Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI)
OCI is funded by the Government of Ontario and works in partnership with government, industry and academia
Ontario is home to thousands of manufacturers and to hundreds of publicly-funded and non-profit organizations that support the province’s manufacturing ecosystem. This directory provides information about more than 150 of these organizations. Many of these organizations are affiliated with Ontario universities, colleges, hospitals, and incubators. Each entry includes an overview of the ecosystem partner, its area(s) of specialization, the service(s) it provides, and its contact information. The directory can be sorted by services offered, industry, location, and type of parent organization. These partners allow researchers, students, and industry professionals to collaborate in pursuit of innovative solutions to today's manufacturing challenges. If your non-profit or publicly-funded organization supports Ontario’s advanced manufacturing ecosystem and should be added to our directory, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OCI is funded by the Government of Ontario and works in partnership with government, industry and academia
NGen is one of five national networks supported by Canada's ambitious Innovation Superclusters Initiative.
A consulting and research laboratory specializing in the analysis and characterization of surfaces and materials.
Canada's premier nuclear science and technology organization, and a world-leader in developing nuclear technology for peaceful an innovative applications
Offers a full suite of services to support industry innovation and the commercialization of new products and processes.
WatCAR conducts advanced research to further automotive innovation and competitiveness.
The Invest WindsorEssex VR CAVE is an immersive and active virtual reality environment, integrated with state-of-the-art hardware and software
AVIN capitalizes on the economic potential of automotive technologies and smart mobility solutions.
Communitech is a public-private innovation hub that supports a community of more than 1,600 companies.
The overall aim of LaunchPad Brantford is to support the growth of entrepreneurs and to teach life-long skills to those connected to Laurier Brantford
CRIBE has been the leading forest-based bio-economy driver in Ontario since 2009.
CMI's mandate is to use applied research to generate innovative solutions to healthcare problems.
AVIN Demo Zone promotes a customer-centered and demand-driven approach to the commercialization of innovation in Ontario and provides Ontario-based companies with a competitive development option
Haltech is at the nexus of Halton Region’s innovation ecosystem, working with technology companies to accelerate innovation for business growth.
A not-for-profit organization that functions as a catalyst for economic development and diversification in the science and technology sectors in the Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma region.
The Peter B. Moore Advanced Technology Centre is an academic and research facility.
Mining innovations that account for safety, increased value from mines and a more benign impact on the environment.
AIS Group pioneers the development of advanced technologies for controls, perception systems, modelling, and automation
CUTRIC develops low-cost simulation tools that help transit agencies across North America.
AST offers the expertise and key infrastructure needed to prosper into this new era of smart mobility and advanced manufacturing
BDDC conducts leading-edge research to develop greener bioproducts to substitute non-renewable materials
The STTARR Innovation Centre provides state-of-the-art imaging technology for cellular studies
CAMBR brings together more than 50 research groups to tackle key materials challenges
The Advanced Biomanufacturing Centre pursues new methods to manufacture medicinally important compounds
Canada’s largest co-located, multidisciplinary catalysis research centre.
QFIR is a full-service analytical laboratory, teaching facility, and state-of-the-art research centre
OCCAM allows researchers ready access to state-of-the-art surface analytical equipment and electron microscopic techniques
The Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research develops, supports, and coordinates all materials research-related activities.
BIC is a business accelerator focused on converting renewable resources into value-added bioenergy, biofuel, biochemicals, and biomaterials.
CIAMP is dedicated to bridging science to technology and providing solutions to enable its partners' success on their foaming technology.
CACT is dedicated to both fundamental and applied research in the areas of industrial coatings application and plasma processing.
The ICRC focuses on applied research spanning the entire value chain of the polymer composites market
CAPPA-D is involved in research, education, and technology transfer regarding polymer processing and rheology.
ABiL focuses on innovative polymer biomaterials for regenerative medicine and drug delivery.
