OCE commends the Government of Ontario for the introduction of the 2020 Budget and their continued commitment to Ontario’s innovation ecosystem. Included in the budget are changes that will strengthen OCE’s role in the Province’s innovation strategy and build on this long-standing partnership.
“The current challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic have put innovation at the forefront. We applaud the Government of Ontario’s continued commitment to innovation,” said Dr. Claudia Krywiak, President and CEO of OCE. “By further strengthening our long history of partnership, we are working closely to ensure that Ontario businesses have the supports they need to innovate locally and compete globally.”
OCE also commends the 2020 Budget’s inclusion of $3.75 million in funding for the Toronto Business Development Centre (TBDC). This initiative brings TBDC and OCE together as partners in a best-in-class soft-landing program that will attract the best of entrepreneurs and start-ups and help them grow and succeed in regions all across Ontario.