We publish two newsletters.

Innovation now is a monthly publication that showcases how Canadian research is changing lives.

The cutting-edge projects we support across the country not only produce real benefits for people everywhere, but they also result in inspiring stories of Canadian innovation. Read the current issue or browse through past issues by clicking on the drop-down menu below or subscribe to receive this monthly newsletter in your inbox.

We also send out quarterly emails to vice presidents of research at CFI-funded institutions. These dispatches update our business contacts at CFI-funded institutions on our most recent business activities.

Use the drop-down menus below to read issues of Innovation now and CFI update.


January/February 2018 - #IAmInnovation


December 2017 - Wishing you another fruitful year of out-of-the-box thinking! 

November 2017 - Greener fuels for a better future

October 2017 - #IAmInnovation

June 2017 - Made to fit: technology helps musicians find the perfect guitar

May 2017 - Innovation: A desire to make things better

April 2017 - Research builds my music community

March 2017 - Research builds my healing community

January/February 2017 - Research builds my children’s community


November/December 2016 - Research builds my Canadian community

October 2016 - Research builds my farming community

June 2016 - Distracting patients with virtual reality 

May 2016 – Biodiversity in the palm of your hand

April 2016 – Precision irrigation for perfect lettuce

March 2016 – Canadian research luminaries

January-February 2016 - Converting waste to fuel in remote communities


June 2015 - Rethinking compost bins

May 2015 - Research partnership paves over potholes

April 2015 - Pulp and paper industry saves millions in energy costs

March 2015 - Pulse crops transform dog food industry

February 2015 - Keeping health records safe and secure


December 2014 - Meet the chefs

November 2014 - Research helps Canadian companies take risks

October 2014 - Boreal beauty secret

September 2014 - Thinner and more powerful semiconductors

June 2014 - New app system eases the pressure

May 2014 - Novel oil sampling tool means business

April 2014 - A sweet opportunity

March 2014 - Mom and pop research equipment shop

February 2014 - Beautiful on the inside


November 2013 - A chemical revolution


November / December 2012 - Medical imaging on a small scale

October 2012 - Joint injuries get some relief

September 2012 - Safer brain surgery

July/August 2012 - Sustainable caviar among “world’s best”

June 2012 - Building a prosperous port of call

May 2012 - Hundreds employed to fight infectious disease

April 2012 - Making the oil sands industry leaner and cleaner