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The CFI’s mandate is to strengthen Canada’s capacity for innovation by funding critical infrastructure, such as state-of-the-art equipment, laboratories, buildings, and databases, needed to conduct research.

In addition to stimulating Canadian innovation, funding from the CFI is designed to:

  • Attract and retain highly skilled research personnel in Canada;
  • Stimulate the training of Highly Qualified Personnel through research;
  • Promote networking, collaboration, and multidisciplinary among researchers, institutions, and sectors;
  • Ensure the optimal use of research infrastructure within and among Canadian institutions; and
  • Encourage long-term economic growth, such as creating spin-off ventures and the commercialization of discoveries.

Typically, the CFI will fund up to 40 percent of a project’s infrastructure costs. The remaining funds will be derived from institutional support and other partners from the public, private, and voluntary sectors.

Their funding programs include:

For additional information about  CFI’s programs visit the CFI website or contact Pamela McIntyre (ROADS) or Lisa Hodge (HRS).