Research Capacity Planning (RCP)

Research Capacity Planning is responsible for implementing a system planning approach for the coordination and identification of research priorities for Alberta’s provincially-funded research and innovation system.   The system planning approach provides a venue for post-secondary institutions to communicate their research and research funding priorities to Economic Development and Trade, and to respond to Government of Alberta priorities.

Research Capacity Planning provides core infrastructure support to leverage federal funding, particularly the current and future core programs offered by the Canada Foundation for Innovation, and coordinates key targeted investments in strategic research initiatives and research capacity platforms.

Alberta Economic Development and Trade's research infrastructure funding will continue to occur in coordination with the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).

  • Research Capacity Program
  • Campus Alberta Innovation Program
  • Financial and Outcomes Reporting
  • Investment Highlights and Awards
  • Research Reports


For more information about the Research Capacity Planning (RCP) Unit, please contact us:

Phone: 780-422-5372