As a federally funded initiative, the NCE program funds partnerships between universities, industry, government, and not-for-profit organizations to create large-scale research networks focusing on developing and expanding knowledge in strategic areas in order to enable the creation of “multifaceted solutions to specific social and economic challenges, with the goal of helping build a more advanced, healthy, competitive, and prosperous country.”
Networks are expected to:
The program began in 1989 and will continue until 2024. Making the Shift was awarded an NCE in the last round of funding.
* Quotes are from the Networks of Centres of Excellence Competition Guide 2017.