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Alberta Innovates solves some of the biggest industry challenges in our province and supports the growth of business while stimulating the start-up community to build new technology and drive new ideas. We want to build a bright future for all Albertans.

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Flipping the switch

An Edmonton start-up hopes to revolutionize home automation with novel technology that drastically reduces both cost and installation time.

Alberta entrepreneur: Amphibious excavators as the ultimate all-terrain vehicles

The road less excavated

Great Excavations was launched by CEO John Skierka after a pivotal conversation with a family friend who wondered aloud why no one had solved the problem of birds nesting in tailing ponds in the North.

Photo of Marty Enokson

Alberta researcher leads team focused on improving healthcare for patients with obesity

For most of his life, 52-year-old Marty Enokson has lived with severe obesity. But it was a three-month hospital stay for weight-loss surgery a decade ago that reminded him of the stigma people with obesity often face in the healthcare system.

Upcoming events & workshops

Oct 28 - 30, 2019


How do we do more with what we have, with less impact on the things that matter most? This year...

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Nov 19 - 20, 2019

Grassland Conservation Markets Symposium

Save the date: November 19 and 20, 2019 The Grassland Conservation Market Symposium will result in a partnership of the...

Jun 03 - 06, 2020

Inventures 2020

The must-attend event of 2020. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the people who are shaping, disrupting and re-imagining the...


Their expertise, creativity, and business approach have been instrumental in the success of this project. CN looks forward to continuing the collaboration with such a strong partner.

James Cairns, Rail Centric Supply Chain, CN

Together, we are changing the face of forestry – an industry employing 40,000 Albertans and worth $7 billion to our economy.

Paul Whittaker, Alberta Forest Products Association

We are excited to see diabetes patients in Alberta gain access to our foot sensor technology that can help to maintain their mobility and foot health. We look forward to learning from the pilot and aspire to becoming an approved vendor for Alberta health care.

Breanne Everett, Orpyx Medical Technologies Inc.