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

Advance

The NSERC Alliance – Alberta Innovates Advance Program provides grants of up to $150,000 per year for up to two years, to support eligible Alberta university researchers with promising discoveries in emerging technologies to begin advancing their research toward the marketplace.

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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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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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News

Celebrating the stories of women in innovation

Today more women are pursuing these careers but they still face challenges in a largely male-dominated workforce.  The United Nations reports that women make up less than a quarter of all people working globally in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) occupations. Here in Canada women make up approximately a quarter of the country’s science and technology workers, according to Statistics Canada.

Alberta Innovates-sponsored program has introduced thousands of students to nanotechnology

For more than a decade, Alberta Innovates has been the sponsor of a unique program that’s introduced thousands of young students to the world of nanotechnology.

A photo of UofC researcher Paul Barclay

Innovator spotlight – tiny tech with huge possibilities

Barclay is the former Alberta Innovates Scholar in Quantum Nano Systems, and he holds a Strategic Research Project grant. The goal of the grant is to support his work to fabricate devices and other hardware for connecting optical networks to quantum memories that could enable a “quantum internet.”

Events

Jun 01 - 03, 2022

Inventures 2022

CONNECT with… STARTUPS, ENTREPRENEURS, INVESTORS AND GLOBAL THOUGHT LEADERS WHO ARE REDEFINING THE FUTURE. FROM CLEANTECH TO SMART AG… INVENTURES...