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DISCOVERY 10 HIGHLIGHTS

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WELCOME REMARKS

Dr. Tom Corr, President and CEO, Ontario Centres of Excellence
David McFadden, Chair, Board of Directors, Ontario Centres of Excellence

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KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Steve Wozniak

Apple co-founder, philanthropist, author, television personality, Inventors Hall of Fame award winner and the man who helped shape the computer industry shares insights from his incredible life ... see more

Apple co-founder, philanthropist, author, television personality, Inventors Hall of Fame award winner and the man who helped shape the computer industry shares insights from his incredible life and recent book iWOZ: Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I invented the Personal Computer, Co-founded Apple and Had Fun Doing It during a question and answer session at Discovery 2010. Currently Steve is Chief Scientist at Fusion-io.

 

Introduced by: Mark Adler, President and CEO, Economic Club of Canada
Moderated by: Steve Paikin, Host, TVO's The Agenda

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FINANCING INNOVATION

This panel explored some of the challenges and opportunities in financing innovation. The discussion included a focus on bringing innovation to financing innovation.

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SPATIAL WORLD: Measuring to Manage Sustainably

Advances in information technology can make our communities greener and more livable. Innovations that capture data can help communities appraise the full value of their assets, assess tomorrow's ... see more

Advances in information technology can make our communities greener and more livable. Innovations that capture data can help communities appraise the full value of their assets, assess tomorrow's needs, today, and measure progress in achieving sustainability objectives. Our panelists explore the importance of information technologies and processes, the possibilities they offer, and what’s available now to help build and operate smarter and more sustainable communities.

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STUDENT ORAL COMPETITION

Ontario Centres of Excellence's Discovery Student Oral Competition lets university and college research students compete for cash prizes by pitching their leading edge research projects in front ... see more

Ontario Centres of Excellence's Discovery Student Oral Competition lets university and college research students compete for cash prizes by pitching their leading edge research projects in front of a live audience and panel of judges. Students must demonstrate why industry needs their research and its potential impact on Ontario. Presentations are five minutes followed by a two minute question period from a panel of judges. The winner takes home $2,500, second place $1,500 and third place $1,000.

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STUDENT CONNECTIONS COMPETITION

Each year, Ontario's best student researchers showcase their final-year college and university Connections projects to a panel of esteemed judges at OCE's Discovery conference. These final year ... see more

Each year, Ontario's best student researchers showcase their final-year college and university Connections projects to a panel of esteemed judges at OCE's Discovery conference. These final year undergrads have been working with industry partners to address technology problems currently affecting industry. Connections participants are eligible to win one of three $2,000 cash prizes as the best university, college or Ontario Power Authority (OPA) energy conservation project.

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ONTARIO'S NEXT TOP YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR START UP PITCH

Five teams from campuses across Ontario will be competing for the title of Ontario's Next Top Young Entrepreneur by pitching innovative start up ideas. The winning team will be enrolled in OCE's Centre ... see more

Five teams from campuses across Ontario will be competing for the title of Ontario's Next Top Young Entrepreneur by pitching innovative start up ideas. The winning team will be enrolled in OCE's Centre for Commercialization of Research's New Entrepreneur Program where they will be granted a non-recourse micro-loan of up to $18,000 ($6,000 per team member) to launch a new start-up, have access to advisory services and have the opportunity to network with key mentors and private investors.

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ZEROFOOTPRINT BUILDING RE-SKINNING AWARDS UPDATE

At Discovery 09, Zerofootprint launched their annual "Re-Skinning Awards" to showcase the most successful, holistic retrofitting projects of the year from around the world. These are projects that update ... see more

At Discovery 09, Zerofootprint launched their annual "Re-Skinning Awards" to showcase the most successful, holistic retrofitting projects of the year from around the world. These are projects that update older buildings to bring their carbon, energy, and water performance to sustainable levels, improve their aesthetics, and make them "smarter". The competition highlights the importance of addressing existing built spaces that are responsible for approximately 40% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Watch this video to find out about this year's award winners.

