2012

Apr 10, 2012

With funding from FedDev, Province of Ontario and IBM, SOSCIP launches with 7 founding member institutions and IBM Canada as lead industrial partner.


2014

Apr 14, 2014

SOSCIP announces 4 new member institutions + 4 new focus areas (advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity, digital media and mining).


2015

Apr 28, 2015

FedDev Ontario + IBM announce new investment to support major expansion of SOSCIP’s activities.

May 28, 2015

OCE + SOSCIP launch Smart Computing R&D Challenge, a $7.5 million program with NSERC; 14 projects were approved at up to $500k each.

Aug 27, 2015

Seneca College, OCADU and University of Windsor join as academic member institutions.

Summer 2015

SOSCIP expands all platforms to double compute capacity.


2016

Feb 24, 2016

Premier Wynne announces $47.5 million IBM Innovation Incubator Project to help high-tech SMEs commercialize.

Apr 1, 2016

University of Guelph joins SOSCIP as 15th academic member institution.

Sept 2016

With funding from the Province of Ontario, SOSCIP launches TalentEdge Program to fund 37 post-docs on new projects.


2017

May 9, 2017

SOSCIP celebrates 5 years of success at 2017 Conference at MaRS and shares plans for continued growth + expansion.

Summer 2017

SOSCIP adds 2 new technology platforms: IBM Watson and a GPU-accelerated platform for applications in cognitive analytics, AI and other science and engineering problems.