Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) is pleased to be launching the second and concluding round of an exciting program aimed at developing innovative new technologies, products and services to enhance Ontario’s public education system.
The AdvancingEducation program will support up to 10 projects connecting Ontario’s English and French public elementary and high schools, and post-secondary institutions with Ontario companies to test early market interest and demonstrate innovative products and technologies in an education setting.
The theme of the second round is Future-Proof Learning, which seeks demonstration of innovative technologies that engage all students in the development of global competencies, including:
• Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math- (STEAM) and Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ICE)-related skills
• Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
• Collaboration and Communication
• Self-Direction and Well-Being
Technologies may target one or more of the following users: students, teachers, administrators, and parents/caregivers. The program is offered by OCE in co-operation with Ontario’s Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS).
Expressions of interest are now being accepted with selected full proposals due on April 18, 2017. The first round of five successful applicants will be announced in August.