Emerging Technologies

Investing across sectors

Our business lines are integrated in a way that allows us to identify cross-sectoral opportunities, platform technologies that span industries and how to best operationalize emerging technology solutions.

We are always on the lookout, assessing our existing activities in emerging tech areas, to identify our strengths and areas for improvement.


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.