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The Digital Innovation in Clean Energy (DICE) program supports the development of technology that creates jobs in the digital economy, reduces energy sector emissions, and improves the efficiency of energy production.
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The Digital Innovation in Clean Energy (DICE) program supports the development of digital technologies that create value and jobs while reducing emissions in the energy sector. This is inclusive of technologies in artificial intelligence and machine learning, blockchain, industrial internet of things, unmanned aerial vehicles (drones), virtual and augmented reality, digital twins, etc. While many of these technologies have multi-sectoral potential, the energy industry represents both a wealth of data to de-risk technologies along with cash flow to create value to the developer and the end user.
The DICE program has previously supported two Open Competitions funding more than 30 successfully completed projects; most of these can be found in the Project Library, linked here. At the present time, there is currently no targeted call for DICE projects but interest applicants may be eligible for funding under the Clean Resources’ Continuous Intake program.
DICE 2.0 Program Guide
Funding is open to all categories of lead applicant including technology developers, industry, industrial associations, small and medium-sized enterprises, research and development (R&D) organizations, post-secondary institutions, municipalities, not-for-profit organizations, government research labs, individuals and others, who are advancing technology development within a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) range of 3-7.
Applicants are not required to be based in Alberta, but must demonstrate a clear value proposition for the Province and be able to clearly demonstrate alignment to the program area priorities.
For full details of eligibility criteria, consult the Clean Resources Continuous Intake Program Guide.
Successful applicants must be legally able to execute the Investment Agreement.
For more details on eligibility and the intake process, consult the Program Guide.
If you have determined that your project meets our criteria, please contact a Project Advisor before submitting your Intake Form.
During the review process, Alberta Innovates leverages internal staff with subject-matter and business expertise and external reviewers to evaluate applications submitted.
Proposed projects will be evaluated against criteria in three major categories: Innovation; Execution; and Impacts. The considerations for each criterion are detailed in the SmartSimple online application form.
Senior Manager, Recovery Technologies
Registration closed: December 22, 2021
Proposed projects will be evaluated against criteria in three major categories: Innovation, Execution, and Impacts. The considerations for each criterion are detailed in the online SmartSimple Application form.
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