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  • New academic-based program will provide young entrepreneurs with additional support

    Apr 29, 2014New academic-based program will provide young entrepreneurs with additional support
    As part of Ontario’s Youth Jobs Strategy, the On-Campus Entrepreneurship Activities (OCEA) program will invest $5 million over the next two years to ignite and kick-start entrepreneurial activities across Ontario. The OCEA program is being managed and administered by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) on behalf of the Government of Ontario.
  • From robots to med-tech, Discovery has it all

    Apr 29, 2014From robots to med-tech, Discovery has it all
    The latest and greatest in Ontario-made innovations will be on display at the 2014 edition of Ontario Centres of Excellence’s Discovery trade show and conference. This year’s event takes place May 12-13 in the South Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and will be the biggest in its nine years with more companies and exhibitors than ever and more than 100 investors seeking ventures to support.
  • Tom Corr at program launch

    OCE delivering four new programs for young Ontarians

    Apr 28, 2014OCE delivering four new programs for young Ontarians
    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) will deliver four new programs on behalf of the Ontario government that mark a significant investment in young entrepreneurs and job creation.
  • China flag

    Access global markets at Discovery

    Apr 22, 2014Access global markets at Discovery
    In partnership with the provincial Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment, Ontario Centres of Excellence will welcome a delegation from China to this year’s Discovery.
  • Discovery brings investors to you!

    Apr 22, 2014Discovery brings investors to you!
    Back for its second year, Discovery’s expanded ‘Ask an Expert’ event facilitates meetings between expert investors, entrepreneurs, innovation agents, professional services and export specialists, and eligible entrepreneurs and innovators.
  • Young Entrepreneurs from Discovery 2013

    Discovery brings career advice to students

    Apr 22, 2014Discovery brings career advice to students
    This year’s enlarged Career Zone will connect youth with senior executives from major companies for round table sessions that explore desired skills and emerging careers. Companies will have a chance to get a read on Next Gen talent, while job seekers will hear how they can best prepare to compete in the world of work.
  • Steve Blank

    Discovery brings Silicon Valley to Ontario

    Apr 22, 2014Discovery brings Silicon Valley to Ontario
    The 2014 edition of Ontario Centres of Excellence’s award-winning Discovery, Canada’s premier innovation showcase, is only weeks away. The top-notch program features internationally renowned speakers, fascinating panel discussions, networking and career advancement opportunities, and competitions, as well as a chance to meet with investors from Canada and overseas.
  • Tom Corr at SOSCIP event

    OCE President and CEO Dr. Tom Corr appointed to SOSCIP board of directors

    Apr 15, 2014OCE President and CEO Dr. Tom Corr appointed to SOSCIP board of directors
    Dr. Tom Corr, President and CEO of Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform (SOSCIP).
  • Alberta and Ontario map

    Ontario, Alberta join forces to boost innovation and prosperity in both provinces

    Apr 10, 2014Ontario, Alberta join forces to boost innovation and prosperity in both provinces
    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is partnering with Alberta Innovates Technology Futures (AITF) to boost innovation and job creation in the two provinces.
  • CODE Hackathon finalists

    Largest-ever Canadian hackathon crowns its champion

    Apr 01, 2014Largest-ever Canadian hackathon crowns its champion
    An app that would match new Canadians and existing residents looking for a change of scenery with the city or town best suited to them took two of the top prizes at Canada’s largest ever hackathon, sponsored in part by OCE-founded oneeleven.
  • Self-driving cars not just the stuff of sci-fi fantasy

    Mar 27, 2014Self-driving cars not just the stuff of sci-fi fantasy
    Ontario Centres of Excellence and the Ministry of Transportation have launched a one-million-dollar program aimed at helping businesses and academic institutions develop and commercialize innovations in connected and autonomous vehicle technologies.
  • David McFadden

    Finalists gear up to pitch energy ideas at Discovery

    Mar 26, 2014Finalists gear up to pitch energy ideas at Discovery
    Seven finalists have been chosen for OCE's prestigious David McFadden Energy Entrepreneur Challenge. Honouring the past OCE Board Chair, the Challenge invites university and college students from across Ontario’s academic institutions to address challenges facing the energy sector.
  • CODE hackers show off technology

    OCE-founded oneeleven hosts largest ever Canadian hackathon event

    Mar 06, 2014OCE-founded oneeleven hosts largest ever Canadian hackathon event
    Oneeleven, the advanced big data accelerator co-founded by Ontario Centres of Excellence, played host to the Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE), Canada’s largest ever hackathon/appathon event, Feb. 28-March 2.
  • Robert Scoble

    Tech guru Robert Scoble visits OCE; meets and praises some of our companies

    Feb 28, 2014Tech guru Robert Scoble visits OCE; meets and praises some of our companies
    Robert Scoble, one of the leading tech writers in the U.S., paid a visit to Ontario Centres of Excellence’s Front Street offices on Feb. 27 and met with five OCE-supported companies as part of a trip to Toronto. He had high praise for what he saw and how investments are being made in Ontario.
  • OCE and CYBF sign partnership agreement at Discovery 2014

    OCE and CYBF team up to support 10 young entrepreneurs

    Feb 26, 2014OCE and CYBF team up to support 10 young entrepreneurs
    Under a joint initiative between Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) announced at OCE’s Discovery trade show and conference last May, entrepreneurs aged 18-39 will have assistance while developing businesses around research originating in Ontario’s colleges and universities.
  • Innovation drives eco-friendly big rig power solution

    Feb 25, 2014Innovation drives eco-friendly big rig power solution
    An innovative and eco-friendly energy solution that converts exhaust heat from tractor trailers into a power source for the cabin’s on-board heating and cooling systems is getting a boost from Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE).
  • Super computers could help cities deal with fierce weather

    Feb 24, 2014Super computers could help cities deal with fierce weather
    In a report released last week, SOSCIP celebrates breakthroughs achieved over the past two years.
  • Aspiring young entrepreneurs to reveal business smarts through high school pitch competition

    Feb 03, 2014Aspiring young entrepreneurs to reveal business smarts through high school pitch competition
    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Government of Ontario are once again teaming up to present Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch: a competition that challenges high school students in grades 9 through 12 to promote their business idea in a two-minute video.
  • Ontario Centres of Excellence partners with industry leaders to promote innovation in key Ontario sectors

    Jan 30, 2014Ontario Centres of Excellence partners with industry leaders to promote innovation in key Ontario sectors
    Through an open call under Ontario’s Voucher for Industry Association R&D Challenge, Ontario Centres of Excellence is offering a funding opportunity that is specifically designed for Ontario industry associations or formal industry consortia with a strong vision for the future encompassing innovation and new disruptive technologies.
  • Water pipes

    The Next Big Thing for Public Works: New Water Technology for More Liveable Cities

    Jan 28, 2014The Next Big Thing for Public Works: New Water Technology for More Liveable Cities
    This fall, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) approved funding for the Waterloo-based collaborative industry-academic project, entitled Novel Water Technology for Liveable Cities.