The Canada Foundation for innovation (CFI) is pleased to announce its participation in the 11th College and Community Innovation Program - Innovation Enhancement (CCI-IE) Grants Competition managed by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) in collaboration with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). This joint initiative will foster partnerships between colleges and the private sector that will lead to business innovation locally, regionally and nationally.
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The Project Progress Report form for 2012-2013 is now accessible online. The deadline for indicating operational status, and for submitting Project Progress Reports, is June 30, 2013. Institutions are no longer required to complete an Institutional Report.
Ottawa, ON – April 16, 2013 – La Cité collégiale has become a leader in the field of applied research, especially with its biotransformation research centre and its biotechnology undergraduate program. The college will now be able to offer its experts and students a more modern working and learning environment thanks to a grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).
Ottawa, ON — April 16, 2013 - The construction process is very complex and its intricacies can cause delays, cost inefficiencies and waste. For example, manual change order systems hinder productivity and increase costs as requests travel up the line of authority to the client, and then back to the tradesperson who now has to fix the deficiency. What if the contractors were all working through a secure digital portal, accessible through a handheld device, which enables all decision-makers to respond promptly and approve the change order within hours instead of days or weeks?
Middleton, NS – April 16, 2013 - Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) will become the only college in Canada with a research device that can unlock the mysteries off Nova Scotia’s shores thanks to the support of a national innovation award and industry partners.
Ottawa, ON – April 16, 2013 - Funding from the Government of Canada is helping colleges across the country support business innovation at more than 90 companies. The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology, today announced a $12.5 million investment in support of 17 applied research infrastructure projects at colleges, cégeps and polytechnics through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) College-Industry Innovation Fund.
Saint-Hubert, QC – April 16, 2013 – As part of its research program on the automated machining of aerospace components, the Centre technologique en aérospatiale (CTA) at Collège Édouard-Montpetit received $765,092 in funding from the College-Industry Innovation Fund (CIIF), which will be used to acquire leading-edge research equipment. This is one of the projects funded in part by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).
Calgary, AB — April 16, 2013 - SAIT Polytechnic has received $800,000 in infrastructure funding from the federal College-Industry Innovation Fund to support applied research in clean energy. Administered through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), the award will fund equipment involved in testing or verifying improved or new technologies that reduce energy-sector impacts on water, air and land.
Canada Research Chairs - News Release
Leaders Opportunity Fund – Funding for infrastructure associated with a Canada Research Chair /
Fonds des leaders – Financement de l’infrastructure liée à une Chaire de recherche du Canada
The four federal research funding organizations—the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada—have developed a new, harmonized conflict of interest and confidentiality policy. The policy will be integrated into each organization’s merit review process in the coming months.
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