OCE works directly with academics and researchers in Ontario’s colleges, universities and research hospitals to identify innovations with commercial potential and help establish academic-industry collaborations that drive commercialization and sales.
Popular OCE Programs for Academics & Researchers
VIP helps established companies develop, implement and commercialize technical innovations by supporting partnerships between Ontario's industry and academia. Learn More >
VEBTA connects main street companies with expertise and resources at Ontario colleges to help them take advantage of online tools to drive market expansion, including exports. Learn More >
VIA connects industry associations or consortia with Ontario’s publicly funded academic research institutions to address sector-wide research and development challenges. Learn More >
Market Readiness directly funds early-stage commercialization of IP resulting from research conducted at an Ontario-based academic institution or a company based at a Campus Linked Accelerator (CLA) by newly created start-up companies. Learn More >
CONII connects Ontario businesses to the applied research and commercialization expertise of the Ontario college system, helping companies innovate to become more competitive in the global environment. Learn More >
The Alberta-Ontario Innovation Program supports cross-provincial collaborations between industry and academia to solve key industry challenges that can be tackled through research and development activities and produce economic benefits for both provinces. Learn More >
The CVAV Program brings businesses and academic institutions together to develop and commercialize innovations in connected and autonomous vehicle technologies, with a focus on projects that show a strong potential for commercialization. Learn More >
OCEA facilitates the development of student entrepreneurial activity in Ontario's universities and colleges by supporting the initiation and expansion of on-campus entrepreneurship capacity in institutions that have demonstrated and/or are willing to make strong commitments to entrepreneurship. Learn More >
CLAs provide funding to post-secondary institutions with proven experience and existing commitments to entrepreneurship to create, improve and sustain a culture of entrepreneurship among students and youth in their regions. Learn More >
AdvancingHealth bolsters innovation in Ontario’s healthcare sector by supporting collaborative demonstration projects between companies, public healthcare organizations and academic institutions that show clear potential for scaling-up to the system-level and make a strong case for adoption. Learn More >
Explore supports unconventional and highly innovative research projects with the potential to strongly impact the drug discovery process. Learn More >
MSc PoP helps commercialize promising life sciences and medical technology intellectual property (IP) developed at Ontario publicly funded academic research institutions (universities, colleges and research hospitals). Learn More >
Popular Partner Programs for Academics & Researchers
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