Alberta Innovates celebrates 100 years of transformation

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Alberta Catalyzer Starts 2022 with a New Name and First Cohort of Entrepreneurs

Alberta Catalyzer, the new provincial pre-accelerator for tech-focused startups, is kicking off the new year with its official name and its inaugural cohort of 35 participating entrepreneurs from across the province. A collaboration between Platform Calgary and Innovate Edmonton, Alberta Catalyzer is providing education, mentorship, programming, and resources to help innovation-driven startup founders prepare for their next phase of growth.

A photo of Myrna and Dean Bittner on stage at the UNIDO award ceremony

Decarbonizing growing urban environments

In a nutshell, RWI Synthetics reimagines cities by recreating them virtually and seeing how the infrastructure and population respond to changes. Their work can be summed up as shining a light on the expensive and frustrating problems that all kinds of complex systems have with unprecedented realities, and then designing and exploring alternatives.

Amanda Hall and Laura Kilcrease at Inventures 2019

Emerging technology makes lithium the new black

Amanda Hall is part of a new breed of Alberta innovators using emerging technology to create solutions. In this case, her company, Summit Nanotech, is utilizing nanotechnology in the energy sector.

Testimonials

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.