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    Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network partners with Canadian International AutoShow

    Feb 15, 2019Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network partners with Canadian International AutoShow
    The Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN), administered by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), is partnering with the 2019 Canadian International AutoShow to bring content to AutoShow Live, presented at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in the Toronto Star booth.
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    OCE featured at Canadian Rural Innovation Summit in Belleville

    Dec 21, 2018OCE featured at Canadian Rural Innovation Summit in Belleville
    The inaugural Canadian Rural Innovation Summit successfully delivered two days showcasing the Bay of Quinte Region as an innovation destination and the importance of rural entrepreneurial growth.
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    OCE helps Ontario fuel cleaner transportation with CNG filling stations

    Dec 21, 2018OCE helps Ontario fuel cleaner transportation with CNG filling stations
    Ontario recently took the next step to a cleaner future with the opening of a network of three compressed natural gas (CNG) fuelling stations along Ontario’s Highway 401.

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  • 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.

  • March 4, 2019 – eSentireeSentire Raises $47 Million to Provide AI-Powered Managed Detection and Response
    eSentire, Inc., the global leader in Managed Detection and Response (MDR), today announced it has raised an additional USD $47 million in funding led by majority investor Warburg Pincus and minority investors Georgian Partners and Edison Partners.

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.


  • March 26, 2019Toronto, ONVendor Performance Management - Toronto - Industry
    This facilitated in-person session will elicit discussion and feedback on Public Service and Procurement Canada's draft Vendor Performance Management Policy. Your participation will help ensure that the new regime is evidence-based, incentivizes good performance, and properly addresses poor performance.
  • April 4, 2019Ottawa, ONGet in the Ring Ottawa
    Get in the Ring's Global Pitch Competition invites founders from over 100 countries to pitch their solutions against their opponents in the ring. Get in the Ring is different from any other startup pitching competition. Pitching in the ring creates an undeniable competitive electricity which means founders are forced to up their game and give a pitch they are proud of.
  • April 23, 2019Mississauga, ONWalmart Canada + WEConnect International Supplier Forum
    On April 23rd, Walmart Canada and WEConnect International will host a one-day Supplier Forum at the Walmart Canada Head Office in Mississauga, Ontario. This is a free event and open to women-owned businesses in the WEConnect International Network across Canada.