Entrepreneurial Investments

Investing in Alberta Business

The innovation journey is rarely a linear, sequential process. We assist high-growth, high-potential SMEs to reduce the time it takes to commercialize new technology and knowledge-based products, and to scale their business. 

Finding the right fit

We manage a number of high-demand technology entrepreneurial investment programs with a growing number of subscribers. Through these highly-competitive programs we look to invest in high-potential, high-growth companies that will provide economic and social benefits for Alberta.

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Coaching, Community, and Capital!

Alberta Innovation Vouchers

Vouchers are for Alberta’s small- and medium-sized enterprises in the technology and knowledge-based sector with technologies in the mid-to-late developmental stages. It could include some early developmental stages.

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Alberta Innovation Micro Vouchers

Micro vouchers are aimed to help Alberta’s small- and medium-sized enterprises in the technology and knowledge-based sector hire a service or product provider to advance their technology closer to commercialization.

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Export Readiness Micro Vouchers

This program is intended to help Alberta Small and Medium-sized Enterprises align their international plans with global opportunities and to evaluate the risks and benefits of exporting prior to entering new global markets.

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Commercialization Associates

The Commercialization Associates Program has been designed to support innovation and creative problem-solving for Alberta small- and medium-sized enterprises. The goal is to advance business readiness levels and accelerate product commercialization.

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r&D Associates

The r&D Associates Program has been designed to support innovation and creative problem-solving for Alberta small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The goal is to advance technology readiness levels and accelerate product commercialization.

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Product Demonstration Program

The Product Demonstration Program is a focused, business-to-business partnership, allowing the applicant to access funding and key alliance resources, which can help accelerate their product to commercialization.

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Alberta Small Business Innovation and Research Initiative 

The Alberta Small Business Innovation and Research Initiative is a program that gives small businesses funding opportunities to solve major industry challenges.

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Global Partnerships

Global Partnerships facilitates programs designed to support SMEs from Alberta and partnering jurisdictions in Mexico and China.

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Regional Innovation Networks

Regional Innovation Networks are entrepreneur-centric, community-based networks with the goal of providing programs and services to accelerate growth of technology and knowledge-based businesses in those jurisdictions.

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Technology Development Advisors

Our Technology Development Advisors provide front-line business coaching and technology development advice to small & medium size enterprises in technology or knowledge-based industries to accelerate clients through their client journey.

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News

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Alberta company positions itself to enter American market

Trained using the expertise of subspecialist physicians, MEDO’s Automated Real-time Intelligent Assistant (ARIA) uses artificial intelligence to interpret the ultrasound images.

Extracting sustainability from core industries

Since 2010 Paul Pede has been working to help forestry, mining, and oil and gas industries remediate their residues and return land and water to its original, natural state.

Alberta’s Regional Innovation Network grows

On April 1, Alberta Innovates provided the Edmonton Regional Innovation Network with a grant of $2.76 million over two years.

Upcoming Events

Aug 13, 2020

Water Innovation Connect Series #3: Technology Development

Technology development is a journey from ideation to proof-of-concept to pilots to commercialization. The final leap to commercialization is often...