About the Navigator

The Research Facilities Navigator is a directory of publicly-funded research facilities that are opening their doors to collaborations with industry, academia and government.

Launched in 2013 by the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Navigator’s unique platform helps you locate and connect with research expertise, state-of-the-art equipment and labs located in universities, colleges, hospitals and federal government facilities from across Canada. Today the Navigator features more than 600 research facilities covering 28 sectors of application, including aerospace, ocean industries, environmental technologies, advanced manufacturing and life sciences.

The Navigator was inspired by you — Canada’s ambitious researchers, industry leaders and innovators — and your drive to connect, to create and to change your world.

We are dedicated to continuing to explore new ways of contributing to Canada’s innovation landscape, and evolving tools like the Navigator to better serve the needs of communities. Thanks to all our partners who have helped us nurture this project. We can’t wait to see what you do next.


The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) invests in state-of-the-art facilities and equipment in Canada’s universities, colleges, research hospitals and non-profit research institutions, helping to attract and retain the world’s top talent, train the next generation of researchers, support private sector innovation and create high-quality jobs that strengthen the economy and improve the quality of life for all Canadians. Read more about the CFI.