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OCI – Ontario Centre of Innovation

Develop and deliver programs that accelerate the development, commercialization, and adoption of advanced technologies to drive job creation.

OCI achieves this mandate by:

  • Taking a leadership role in industry-academic collaborations and working collaboratively with the Province to enable a high and sustainable level of prosperity
  • Helping innovative companies leverage the outcomes and capabilities of provincial research institutions
  • Providing real-world experience for Ontario’s next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs
  • Driving and supporting the development of a world-class knowledge transfer system
  • Supporting the commercialization of a publicly-funded academic research outcomes and expanding Ontario’s network of Canadian and international partners
  • Creating strategic partnerships that benefit OCI clients and are complementary to the organization’s vision and mission.

Programs & Resources

GOVERNMENT OF ONTARIO ANNOUNCES NEW DIGITALIZATION COMPETENCE CENTRE - The Ontario government is launching a new Digitalization Competence Centre to provide Ontario businesses with a supportive partner in navigating and adopting next-gen technologies.

NEW 15M LIFE SCIENCES INNOVATION FUND - The Life Sciences Innovation Fund (LSIF) is an early-stage co-investment fund that supports companies in Life Sciences and Healthcare Technologies sectors related to human health.

TALENTEDGE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (TIP) – NGNP - The TalentEdge Internship Program (TIP) stream of the Next Generation Network Program (NGNP) provides support for current college and university students and recent undergraduate or Masters graduates, to work on industry-driven research and

VOUCHER FOR INNOVATION AND PRODUCTIVITY (VIP) - This program supports the collaboration between Academia and Industry to solve an industry-based problem and drive the commercialization of Intellectual Property [IP]. The institution will

MARKET READINESS CO‑INVESTMENT FUND - Market Readiness (MR) Co-Investment Fund is Ontario’s leading pre-seed investment fund. Through the fund, OCI co-invests with angel and other investors in early-stage Ontario-based start-ups

Contact Info

325 Front Street West, Suite 300
Toronto, ON
M5V 2Y1

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