Ontario Centres Of Excellence Inc.

Ontario Centres Of Excellence Inc.

May 11, 2009 07:30 ET

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

Never-before-seen technologies highlight extraordinary event

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 11, 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 2,100 business leaders, investors, entrepreneurs, researchers and students, 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 are providing 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

- The launch of the Zerofootprint Building Re-Skinning Competition - Teams of top architects, designers and engineers will compete internationally to make designated buildings more cost-effective and energy-efficient, while remaining aesthetically pleasing

- EcoCAR competition pre-launch - kicks off a university competition to make a 2009 Saturn Vue more fuel efficient, lighter and cleaner

- A "Green Garage" that shows how a garage can be environmentally friendly

- A flying robotic camera called the Aeryon Scout

- The Elevator Pitch - Got a few minutes? That's all aspiring entrepreneurs get to make their best pitch to leading venture capitalists and investors for cash prizes

- 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

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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