The Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCEs) mobilize research talent
across Canada and apply it to creating social and economic benefits
for all Canadians. The NCEs foster partnerships of business, education
and government to accelerate the exploitation of knowledge, research
and technology, and to speed their transfer to the marketplace and to
National and international in scope, the NCEs include thousands
of highly qualified personnel, from postdoctoral fellows to world
leaders in the most advanced fields of research. With more than
a thousand partners, they have contributed to significant advances
in disciplines ranging from genetic research to child development
and literacy. And, to prepare for Canada’s future needs, the NCEs
have contributed to the education, training and employment of thousands
of university graduates.
The NCEs have made real differences to the lives of Canadians.
The NCE 2003–2004 Annual Report illustrates in detail how their
investments have paid off handsomely in economic and social benefits,
and in Canada’s quality of life.