OTTAWA, ONTARIO — Our Call for proposals for the 2017 Innovation Fund is now available.
For our tenth nation-wide research infrastructure competition, we will invest up to $425 million in infrastructure costs for transformative projects that will strengthen cutting-edge, globally competitive research. The key to Canada’s continued research and innovation success is enabling our country’s institutions and researchers to work together and to collaborate with the best researchers in the world in areas of established and emerging Canadian research strengths.
We encourage eligible institutions to use their strategic research plans to establish priorities that build on their distinct advantages. In developing proposals, institutions are also encouraged to engage with potential end users of research or technology development to clearly define the potential benefits for Canadians.
As with our other competitions, we will fund up to 40 percent of a project’s eligible infrastructure costs and will contribute to the operating and maintenance costs of funded projects through our Infrastructure Operating Fund, which will be equivalent to 30 percent of our contribution to the capital cost of funded projects.