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By seeing beyond the possible, Alberta Innovates solves some of the biggest industry challenges. We support research, the growth of business, and we help the start-up community to build new technology and drive new ideas.

We put innovation into action to build a bright future for all Albertans.

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Unlocking the potential of our oil sands

Laura Kilcrease, CEO of Alberta Innovates, joined forces with Mark Little, President and CEO of Suncor Energy Inc., to suggest a disruption and new possibilities for Alberta’s oil sands.

Changes in the workplace and workforce abound: who will adapt?

The world of work is not immune to disruption or evolution. In fact, the quickly changing face of workplaces is bringing with it significant opportunities and challenges, while the evolving nature and expectations of the workforce are creating new classes of work and new standards of operation.

$57 Million to Alberta Researchers and Innovators

Alberta Innovates has invested $57 million into research and innovation activities in Alberta in recent months. During this time of economic uncertainty, providing funding and support to researchers, entrepreneurs and innovative companies helps to ensure the work they’re engaged in will continue.

Upcoming events & workshops

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Jun 03 - 04, 2020

Inventures Unbound 2020

Due to concerns for the health and safety of our participants, staff and community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Inventures...

Jun 24, 2020

Water Innovation Connect Series #1: Managing Urban Water Systems

Water is an integral part of our communities. It is important that urban planners have access to the right data...


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.