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Ontario Centre for Innovation: Supporting Made-In-Ontario Innovations

March 5 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Learn about OCI programs and the Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network | FREE

Ontario Centre for Innovation – Supporting Made-In-Ontario Innovations

For more than 36 years, OCI has been accelerating innovation in Ontario. OCI catalyzes innovation through commercialization partnerships and connects innovators across the province and is a key driver of economic growth and job creation.

Learn firsthand about OCI’s programs and how they can de-risk innovation.

The Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network is led by OCI and is driving economic development and catalyzing a future that builds safer, cleaner and more efficient transportation.

This presentation will delve further into the automotive and mobility innovative programs and initiatives that support development, testing, validation and commercialization of Ontario-made technologies.


Cher Powers, Manager of Business Development and Commercialization at Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI) for the Eastern Ontario region

Cher is an experienced professional with extensive project management, operations management and partnership development experience in the Canadian innovation ecosystem, including 15 years working with start-ups and SMEs to develop and scale up their operations and technologies. She has a degree in Global Development Studies (Queen’s University), a Chemical Engineering Technician Diploma (Loyalist College) and is currently completing an MBA through the Carleton University Sprott School of Business. Cher is passionate about facilitating connections and building relationships in the innovation ecosystem.

Dan Ruby, Director, Sector and Regional Development at the Ontario Centre of Innovation for OVIN (Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network)

Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Time: 9:00 – 10:30 am

Location: NSSL Seminar Room, Venture13 Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre, 739 D’Arcy Street, Cobourg, ON


Venture13 Innovation & Entrepreneurship Centre
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739 D'Arcy Street, Cobourg, ON K9A 0G1
Cobourg, K9A 0G1 CA
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