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INVENTURE$ Announces Startup Pitch Competition Finalists

A record 275 entries were received from startups around the world for the fourth annual Inventures Startup Pitch Competition, taking place at the Inventures conference, September 22-24, 2021, in Calgary. The international competition will see 34 finalists across seven categories compete for cash, expert feedback, and investor connections.

Serious Labs Applies Simulation Training Technology to Solve Truck Driving Challenge

The Canadian government announced mandatory entry-level training (MELT) requirements for new drivers entering the commercial transport industry. The standard greatly increased training rigor and the number of in-cab training hours required, with the goal of making Canada’s roads safer. The MELT requirements, which went into effect in 2019, would improve safety, but they would also exacerbate existing driving shortages and contribute to increased greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as a result of more hours spent on in-cab training.

Partnership with AHS Expands Access to Cancer Screening for Rural and Northern Albertans

A new pilot project is addressing the challenge by expanding and integrating the range of screening services that make the rounds to rural and northern communities.


I think it's fair to say there would be no company without their funding of that program because the work I did there enabled us to take the first commercial order.

Michael Taschuk, Chief Technology Officer, G2V Optics

Alberta Innovates has been instrumental. I truly believe this support is what has made Direct-C possible.

Simon Park, Direct-C board member

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.