BCTI builds on Humber College's expertise in automation, robotics, systems integration
TSMART's research includes the fabrication of smart functional materials and composites
Specializes in biomass and waste conversion, fluid-coking technologies
CRG conducts research about high-performance lightweight composite materials and structures
G2N is a unique on-campus microfabrication facility offering a wide range of capabilities for processing electronic materials and devices
TNFC offers global research leadership by providing access to state-of-the-art nanofabrication facilities
CCEM provides world-class electron microscopy capabilities and expertise to Canadian researchers and industry.
CEDT facilitates the study of the optical, electrical, mechanical, and biological properties.
AMNL’s research ranges from fundamental science to applied technologies and solutions
CBBP encourages sustainable growth by developing circular economy methods
WISE conducts original research and develops innovative solutions to help transform the energy system for long-term sustainability.
MIES conducts research on the development of sustainable energy practices and technologies.
Dedicated to the research, development, and commercialization of groundbreaking technologies
The Centre specializes in food safety, quality, and nutrition.
Established to develop new and innovative technologies for materials joining.
The Pulp & Paper Centre facilitates partnerships between the University of Toronto and the pulp and paper industry
A high-throughput genomics facility within the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI).
The Lab provides researchers with access to leading-edge equipment, and expertise for designing and prototyping microsystems and nanotechnologies.
The Waterloo Forming and Crash Lab researches how to improve automotive safety through advanced manufacturing.
The Institute implements high-throughput research pipelines to investigate the nature of the biological/material interface.
The Group is focused on the development and characterization of innovative nanoparticles
The Hatton Lab develops novel surface nano- and microstructures to influence the surface properties of materials
The McMaster SRC’s research program is designed by its member companies
A nexus for research to optimize human performance in the workplace.
BioZone is within the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering.
CEPEM was established in response to a call from Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) to start local manufacturing of face masks and face shields due to the anticipated supply chain breakdown in March of 2020 caused by COVID-19.
Leverages the strong regional concentration of photonics and technology companies
Builds healthy, active partnerships between researchers and corporations through collaborative projects and networking events.
Located in the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC)
One of the world’s largest vehicle control laboratories and a pioneer in developing holistic vehicle control systems.
Focused on enabling a radically new approach to non-invasive medical procedures, micro-factories, and new scientific tools.
A collaboration between the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs and the University of Guelph.
A partnership between the Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario, OMAFRA, the University of Guelph and the Ontario dairy industry.
Provides world-class engineering and manufacturing services, commercial-grade prototyping, and pilot-run production facilities.
Collaborates with Canadian and international research labs, industry and academia to build the emerging technology platforms that will sustain Canada's industrial competitiveness well into the future.
A central hub for innovative research in topics ranging from Smart Grid Systems to Energy Harvesting.
CIARS provides researchers in Canada and around the world with an inspiring exploration and development environment
CIRFE’s mission is three-fold. Firstly, CIRFE aims to be a premier source of innovation, creativity and expertise in RF engineering.
Aims to develop, validate, and promote non-animal, human biology-based platforms in biomedical research, education, and chemical safety testing.
The Clean Combustion Engine Lab has focused on fundamental clean diesel research activities in combustion, diagnostics, and modeling with the support from governments.
FDRI conducts basic and applied research, and provides a broad training for graduate students, in all aspects of fluid dynamics and heat transfer.
CAT-B contributes to the biotechnology sector and accelerates innovation
PCL conducts research on design, modeling, and control of precision motion delivery systems.
EmRG works to realize the next generation of hardware for ultra-broadband, hyper-connectivity.
The Research Centre for Integrated Microsystems focuses on carrying out leading-edge research
A partnership between Queen's University and Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) and serves as a point of collaboration between the disciplines of medicine, engineering, health sciences, and computer science.
CADIPT conducts research on developing unique diagnostic capabilities with diffusion and photoacoustic waves
The CHE was established in 2008 to bridge academic research in engineering with healthcare practice.
The Laboratory for Fatigue and Stress analysis (FATSLAB) is a laboratory in the University of Waterloo's Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering.
The Green and Intelligent Automotive (GAIA) Research Facility is a division of the Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research (WatCAR).
