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Networks and Centres
Peer Review Committees


Funding issued through NCE programs is awarded on a competitive basis. The application and peer review process requires proposed networks and centres to demonstrate that they can meet the highest standards of excellence. Competitions follow a multi-stage process that includes a comprehensive review conducted by top experts. They are scheduled as funding becomes available, and are tailored to respond to Canada’s current research and innovation needs, in keeping with the mandate of each program.

Current competitions

Anticipated competitions*

Competition Expected launch
Business-Led NCE program - renewal competition December 2017
NCE-Knowledge Mobilization (NCE-KM) initiative competition January 2018
Business-Led NCE program - new networks TBC**

* The information contained in this section can be changed and updated at any time without notice.

** Pending the results of the Federal Government's Horizontal Review of all Innovation and Clean Technology Programs.

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