Ontario Centres of Excellence Inc.

Ontario Centres of Excellence Inc.

October 19, 2012 11:00 ET

Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: Ontario Centres of Excellence 2012 Annual General Meeting and Innovation Showcase

Organization to showcase recent year's successes and highlight leading edge industry-academic collaborations in innovation

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 19, 2012) - A range of made-in-Ontario products that will improve hearing and heart health, make buildings more earthquake resistant and reduce head injuries in contact sports through a mobile app are among 14 innovations that will be on display as part of Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) 2012 Innovation Showcase and Annual General Meeting.

These leading-edge products are the result of advanced industry and academic partnerships fostered by OCE on behalf of the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation. In addition to the showcase, OCE will share updates as it looks back on another tremendous year of work to advance Ontario`s Innovation Agenda. The event will include remarks from the Honourable Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development and Innovation and year-end reports from OCE Chair Sean Conway and executives including President and CEO, Dr. Tom Corr.

As well, the winner of the 2012 Mind to Market Award, which celebrates the most marketable OCE-supported business and research collaboration, and recipients of the Martin Walmsley Fellowship for Technological Entrepreneurship will be announced.

WHAT: Ontario Centres of Excellence AGM and Innovation Showcase
WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012
5 p.m. - Doors open/Registration (Innovation Showcase open)
5:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. - Formal AGM proceedings including remarks by Minister Duguid and presentation of the Mind to Market and Martin Walmsley Fellowship Awards.
7:15 p.m. - Minister tours the Innovation Showcase
WHERE: Design Exchange, 2nd Floor, Trading Room
234 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario

OPPORTUNITY: A chance to learn more about amazing new leading edge products from: Cast ConneX, Ignis Innovation Inc., Spectral Applied Research, Vitasound, Laser Depth Dynamics, Kinetica Dynamics, Kela Medical Inc., Giatec Scientific, Impakt Protective, ModoiFace, 360pi, RNA Diagnostics, VertoNova Analytical, FoodShare Toronto.

About 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. A champion of leading-edge technologies, best practices and research, Ontario Centres of Excellence invests in sectors such as advanced health, digital media and information communications, advanced manufacturing and materials, and cleantech including energy, environment and water. OCE through its Centre for Commercialization of Research (CCR), an initiative supported by the federal government, also acts as a catalyst which allows innovative businesses to grow and achieve sustainable commercial success and global competitiveness. Ontario Centres of Excellence is a key partner in delivering Ontario's Innovation Agenda as a member of the province's Ontario Network of Excellence (ONE). Funded by the Government of Ontario, the ONE is Ontario's innovation system. The ONE is made up of regional and sector focused organizations designed to help Ontario-based entrepreneurs rapidly grow their companies, and create jobs. For more information visit www.oneinnovation.ca.

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