Entrepreneurial Investments


Alberta Innovates manages a number of high-demand technology entrepreneurial investment programs with a growing number of subscribers. Due to the competitive nature of these programs, Alberta Innovates searches to invest in high-potential, high-growth companies that will provide economic and social benefits for Alberta.

Networking Services

Regional Innovation Networks

Alberta Innovates provides technology commercialization support, mentorship and funding throughout the province via the Regional Innovation Networks. Learn more.

Technology Development Advisors

Technology Development Advisors (TDAs) provide coaching and advice to SMEs in technology- and knowledge-based industries. They work with clients to increase their business knowledge and connect to other partners and services within their respective RINs. Learn more.

TDAs enhance innovation system navigation and offer improved access to business networks and services for SMEs.


Connectica is a self-service tool for SMEs and service providers to connect with other provincial innovators, in alignment with Alberta Innovates’ strategic priority for contributing to an effective innovation system. Learn more.

Licensing Opportunities

Alberta Innovates has a variety of technologies available for licensing. We will work with companies, from small to large, to set up mutually beneficial licensing deals to enable technology transfer out into industry. Learn more.

Funding Programs

Global Partnerships

These programs are designed to support SMEs from Alberta and the partnering jurisdictions in Mexico and China to enter into a joint project to develop and commercialize novel technological solutions that address a defined market need, generate economic and social benefits in both jurisdictions and globally. Download our presentation. Please read this notification from the Ministry of Economic Development & Trade regarding business travel to China.

Matchmaking events

The goal of a matchmaking event is to help Alberta SMEs find a suitable partner to participate in future International Technology Partnership Programs. Some travel support will be available to Alberta SMEs selected to attend the workshops.

Submit a company profile

To be eligible, we require Alberta SMEs to complete a company profile. We’ll review and use all profiles to conduct a preliminary assessment for potential partner match. We’ll contact companies directly regarding upcoming matchmaking events.

Global Partnership Funding

Apply to our Export-Readiness Micro-Voucher program for up to $10,000 to offset the cost to hire a service provider to assist with the development of export related strategies.

Essential reading

The documents below are meant to help for companies to self-identify as to their readiness to commercialize: