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Letter of Intent (LOI) Results

Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) - 2008-2009

The NCE Secretariat is pleased to announce the results of the Letter of Intent phase of the 2009 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:

15 centres proposed
CECR Title Applicant Location
Accelerator Centre of Excellence for Commercialization of Research (ACECR) Dr. Thomas Corr Ontario
Alberta Ingenuity Center for Integrated Resource Management (AIC-IRM) Dr. Naser Elsheimy Alberta
Centre for Development and Commercialization of Green Fossil Fuel Energy Solutions (AIRCEA) Dr. Stephen Larter Alberta
Centre for Advancing Canadian Digital Media (CACDM) Dr. Kevin Tuer Ontario
Coral Communications Enabled Applications (CCEA) Dr. Antonio Bailetti Ontario
Centre for Convergence of Information and Medical Technologies (CCITM) Dr. Morris Milner Ontario
Centre d'excellence en énergie et efficacité énergétique (C4E) Sabin Boily Quebec
Centre d'expertise en santé de Sherbrooke (CESS) Roch Bernier Quebec
Centre for Surgical Invention and Innovation (CSII) Dr. Mehran Anvari Ontario
Green Chemistry Commercialization Centre (GCCC) Dr. Rui Resendes Ontario
Institut national d'optique (INO) Jean-Yves Roy Quebec
Oceans Network Canada (ONC) Dr. Martin Taylor British-Columbia
Photonics Applications Factory PAF() Dr. Pierre Berini Ontario
Precarn Centre for ICT Commercialization (PCICTC) Gary Gudbranson Ontario
University Led Centre of Excellence for Research and Commercialization of Ulcer Resolutions (ULCERCURE) Dr. Robert Burrell Alberta

The invited groups have until October 14, 2008 to submit their Full Applications. The NCE Secretariat expects to announce final results in early 2009.

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. 

In light of the importance of this program and the large number of excellent LOIs received, the NCE Steering Committee is increasing the value of this competition by approximately $10M, subject to availability of funds.

Should you have any questions or inquiries regarding the CECR competition, please contact: