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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.


Accel-Rx Health Sciences Accelerator – Accel-Rx
Vancouver, British Columbia ($14.5 million for 2014-19)

Advanced Applied Physics Solutions Inc. – AAPS
Vancouver, British Columbia ($15 million for 2008-17)

Bioindustrial Innovation Canada – BIC
Sarnia, Ontario ($15 million for 2008-15)

Canadian Digital Media Network – CDMN
Kitchener, Ontario ($19.5 million for 2009-19)

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

Centre for Drug Research and Development – CDRD
Vancouver, British Columbia ($23 million for 2008-18)

Centre for Imaging Technology Commercialization – CIMTEC
London, Ontario ($13.3 million for 2011-16)

Centre for Probe Development and Commercialization – CPDC
Hamilton, Ontario ($28.8 million for 2008-18)

Centre for Surgical Invention and Innovation – CSII
Hamilton, Ontario ($14.8 million for 2009-17)

Centre for the Commercialization of Antibodies and Biologics – CCAB
Toronto, Ontario ($15 million for 2014-19)

Centre of Excellence in Energy Efficiency – C3E
Shawinigan, Quebec ($9.6 million for 2009-15)

Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks – CENGN
Ottawa, Ontario ($11.7 million for 2014-19)

GreenCentre Canada – GCC
Kingston, Ontario ($18.2 million for 2009-19)

Leading Operational Observations and Knowledge for the North – LOOKNorth
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador ($7.1 million for 2011-16)

MaRS Innovation – MI
Toronto, Ontario ($29.9 million for 2008-16)

MedDev Commercialization Centre – MDCC
Ottawa, Ontario ($14.9 million for 2014-19)

MiQro Innovation Collaborative Centre – C2MI
Bromont, Quebec ($14.1 million for 2011-16)

NEOMED
Montréal, Quebec ($12 million for 2014-18)

Ocean Networks Canada Innovation Centre – ONCIC
Victoria, British Columbia ($11 million for 2009-18)

Pan-Provincial Vaccine Enterprise – PREVENT
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan ($15 million for 2008-17)

Tecterra
Calgary, Alberta ($11.7 million for 2009-16)

The Prostate Centre's Translational Research Initiative for Accelerated Discovery and Development – PC-TRIADD
Vancouver, British Columbia ($26.3 million for 2008-18)

Wavefront
Vancouver, British Columbia ($11.6 million for 2011-16)