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  • CODE Hackathon finalists

    Largest-ever Canadian hackathon crowns its champion

    Apr 01, 2014Largest-ever Canadian hackathon crowns its champion
    An app that would match new Canadians and existing residents looking for a change of scenery with the city or town best suited to them took two of the top prizes at Canada’s largest ever hackathon, sponsored in part by OCE-founded oneeleven.
  • Self-driving cars not just the stuff of sci-fi fantasy

    Mar 27, 2014Self-driving cars not just the stuff of sci-fi fantasy
    Ontario Centres of Excellence and the Ministry of Transportation have launched a one-million-dollar program aimed at helping businesses and academic institutions develop and commercialize innovations in connected and autonomous vehicle technologies.
  • David McFadden

    Finalists gear up to pitch energy ideas at Discovery

    Mar 26, 2014Finalists gear up to pitch energy ideas at Discovery
    Seven finalists have been chosen for OCE's prestigious David McFadden Energy Entrepreneur Challenge. Honouring the past OCE Board Chair, the Challenge invites university and college students from across Ontario’s academic institutions to address challenges facing the energy sector.
  • CODE hackers show off technology

    OCE-founded oneeleven hosts largest ever Canadian hackathon event

    Mar 06, 2014OCE-founded oneeleven hosts largest ever Canadian hackathon event
    Oneeleven, the advanced big data accelerator co-founded by Ontario Centres of Excellence, played host to the Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE), Canada’s largest ever hackathon/appathon event, Feb. 28-March 2.
  • Robert Scoble

    Tech guru Robert Scoble visits OCE; meets and praises some of our companies

    Feb 28, 2014Tech guru Robert Scoble visits OCE; meets and praises some of our companies
    Robert Scoble, one of the leading tech writers in the U.S., paid a visit to Ontario Centres of Excellence’s Front Street offices on Feb. 27 and met with five OCE-supported companies as part of a trip to Toronto. He had high praise for what he saw and how investments are being made in Ontario.
  • OCE and CYBF sign partnership agreement at Discovery 2014

    OCE and CYBF team up to support 10 young entrepreneurs

    Feb 26, 2014OCE and CYBF team up to support 10 young entrepreneurs
    Under a joint initiative between Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) announced at OCE’s Discovery trade show and conference last May, entrepreneurs aged 18-39 will have assistance while developing businesses around research originating in Ontario’s colleges and universities.
  • Innovation drives eco-friendly big rig power solution

    Feb 25, 2014Innovation drives eco-friendly big rig power solution
    An innovative and eco-friendly energy solution that converts exhaust heat from tractor trailers into a power source for the cabin’s on-board heating and cooling systems is getting a boost from Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE).
  • Super computers could help cities deal with fierce weather

    Feb 24, 2014Super computers could help cities deal with fierce weather
    In a report released last week, SOSCIP celebrates breakthroughs achieved over the past two years.
  • Aspiring young entrepreneurs to reveal business smarts through high school pitch competition

    Feb 03, 2014Aspiring young entrepreneurs to reveal business smarts through high school pitch competition
    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Government of Ontario are once again teaming up to present Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch: a competition that challenges high school students in grades 9 through 12 to promote their business idea in a two-minute video.
  • Ontario Centres of Excellence partners with industry leaders to promote innovation in key Ontario sectors

    Jan 30, 2014Ontario Centres of Excellence partners with industry leaders to promote innovation in key Ontario sectors
    Through an open call under Ontario’s Voucher for Industry Association R&D Challenge, Ontario Centres of Excellence is offering a funding opportunity that is specifically designed for Ontario industry associations or formal industry consortia with a strong vision for the future encompassing innovation and new disruptive technologies.
  • Water pipes

    The Next Big Thing for Public Works: New Water Technology for More Liveable Cities

    Jan 28, 2014The Next Big Thing for Public Works: New Water Technology for More Liveable Cities
    This fall, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) approved funding for the Waterloo-based collaborative industry-academic project, entitled Novel Water Technology for Liveable Cities.
  • Ontario Centres of Excellence helps shed right light on ‘growing’ problem in the north

    Jan 15, 2014Ontario Centres of Excellence helps shed right light on ‘growing’ problem in the north
    With a number of funding partners including Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Dr. Mike Dixon from the University of Guelph is leading a project looking into how to create special LED greenhouse conditions for growing vegetables all year round in some of Canada’s harshest climates.
  • Two former OCE board chairs tapped for Toronto Hydro ice storm review panel

    Jan 13, 2014Two former OCE board chairs tapped for Toronto Hydro ice storm review panel
  • Founding OCE board member Dr. Mamdouh Shoukri appointed to Order of Canada

    Jan 07, 2014Founding OCE board member Dr. Mamdouh Shoukri appointed to Order of Canada
  • Three Ontario startups fare well at worldwide entrepreneurship contest started their journey at OCE-sponsored event

    Jan 02, 2014Three Ontario startups fare well at worldwide entrepreneurship contest started their journey at OCE-sponsored event
  • Made in Ontario Advanced Manufacturing forum presenter

    Industry and academia connect at OCE’s Made in Ontario Advanced Manufacturing R&D Challenge Forum

    Dec 13, 2013Industry and academia connect at OCE’s Made in Ontario Advanced Manufacturing R&D Challenge Forum
    More than 160 representatives from Ontario’s manufacturing sector and academia came together in Mississauga on December 11 to learn about an exciting $2 million R&D funding opportunity offered through Ontario’s new Collaboration Voucher Program.
  • Big Viking Games team members

    Celebrating Fun to Gain a Competitive Advantage

    Dec 11, 2013Celebrating Fun to Gain a Competitive Advantage
    Big Viking Games, one of the inaugural tenants in the new accelerator space known as oneeleven, has just been recognized as one of the Globe and Mail’s 100 Top Small-Medium Employers in Canada.
  • Life Sciences forum attendees

    Industry and academia make connections at OCE-CQDM life sciences forum

    Dec 04, 2013Industry and academia make connections at OCE-CQDM life sciences forum
    More than 100 representatives and researchers from Quebec’s and Ontario’s life sciences industries and academia came together in Toronto on Nov. 28 to lay the groundwork for new collaborations leading to innovations in pharmaceutical research.
  • OneEleven partners celebrate opening of OneEleven

    Ontario Centres of Excellence and OMERS Ventures launch oneeleven, Canada's first community for data-driven entrepreneurs

    Nov 28, 2013 Ontario Centres of Excellence and OMERS Ventures launch oneeleven, Canada's first community for data-driven entrepreneurs
    Co-founded by strategic investments from Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and OMERS Ventures, with the recent addition of Ryerson University as the founding academic partner, oneeleven is a community of entrepreneurs that are ready to take their promising new tech ventures to the next level by harnessing the power of high performance computing (HPC).
  • Startup Weekend Toronto logo

    Griflens wins top spot at Startup Weekend Maker Edition

    Nov 26, 2013Griflens wins top spot at Startup Weekend Maker Edition
    For Global Entrepreneurship Week, Ontario Centres of Excellence presented Startup Weekend Maker Edition Toronto, an event that brought developers, designers, makers and entrepreneurs together to move their business ideas from concept to creation.