The research lab is equipped with state-of-the-art tools to test and experiment with IoT applications and systems at both the hardware and software levels.
Aims to develop new materials for low-cost and scalable energy conversion, storage, and CO2 capture to meet net-negative global emissions targets.
Niagara College’s Agriculture & Environmental Technologies Innovation Centre team works with private and public sector partners to develop innovative solutions.
Supports the Canadian ecosystem in the development, translation and implementation of medical device innovations.
The Materials and Surface Science Group focuses on Nanostructures for Surface-Enhanced Spectroscopy and Single-molecule detection.
The Ford Centre for Excellence in Manufacturing delivers high-quality training in the engineering and manufacturing technology industry.
The TMRC conducts fundamental and applied research on friction, wear, and lubrication of advanced engineering materials, composites, and surface coatings.
The Forge works hands-on with entrepreneurs to develop their business ideas from ideation and validation to growth.
Canada's premier research and innovation park supporting startups, businesses, research and offering collaborative space to transform ideas from vision to commercial reality.
A business accelerator dedicated to helping Ontario-based businesses launch, scale, and succeed.
Provides research training and support regarding human embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC).
The Advanced Micro/ Nano Device Lab aims to use its unique resources to perform world-class research in the field of micro/nanotechnology.
The lab focuses on the development of unique nanostructured materials for use in clean, sustainable energy technologies.
The Advanced Forest Bio-Materials Laboratory specializes in forest-based biomaterials science and composites, bio-based adhesives and adhesion, digital printing, and surface sciences of paper.
A multidisciplinary research community where engineering, medicine, and dentistry investigators collaborate to develop innovative solutions that address global challenges in human health.
The Donnelly Centre examines the basic biology of living organisms, generating new knowledge that can be harnessed for novel insights into human health and disease.
The DMZ connects businesses with customers, capital, experts, and a community of entrepreneurs and influencers.
ventureLAB supports tech entrepreneurs through programs focused on capital, talent, technology, and customers, to advance Canada’s economy on a local, national and global scale.
A technology accelerator/ network which exists to strengthen Canada's value chain within the advanced global market.
A multidisciplinary institute across the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto.
A not-for-profit organization that supports research in microsystems and nanotechnology.
A multipurpose and interdisciplinary environment for instructional and research-related manufacturing operations.
A partnership between McMaster University, the University of Waterloo and Western University that makes it easier for industry to access technical expertise and world-class capabilities.
An open-space concept laboratory and collaborative workspace.
A research laboratory at the University of Windsor’s Department of Mechanical, Automotive & Materials Engineering (MAME).
The CEPI accelerates innovation in companies through an integrated and multidisciplinary approach to the rapid development of intelligent prototypes.
The MACC promotes and advances process automation and related process systems engineering technologies through academe-industry interactions.
The Motion Research Group specializes in dynamic simulation, model-based control, and system design optimization.
CARTE is a hub for collaborations and partnerships in analytics and artificial intelligence engineering.
An advanced research lab within the School of Engineering at the University of Guelph.
ACE is a growing world-class R&D facility hosted within the Ontario Tech University, and located on the university’s north campus in Oshawa, Ontario.
A pillar of Canada's aerospace industry, with a track record of successful collaborations with Canadian and international organizations.
The Centre for Research in Sustainable Aviation combines traditional education with research projects and industrial partnerships.
A University of Toronto initiative to expand and unify research and teaching activities related to the burgeoning field of aerial robotics.
The Autonomous Space Robotics and Mechatronics Laboratory (ASRoM-Lab) is a graduate research laboratory.
AMG supports academic research and educational programs in the field of Additive Manufacturing (AM) with applications to various industries including aerospace, automotive, biomedical, and tool industries.
A collaboration between Ontario’s research-intensive post-secondary institutions and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the province.
oup aims to pool both resources and a wide diversity of knowledge and experience for the benefit of present and future computational researchers at the University of Toronto.
IQC is advancing the field of quantum information at the highest international level to discover and develop powerful new quantum technologies that will drive future economies.
