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Ontario Centre of Innovation announces bold new innovation strategy

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New strategic plan to guide OCIs activity over the next five years

TORONTO, April 1, 2022 – Today, the Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI) launched a new five-year strategic plan.

The 2022-2026 Accelerating Job Creation through Innovation Strategic Plan builds on the close partnership with industry, academia, and government – harnessing the potential of Ontario’s innovators and driving tangible economic outcomes – to catalyze the creation and retention of tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in private sector investments in innovation.

“OCI’s unique position as a pan-provincial innovation collaboration platform with reach across all industrial sectors, ability to convene the right players at the table, and track record of driving where-next-happens is now more critical than ever before,” said Dr. Claudia Krywiak, OCI’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

The strategic plan outlines a new vision and mission supported by the organization’s corporate values and a new set of strategic goals, objectives, and performance measures.

This strategic plan builds on OCI’s more than three decades of success and will guide and drive OCI’s overall strategic focus, priorities, and operations over the next five years in delivering on its mandate to support Ontario’s innovators.

“As OCI and our government continue to work closely to drive prosperity, we want to continue to prime Ontario companies for success by accelerating their development of innovative products and solutions,” said the Hon. Victor Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade.

For over 34 years, OCI has played a key role in the innovation ecosystem, from catalyzing innovation through programming and supporting industry-academic partnerships to connecting players across the province, with the vision of increasing prosperity through innovation.

To read the plan visit: www.oc-innovation.ca/strategicplan

About the Ontario Centre of Innovation

The Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI), maximizes the commercial impact of research developed in Ontario’s colleges, universities, and research hospitals, and accelerates the commercialization of Made-in-Ontario technologies. A pan-provincial collaboration platform, with a broad and deep network across industry, academia and government, OCI initiates unparalleled partnership opportunities, develops and manages successful industry-academic collaborations, supports high-potential SMEs in commercializing ground-breaking research, and provides hands-on training and skills development opportunities for the next generation of highly-skilled talent. For more information: https://www.oc-innovation.ca


Alicia Pereira
Director, Communications & Strategy, Ontario Centre of Innovation