Building bridges to a sustainable world

The International Conference on Research Infrastructures (ICRI) brings together policy experts, facility managers, leading researchers and a variety of other stakeholders to discuss challenges and emerging trends for research infrastructures around the world.

ICRI 2021 is supported with funding from the European Union and is hosted by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and with additional support from Laboratories Canada and the National Research Council of Canada.

Now available: ICRI 2021 proceedings report

A message from your ICRI 2021 host

Thank you for attending ICRI 2021!

The global pandemic we have been living over the last year reminded us how important it is for us to continue to come together from all corners of the globe for events like ICRI, where we can collaborate, discuss and find solutions. We heard how research infrastructure plays a critical role in strengthening global capacity to respond to emerging challenges — and how it builds bridges to a sustainable world.

We hope you enjoyed the plenary panels and parallel session discussions. They were the result of volunteer contributions by dozens of people from around the world over many months. We want to thank them sincerely for their dedication and their ability to pivot as we moved from an in-person to a virtual event. We expect the insights you will take away from all the sessions will keep the cross-border conversations going until we meet again for ICRI 2022 in Brno, Czech Republic.

While we were not able to host you in person as we wished, it was our great pleasure to host you virtually from Canada!

Roseann O’Reilly Runte
President and CEO
Canada Foundation for Innovation

Learn more: ICRI 2022

October 19-21, 2022
Brno, Czech Republic