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Networks of Centres of Excellence Secretariat
"Building on Canada's engineering, health, and natural, social and biomedical science successes is more important than ever in today’s global economy.
Canada’s economic competitiveness depends not only on developing new discoveries, but also on our ability to transform these discoveries into products, services, and processes that improve the quality of life of Canadians.
With the aim of mobilizing Canada’s best research and development talent to build a more advanced, healthy, competitive, and prosperous Canada, the NCE Secretariat manages four national programs: Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE); Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR); Business-Led Networks of Centres of Excellence (BL-NCE); and Industrial Research and Development Internships (IRDI). By funding research partnerships between academia, industry, government, and not-for-profit organizations, NCE programs turn Canadian research and entrepreneurial talent into economic and social benefits for "