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Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR)

A CECR is a not-for-profit corporation created by a university, college, not-for-profit research  organization, firm or other interested non-government party that matches clusters of research expertise with the business community. Each Centre shares knowledge, expertise and resources to bring new technologies to market faster. These cost-shared centres stimulate new commercialization activities that would likely have never taken place without the CECR program.


Advanced Applied Physics Solutions Inc. – AAPS
Vancouver, British Columbia ($14,955,575 for 2008-17)

Canadian Digital Media Network – CDMN
Waterloo, Ontario ($19,471,136 for 2009-19)

Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine – CCRM
Toronto, Ontario ($15,000,000 for 2011-16)

Centre for Drug Research and Development – CDRD
Vancouver, British Columbia ($22,955,575 for 2008-18)

Centre for Imaging Technology Commercialization – CIMTEC
London, Ontario ($13,310,785 for 2011-16)

Centre for Probe Development and Commercialization – CPDC
Hamilton, Ontario ($28,755,575 for 2008-18)

Centre for Surgical Invention and Innovation – CSII
Hamilton, Ontario ($14,805,000 for 2009-17)

Centre of Excellence in Energy Efficiency – C3E
Shawinigan, Quebec ($9,623,000 for 2009-15)

GreenCentre Canada – GCC
Kingston, Ontario ($18,190,000 for 2009-19)

Leading Operational Observations and Knowledge for the North – LOOKNorth
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador ($7,107,000 for 2011-16)

MaRS Innovation – MI
Toronto, Ontario ($29,911,150 for 2008-16)

MiQro Innovation Collaborative Centre – C2MI
Bromont, Quebec ($14,078,965 for 2011-16)

Ocean Networks Canada Innovation Centre - ONCIC
Victoria, British Columbia ($10,973,559 for 2009-18)

Pan-Provincial Vaccine Enterprise – PREVENT
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan ($14,955,575 for 2008-17)

Tecterra
Calgary, Alberta ($11,685,000 for 2009-16)

The Prostate Centre's Translational Research Initiative for Accelerated Discovery and Development – PC-TRIADD
Vancouver, British Columbia ($26,283,575 for 2008-18)

Wavefront
Vancouver, British Columbia ($11,593,000 million for 2011-16)