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Five SFU-Led Research Projects Share $21.7 Million from CFI’s Innovation Fund

By October 16, 2017No Comments

Five SFU research projects—from creating a new centre for wearable biomedical technologies to studies in immersive remote sensing communication— will benefit from $21.7 million in new infrastructure funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). The federal contribution is expected to more than double over the next five years from partner contributions.

The Innovation Fund supports transformative infrastructure projects that underpin promising and innovative research or technology development in areas where Canada currently is, or has the potential to be, competitive on the global stage. The fund assists research institutions to capitalize on their achievements and improve their standings in global research.

SFU’s funding is part of a larger CFI investment of more than $554 million in 117 new infrastructure projects at 61 universities, colleges and research hospitals across Canada.

“This remarkable achievement places SFU within the top five institutions in Canada for this competition,” notes Joy Johnson, SFU’s Vice-President, Research and International.

“The success of this competition further exemplifies SFU’s commitment to cutting-edge research and innovation. We applaud the Canada Foundation for Innovation for its investment and congratulate these researchers. SFU will continue to grow its capacity in research, innovation and knowledge mobilization.”

The funding will significantly support leading SFU researchers to further conduct their research and technology development that aligns with the University’s strategic priorities, enhances research capacity by creating partnerships and collaborations, and generates social, environmental, health and economic benefits to Canadians.