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News Releases

  • Ontario to support local teams competing for the Carbon XPRIZE

    Jun 21, 2016Ontario to support local teams competing for the Carbon XPRIZE
    Ontario is taking a major step in the fight against climate change by making up to $2.5 million available to Ontario-based teams competing in the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, a global challenge to address climate change by incentivizing innovators to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from power plants and industrial facilities into valuable every day products.
  • Six new drug discovery acceleration projects supported by CQDM and Ontario Centres of Excellence showcase continued success of Quebec-Ontario Life Sciences Corridor

    Jun 07, 2016Six new drug discovery acceleration projects supported by CQDM and Ontario Centres of Excellence showcase continued success of Quebec-Ontario Life Sciences Corridor
    Partners since 2012, CQDM and Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) are pleased to announce the funding of six new game-changing research projects to accelerate drug discovery under the Quebec-Ontario Life Sciences Corridor, for a total of $1.8M invested.
  • Ontario Centres of Excellence and Futurpreneur Canada join forces to support young entrepreneurs

    May 04, 2016Ontario Centres of Excellence and Futurpreneur Canada join forces to support young entrepreneurs
    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), one of Ontario’s top start-up support organizations, and Futurpreneur Canada, a leading national non-profit organization supporting entrepreneurs, are making it easier for aspiring business owners to find essential early stage funding.
  • Ontario’s small and medium-sized businesses to benefit from advanced computing initiative

    Feb 24, 2016Ontario’s small and medium-sized businesses to benefit from advanced computing initiative
    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is teaming with IBM Canada to support the economy and job creation by bringing advanced computing technologies and resources to the province’s small and medium-sized businesses.
  • Ontario Centres of Excellence tasked with managing province’s new emissions reduction program

    Feb 17, 2016Ontario Centres of Excellence tasked with managing province’s new emissions reduction program
    Ontario Centres of Excellence’s (OCE) decades of experience in the energy and environment fields will be put to use helping the Government of Ontario reduce industrial pollution through the introduction of innovative new technologies.
  • Ontario advancing nine medical research projects in cancer, heart disease and sleep apnea to market

    Feb 04, 2016Ontario advancing nine medical research projects in cancer, heart disease and sleep apnea to market
    Nine Ontario-based medical research projects built on great science with potential for significant economic impact are advancing a step closer to market entry thanks to funding from Ontario Centres of Excellence’s Medical Sciences Proof-of-Principle (MSc PoP) program. The projects range from cancer to heart disease to sleep apnea in children.
  • New program will advance innovation in Ontario’s public education system

    Feb 03, 2016New program will advance innovation in Ontario’s public education system
    A new $5 million program launched today by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) will bring new innovative technologies, products and services to Ontario’s public education system.
  • New partnership will advance cybersecurity innovation

    Dec 18, 2015New partnership will advance cybersecurity innovation
    As security in online information storage, networking communications and commerce becomes a global priority, enhancements to the technology that keeps information safe are more important than ever.
  • Five OCE-backed projects that will improve remote patient monitoring and care

    Dec 01, 2015Five OCE-backed projects that will improve remote patient monitoring and care
    More than $3 million is being invested in five public-private partnerships through an Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) program focused on use of technology to remotely monitor and care for Ontario patients.
  • OCE and CCAA strengthen Ontario-China investment ties with new partners

    Nov 13, 2015OCE and CCAA strengthen Ontario-China investment ties with new partners
    TORONTO/BEIJING, November 13, 2015 – Building on an existing partnership, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and China Canada Angels Alliance (CCAA) are strengthening ties between Ontario-based businesses and the Chinese investment community.