2012 Alberta Innovates Calendar
Alberta Innovates is focused on solving the world's biggest problems with the best in research and innovation. Meet some of the researchers who are helping us find these solutions, and discove...
Victoria Lam understands the value of health research. As a student at the University of Alberta, Lam has a foot in two camps - the lab and the clinic. In the lab, Lam and her colleague...
Alberta-wide team unveils ambitious plan to combat chronic diseases in an effort to make medical treatment more efficient and cost effective...
Making Connections Conference 2012
What are funders looking for in terms of measuring impact and value in health research? Learn more at the Making Connections Conference June 17-19...
$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 Researc...
Benefit from our success.
After success. After success.
And more than 90 years of learning by doing.
A Unique System
Companies and researchers around the world agree the Alberta Innovates system is unique.
In a good way.
Getting resourceful with our resources.
With our world-famous nature and bountiful resources, it's only natural that Alberta has become equally renowned for our leadership in agriculture, forestry and life sciences researc...
Novice skiers in good hands in Alberta
Our awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains attract some of the best and worst skiers in the world. Luckily for the latter, our province's superior healthcare system draws top health car...
We provide our partners with resources that cannot be found anywhere else.
We've looked so you don't have to.
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...
There is a single point of access for anyone, anywhere in the world to find out how to partner with us...
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 o...
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 o...
Solving World Problems
Solving the world's biggest problems with the best in research and innovation.
Alberta is home to some of Canada's most significant nanotechnology assets, including the National Institute for Nanotechnolgy. Alberta is also a destination for the world when it comes t...
Where energy is boundless
Alberta was blessed with the third largest known resource of oil in the world. But it's what we've done with those resources that has made us a global leader in oil sands and heavy oi...
How our $131 million facility can help you turn waste into fuel
For the first time ever, researchers looking to test processes to convert garbage into valuable biofuels and biochemicals can do so in a fully operating pilot plant. No need to build their own $13...
Gender and culture offer clues into cardiac research
Dr. Kathryn King has been a leader in cardiovascular nursing research at the University of Calgary for nearly a decade. Her research looks at how gender and culture influence how patients mak...
Viruses run scared in Alberta
Dr. Lorne Tyrrell developed the first oral antiviral agent for hepatitis B. Lamivudine is now the primary drug used to treat chronic hepatitis B carriers. It is licensed in 17...
Thwarting the diabolic plans of Mountain Pine Beetles
Some Canadian mills are shutting down due to inferior fiber associated with mountain pine-beetle killed wood. However, one newsprint mill in Alberta is not only surviving the pine beetle's effects ...
Alberta has networked all the services and resources for small business
The Alberta Regional Innovation Network System is a new, integrated province-wide system. It ensures small and medium-sized enterprises and innovators have access to vital services and resources t...
Biofibres is big in Alberta
Alberta is taking the lead in the burgeoning biomaterials industry. The biofibres program through Alberta Innovates Tech Future is the largest of its kind in Canada, offering solutions "fro...
Japan and Alberta working on clean coal
Coal is an important energy resource generating about one fourth of Japan's electricity. Alberta and japan formalize agreement to work together on clean coal technolog...
Fuel that withstands cold! Really
Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures is an integral part of ensuring the fuel supplies for both ground use and aviation are suitable for the extreme cold. The corporation provides testing service...
Alberta researcher responsible for life–saving discovery for infant heart–transplant patients
Dr. Lori West is a renowned pediatric heart-transplant researcher who discovered infants can accept hearts from donors with different blood types. Dr. West discovered this was possible becaus...
How crops can grow with limited rainfall
Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures is working on improving crop yields in regions where rainfall isn't abundant all season long. Researchers are examining genetic markers that indicat...