OCI Program Information Session
Join us for this session to learn about Ontario Centre for Innovation's (OCI) Voucher for Innovation and Productivity (VIP) and how the program can be used to support R&D projects at your company. See how you can leverage the expertise, equipment, and talent available at post-secondary institutions across Ontario, with matching grant funding from OCI.
Speaker: Kyle McCall, Business Development and Commercialization Manager
Date: Tuesday November 16th, 2021
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Virtual (link to be sent prior to the event)
To register, R.S.V.P. your attendance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Who is OCI?
OCI is the Ontario Centre for Innovation. They help to accelerate innovation through game-changing research leading to successful commercialization and vibrant collaboration between industry and academia helping to launch the next generation of products and jobs
What does OCI do?
OCI focuses on ensuring the people of Ontario reap the personal and economic benefits of leading-edge research underway at our publicly funded universities, colleges and research hospitals – research that can be transformed into technologies and services that enhance quality of life and help build a globally competitive, job-creating economy in Ontario.
Specifically, OCI supports the commercialization of academic intellectual property (IP), industry-academic collaborations and the development and adoption of emerging technologies. This includes overseeing the execution of advanced technology platforms that will equip Ontario companies to compete in a competitive global digital economy.
We also support and invest in early-stage projects where the probability of commercial success and investment return on innovation are substantial. OCI’s strong expertise in de-risking innovation helps attract private investors and other funders to new ventures, bolstering their success. We contribute as well to the development and retention of talent to ensure that industry has access to personnel with the most advanced skills and knowledge and that highly trained personnel find opportunities to apply their expertise in Ontario.