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Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Discovery 2017

“Staying connected with organizations across the region through regular and informative events.”

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Discovery is known to be Canada’s leading innovation-to-commercialization conference. The event provides a great opportunity to network and reconnect with government and funding representatives as well as partners.

As member of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE), the Productivity & Innovation Centre (PIC) participated at OCE Discovery in Toronto, May 15-16, 2017.

With the support of OCE, PIC was able to invite Handy Hydrant, Timmins based small business who solidified angel investment at last year’s Northern Ontario Angel (NOA)/ PIC Investor Pitch, to showcase their innovative technology solutions in the Northern Pavillion.

PIC partners such as Northern College, Collège Boréal, Materials Joining Innovation Centre (MaJIC), NORCAT Innovation Mill, Innovative Initiatives Ontario North, Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre, Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre were also in attendance representing Northern Ontario.

PIC leveraged this opportunity to establish and strengthen relationships with Federal and Provincial partners, regional Small Business Enterprise Centres, and post-secondary institutions, as well as share best practices with other Regional Innovation Centres.

In collaboration with OCE and partners, PIC is hoping to have a stronger presence at the Northern Pavillion next year with more regional businesses, entrepreneurship students, and post-secondary institutions.

Mark your calendars for OCE Discovery 2018 on Apr 30 – May 01, 2018!