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Ontario Centre of Innovation

Ontario Centre of Innovation

Helping Ontario innovators get connected with the researchers, industry partners and funding needed to commercialize the next generation of made-in-Ontario IP and solutions.

Funded by the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade.

where next happens

How Academic-Industry Collaboration Maximizes Innovation

Home to 46 publicly-funded post-secondary institutions, Ontario boasts more universities and colleges than any other province in the country — creating a unique, knowledge-rich ecosystem capable of supporting the translation of research into economic outcomes and driving our competitiveness in the fastest growing market of the future: the intangible economy.

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total program investment into collaborative R&D projects

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total co-investment (matching contributions) from industry partners


Ontario companies supported


jobs created or retained

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private sector follow-on investments

2022-2023 Outcomes

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Made-in-Ontario Innovations

Tour over 180 communities across the province where OCI is supporting next-generation products and solutions.

Hon. Vic Fedeli

Minister of Economic Development,
Job Creation and Trade

“Ontario is proudly home to one of the most dynamic and collaborative innovation ecosystems in the world. Our government is committed to working together with ecosystem partners, businesses and academic institutions to create the right conditions to spur new innovations, expand our opportunities, and create good jobs in Ontario. OCI’s efforts have nurtured invaluable partnerships and collaborations, contributing to the growth and future success of our province.”

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