Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation

Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation

August 14, 2008 14:25 ET

Media Advisory/OCRI: Application Deadline for Canada's Top 10™ Competition is August 29th

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 14, 2008) -

WHAT: Canada's Top 10™ Competition promotes the 10 most promising
life science, clean tech and information communications
technology companies from across Canada to Canadian and
international investors and strategic partners.

WHY: Winning companies have access to financing opportunities, new
markets and strategic partners through:

- Investment forums developed in partnership with the Canadian
consulates to expose elite Canadian companies to U.S. and
Canadian VC investors, licensing executives and potential
strategic partners. The forums give companies an exclusive
opportunity to present to top tier venture capitalist and other
strategic partners in a series of invitation only events.
- Coaching clinics developed to refine corporate pitches
- Ongoing support for business development and investment

WHO: Start-up, early stage and emerging companies who are actively
seeking financing in the areas of Life Science, Clean Tech and
ICT are eligible for the competition.

WHEN: Deadline for applications is: Friday, August 29th, 2008

WHERE: Apply online at

About OCRI:

The Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI) is Ottawa's economic development corporation. OCRI is the rallying point to bring business, education and research together to create the winning economic conditions that allow Ottawa's technology companies to thrive locally and compete globally. At OCRI we promote sustainable economic development to maintain our high quality of life. For more information on OCRI visit our website at and for more information on the Ottawa Region please visit

Contact Information

  • OCRI
    Kim Cunningham
    Manager, External Communications
    Office: 613-828-6274 ext. 256
    Cell: 613-851-0768