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OCE Collaborates with the QEDC to Support Start-ups and Entrepreneurship in the Bay of Quinte

December 19, 2019

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) has been delivering industry-academic research and development as well as commercialization projects for three decades on behalf of the Government of Ontario.

OCE connects small businesses, start-ups, and entrepreneurs with the commercialization, and business support they need. Academic researchers, inventors, labs, and innovation incubators are cutting-edge, yet cost-effective and highly accessible resources that exist in the Bay of Quinte. New businesses considering the region can easily access these services through OCE, and are supported every step of the way by the Quinte Economic Development Commission (QEDC).

OCE Turns Ideas into Income for Businesses and Academia

OCE has a team of experienced and dedicated Business Development and Commercialization Managers who facilitate collaboration between the business and innovation communities. These BDC Managers are subject-matter experts and connectors located across Ontario, using their expertise to create projects and project teams that succeed in creating economic development opportunities, high-quality jobs, and enhancing Ontario’s competitiveness in the global marketplace.

Strategic partnerships are made between innovators and entrepreneurs with an idea, and academics, students and researchers with the technology, labs, and subject-matter expertise. By connecting these two groups and focusing efforts on the same project, both parties benefit. Projects create high-quality jobs, drive economic growth, and enhance Ontario’s competitiveness in the global marketplace.

QEDC and Bay of Quinte Organizations Work Together to Support Start-ups and New Businesses

The Quinte Economic Development Commission (QEDC) works closely with Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) to help new businesses thrive in the Bay of Quinte. OCE and QEDC work with LaunchLab (a regional innovation centre), and Trenval Business Development Corporation, which provides small business lending and counselling services, among others.

To learn how to get the support your new business needs in the Bay of Quinte, you can find more information from the QEDC online. 


Ready to locate to the Bay of Quinte?

Our experienced team is available to assist with the growing industry hub and new investments in the Bay of Quinte region. Call +1-613-961-7990 or use our online contact form to get started.

Chris King, Ec. D.

Chief Executive Officer

1-613-961-7990 Ext. 231

Email Chris King, Ec. D.

Vicki Bristow Ferguson

Business Development Officer

1-613-961-7990 Ext. 230

Email Vicki Bristow Ferguson

Mike Hewitt

Coordinator, MRC

1-613-961-7990 Ext. 226

Email Mike Hewitt

Rachael Lamb

Administrative Assistant

1-613-961-7990 Ext. 228

Email Rachael Lamb