How to Access the Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform

How to Access the Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform

The Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform (SOSCIP) is a Canadian research and development consortium that enhances the capabilities of academic and industry researchers through big data and smart computing analytics. Led by a selection of Ontario’s top academic institutions, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), and IBM Canada, SOSCIP provides businesses an unparalleled access to…

How to Qualify for Research Project Hiring Grants

How to Qualify for Research Project Hiring Grants

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is a government funded agency that supports the development of Ontario’s economy by creating jobs and enabling breakthrough research. Through its R&D Project Hiring Grants program, OCE supports a vibrant, sustainable research and innovation advantage for businesses in Ontario. Through the program, businesses can hire an academic researcher for up…

R&D Project Hiring Grants for Interns and PhD Fellows

R&D Project Hiring Grants for Interns and PhD Fellows

Funded by the Government of Ontario, the R&D Project Hiring Grants program provides a unique opportunity for businesses to hire an academic researcher for a 4-12 month period. This will enable businesses to break through innovation challenges and complete projects otherwise impossible or too costly. Ontario businesses can receive up to 50% of wages to a…

OCE Voucher for E-Business and Technology Adoption (VEBTA) Funding

OCE Voucher for E-Business and Technology Adoption (VEBTA) Funding

Small businesses often face technological hurdles which impede their ability to grow. Two of the most common growth challenges include developing and maintaining a profitable e-commerce presence and developing and testing innovative products or technologies. Small businesses often lack the technical expertise or access to facilities which make projects like these possible. As a result,…

How the Rise of Millennials Affects Entrepreneurship and the Economy

How the Rise of Millennials Affects Entrepreneurship and the Economy

Millennials, those of us born between 1982 and 2004, have received a lot of bad press; we are often associated with the personality traits of being “bratty”, narcissistic, lazy, and entitled. However, Millennials now make up a third of the Canadian and American population and are the largest customer demographic in the North America. With…

Apply for OCE Aerospace R&D Challenge: Ontario Government Grants

Apply for OCE Aerospace R&D Challenge: Ontario Government Grants

Ontario’s aerospace industry is a world leader, thanks to their commitment to continuous improvement and innovation. The industry, which employs over 17,000 people, is responsible for over $462 million in annual research and development spending and earns over $5.3 billion in revenue every year. To continue fuelling these research and development (R&D) activities, the Ontario…

R&D Project Hiring Grants: Funding to Hire a PhD Researcher

R&D Project Hiring Grants: Funding to Hire a PhD Researcher

eAs part of Ontario’s R&D Project Hiring Grants program, the Fellowship Component offers based PhD graduates and Postdoctoral Fellows (PDFs) the opportunity to contribute to industry-driven research and development projects. These 12-month fellowships supported by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) are valued at $85,000 and are open to all fields of study including non-STEM disciplines…

R&D Project Hiring Grants – Internship Component: How to Qualify

R&D Project Hiring Grants – Internship Component: How to Qualify

On behalf of the Government of Ontario, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is now accepting applications for the R&D Project Hiring Grants program to connect employers with post-secondary students and recent graduates. OCE was allocated $10 million in government grant funding as a key component of the Ontario Youth Jobs Strategy. The program enables the partnership between…

The Alberta-Ontario Innovation Program (AOP) Funds Cross-Province Collaboration

The Alberta-Ontario Innovation Program (AOP) Funds Cross-Province Collaboration

The Alberta-Ontario Innovation Program (AOP) is a unique cross-provincial collaboration between industry and academia that aims to solve key industry challenges in both Ontario and Alberta. AOP is managed by Alberta Innovates and Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE). Industry-academic projects are also eligible for funding through Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) if they…

OCE SmartStart Seed Fund Start-up Funding for ONT Entrepreneurs

OCE SmartStart Seed Fund Start-up Funding for ONT Entrepreneurs

The Ontario Centre of Excellence (OCE) is looking to connect Ontario’s next generation of entrepreneurs with much needed start-up funding in order to help take their companies to the next level. The program is open to young entrepreneurs from the ages of 18 to 29, and provides seed financing and entrepreneurship skills training in order…