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Save the Date: Discovery, Canada's Premier Innovation Showcase, Returns May 12-13

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/14/14 -- Discovery, Canada's premier innovation showcase returns for its ninth installment May 12 and 13 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building.

Every year, Discovery, presented by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), brings some of the latest and greatest technological advances out of the lab and on to the show floor. It also features internationally renowned speakers, networking, investment and career advancement opportunities, and competitions.

This year promises to be another great one with two interactive keynote sessions that will bring Silicon Valley experts and expertise straight to Ontario's innovation community.

On May 12, OCE and Deloitte bring Singularity University to Discovery with a keynote presentation and panels featuring faculty members Brad Templeton, Networks and Computing Chair, and Salim Ismail, Global Ambassador and Founding Executive Director.

On May 13, Discovery is pleased to welcome Silicon Valley guru and serial entrepreneur Steve Blank to the show for an intimate and interactive presentation (including audience Q&A) via satellite.

A full list of all there is to do and see at Discovery, including all the incredible showcase pieces, will be forwarded in the coming days.

In the meantime, if you require media accreditation, please contact Stuart Green at [email protected].

Named Canada's Best Trade Show 2010 and 2011 and now in its ninth year, OCE's Discovery is Canada's premier innovation showcase. It brings together the best and brightest minds in industry, academia, investment and government to showcase leading-edge technologies, best practices and research in the areas of energy, the environment, advanced health, digital media, information and communication technologies and advanced manufacturing. The annual conference and showcase attracts more than 2,500 attendees and 350 exhibitors.

For more on Discovery, visit www.ocediscovery.com.

About Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Inc.

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) drives the commercialization of cutting-edge research across key market sectors to build the economy of tomorrow and secure Ontario's global competitiveness. In doing this, OCE fosters the training and development of the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs and is a key partner with Ontario's industry, universities, colleges, research hospitals, investors and government ministries. A champion of leading-edge technologies, best practices and research, OCE invests in sectors such as advanced health, information and communications technology, digital media, advanced materials and manufacturing, agri-food, aerospace, transportation, energy, and the environment including water and mining. OCE is a key partner in delivering Ontario's Innovation Agenda as a member of the province's Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE). Funded by the Government of Ontario, the ONE is made up of regional and sector-focused organizations and helps Ontario-based entrepreneurs and industry rapidly grow their company and create jobs. For more information visit www.onebusiness.ca.

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