Ontario Centres of Excellence Inc.

Ontario Centres of Excellence Inc.

May 13, 2011 07:00 ET

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Discovery 11-Canada's Best Trade Show Opens May 18th

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 13, 2011) - Discovery 11, hosted by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), will showcase the remarkable innovation coming out of Ontario including universities, colleges and teaching hospitals. It's the place where start-ups get their start.

Named Canada's Best Trade Show in 2010, Discovery brings together industry, entrepreneurs, academia, investors and government all under one roof. Featuring hundreds of exhibitors in areas such as advanced health, digital media, manufacturing, cleantech and water technologies, Discovery is the place to see Ontario's' future economy in action.

Highlights of this year's event include:

  • Ontario Projection: Advances in 3D, including remarks by IMAX co-founder Roman Kroitor and presentation by some of 3D's leading visionaries
  • Entrepreneur and Student competitions – From the Elevator Pitch where budding entrepreneurs have minutes to pitch their business, to the next generation of innovators featuring students' oral and video competitions
  • App Revolution - A look into the hottest Canadian mobile trends, apps, tablets and what's driving new Canadian developers to build mobile focused start-ups
  • Keynote speaker David G. Thomson - Bestselling author of Blueprint to a Billion: 7 Essentials to Achieve Exponential Growth

What – Discovery 11, presented by Ontario Centres of Excellence

When – May 18 & 19, 2011 – Opening remarks May 18th - noon

Where – Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Front Street, South Building

Follow Discovery on Twitter #OCE11

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.

Contact Information

  • Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Media Relations Advisor
    Denny Allen
    416-992-6621
    denny@dennyallen.com