2017-18 Report on results: Demonstrating the impacts of CFI funding

January 14, 2019

OTTAWA, ONTARIO — Last year, research infrastructure funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation helped more than 17,000 researchers advance their work in areas ranging from education to green transportation to clean water, according to a new CFI report.

The 2018 Report on results is a summary of data related to the CFI’s objectives, including the role research infrastructure plays in attracting and retaining researchers from around the world; supporting the development of the next generation of researchers; promoting collaborations; and fueling innovation-related outcomes in Canada.

Read: 2018 Report on results

The report highlights that CFI-funded infrastructure has helped create more than 1,500 jobs, and has allowed more than 26,000 students and post-doctoral fellows to expand their research skills.

The research enabled by CFI-funded infrastructure during the same period provided a range of benefits for Canadians, including the development of new intelligent control systems for electric vehicles, an educational game to improve digital literacy skills for youth and “smart rivers” that can detect the movement of sediment in water.

The report relied on data provided by 84 institutions on 1,632 infrastructure projects during the 2017-18 fiscal year.

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