Canada Foundation for Innovation
The Canada Foundation for Innovation (French: Fondation canadienne pour l'innovation) is a funding body dedicated to furthering technological research infrastructure within Canada. Although created by the Government of Canada, the CFI operates as an independent, non-governmental body.
The mandate of the CFI is "to strengthen the capacity of Canadian universities, colleges, research hospitals, and non-profit research institutions to carry out world-class research and technology development that benefits Canadians." The body is governed by a chairperson and 13-person council appointed to three-year terms. The chairperson and five of the council members are appointed by the Governor General of Canada.
CFI has been criticized for being redundant and part of a "convoluted" federal funding apparatus.
- Canadian Light Source Synchrotron
- CCGS Amundsen
- Ocean Networks Canada
- Ocean Tracking Network
- Census of Marine Life
- Barcode of Life
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- Board of Directors | Canada Foundation for Innovation (accessed 15 November 2012).
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