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Ontario Centre of Innovation

Digitalization Competence Centre

Learn more about DCC and find out if this program is right for you! Register here for the virtual information session happening December 6th, 2022:

The Digitalization Competence Centre (DCC) is Ontario’s knowledge centre focused on driving the digital modernization of Ontario SMEs by:

  • Supporting digital literacy through education, coaching and training to help SMEs understand the benefits of digital adoption and supporting them in the development of a Digital Modernization and Adoption Plan (DMAP) for their company
  • Accelerating digital adoption by providing SMEs with support to adopt new equipment and processes through the Technology Demonstration Program
  • Enhancing technological capacity in both companies and sectors that have the potential for further digitization
  • Supporting the commercialization of Made-in-Ontario technologies by connecting companies looking to adopt digital technologies with Ontario technology firms

Digitalization is redefining the future for companies. It is a critical factor in the success and growth of Ontario’s companies, enabling them to release products to the market faster and reach the right customers, all while offering a near perfect experience. Through DCC, Ontario is placing its SMEs at the forefront of digital transformation, supporting them to adapt and thrive from this digital evolution.

DCC is a Government of Ontario initiative led by OCI.

Program Streams

DCC has two program streams to support SMEs in the adoption and implementation of digital technology.

Digital Modernization and Adoption Plan (DMAP)

Open for Applications

The Digital Modernization and Adoption Plan (DMAP) program supports Ontario SMEs to better understand their organization’s technology needs, guide their digital transformation decision-making, and optimize their technology investments. Through this program, SMEs work with a Digital Adoption Consultant to generate a Digital Modernization and Adoption Plan tailored specifically to their organization’s digital needs.

BEST SUITED FOR:

  • SMEs looking to understand their digital needs and adopt and implement digital technologies to grow their company
  • Ontario-based for-profit SMEs with between 1-499 employees

Program Guidelines to come

Technology Demonstration Program

Open for Applications

The Technology Demonstration Program supports Ontario SMEs that have completed a DMAP project to adopt and implement the digital technology identified in their DMAP, accelerating growth of the SME, while supporting the commercialization of Made-in-Ontario digital technologies.

BEST SUITED FOR:

  • SMEs who have completed a DMAP project and are looking to adopt and implement the digital technology laid out in the DMAP
  • Ontario-based for-profit SMEs with between 1-499 employees
  • SMEs with at least $500,000 of annual revenue in one of the last three tax years

Program Guidelines to come

Interest Form

Express your interest and see if DCC programs are right for your business

DCC TOOLS AND RESOURCES

Find digital tools and resources and upcoming event listings that can help your company digitize and grow

Contact a Program Lead

Chris Ritchie
Business Development Lead
critchie@oc-innovation.ca

Vahid Sadr 
Program Manager 
vsadr@oc-innovation.ca

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Digitalization Competence Centre

Digitalization is redefining the future for companies. It is a critical factor in the success and growth of Ontario’s companies, enabling them to release products to the market faster and reach the right customers, all while offering a near perfect experience. Through DCC, Ontario is placing its SMEs at the forefront of digital transformation, supporting them to adapt and thrive from this digital evolution.

Ready 4 Market

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Next Generation Network Program (NGNP)

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ENCQOR 5G

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Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN)

The Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN) builds upon Ontario’s position as a world-leading automotive manufacturing and supply jurisdiction in addition to the large cluster of information and communication technology companies operating in the province. 

Life Sciences Innovation Fund

The Life Sciences Innovation Fund (LSIF) is an early-stage co-investment fund that supports companies in Life Sciences and Healthcare Technologies sectors related to human health.