This is where collaboration begins

Where researchers and other innovators connect.

List your lab on the Research Facilities Navigator, and create new opportunities for discovery.

Launched in 2013 by the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Navigator helps innovators locate and connect with publicly funded research facilities that are open to collaboration.

The Navigator works for you

You have your own goals and objectives for building successful research collaborations.
Our team helps get you there. 

One-on-one onboarding services

Enjoy personalized onboarding support, including advice for creating an effective profile, copy-editing and translation services.

Marketing and promotion

Improve your chances of discovery by potential partners through our investments in advertising, social media, and outreach at conferences and events.

Partnerships and alliances

Extend your reach through Navigator’s expanding connections with industry, government and academic organizations in the innovation ecosystem.

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MOBILE FRIENDLY

No special actions required, all sites you make with Mobirise are mobile-friendly. You don't have to create a special mobile version of your site, it will adapt automagically.

IT'S EASY AND SIMPLE

Cut down the development time with drag-and-drop website builder. Drop the blocks into the page, edit content inline and publish - no technical skills required.

IT'S EASY AND SIMPLE

Cut down the development time with drag-and-drop website builder. Drop the blocks into the page, edit content inline and publish - no technical skills required.

IT'S EASY AND SIMPLE

Cut down the development time with drag-and-drop website builder. Drop the blocks into the page, edit content inline and publish - no technical skills required.

TRENDY WEBSITE BLOCKS

Choose from the large selection pre-made blocks - full-screen intro, bootstrap carousel, slider, responsive image gallery with, parallax scrolling, sticky header and more.

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Choose from the large selection pre-made blocks - full-screen intro, bootstrap carousel, slider, responsive image gallery with, parallax scrolling, sticky header and more.

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List your lab

Check out our eligibility criteria.

By the numbers

What kind of exposure can your research facility receive on the Navigator?
Here are some analytics from our last fiscal year.

20% increase in visits

Visitors to the Navigator include leaders from private, post-secondary, government and non-profit sectors. 

24% increase in profile views

Navigator’s research facility profiles received nearly 36,000 views during the last fiscal year, compared to about 29,000 the year before.

239 connections made

Navigator visitors contacted facilities in our directory 239 times last year. Over a third of these emails came from the private sector.

1/3 of visitors are international

The Navigator attracts visitors from across the globe, with highest use from countries in North America, Europe, the United Kingdom and Asia-Pacific. 

It's your move!

Onboarding is simple and fast.

STEP ONE

Find out if your lab is eligible. Download and return your completed form to navigator@innovation.ca

STEP TWO

We review your profile to ensure it is complete and accessible to a diverse audience, and translate the final copy.

STEP THREE

Your facility’s online profile is then published within the next 10 business days.

Connect with us

Questions about the Navigator, or our process? Please contact us at navigator@innovation.ca

Research Facilities Navigator, 2020

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