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Building Alberta’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and creating competitive advantage through collaboration.
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The Ecosystem Development Partnership Program aims to enhance the research and innovation ecosystem in Alberta. By working together to converge services and initiatives, we will foster provincial strengths, new industries and enhance value throughout the entire system and its operations. Click the image to view a larger version.
Partner with us as we build a research and innovation economy in Alberta that serves as a competitive advantage for innovators and simultaneously transform products and services for Albertans.
The program is managed across multiple business units at Alberta Innovates, including Entrepreneurial Investments, Post-secondary Investments and Emerging Technologies, Health Innovation, Health Platforms, and Agri-Food Innovation.
The program is focused on the following priority areas*:
Due date: Continuous
Qualified applicants are those focused on:
This program is not meant to help individual applicants directly. Instead, its purpose is to support innovators in Alberta and promote collaboration and opportunities within the ecosystem. The program does not provide support for research projects, sponsorships, or product development projects at companies or post-secondary institutions
This program is accepting applications continuously, as of July 27, 2023.
Depending on volume, applications received after December 1, 2023, may be held until April 1, 2024.
All applications are reviewed and evaluated to determine fit with the Ecosystem Development Partnerships Program objectives and intended outcomes. Alberta Innovates’ staff and external expert reviewers are engaged to evaluate applications.
For more information, consult the Program Guide.
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Building Alberta’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and creating competitive advantage though collaboration.
August 22, 2023
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