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Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) is a joint program with NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR and Industry Canada that focuses on funding partnerships between universities, industry, government and not-for-profit organizations. Working through an interdisciplinary, multi-sectoral model, its centres and networks are world-class and bring together the best leaders in science and business. 

Annual funding for the original NCEs currently stands at $82.4 million. In 2006/07, the Government of Canada committed more than $250 million to create the Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research, the Business-Led NCEs and an Industrial Research and Development Internship program.

In March, the NCE Secretariat launched a competition to fund new networks through the Networks of Centres of Excellence Program.  The competition will be highly competitive, and results are expected in early 2015.

 If you have any questions about the NCE programs, please contact the Institutional Programs team at