The Centre for Applied Power Electronics (CAPE) is focused on research, design, and development (RD&D) thrusts of power electronic apparatus and controls for electric power system applications.
The Centre for Power and Information’s mission is to address pressing societal energy issues at an infrastructural level through fundamental research, industry collaboration, and education, both locally in Ontario and worldwide.
Silicon Hall is a scientific research laboratory which is part of the Ontario Tech University in Oshawa, Ontario.
The WindEEE RI was established in 2011 to promote novel opportunities in wind research.
The Institute of Food Processing Technology meets the needs of the food and beverage manufacturing industry by providing education, training, research, and technical expertise.
The CHARGE Lab conducts battery-to-powertrain-to-wheel research in an effort to promote creativity, collaboration, and practical know-how to enhance the EV research landscape.
WATMIMS conducts applied research specializing in the areas of supply chain management, logistics and manufacturing.
The Biorefining Research Institute (BRI) explores a wide range of topics to expand its Biorefining knowledge locally, nationally, and globally, while transferring new technologies to the growing Canadian bioindustry.
CPAMI collaborates with a number of industrial partners at the local and the provincial levels, and also cooperates with other centres at the University of Waterloo and at other universities.
CAMaR aims to bring together different sets of research skills leading to collective learning and innovation, thus addressing the challenge of creating new materials.
The formal regional cluster organization for the life sciences ecosystem in the greater Hamilton region.
CCRM provides innovative contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) services to enable the development and commercialization of cell and gene therapies and regenerative medicine-based technologies.
A uniquely Canadian results-oriented organization dedicated to horticulture science and innovation.
Provides scientific and technical support to companies that need to validate their process, demonstrate compliance with regulations...
Provides research services to the rapidly evolving food industry while offering unique growth solutions for its clients.
The Ontario Agri-Food Venture Centre (OAFVC) offers "pay to play" production support to food entrepreneurs and farmers.
Provides expertise and facilities to support Canadian companies with their operational challenges, with a particular focus on energy and resource management.
A global leader in discovering and developing smart and functional materials, connected devices, next-generation energy systems, and therapeutics and theranostics.
The Institute for Polymer Research conducts applied and fundamental research in areas that are of vital interest to the plastics, coatings adhesives, and elastomers industries.
The Centre for Microbial Chemical Biology provides easy access to the expertise and equipment necessary for chemical biology research.
Queen University’s Centre for Energy and Power Electronics Research (ePOWER) brings together academic and industrial partners to develop a broad range of applications and expertise in the field of power electronics.
The Centre provides streamlined expert services and advanced technologies to evaluate, develop and manufacture innovative viral and cell-based therapeutics.
ARL-MLS specializes in testing, simulation, and optimization of new material and structural designs in automotive, aerospace, nuclear, and biomedical applications.
The University of Toronto's Institute of Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) is engaged in research projects ranging from launching micro-satellites, jet engines, composite materials, and applied mathematics.
Downsview Aerospace Innovation & Research (DAIR) aims to revolutionize the collaboration environment by catalyzing innovation in aerospace.
The FPC at Western develops, tests, validates and characterizes new lightweight materials and advanced manufacturing processes at industrial scale.
The Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing Lab (MSAM) is one of the largest research and development additive manufacturing facilities in the world.
A state-of-the-art robotics research, testing, and training facility enabling innovative research on multi-robot and human-robot teams.
The IMS pursues leading-edge research in the field of manufacturing systems and related topics, from products design to manufacturing and the complete product lifecycle.
iCAMP promotes the growth and success of Canadian industry by providing direct, cost-effective access to the latest in advances manufacturing technology and expertise
The MMRI focuses on developing intelligent solutions to issues faced by Canada's manufacturers in all steps of machining processes.
The WAMIC team specializes in engineering design, 3D technologies, lean manufacturing processes, and additive manufacturing.
CAMDT links companies of all sizes to Sheridan College's advanced manufacturing expertise and equipment
The AMIC provides designers and manufacturers with a collaborative applied research environment