New online tool opens doors to some of Canada’s top research facilities

November 28, 2013

OTTAWA, November 27, 2013 — Creating new and innovative products and services for global markets is a constant challenge for Canada’s businesses. Research can help if companies know where to find it. A new online directory, launched today by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), will help companies identify, locate and connect with research expertise and cutting-edge facilities at universities, colleges and research hospitals across the country.

A first of its kind, the CFI Research Facilities Navigator is an easy-to-use search tool geared to businesses looking to establish research collaborations that will help them innovate. These collaborations can help the private sector prototype, develop and solidify proof-of-concept for products, or improve their services or processes.

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“Our country’s long-term economic prosperity depends on innovative companies with cutting-edge technology that create high-quality jobs and help improve our standard of living,” says the Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of State (Science and Technology). “This new online resource is yet another example of how our government is encouraging collaboration among the academic, public and private partners to drive innovation into every sector of our economy.”