We are focused on Alberta’s agriculture, food and forest sectors. Not only do we provide funding to researchers and companies, we offer advice and help them make connections.

We work with industry and researchers to develop:

  • New knowledge or industry practices
  • New products, services or technologies.

Our funding programs support projects at various stages of the innovation continuum – from basic research to applied research to commercialization.

Bio encompasses a wide range of focus areas. These include: sustainable production; bioindustrial innovation; food innovation; ecosystem services and biodiversity; and the Alberta Prion Research Institute.

Find out how we can help you. For more information about Alberta Innovates’ bio-related programs and what is currently available.

We support, develop, sustain and advance health and health system research and innovation activities to improve the health and wellbeing of Albertans.

Working with our many partners in the health ecosystem to solve the biggest issues in our sector, we ensure that research outcomes achieve innovation in care, policy and practice and that the needs of patients and clinicians influence research.

Find out more about working with us and applying for health research and innovation funding.

Every year, we invest in research and innovation aimed at clean energy technologies and protecting our water resources that will advance our energy sector and meet world-class environmental standards. Sharing the risks associated with challenging research and development projects encourages industry to make advances in innovation development that wouldn’t be possible without our funding or technical counsel.

Learn more about working with us and applying for Energy and Environment funding.

We work with entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes to commercialize their technologies in Alberta, across Canada and around the world. Our combination of expertise, experience, technologies and networks makes us an ideal partner for innovators in Alberta and beyond.

We invest in research and innovation across numerous sectors of Alberta’s economy, including:

  • agriculture
  • energy
  • environment,
  • forest products
  • health
  • emerging technologies

Learn more about working towards commercialization and how to applying for funding.