Shift7 CEO and former U.S. CTO Megan Smith speaks to attendees at the OCE Discovery Conference on May 1, 2018.

Published: May 2nd, 2018


Robots won’t take over the world, robot keynote speaker promises

The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)'s 2018 Discovery Conference kicked off Monday with a rather unusual presentation. Sophia the Robot, manufactured by Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics Ltd. and known for such media-friendly appearances

Published on: May 1st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – OCE Discovery; Microsoft’s new Windows update; Facebook’s F8 conference

The Ontario Centres of Excellence is turning Toronto into tech central. Microsoft is releasing its latest Windows update on Monday. And Facebook kicks off its ninth F8 developer conference on Tuesday. On Monday

Published on: April 30th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Ontario launches $80 million new autonomous vehicle network in Stratford

Ontario is aggressively pursuing its goal of being a global leader in autonomous vehicle technologies with its latest announcement. The province has launched an Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) in Stratford, which is

Published on: November 10th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Young Ontario entrepreneurs to get a $1 million funding boost

Young entrepreneurs in Ontario may soon get a jump start in building their own companies, as $1 million will be going into programs geared towards their success. On Tuesday, the Ontario Centres of

Published on: May 28th, 2013 Candice So

Ontario SMBs offered access to high performance computing resources

Could your business benefit from access to high performance computing (HPC) resources and collaboration with university researchers? If so, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) would like to hear from you. OCE, and its

Published on: March 7th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Government invests $1.1 million seed funding into STEM startups

The federal government has provided $1.1 million to the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) today to fund 30 startups in the science, technology, education, and medical (STEM) fields, Conservative MP Kellie Leitch announced

Published on: June 26th, 2012 Brian Jackson

The five Cs of highly effective startups

Connecting with clients, cultivating talent, developing a corporate culture, listening to good counsel, and holding regular team conferences - those are the secrets to success. These essential ingredients cooking up a hot tech

Published on: May 22nd, 2012 Nestor Arellano

New chief of Ottawa tech accelerator reveals plans for 2012

by Francis Moran It's fairly safe to say that I struck a loud chord with my post  that took Ottawa's major economic development agency to task for preferring cheerleading from the sidelines to playmaking that

Published on: January 4th, 2012 Francis Moran

Lean startup: It’s the Canadian way

By Jason Flick   You would have to be living under a rock not to have heard about the billions in venture capital flooding into the Valley. Venture firms raised over $60 billion

Published on: June 6th, 2011 IDG News Service