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…

How to Qualify for CONII Collaborative Research and Development

How to Qualify for CONII Collaborative Research and Development

The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is a non-profit organization that distributes government funding for research and development through numerous programs to support R&D efforts including collaboration between industry and academic partners. The Colleges Ontario Network for Industry Innovation (CONII) program is a program that connects small and medium size businesses with Ontario Colleges to…

R&D Project Hiring Grants: Funding for Internships

R&D Project Hiring Grants: Funding for Internships

The Ontario Centres of Excellence is running the R&D Project Hiring Grants program on behalf of the Ontario provincial government and a $10-million investment through their Youth Jobs Strategy. The program aims to help connect recent graduates with valuable on-the-job experience while building the research and development capacity of Ontario companies. Two Components of the…

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE): Voucher for E-Business (VEB)

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE): Voucher for E-Business (VEB)

If your company is lacking an online marketing and e-business strategy, you may be in luck.  Ontario small to mid-sized businesses that export or looking to export may qualify for assistance through Ontario colleges through the OCE Voucher for E-Business.  The Voucher for E-Business is one of 4 OCE Vouchers offered through the Ontario Centres…

Province Finally Invests in a Viable Way to Eliminate Distracted Driving

Province Finally Invests in a Viable Way to Eliminate Distracted Driving

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have said that distracted driving is the “No. 1 killer on the roads.” According to The OPP’s 2013 Traffic Statistics 78 people died in crashes related to distracted driving on roads they patrolled in 2013, this compares with 57 deaths related to impaired driving and 44 related to speeding. They also noted…

OCE VIA R&D Challenge: May 8, 2014 Deadline

OCE VIA R&D Challenge: May 8, 2014 Deadline

The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) has issued a call for proposals with a deadline of May 8th, 2014.  The Voucher for Industry Association R&D Challenge (VIA) program is a part of OCE’s Collaboration Voucher program that connects industry associations or formal industry consortia with Ontario’s publicly funded academic research institutions (such as universities, colleges,…

Qualify for “Made in Ontario” Advanced Manufacturing R&D Challenge Program

Qualify for “Made in Ontario” Advanced Manufacturing R&D Challenge Program

The Made in Ontario Advanced Manufacturing R&D Challenge Program was developed and is operated by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) in collaboration with Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). This grants for small businesses in Ontario program is offering up to $2 million in grant funding…

“Made in Ontario” Advanced Manufacturing R&D Challenge Program Overview

“Made in Ontario” Advanced Manufacturing R&D Challenge Program Overview

The $2-million “Made in Ontario” Advanced Manufacturing R&D Challenge is operated by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) in collaboration with Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Made in Ontario Advanced Manufacturing R&D Challenge Program -Focus The Made in Ontario Advanced Manufacturing R&D Challenge aims to solve…

Made in Ontario, Advanced Manufacturing R&D Challenge Forum –Mississauga, ON

Made in Ontario, Advanced Manufacturing R&D Challenge Forum –Mississauga, ON

Hosted by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) and the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) are hosting this event in order to launch their exciting new funding program. Government Funding for Manufacturing and R&D Event Details Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 from 8:30AM…

Business Grants Ontario: Aerospace R&TD Challenge Fund Eligibility & Application

Business Grants Ontario: Aerospace R&TD Challenge Fund Eligibility & Application

The Ontario Aerospace R&TD Challenge Fund is a $2.5 million Ontario small business grants program that is run by the Ontario Aerospace Council (OAC), Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), the National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation (OMRI). R&TD Challenge Fund Government Grants Ontario –Available Funding OCE and NSERC…