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Funding for GreenCentre is provided by the Governments of Ontario and Canada

Government of Ontario

The Government of Ontario has invested $13.6 million to help establish GreenCentre Canada as part of the Ontario Innovation Agenda, the goals of which are sustainable, prosperous and healthy communities that provide high quality jobs and better lives for all Ontarians.

GreenCentre is a member of 



The Ontario Network of Excellence (ONE) is a collaborative network of organizations across Ontario, designed to help you commercialize your ideas.

Whether you are an innovator, a technology-based business, entrepreneur, or researcher, ONE will connect you with services and programs to help you innovate and gain a competitive advantage.

Government of Canada

The Networks of Centres of Excellence

The federal Networks of Centres of Excellence fund partnerships between universities, industry, government and not-for-profit organizations. They help turn Canadian research and entrepreneurial talent into economic and social benefits for all Canadians. 
Three Canadian federal granting agencies – the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research-- work with Industry Canada to support the NCE initiatives. Programs are overseen by a steering committee comprising the presidents of NSERC, SSHRC and CIHR, the Deputy Minister of Industry Canada and, as an observer, the President of the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR)

The goal of the Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) program is to create world-class centres to advance research and facilitate commercialization of technologies, products and services. These centres operate in the priority areas of the S&T Strategy: health, information and communications technology, environment, and energy and natural resources. 

The CECR program funds operating and commercialization costs. Research and infrastructure costs must be covered by other federal programs, or through initiatives such as those run by the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the granting agencies.






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