Organization: Ontario Centres of Excellence

Jean-Charles Fahmy

The Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN), an industry-led consortium helping accelerate the commercialization of next generation communications solutions, announced the appointment of a new CEO, Jean-Charles (JC) Fahmy, effective June 4. Fahmy is an alumnus of McGill Univ (MBA) and Univ of Ottawa (BASc in Electrical Engineering). He has more than 20…

OCE supports six regional sites for C/AV

Six regional technology development sites (RTDSs) across Ontario will receive financial support from the Ontario government as part of the Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) project, which seeks to position the province as a leader in transformative automotive technologies, transportation systems and related supporting infrastructure. Earlier this month, the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), which…

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…