded by Ontario Centres of Excellence.
  • Clear Blue Technologies team

    Clear Blue Technologies receives NRC-IRAP funding

    Mar 23, 2015Clear Blue Technologies receives NRC-IRAP funding
    OCE-supported cleantech company Clear Blue Technologies continues to build momentum as it recently celebrated a major government investment of up to $92,000 in funding through the National Research Council of Canada's Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP).
  • GymTrack co-founders Pablo and Lee

    OCE-supported start-up Gymtrack closes major funding round

    Mar 17, 2015OCE-supported start-up Gymtrack closes major funding round
    Gymtrack co-founders Pablo Srugo and Lee Silverstone want to improve the experience of gym-goers everywhere with their workout tracking technology. And after recently closing a first major round of funding, their vision is one step closer to becoming reality.
  • Sebastian

    An inspiring challenge for young Ottawa innovators

    Mar 11, 2015An inspiring challenge for young Ottawa innovators
    There is a good reason that a six-year-old will be picking the winner of an entrepreneurship contest at the University of Ottawa this month. The competition is all about designing him a new hand.
  • Kickstarting Entrepreneurship Niagara

    Kick starting a career in entrepreneurism

    Mar 11, 2015Kick starting a career in entrepreneurism
    The Kick-Starting Entrepreneurship Program, which targets youth from 18 to 29, provides up to 35 youth with two intensive training weekends, monthly seminars and events, plus mentoring and advisory services from BioLinc, Brock’s business incubator, and Innovate Niagara, Niagara’s regional innovation center.
  • Windsor EPICentre opening

    New centre a seismic shift in support of campus entrepreneurism

    Mar 11, 2015New centre a seismic shift in support of campus entrepreneurism
    From in-class education, to extra-curricular activities to incubation space, The Entrepreneurship, Practice and Innovation Centre (EPICentre), is the place where students and recent graduates can learn about entrepreneurship and resources and turn their ideas into successful ventures.
  • Twenty One Toys co-founders

    Toying with failure, empathy and creativity

    Mar 11, 2015Toying with failure, empathy and creativity
    Twenty One Toys designs toys that teach empathy, failure and creative collaboration. In its second year of operation, the company‘s first product, the Empathy Toy, is already in hundreds of schools, homes and offices worldwide.
  • Fintech forum presenter

    Fintech innovation presents new opportunities

    Feb 26, 2015Fintech innovation presents new opportunities
    Improvements to the customer experience, security and fraud protection, and data analytics all present opportunities for collaboration between the financial services sector and Ontario researchers and innovators, an OCE-sponsored forum heard.
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    Student entrepreneurs receiving top-grade support

    Feb 26, 2015Student entrepreneurs receiving top-grade support
    Student entrepreneurs in Mississauga, Niagara Region, Guelph and Ottawa now have new resources to help their fledgling companies succeed. In early February, four new campus-based entrepreneurship programs were launched to help students and community-based enterprises develop and grow.
  • Screaming Power

    Managing multiple-location energy conservation in the digital age

    Feb 26, 2015Managing multiple-location energy conservation in the digital age
    Released by the company in February, Screaming Energy is the first mobile application focused on the needs of energy and conservation specialists. It allows energy professionals to manage, analyze and share energy information securely with multiple people, both inside and outside their organization.