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Collaboration to commercialize leading-edge photonics research


Toronto, ON – Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) has signed an agreement for joint technical, scientific and technology transfer activities with the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) in Catalonia, Spain.

The goal of the agreement is to stimulate innovation and expedite the commercialization of technologies that will make businesses in both regions more competitive globally. Together, thje two organizations plant to build industrial R&D collaborations and seek mutually beneficial trade and business opportunities, along with educational opportunities, including the exchange of scientific expertise and personnel.

“OCE is very pleased to create with ICFO the first concrete expression of the strengthening of broader research and commercial ties between Ontario and Catalonia,” says Mark Romoff, President and CEO, Ontario Centres of Excellence. “This is a tremendous opportunity to build powerful synergies in a priority technology sector – the partnership has real potential to boost our respective economies.”