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Letter of Intent (LOI) Results

Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) 2010

The NCE Secretariat is pleased to announce the results of the Letter of Intent phase of the 2010 CECR competition. The NCE Steering Committee has approved the recommendation of the Private Sector Advisory Board (PSAB) to invite the following applicants to submit Full Applications:

10 centres proposed
CECR Title Location Primary Target Area
Biovantage - Biomedical Solutions for Health and Wellness Alberta Health and life sciences and technologies: biomedical engineering and medical technologies
Canadian Centre for Digital Gaming Technology Ontario Information and communication technologies: new media, animation and games
Center of Excellence on Chronic Diseases and Aging Quebec Health and life sciences and technologies: health in an aging population
Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine Ontario Health and life sciences and technologies: regenerative medicine
Centre for Imaging Technology Commercialization and Research Ontario Health and life sciences and technologies: biomedical engineering and medical technologies
Edmonton Waste Management Centre of Excellence Alberta Environmental science and technology: water (health, energy, security)
Leading Operational Observations and Knowledge for the North Newfoundland and Labrador  Natural Resources and energy: Arctic (resource production, climate change adaptation, monitoring)
MiQro Innovation Collaborative Center Quebec Information and communication technologies: wireless networks and services
Sentinel Solutions - The Bioactive Paper Commercialization Centre Ontario Environmental science and technology: water (health, energy, security)
Wavefront Wireless Commercialization Centre British Columbia Information and communication technologies: wireless networks and services

The invited groups have until July 13, 2010 to submit their Full Applications. The NCE Secretariat expects to announce final results in December 2010.

The review process for the Full Application phase will be as follows:
Step I: Thorough peer review of sub-groups of applications by independent expert panels;
Step II: Further evaluation by the PSAB of all the applications, taking into account the expert panel reports;
Step III: The PSAB will recommend CECRs and funding amounts to the NCE Steering Committee, which will make the final decision. 

Should you have any questions or inquiries regarding the CECR competition, please contact: info@nce-rce.gc.ca