Entrepreneurial Investments

Industry Associates Programs

Overview

The Industry (r&D and Commercialization) Associates Programs have been designed to support innovation and creative problem-solving for Alberta small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The purpose of the programs is to stimulate the development and commercialization of novel technological or business solutions, while generating material risk-weighted returns on investment to the Province of Alberta based on economic, social or environmental metrics. The program is funded by the Government of Alberta, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, and is administered by Alberta Innovates.

The Program operates on an open-call basis, meaning applications are accepted and reviewed on a continuum, and may be submitted in one or two stages. The applicant may submit an application with or without the selection of a specific r&D or Commercialization Associate. If the application is submitted without the selection of a specific associate, it will be evaluated on the “Applicant” and “Opportunity” sections of the application. If approved, the applicant will have up a maximum of nine months to submit the “Associate” and “Project” sections of the application for evaluation. This allows for a faster turnaround once a potential associate has been found by the applicant.

r&D Associates

The r&D Associates program is currently not accepting applications at this time.

However, we encourage you to check back for future opportunities.

This program is designed to fund an applicant to employ a Level 1 or Level 2 r&D Associate on a full-time basis for the project term, up to a maximum of two years.

Before submitting your application, familiarize yourself with program documentation:

Commercialization Associates

This program is designed to fund an applicant to employ a Level 1 or Level 2 Commercialization Associate on a full-time basis, or a Level 3 associate on a part- or full-time basis, for the project term, up to a maximum of two years.

To complete the online application for this program, please visit our Applicant Portal.

Before submitting your application, familiarize yourself with program documentation:

Program Contact Information

Name: Kiran Dhami
Title: Program Associate
Phone: 780-450-5221
Email:  Kiran.Dhami@albertainnovates.ca