Ontario Centre of Innovation

Mission, Vision & Mandate

Our Mission & Vision


OCI’s vision is prosperity from innovation – an Ontario where bright minds connect to create prosperity.


OCI’s mission is to accelerate innovation through game-changing research leading to successful commercialization and vibrant collaboration between industry and academia, launching the next generation of products and jobs.

Our Mandate


To develop and deliver programs that accelerate the development, commercialization and adoption of emerging 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.