Organization: Ontario Centres of Excellence

Sudbury project gets $1.6M to tackle GHG issue

The Landscape Carbon Accumulation Research (L-CARE) project of Laurentian Univ is receiving a total of $1.6 million to support its research on addressing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in Ontario. Of the total funds, 50% or $798,000 is from the TargetGHG program under the Ontario Green Investment Fund announced in Budget 2015. The other half will…

Industry digital network works with Ontario to help SMEs accelerate time to market

The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is working with the Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN) to offer the Next Generation Network Program (NGNP) to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The Ontario government is contributing $63 million to the partnership, but with matching funds from the private sector, the total will rise to $115 million.

Ontario creates network for research and innovation in vehicle technologies

Ontario is positioning itself as a destination for innovation and research around cars of the future with the creation of the Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN). On November 8, Premier Kathleen Wynne was on hand in Stratford ON to launch the network and announce funding of $80 million over five years . Working with the…

OCE funding supports AI-enabled drone for Ontario highways

A group of industry players working with Univ of Toronto has received funding to develop a drone system enabled with artificial intelligence to help in traffic management on Ontario’s highways. The group, which includes The Sky Guys, NVIDIA Corp and IBM, received $750,000 over two years through the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE). Working with…

ICAMP partnering on project for improving marijuana production

North Bay ON’s Canadore College has been awarded an applied research project by Trichromes Ltd to develop an automated curing system for the production of marijuana. The project will be undertaken by Canadore’s Innovation Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Production (ICAMP) as companies and governments ramp up activities prior to marijuana’s legalization in 2018. An…

Ontario and Israel partner on new $20-million bilateral R&D program

Ontario and Israel are joining forces to launch a bilateral program to support industry-led collaboration among smaller firms, multinational companies and academic institutions. The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) program and the Israel Innovation Authority (IIA) will both contribute $5 million over five years to the Ontario-Israel Research Network Program-MAGNET, with an additional $10 million…

OCE funds 20 IT-based automotive projects

The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) has announced $1.4 million under its Automotive Supplier Competitiveness Improvement Program (ASCIP) for 20 projects that contribute to the adoption of information technology (IT) by industry.

OCE to deliver innovation portion of clean tech fund

The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) has been handed the task of managing $75 million in clean tech innovation support as part of the province’s $325-million Green Investment Fund. The money will be used to support demonstration projects of new technologies by large industrial plants and assist entrepreneurs in developing creative clean tech solutions. OCE…