Dr Tibor Turi

Dr Tibor Turi

Regional Director of Business Development at the Ontario Centres of Excellence


Tibor is Regional Director of Business Development at the Ontario Centres of Excellence. Amongst his roles and responsibilities, Tibor leads a team of Business Development Managers responsible for industry and academic engagement, delivering on OCE’s Business Development, Innovation and Commercialization portfolio. He also has special responsibilities for Financial & Cybersecurity Technologies, Ontario Colleges, and Health Technologies Innovation Procurement.


Prior to joining OCE, Tibor established and managed the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Ontario Regional Office where he focused on facilitating and supporting industry-academic research partnerships in Ontario, particularly with small to medium-sized enterprises. In addition to federal government experience, he spent most of his career in the private sector holding various leadership roles with progressively greater responsibilities in Research and Development, technical design, product engineering, and product market development in the materials and manufacturing industries. During this time he performed a variety of technical and strategic functions related to innovation, technology advancement, international business development, and was an advocate of industry-academic collaboration.


Tibor holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Materials Engineering from McMaster University, and a PhD in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering focusing on nanotechnology from Queen’s University. He has been a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario for 25 years and in 2007 received an Executive Certificate in Strategy and Innovation from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is currently a Member of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers and is Chair of the Research and Innovation Task Force.