ValueUp to $1 million per proposal
The College-Industry Innovation Fund is intended to support substantial research infrastructure projects that will augment the existing applied research and technology development capacity of colleges, and allow them to respond to important sector industry needs.
There are two competition streams under the College-Industry Innovation Fund.
Stream 1 – Research infrastructure: This stream provides funding for research infrastructure. It allows colleges to acquire the tools needed to conduct applied research and technology development activities that respond to well-identified needs of the private sector and have been developed in collaboration with key industrial partners.
Stream 2 – Research infrastructure associated with a College and Community Innovation Program – Build Innovation Enhancement (CCI-Build IE) Grant application to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC): This joint initiative allows colleges to apply for a comprehensive funding package supporting both research costs and research infrastructure. It provides an opportunity for colleges to acquire state-of-the-art, industry-relevant research infrastructure that will further support their teams in realizing the competitive and innovative applied research and technology development projects described in their CCI-Build IE proposal.
Only colleges eligible to receive CFI funding can apply to the CIIF. Those who are not currently eligible to receive CFI funding must provide the necessary documentation to become eligible no later than two months before the notice of intent deadline.
Some eligible colleges may be required to provide updated documentation by the same deadline.
To request eligibility to apply for CFI funds or to verify your college’s eligibility status, contact the CFI at CIIF@innovation.ca.
The CIIF supports substantial research infrastructure that will further enhance the existing applied research or technology development capability at the college. An eligible infrastructure project involves acquiring or developing research infrastructure.
Deadline DateStream 1: March 15, 2021; Stream 2: June 30, 2020.
Contact Name: Canada Foundation for Innovation
E-mail Address: CIIF@innovation.ca.