Your company will pitch to internal team at Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) to determine suitability. If successful, your company will be invited to apply directly to the program.
Once the internal review of your application is completed and endorsed, your company will pitch at the external review meeting to three external reviewers who make the final decision regarding whether your company receives investment.
Please note, only companies deemed appropriate, both from the standpoint of eligibility and fit with OCE's investment portfolio, will be invited to initiate an application.
All Market Readiness applications are evaluated by an Investment Advisory Committee (IAC), which is comprised of independent subject matter and business experts. Applicants are expected to both submit an online application and present to the IAC during a panel review meeting.
The IAC makes a funding recommendation to OCE based on its assessment of the application and presentation. The final funding decision rests with OCE, through its Internal Review Panel (IRP), which is comprised of senior OCE staff.
Market Readiness Company Building (MRCB) applications undergo an early-stage due diligence process, which must be accepted by the OCE’s IRP, prior to moving to IAC review. In addition to confirming program eligibility, OCE’s IRP also confirms the Applicant's fit with the program, including the company's suitability to OCE’s investment philosophy and current portfolio.