President Donald Trump’s push for major cuts to research funding in the US are fueling even closer scientific ties between our two countries. Preliminary talks have begun between the US National Science Foundation and research funders in Canada to kickstart new research collaborations in quantum computing, the brain, biodiversity and the Arctic. Recent meetings held in both Ottawa and Washington are expected, as a first step, to result in a Dear Colleague letter from the NSF encouraging its researchers to identify opportunities for joint projects the rapidly evolving field of brain research.
Organization: Canada Foundation for Innovation
Quebec has come a long way in strengthening its knowledge capacity since the early days of the Quiet Revolution. The notion of investing in S&T for its economic, social and cultural development has always been central to its policy platforms irrespective of political party. The May 11 release of the 126-page Quebec Research and Innovation Strategy (SQRI) by Quebec premier Philippe Couillard signals a major shift by the province to aim much higher and up the province’s innovation game.
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A federally commissioned blue-chip panel calling for greater coherence and financial support for fundamental research has made a series of 35 recommendations, including a $1.3-billion increase in the budgets of the three granting councils, the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and related entities over the next four years.
The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has once again selected a prominent academic as its new president and CEO. Dr Roseann O’Reilly Runte, president and vice-chancellor of Carleton Univ since 2008, will take up the reins of the CFI July 31st replacing outgoing president and CEO, Dr Gilles Patry. Runte was born and educated in…
The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has announced $52 million in funding from its John R Evans Leaders Fund for 223 projects at 39 universities across Canada.
Federal and provincial funding agencies have banded together to support the creation of the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC) at the Univ of New Brunswick. The multidisciplinary institute also signed its first corporate partner with IBM coming on board with resources and in-kind contributions. CIC’s founding director is Dr Ali Ghorbani, Canada Research Chair in…
CMC Microsystems has been awarded $7 million over three years from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for operations and maintenance (O&M) of its National Design Network. But the money comes with some big strings attached.
Compute Canada (CC) and the National Research Council’s astronomy and astrophysics facilities have teamed up to give astronomers greater computational power needed to process and analyze data from powerful telescopes around the globe.
R$ publisher, Dr. Jeffrey Crelinsten recently spoke with Dr. Patry about CFI, the challenges of being an entrepreneur in Canada and the government’s pending innovation agenda.
The Canada Foundation for Innovation‘s College-Industry Innovation Fund has awarded $6.3 million to projects at eight colleges across Canada. The recipients are: Cégep de Trois-Rivières (microstructural, mechanical and electrochemical characterization – $167,842); Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning (food innovation and technology – $540,000); George Brown College (food and government SME product innovation…