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OLYMPIC MEDALS AND INNOVATION

This presentation highlights the engineering complexity and ingenuity of the manufacturing process of the 2010 Winter Olympic Medals. The innovation for new coinage materials and minting ... see more

This presentation highlights the engineering complexity and ingenuity of the manufacturing process of the 2010 Winter Olympic Medals. The innovation for new coinage materials and minting technologies at the Royal Canadian Mint was also showcased.

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SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES - Clean and Smart

Ontario's most pressing environmental problems stem from how we live in our communities. From Stratford to Stockholm, the drive to make communities cleaner and smarter is gaining momentum ... see more

Ontario's most pressing environmental problems stem from how we live in our communities. From Stratford to Stockholm, the drive to make communities cleaner and smarter is gaining momentum. New ideas and technologies are vital to success. Explore how Ontario's innovative communities are making the transition to a more sustainable future with our expert panel.

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ELEVATOR PITCH

Aspiring entrepreneurs only have a few minutes to make their best pitch to some of Canada's leading venture capitalists and angel investors.

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INDIVIDUALIZED HEALTHCARE: Bridging the Gap

An expert panel discussed the future of individualized healthcare, including key enabling technologies and how industry and researchers must position themselves to become global leaders.

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THE TOP MYTHS THAT MISLEAD ENTREPRENEURS

There are many misconceptions in the marketplace that lead first time entrepreneurs astray. Through its Business Advisory Services program, MaRS has teams of advisors who meet with ... see more

There are many misconceptions in the marketplace that lead first time entrepreneurs astray. Through its Business Advisory Services program, MaRS has teams of advisors who meet with entrepreneurs and founders of high tech companies to help them achieve success. Hear from MaRS advisors in Lifesciences, ITC and Cleantech, the top misperceptions that they have to correct to keep their clients on the best path.

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A MOBILE FUTURE

An expert panel explored how mobile computing will shape the future of how we communicate, entertain and connect to our environments.

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IS THE ONTARIO GRID PLUG-IN-READY FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES?

Panel members discussed how to bridge the technology gap and the important role each key sector including automotive, energy, infrastructure, builders and government agencies play in getting Ontario Plug-in-Ready.

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STUDENT CONNECTIONS COMPETITION AWARDS PRESENTATION

Each year, Ontario's best student researchers showcase their final-year college and university Connections projects to a panel of esteemed judges at OCE's Discovery conference. These final year ... see more

Each year, Ontario's best student researchers showcase their final-year college and university Connections projects to a panel of esteemed judges at OCE's Discovery conference. These final year undergrads have been working with industry partners to address technology problems currently affecting industry. Connections participants are eligible to win one of three $2,000 cash prizes as the best university, college or Ontario Power Authority (OPA) energy conservation project. Congratulations to the following winners of the 2010 Student Connections Competition:

Best University Team
Jonathan Rolstin, Jason Sousa, Sam Ashtiani, Shane Viccary, Amy Tao, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)

Best College Team
Andrew Flemming, Hillary Hood, Geoff Fowler, Brian Montgomery-Wilson, Ioan Pop, Julie Anne Lloyd, David Todor, David Timmerman, Conestoga College

Best Ontario Power Authority (OPA) Funded Team
Georges El-Hage, Yue Yang, Mathieu Lemay, Charles Blouin, Christian Doth, University of Ottawa

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STUDENT ORAL COMPETITION AWARDS PRESENTATION

Ontario Centres of Excellence's Discovery Student Oral Competition lets university and college research students compete for cash prizes by pitching their leading edge research projects in front ... see more

Ontario Centres of Excellence's Discovery Student Oral Competition lets university and college research students compete for cash prizes by pitching their leading edge research projects in front of a live audience and panel of judges. Students must demonstrate why industry needs their research and its potential impact on Ontario. Presentations are five minutes followed by a two minute question period from a panel of judges. Congratulations to this year's winners of the Student Oral Competition:

First Prize
Jason Desouza Coelho, Ryerson University


Second Prize:
Chris Erven and Rolf Horn, University of Waterloo


Third Prize
Emad Saif, McMaster University

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STUDENT VIDEO COMPETITION AWARDS PRESENTATION

Ontario Centres of Excellence's Discovery Student Video Competition gives young innovators a chance to broadcast their new technology, innovation or start-up idea to the movers and ... see more

Ontario Centres of Excellence's Discovery Student Video Competition gives young innovators a chance to broadcast their new technology, innovation or start-up idea to the movers and shakers of the science and technology industry, attracting invaluable advice on how to turn their concept into a reality. Students showcase their idea in a five-minute video, using props or whatever creative presentation techniques they can devise. Winning submissions receive one of three cash prizes of up to $2,500. Congratulations to this year's student video competition winners!

