Ontario Centres Of Excellence Inc.

Ontario Centres Of Excellence Inc.

April 29, 2009 10:49 ET

Media Advisory: Discovery 09 Shows Ontario Innovation Is Recession-Proof

Never-before-seen technologies highlight premier event

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 29, 2009) - Innovation appears recession-proof if attendance at Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) annual conference, Discovery 09 is anything to go by. The event, featuring 1,500 business leaders, investors, entrepreneurs, researchers and students, sold out of exhibitor space weeks ago and promises to be a huge success.

WHAT: Discovery 09 - Future Ready: Innovation for a Global Marketplace

WHEN: May 11th (4:30 pm - 7:30 pm) and May 12th (7:45 am - 6 pm)

WHERE: Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), South Building
255 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2W6

WHY: Almost 300 exhibitors will provide a glimpse into the province's future
innovation economy. Conference highlights include:
- Digital, Health and Green Zones - packed with interactive technology
displays in fields such as cleantech, bio-economy, life sciences and
digital media
- EcoCAR competition pre-launch - kicks off a university competition to
make a 2009 Saturn Vue more fuel efficient, lighter and cleaner
- A flying robotic camera
- An International Cafe with more than 50 trade commissioners and
Ontario economic officers from Canadian embassies and consulates
across the globe, ready to talk business
- A "Green Garage" that shows how a garage can be environmentally

About the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Inc. (www.oce-ontario.org)

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Inc. drives the commercialization of cutting-edge research across key market sectors to build the economy of tomorrow and secure Ontario's global competitiveness. In doing this, OCE fosters the training and development of the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs and is a key partner with Ontario's industry, universities, colleges, research hospitals, investors and governments. OCE's Centres work in communications and information technology, earth and environmental technologies, energy, materials and manufacturing and photonics. OCE is funded by the government of Ontario and is a key partner in delivering Ontario's Innovation Agenda.

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