As Partnership Coordinator for IBM Innovation Incubator Project, OCE oversees program delivery, working with IBM and SOSCIP to provide SMEs in Ontario with technological resources, physical space and expertise to help them to grow their businesses.
As the Anchor technology firm on this initiative, IBM will be contributing $24.75 million towards the success of the project. It will use its extensive resources, supply chain and enterprise customers to help SMEs grow and succeed in a global marketplace by fostering collaborations, attracting new talent, accessing export markets, and better supporting skills development and training.
SOSCIP, a research and development consortium that pairs academic and industry researchers with advanced computing tools to fuel Canadian innovation, will provide post-doctoral fellows unique training experiences in advanced computing and analytics technologies and industrial research through the SOSCIP-TalentEdgePost-doctoral Fellowship Program.
This program is supported by the Ontario government with over $22 million in funding through its Jobs and Prosperity Fund – Strategic Partnership Stream.
Under the IBM Innovation Incubator Project, qualifying businesses can leverage programs and infrastructure including IBM’s technical, design and business resources to lower the cost of introducing emerging and enabling technologies to the global marketplace.
The IBM Innovation Incubator Project helps level the playing field for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and provide a platform for ongoing productivity and economic growth by offering an integrated suite of globally disruptive, advanced computing technology infrastructure and programming to Ontario’s SMEs.