Save-The-Date: OCE Market Readiness Product Launch May 25 & June 22

Ontario Centres of Excellence’s Market Readiness Product Launch Program helps emerging start-up companies commercialize promising technologies developed in an Ontario publicly funded academic research institution. OCE seeks applications for later stage Market Readiness projects to support companies at the product launch phase.


• Fri May 25 , program guidelines available.

• Fri June 22, submission deadline.

Program Highlights

• Up to $250,000 per opportunity.

• Investments for Ontario’s priority sectors in advanced heath technologies, advanced manufacturing, ICT and the environment sector. Only start-ups with core intellectual property (IP) from an academic institution may apply.

• Investments from the Special Energy Fund for transformative energy technologies including energy data management, energy storage, and grid-control and management technologies. Start-ups and early stage energy companies may apply (academic IP or other).

• A convertible debenture will be issued. Investment by a third party is required.

• This is a competitive process; those that apply may not be approved for investment.

• Further rounds may be announced.

Program Contacts

For Special Energy Fund:

Carole Champion
Director, Industrial Engagement
(613) 726 3420 x4262

For Other Sectors:

Trish Barrow
Director, Commercialization and CCR
(416) 861-1092 x1010

Tania Massa
Director, Programs
(416) 861-1092 x3233




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