News & Events


  • Innovation Economy Council formed to drive Canada’s technology economy post-pandemic

    Apr 30, 2020Innovation Economy Council formed to drive Canada’s technology economy post-pandemic
    The founders of the newly established Innovation Economy Council (IEC) — MaRS, OCE, Communitech, DMZ, Invest Ottawa and CCRM — have published the group’s first white paper: The post-viral pivot: How Canada's tech startups can drive the recovery from COVID-19.
  • Closure of OneEleven a Loss Felt Across the Ecosystem

    Apr 23, 2020Closure of OneEleven a Loss Felt Across the Ecosystem
    The news of OneEleven’s closure is a blow felt across the entire innovation ecosystem. As a founding partner of OneEleven, alongside OMERS ventures and Ryerson University, OCE feels this significant loss particularly deeply.
  • A connected community, a coordinated response

    Mar 16, 2020A connected community, a coordinated response
    The health and safety of our staff, partners, and the broader public is our top priority. We are taking proactive actions to support global, national, provincial and local efforts being undertaken on the ground as we work together to “flatten the curve.”

OCE-Supported Companies in the News

  • May 7, 2020 – ColdBlockCOLDBLOCK TECHNOLOGIES Raises $1.5 Million To Develop Generation 3 System With Automation & Expand International Distribution
    Canadian startup, ColdBlock Technologies Inc. (ColdBlock), inventor of the innovative sample digestion technology that delivers a new performance standard for laboratories serving the environmental, metals and alloys, mining, food and agriculture, and pharmaceuticals industries, today announced it has completed a $1.5 million Series A round of financing. ColdBlock’s financing results from investments by the Province of Ontario through OCE, istarthub, and the Angel Investors Ontario.
  • March 22, 2019 – TechcrunchHelping children overcome their mobility challenges, Trexo Robotics gets a Y Combinator boost

    Manmeet Maggu and Rahul Udasi didn’t know it when they met at the University of Waterloo  eleven years ago, but the bond that the two forged in late night study sessions as roommates in the UW Place dorm has helped power their work building an exoskeleton that allows children with disabilities to walk.

    The fruit of that labor is Trexo Robotics, which will graduate as part of the latest batch of Y Combinator’s winter 2019 cohort.

OCE in the News

  • March 4, 2019 – Georgian CollegeGeorgian students help take cottage country business to the next level
    On the verge of a growth spurt, Muskoka-based company Jayne’s Cottages is working with students in Georgian’s Big Data Analytics graduate certificate program on a research project that will transform how the company communicates and manages its data.
  • February 11, 2019 – St. Joseph's Healthcare LondonExploring mobile software to better support youth mental heath
    On February 7, 2019, Lawson Health Research Institute and InputHealth announced a new healthcare technology that aims to improve access for youth mental health care through remote virtual care.