The CFI Innovation Fund (IF) program provides investments in infrastructure, across the full spectrum of research from the most fundamental to applied through to technology development.
Projects funded through the Innovation fund will help Canada remain at the forefront of exploration and knowledge generation while making meaningful contributions to generating social, health, environmental and economic benefits and addressing global challenges.
2023 Innovation Fund
In anticipation of the next CFI IF call, the UBC offices of the Vice-President of Research and Innovation (VPRI) and Institutional Programs Office (IPO), will begin the UBC internal competition planning starting this Fall 2021. While UBC’s internal process will be similar to the previous competitions, we will begin the process earlier to maximize project development time and time for internal review processes. Institutions have a limit on the total requests (in dollars, limited by the UBC CFI Funding Envelope, or “cap”) that they can submit to the CFI. The UBC internal processes are geared towards selecting those with the highest likelihood of success.