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TORONTO, ON. October 24, 2023 — The Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI) is thrilled to announce groundbreaking developments unveiled at its 2022-2023 Annual General Meeting, held in Toronto. This year’s AGM was a platform for major revelations and significant steps towards promoting innovation, knowledge sharing, and entrepreneurial excellence.

DiscoveryX Conference and Trade Show Returns in 2024, OCI Board Chair, Mark Henderson proudly announced the return of the much-anticipated DiscoveryX Conference and Trade Show. Scheduled for April 17-18, 2024, this remarkable event is set to reconvene Ontario’s brightest innovators, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders.

“The DiscoveryX Conference and Trade Show has been a cornerstone of innovation in Ontario, and we’re thrilled to bring it back. This event symbolizes our commitment to cultivating a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship within our province,” said Claudia Krywiak, President and CEO of the Ontario Centre of Innovation.

The DiscoveryX Conference and Trade Show is known for fostering networking, idea exchange, and the convergence of groundbreaking ideas. In this upcoming edition, attendees can expect an even more enriching experience, featuring prominent speakers, interactive workshops, and a showcase of the latest innovations and technologies.

Also announced at the annual general meeting was the 2023 Mind to Market Winner – TROES. Victor Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, along with the 2023 award sponsor, uRide CEO Cody Ruberto, proudly announced the recipient of this year’s prestigious Mind to Market Award – TROES.

“The Ontario Centre of Innovation is committed to nurturing innovation and fostering collaboration to drive economic growth and prosperity in Ontario. With the return of the DiscoveryX Conference and the recognition of TROES as the Mind to Market Winner, OCI is poised to continue its mission of supporting the province’s thriving innovation ecosystem,” said Victor Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade.

TROES, a dynamic startup specializing in energy storage solutions, has gained recognition for their groundbreaking approach to sustainable energy storage. This award highlights their dedication to transforming innovative ideas into tangible market solutions.

“Receiving the Mind to Market Award is an incredible honor for us. It reflects the hard work, dedication, and vision of our team. We are excited to collaborate with OCI to bring our innovative battery energy storage and microgrid solution to the market,” said Vienna Zhou CEO of TROES Corp.

For more information about the DiscoveryX Conference, please visit: www.oc-innovation.ca/about/discoveryx/

About the Ontario Centre of Innovation

The Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI) brings industry, academic, and government partners together to invest in collaborative R&D, technology development, and commercialization opportunities that generate the highest return on innovation for Ontarians.
As an ecosystem connector, 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.
OCI drives economic growth and job creation through investments in the development, commercialization, and adoption of advanced technologies.
For more information OCI, visit: www.oc-innovation.ca

For Media Inquiries
Alicia Pereira, apereira@oc-innovation.ca