Post-Secondary Investments

Developing Alberta’s knowledge-based economy

We invest in Alberta’s post-secondary institutions to strategically develop capacity in people, key infrastructure, collaborations and projects necessary to create innovative solutions within emerging technology areas of Alberta’s knowledge-based economy.


Our programs, partnerships & initiatives

Campus Alberta Small Business Engagement (CASBE)

CASBE aims to get an Alberta SME as an industry partner who will adopt emerging technologies with the support of researchers from Alberta Post-Secondary Institutions who apply to the CASBE program. The applicants will use their technology platforms’ world-class knowledge, facilities and students within Campus Alberta to support the SME.

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Graduate Student Scholarships

This program funds scholarships for graduate students conducting full-time research in these key emerging technologies, ensuring that Albertan universities and companies are able to recruit top talent.

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Institutional Support of Entrepreneurship Education

This program offers financial support of up to $15,000 to Alberta’s publicly funded institutions, Alberta Innovates’ Regional Innovation Network (RIN) organizations, and Alberta non-profit organizations to provide programming for students to learn about entrepreneurship through skill development and hands-on learning experiences. Students and recent graduates are encouraged to initiate collaborations with institutions who will take on the responsibility of overseeing projects.

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The Nanofacilities program supports and oversees the progress of micro/nano facilities.

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Strategic Networking & Development Grants

We support Campus Alberta post-secondary institutions seeking to host or attend conferences, workshops and competitions in the areas of information and communications technology, nanotechnology and -omics.

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Strategic Research Projects

This program provides funding to support priority-driven research, innovation and training in emerging technologies at eligible Campus Alberta post-secondary institutions.

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