Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is a client of Herb Communications and drives the development of Ontario’s economy by helping create new jobs, products, services, technologies and businesses.
In partnership with industry, OCE co-invests to commercialize innovation originating in the province’s publicly funded colleges, universities and research hospitals. They also support and invest in early-stage projects, where the probability of commercial success and potential total return on innovation are substantial.
Another expanding focus for OCE is the development of the next generation of innovators through their entrepreneurship fellowships and programs for students and youth across Ontario.
OCE recently released its 2014-2015 Annual Report and featured two companies profiled by Herb Communications: Aquanty and DNAstack.
Post-doctoral fellow and hydrologist Michael Callaghan left a lot of uncertainty about his future behind when he recently landed a spot with a globally cutting-edge company in his field and some strong future prospects.
A fellow with OCE’s TalentEdge Fellowship Program, Michael has been working with Steven Berg, President and CEO of Aquanty since April 2015.
"If we could find five to 10 more 'Jims', that would be ideal!"
Given that those words come from an expert in human genomics and DNA, it might be natural for the word "cloning" to come to mind.
But it's simply Marc Fiume, Founder and CEO of DNAstack enthusing on the talents of Senior Engineer Jim Vlasblom, a biochemistry graduate he hired in August 2014 through OCE's TalentEdge Fellowship Program.
Have a great weekend.