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  • CCR Company Headlines Book of Unlikely Success

    Apr 03, 2012CCR Company Headlines Book of Unlikely Success
    Sponsored by KPMG Enterprise, the new book That'll Never Work shares national success stories, like that of CCR-supported company Nulogy, that might never have been if good entrepreneurs let a little doubt stand in their way.
  • International Commercialization Forum Assembles 22 Nations in Toronto

    Mar 22, 2012International Commercialization Forum Assembles 22 Nations in Toronto
    OCE’s federally funded Centre for Commercialization of Research (CCR) recently hosted its second annual International Commercialization Forum, assembling 85 innovation leaders from 22 countries in downtown Toronto.
  • CCR congratulates Rna Diagnostics Inc. on $925,000 Syndicated Life Science Investment

    Mar 16, 2012 CCR congratulates Rna Diagnostics Inc. on $925,000 Syndicated Life Science Investment
    The Centre of Commercialization of Research (CCR) wishes to congratulate Rna Diagnostics on the announcement of an investment syndicate of $925,000 CDN involving members of the York Angels, the Golden Triangle Angle Network (GTAN), the Georgian Angel Network (GAN), and the Niagara Angel Network (NAN). The news release can be found below.
  • One for the Books: DMZ Start-up HitSend Lands Indigo Account

    Mar 16, 2012One for the Books: DMZ Start-up HitSend Lands Indigo Account
    SoapBox is an online platform to enable and enhance community-based change by tapping into the community’s collective voice. Indigo’s version of the platform, Indigo Ideas, was launched in October 2011. Run through SoapBox’s Facebook and mobile applications, Indigo Ideas has already enabled Indigo to respond to over 40 customer ideas and launch 17 of them, with more ideas launching every day.
  • Creating Partnerships Key to Creating Social Innovation and Change

    Mar 14, 2012Creating Partnerships Key to Creating Social Innovation and Change
    Individuals and organizations who are interested in social innovation are also really interested in partnerships. OCE’s Social Innovation Program Manager Denise Brennan recently found out just how interested they are when she and a cross-functional team from OCE hosted the program’s second Social Innovation Partnership Forum in Guelph.
  • U of T Professor Reaches New Heights in Earthquake-Proofing

    Mar 09, 2012U of T Professor Reaches New Heights in Earthquake-Proofing
    University of Toronto professor and serial OCE innovator Constantin Christopoulos’ star is soaring this March, National Engineering Month (NEM). In keeping with the NEM 2012 theme, “THIS is engineering,” Contstantin has been profiled as an engineer who has impacted the lives of Canadians with innovations that represent some of Canada’s most renowned engineering feats.
  • Financial Post Brands Martin Walmsley Fellow Alex Levy as Social Media Expert

    Mar 06, 2012Financial Post Brands Martin Walmsley Fellow Alex Levy as Social Media Expert
    Alex Levy is no stranger to media. The 25-year-old entrepreneur, CEO and lead developer of MyVoice, a smartphone communication aid, has been splashed all over major TV outlets and print publications for months. The most recent Financial Post article places Alex in a slightly different role than that of just an entrepreneur – it positions him as a social media expert.
  • March Is National Engineering Month

    Mar 01, 2012March Is National Engineering Month
    National Engineering Month (NEM) is a Canada-wide celebration of engineering excellence, featuring more than 500 events across the country. To inspire young people to consider a career in engineering – and to make engineering more visible to the general public – this year the NEM team has created the theme “THIS is engineering” highlighting some of Canada’s most renowned engineering feats.
  • GreenCentre Canada and Switchable Solutions Inc. Convert Waste into Products and Federal Funding into Jobs

    Feb 28, 2012GreenCentre Canada and Switchable Solutions Inc. Convert Waste into Products and Federal Funding into Jobs
    Take-out containers, coffee cups and meat trays will soon be disappearing from southern Ontario’s landfills, thanks to Kingston-based GreenCentre Canada, Centre of Excellence for Commercialization of Research and member of the Ontario Network of Excellence, and cleantech spinoff company Switchable Solutions Inc.
  • OCE and NSERC Launch Joint Program for Recent PhD Grads

    Feb 15, 2012OCE and NSERC Launch Joint Program for Recent PhD Grads
    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) are partnering to give both recent PhD grads and SMEs in Ontario a boost with the launch of a new pilot program, Industrial R&D Fellowships (IRDF).
  • OCE-supported companies Aeryon Labs and Morgan Solar Pre-Qualify for Federal Kickstart Program

    Feb 06, 2012OCE-supported companies Aeryon Labs and Morgan Solar Pre-Qualify for Federal Kickstart Program
    Waterloo’s Aeryon Labs and Toronto’s Morgan Solar have both made the Kickstart shortlist and now wait to see if Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) can match their products to an appropriate test department.
  • Mind to Market Finalist PlantForm Featured on Globe and Mail’s Front Page

    Feb 01, 2012Mind to Market Finalist PlantForm Featured on Globe and Mail’s Front Page
    OCE-supported company PlantForm, a finalist for the 2011 OCE Mind to Market Award, was recently featured on the Globe and Mail’s front page in the publication’s closer look at the plant-based trend in pharmaceuticals.
  • Diagnostic Tech Start-up Xagenic Achieves Series A Financing

    Jan 30, 2012Diagnostic Tech Start-up Xagenic Achieves Series A Financing
    Xagenic Inc., an OCE-supported breakthrough screening technology start-up created by University of Toronto Professor Dr. Shana Kelley, recently completed its series A financing with support from MaRS Innovation.
  • Experiential Learning Program Projects Excel

    Jan 24, 2012Experiential Learning Program Projects Excel
    One of Ontario Centres of Excellence’s (OCE) newest programs, the Experiential Learning Program (ELP) is designed to help students across Ontario from a variety of educational backgrounds, receive the training and real-world experience they need to turn their ideas into market-ready products and jobs.