Organization: Canada Foundation for Innovation

CFI’s Research Facilities Navigator adds major equipment in federal labs to its inventory

Speaking on Friday, November 9 at the 2018 Canadian Science Policy Conference in Ottawa, Chief Science Advisor Dr. Mona Nemer announced that all major equipment in federal labs will become part of the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s Research Facilities Navigator inventory, which previously only included infrastructure in academic settings like universities, teaching hospitals and colleges.…

Canadian college-industry research partnerships receive $45 million federal investment

Kirsty Duncan, the Minister of Science and Sport, has announced $45 million in investment for college-industry research partnerships through the College and Community Innovation (CCI) Program and the College and Community Social Innovation Fund (CCSIF). This investment reflects Budget 2018’s inclusion of $140 in additional funding for CCI over five years and $30 million a…

CFI awards $10.7 million to colleges and polytechnics

The federal government is investing nearly $10.7 million to support new research infrastructure at 11 colleges and polytechnics across Canada.The funding comes from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) through its College-Industry Innovation Fund. The CFI funding, totaling more than $8.2 million, is for tools and equipment. At Red River College, for example,  the CFI…

Dr Ingrid J. Pickering

Science minister Kirsty Duncan has announced the appointment of the first woman chair of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), a federal agency funding and supporting advanced research infrastructure. Dr Ingrid J. Pickering will lead the CFI board of directors for a term of three years effective immediately. She replaces Dr Kevin Smith, who served…

Engineering Design: The Neglected Link in the Innovation Chain

A large number of policy statements and reports on innovation have been published by the federal government over the last 20 years. These studies all reached the same conclusion – Canadians are exceptional at generating new ideas but very poor at converting these ideas into economically beneficial activities.