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Ontario Centre of Innovation

Tools and Resources

These tools and resources can help your company’s digitalization, improving your time-to-market, customer acquisition and user experience.

Be sure to check back frequently for new material and links.

Frequently Asked Questions



What Is Digital Adoption And Why You Really Need To Know About It – Forbes Business

Canadian SME Magazine “What is the State of Canada’s Digital Skills Training?”

Canadian SME Magazine “Digital Strategies for SMEs”

KPMG “Going digital, faster in Canada”

The Keys to Digital Transformation by Boston Consulting Group

Generative AI is here: How tools like ChatGPT could change your business by McKinsey

KPMG “Turning the spotlight on Canadian SMB’s” from the 2022 SMB Business Outlook Survey

KPMG “The Future of Supply Chains”

KPMG “The Future of Procurement”

KPMG “Small and medium sized businesses have huge growth plans using digital”


KPMG 2022 Global Technology Report – Canadian Insights

What the Data Tells Us About Digital Transformation, by Industry: by Boston Consulting Group

2022 Canadian Robotics Council Symposium: What we Heard Report

What’s your digital ROI? Realizing the value of digital investments – PwC

Digital Maturity in the Construction Industry by KPMG

What the Data Tells Us About Digital Transformation, by Industry: by Boston Consulting Group

The McKinsey Technology Trends Outlook 2022

McKinsey’s “A Manufacturer’s Guide to Scaling Industrial IoT Report

Deloitte: The net zero workforce: Mining & Metals

Tracking the trends 2023 | Deloitte Global

The Brookfield Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship “Picking Up Speed: Digital Maturity in Canadian SMEs – and Why Increasing It Matters”


KPMG Manufacturing in Canada – Podcast

The Conference Board of Canada: Skills for the Digital Economy

The McKinsey Podcast, “New year, new tech, no problem”


KPMG DX Coffee Chats

Other Resources

MaRS Discovery District: Startup Toolkit

Canadian Digital Adoption Program (CDAP)

BDC Digital Maturity Assessment


McKinsey’s “An executive’s guide to AI”

Events and Webinars

Join us to learn more about how the DCC program can help your company grow.

Upcoming events:

DCC Educational Series:

Agri-Food: Going Digital March 30th, 2023 (virtual event)

Hear from Drew Anderson, Dealer Development Manager at John Deere, about the state of technology adoption in agriculture. Jordan Wallace will share about their successful adoption and integration of precision agriculture technologies on their farm. Ask your questions during the Q&A period following presentations.

Digitalization Competence Centre: Virtual Information Session

View Webinar Recording

Become a DCC Digital Adoption Consultant (DAC)

Registered DCC Digital Adoption Consultant (DAC) will provide vendor-neutral advice to eligible Ontario SMEs in the development of their Digital Modernization and Adoption Plans (DMAP). Interested SMEs can access DAC services to complete their DMAP project through the DCC roster. To be a registered DAC, specific criteria must be met and maintained.

Interested? Here is where you apply, please read the eligibility criteria before you apply.

Ontario Digital Technology Vendor List

Ontario-based companies are encouraged to join the DCC database of digital technology vendors. The vendor database is intended to help Ontario companies and DMAP clients find and partner with technology vendors to implement digital solutions. Please note the technology vendor list is only open to Ontario-based technology companies. Inclusion in the database is for partnering purposes only and does not translate to an endorsement by OCI.

Interested? Apply today. Please read the eligibility criteria before signing up.

Interest Form

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

Contact a Program Lead

Chris Ritchie
Business Development Lead

Vahid Sadr 
Program Manager 

Robert Mcmillan 
 Digital Adoption Advisor

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Other OCI Programs

TalentEdge Internship Program (TIP) – NGNP

The TalentEdge Internship Program (TIP) stream of the Next Generation Network Program (NGNP) provides support for current college and university students and recent undergraduate or Masters graduates, to work on industry-driven research and development projects related to Next Generation Network (NGN) technologies at Ontario-based SMEs using the Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN) platform. 

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

Ready 4 Market (R4M) is Ontario’s leading pre-seed investment fund.

Next Generation Network Program (NGNP)

The Next Generation Network (NGN) Demonstration Program is designed to support Ontario- based small- and medium -sized enterprises (SMEs) to use the CENGN testbed to further develop proof-of-concept or demonstration projects that could lead to new technologies, products, processes and/or services. 


ENCQOR 5G (Evolution of Networked Services through a Corridor in Québec and Ontario for Research and Innovation) is a transformational Canada-Québec-Ontario partnership focused on research and innovation in the field of 5G disruptive technologies, on adoption initiatives and system uses. ENCQOR establishes the first Canadian pre-commercial corridor of 5G digital infrastructure — the key to making the digital economy a reality. 

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.