- Alberta Innovates
- Proven Success
Alberta Innovates is based on a strong legacy and proven success. Alberta's new research and innovation system is based on more than 90 years of strong history. During that time, we have proudly pioneered discoveries recognized around the world.
We've been able to do that partly because we've had highest economic growth in Canada over the last 20 years that allowed us to create the right economic climate for research and innovation. Our strong legacy is also based on Alberta's top universities and academic programs that are ranked among the best in the world and have attracted some of the world's best researchers. Our success has extended into business where we have attracted some of the world's largest and most successful corporations and to partner with us.
- $1 billion, a 30–year legacy and health and medical innovation
Alberta Innovates Health Solutions has a 30-year legacy of supporting top-quality, world-renowned research, formerly under the name Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR). During that time, we have invested more than $1 billion in health and medical research. Learn more about the impact of $1 billion in health research here at Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions.
- Another first. Sleep apnea discovery
Dr. John Remmers, a global leader in sleep physiology and sleep medicine, was the first to demonstrate that sleep apnea, a condition in which a person stops breathing periodically during sleep, is due to an anatomical narrowing of the pharynx. Dr. Remmers produced CPAP and the SnortSat sleep recorder.
- Improved ‘senses’ could mean thousands more barrels of bitumen a day.
Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures Sensors Engineering specialists have partnered with a series of oil sands processing operators over the past decade to create a series of sensors, MineSentry, collectively boost bitumen recovery from oil sands separation processes. Given the mass volume of bitumen, even a one percent improvement in recovery could mean tens of thousands of barrels per day of additional bitumen produced, and reduced environmental footprint.
- Wheat straw offers shelter and withstands earthquakes
Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures developed technology that uses wheat straw to solve a pressing human need for shelter, profoundly improves the living conditions of millions of people, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and protects the environment on a large scale.
Alberta Innovates has captured attention globally. When we have the opportunity to speak with researchers and innovators outside of Alberta, they wonder how we have put the system together and achieved the alignment that we have achieved.
Dr. Cy Frank is one of the leading figures in the field of bone and joint injury in the world and attributes his presence in Alberta to Alberta Innovates Health Solutions.
Ron Dyck, Assistant Deputy Minister of Research and Innovation Division of Advanced Education and Technology, discusses the mandate of Alberta Innovates. Alberta Innovates brings together research and industry together in a new way.
Alberta Innovates has married together business, academics, entrepreneurial science, invention, innovation and management. It creates the opportunity for long-term value.
Bacterial growth medium is used to grow and ensure optimal growth of bacterial liquid cultures.
The hepatoma cells in the culture dish allow for the HCV infection and can then be used for future studies.
The hepatoma cell line is unique because it allows the hepatitis C virus to be isolate while it infects the cells in the tissue culture hood. Therefore the virus can be studied due to its safe environment.