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


OCI drives the growth of a globally competitive, knowledge-based economy in Ontario 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
  • Driving and supporting the commercialization of a publicly-funded academic research outcomes and expanding Ontario’s network of Canadian and international partners
  • Seeking strategic partnerships that benefit OCI clients and are complementary to the organization’s vision and mission.