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STUDENT VIDEO COMPETITION
FIRST PRIZE

Alexander Levy, University of Toronto

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STUDENT VIDEO COMPETITION
SECOND PRIZE

Michael Dick, Ryerson University

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STUDENT VIDEO COMPETITION
THIRD PRIZE

Chris Erven, University of Waterloo

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ELEVATOR PITCH AWARDS PRESENTATION

Aspiring entrepreneurs only have a few minutes to make their best pitch to some of Canada's leading venture capitalists and angel investors ... see more

Aspiring entrepreneurs only have a few minutes to make their best pitch to some of Canada's leading venture capitalists and angel investors.

 

Congratulations to the winner of this year's elevator pitch:

Jad Yaghi, Verold Inc.

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ONTARIO'S NEXT TOP YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS START UP PITCH AWARDS PRESENTATION

Five teams from campuses across Ontario competed for the title of Ontario's Next Top Young Entrepreneur by pitching innovative start up ideas. The winning team, Avenir Medical, will be enrolled ... see more

Five teams from campuses across Ontario competed for the title of Ontario's Next Top Young Entrepreneur by pitching innovative start up ideas. The winning team, Avenir Medical, will be enrolled in OCE's Centre for Commercialization of Research's New Entrepreneur Program where they will be granted a non-recourse micro-loan of up to $18,000 ($6,000 per team member) to launch a new start-up, have access to advisory services and have the opportunity to network with key mentors and private investors. Congratulations to the finalists of Ontario's Next Top Young Entrepreneur Start-Up Pitch Competition.

 

First Prize
AVENIR MEDICAL
Armen Bakirtzian, University of Toronto
Andre Hladio, University of Waterloo
Richard Fanson, McMaster University
Ara Hasserjian, York University

Second Prize
GLASS TELEPRESENCE
Teresa Thomas, University of Waterloo
Gabriel Tomescu, University of Waterloo
David Farr, University of Waterloo

Third Prize
TALK MESH
Anton Lopyrev, University of Waterloo
Francis Ian Mendiola, University of Waterloo
Prabhdeep Gill, University of Waterloo
Artem Lopyrev, University of Waterloo

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Colin Andersen

Colin Andersen, CEO of the Ontario Power Authority (OPA), speaks to the OPA's commitment to encourage and invest in the next generation of science and technology talent in Ontario.

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LUNCHEON KEYNOTE ADDRESS - The Hon. John Milloy

The Hon. John Milloy, Ontario Minister of Research and Innovation and Ontario Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities speaks to Ontario's Innovation Agenda and government programs established ... see more

The Hon. John Milloy, Ontario Minister of Research and Innovation and Ontario Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities speaks to Ontario's Innovation Agenda and government programs established to help entrepreneurs accomplish their goals. For more information, visit mri.gov.on.ca or oneinnovation.ca.

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GRID 2020: A Smart Grid for Ontario

What should smart look like in the grid of 2020? From a technological and consumer perspective, watch a panel discussion on the possibilities, opportunities and realities of developing ... see more

What should smart look like in the grid of 2020? From a technological and consumer perspective, watch a panel discussion on the possibilities, opportunities and realities of developing and implementing smart grid solutions in Ontario. What are the options? What are the costs? Who will see the benefit?

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COMMERCIALIZATION - Key Practices in International Commercialization

Watch expert practitioners discuss commercialization and find out what they would recommend to entrepreneurs about commercializing on a global basis.

