Strategic Initiatives

OCE undertakes strategic initiatives designed to advance innovation and create a competitive edge for Ontario companies.

  1. Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) builds upon the successful early entry of Ontario into the connected and autonomous vehicle (C/AV) space. AVIN provides a competitive advantage to Ontario and allows it to reinforce its position as a North American leader in transformative automotive technologies, as well as transportation and infrastructure systems.
  2. Colleges Ontario Network for Industry Innovation (CONII) connects business to the applied research and commercialization expertise of Ontario’s colleges to solve technical and business challenges.
  3. Cybersecurity Fintech Innovation Pilot Program (CFIPP) accelerates the growth of cybersecurity start-up and scale-up companies in Ontario by partnering with financial institutions (FIs) seeking innovative solutions to cybersecurity challenges, and by providing them with cybersecurity talent.
  4. ENCQOR (Evolution of Networked Services through a Corridor in Quebec and Ontario for Research and Innovation) is a transformational Canada-Quebec-Ontario partnership focused on research and innovation in the field of 5G disruptive technologies, on adoption initiatives and system uses.
  5. The GreenON Food Manufacturing Program is a merit-based funding program that supports food and beverage processors. Its purpose is to accelerate greenhouse gas reductions by enhancing the efficient use of inputs, processing and outputs in the food and beverage processing sector.
  6. GreenON Industries is a new program funded by the Green Ontario Fund, a non-profit provincial agency mandated to help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution from buildings and the production of goods. GreenON Industries provides matching funding for projects that will lead to greenhouse gas pollution reductions in buildings and the production of goods in large emitters and other industrial, commercial and institutional facilities.
  7. High Performance Computing provides access to high performance computing for SMEs in Ontario through a partnership with IBM and the Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform (SOSCIP).
  8. The IBM Innovation Incubator Project, offered through a partnership between OCE and IBM, will deliver an integrated suite of globally disruptive, advanced computing technology infrastructure and programming to Ontario’s small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). 
  9. The Next Generation Network Program (NGNP) supports the development and implementation of ultra-high-speed digital infrastructure to interconnect digital innovation hubs within Ontario, support small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) proof-of-concept projects, develop talent, support export development activities and access technical and business support personnel and services.
  10. TargetGHG for industrial emitters addresses two key issues: the need to support the adoption of innovative technologies for emitters to meet upcoming greenhouse gas reduction targets and the need for solutions that will help industry meet more aggressive future targets.