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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 co-investment (matching contributions) from industry partners


Ontario companies supported


jobs created or retained

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private sector follow-on investments

2021-2022 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.”

Programs spotlight

Canada-Ukraine collaboration seeks tech solutions to national-security challenges Innovators from both countries invited to submit proposals

The Canada-Ukraine Security Innovation Challenge (CUSIC) today announced a Call for Solutions that invites Canadian and Ukrainian tech companies to submit innovative proposals to address a range of national-security challenges, from cybersecurity to secure communications between partner nations.
This important and timely project invites innovators from both countries to participate in a bilateral competition that will bring together tech entrepreneurs to present innovative solutions that will strengthen Canada and Ukraine’s technological expertise, with the goal of commercialization through piloting and procurement opportunities. 

Ontario Supporting Made-In-Ontario Life Sciences Innovations

The Ontario government is investing $3 million to help six life sciences companies develop and bring to market made-in-Ontario medical innovations and health-care solutions. These companies are the first recipients to receive support from the province’s Life Sciences Innovation Fund (LSIF), a new, early-stage fund that helps companies advance made-in-Ontario solutions and increase Ontario’s competitiveness.

Ontario Supporting More Innovation in Growing Tech Sector

Communitech, Ukraine Startup Fund, and the Ontario Centre of Innovation signed an MOU to collaborate on a Canada-Ukraine Security Innovation Challenge.