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LEADERSHIP COLLABORATION FOR A GREEN ECONOMY - Making it Work

Ingenuity in creating and providing new products, materials and systems for a green economy, is being taxed as never before. Market and community leaders are recognizing that no single ... see more

Ingenuity in creating and providing new products, materials and systems for a green economy, is being taxed as never before. Market and community leaders are recognizing that no single group has all the answers. Better ways must be found to connect scientific advancements and innovation to cost effective manufacturing processes, community development, consumer demand and cultural acceptance. Our panelists shared their experiences and discussed both the successes and challenges they've encountered.

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PARTNERS IN INNOVATION (May 17)

A series of presentations by partner organizations in the Ontario innovation space. Each presentation is made by representatives from federal, provincial or municipal government or an agency ... see more

A series of presentations by partner organizations in the Ontario innovation space. Each presentation is made by representatives from federal, provincial or municipal government or an agency that receives funding from the government. Together they offer innovators and entrepreneurs, programs, opportunities and advice to help develop their research and businesses. .Presentations in this video include:

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Ministry of Government Services, Supply Chain Management
How to Do Business with the Ontario Government
Toronto Atmospheric Fund
City of Toronto
The Health Technology Exchange (HTX)
Ministry of Government Services, Supply Chain Management: GreenFit

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PARTNERS IN INNOVATION (May 18 morning)

Presentations in this video include:

Ministry of Research and Innovation (MRI) ... see more

Presentations in this video include:

Ministry of Research and Innovation (MRI)
Presentation includes information on Premier's Catalyst Awards, Ontario Research Fund, Ontario Capital Growth Corporation and Innovation Demonstration Fund
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)
Federal Economic Development Agency (FedDEV)

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PARTNERS IN INNOVATION (May 18 afternoon)

Presentations in this video include:

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)... see more

Presentations in this video include:

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)
MaRS Discovery District (MaRS)
International Science and Technology Partnerships Canada Inc. (ISTP)
Precarn Incorporated
Public Works and Government Services Canada Office of Small and Medium Enterprises
Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)
SDTC 2010 Cleantech Growth & Go-To-Market Report Presentation
Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE)

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WATER IS OUR FUTURE

Ontario communities aren't alone in seeking ways to better manage our water resources. Conservation, delivery, efficiency and security concern communities across Canada and around the globe ... see more

Ontario communities aren't alone in seeking ways to better manage our water resources. Conservation, delivery, efficiency and security concern communities across Canada and around the globe. These challenges create opportunities. How can Ontario, home to some of the world's leading water technology companies and water researchers, become a major player in the global water market? What kinds of technologies exist and what will be needed? Watch this important discussion on the future of water technology in Ontario with our expert panel.

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DISCOVERY DEMOCAMP

Inspired by Toronto's Tech community, see showcase technologies presented in 5-minute demos by some of the community's hottest inspiring web, mobile and social media start-ups.

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SOLAR ENERGY : Ontario Entrepreneurs Making a Difference in Solar Technology

Passion, focus, people, innovation, and product are attributes needed to create successful entrepreneurial businesses. This panel highlights OCE-supported ... see more

Passion, focus, people, innovation, and product are attributes needed to create successful entrepreneurial businesses. This panel highlights OCE-supported work on solar materials with the intent of creating prosperity through innovation.

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A NEW REALITY IN MANUFACTURING

Manufacturing is the value-adding activity that drives prosperity and funds the service and public sectors. Manufacturing in Ontario and Canada is facing the double challenge of ... see more

Manufacturing is the value-adding activity that drives prosperity and funds the service and public sectors. Manufacturing in Ontario and Canada is facing the double challenge of: 1. The rapid rise of agile, low-cost, innovative competition from other parts of the world that are globally ambitious and well financed. 2. The diminishing ability to do business with the US, historically our largest and most important customer. This panel discussion addressed what strategies could be implemented in Ontario and what manufacturing in Ontario might look like in 20 years if the right strategies are executed today.

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CLOSING REMARKS

Dr. Tom Corr, President and CEO, Ontario Centres of Excellence
David McFadden, Chair, Board of Directors, Ontario Centres of Excellence

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