- Alberta Innovates
- About Us
Innovation and research take place every minute of the day in every corner of the world. One of those corners is Alberta, Canada. A place where government, academia and business are working together to bring great ideas to the world. Whether you're a researcher, an entrepreneur or just an average guy or gal with an above-average idea, Alberta Innovates partners you with the resources you need to crack the nut that keeps you awake at night.
Some of the world's top discoveries have taken place right here in Alberta and are already making a difference in the lives of people worldwide. And we are just getting started. But our system wasn't created overnight. Decades of research experience helped us create this new system for innovation that companies and researchers around the world agree is unique. We know they think it's unique because we asked them. We also know that access to Alberta researchers who are top experts in their respective fields and some of the world's best research infrastructure is an attractive proposition.
Our secret to success can be attributed to good old-fashioned smarts and our "let's get it done" work ethic. Our long-term endowment funds with billions invested in research may also have something to do with it. If you ignore our infamous winters, our climate is right. The highest economic growth in Canada over the last 20 years makes Alberta attractive to those with a savvy nose for business. Researchers also recognize a good idea when it lands in their inbox. Which is one reason our universities, technical institutes and research organizations continue to attract the cream of the crop.
As you know, the big idea is just the beginning. Resources can make or break a potential discovery. This is where Alberta Innovates shines. We're shredding red tape, and clearing you a path to success. With just one call, we can connect you with the resources you need without the wait. Resources that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. This includes infrastructure and equipment that can save you millions of dollars and years of work; natural resources that make others green with envy; and geography and demographic profile so varied that Alberta itself is like a living lab.
Alberta Innovates thrives on challenges. Finding ways to make discoveries happen keeps us focused on innovating a system that is innovative to begin with. After all, we have to keep up with the Einsteins of the world. And we are.
"Alberta is unique in Canada, arguably in the world, when it comes to attitude, attributes, environment, resources, money and entrepreneurial spirit. And Alberta Innovates has taken a visionary step to bring that all together under one umbrella."
-Paul Haggis, Chairman Alberta Enterprise Corporation.