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Bridging the gap between the promise and the reality of better health for Albertans through the use of artificial intelligence.
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Alberta has great potential to become a leader in data-driven and data-enabled innovation through the application of artificial intelligence to enable better health. The objectives of the AI-Better Health Program are to:
The AI-Better Health Program will provide individual project funding up to a maximum of $800,000 over 3 years.
It is expected this Program will strengthen Alberta’s reputation as an international AI leader while demonstrating how artificial intelligence can drive healthcare transformation.
For more information on the Enabling Better Health through Artificial Intelligence (AI-Better Health) funding program, attend the informational webinar on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at 10:00 AM MDT. Register here.
The AI-Better Health Program is open to applicants at Alberta-based post-secondary institutions, for-profit organizations (SMEs), government entities, and not-for-profit organizations. All applicants are required to include key opinion leaders across healthcare and government for collaborative research projects that address critical issues for enabling better health through artificial intelligence.
Applications must be aligned to one or more eligible theme areas:
Full details on eligibility can be found in the Program Guidelines.
All applications are reviewed and evaluated to determine fit with the AI-Better Health Program objectives and intended outcomes. Alberta Innovates staff and external expert reviewers are engaged to evaluate Applications.
Alberta Innovates evaluates submitted Applications to the AI-Better Health Program based on merit, potential to realize socioeconomic benefits, relevance and impact to the health and well-being of Albertans.
Alberta Innovates retains the sole right to determine the evaluation process and assessment criteria and does not disclose the names of its reviewers to ensure their objectivity and impartiality. Internal and external parties involved in the evaluation are subject to confidentiality and conflict-of-interest policies set by Alberta Innovates. All investment decisions are at the sole discretion of Alberta Innovates.
Director, Clinical Research Innovation
The AI-Better Health Program will accept applications from October 2, 2023, until Friday, November 24, 2023, at 4:00 PM MST. Open to eligible Alberta-based applicants.
Registration closed: November 24, 2023
Applicants should contact Alberta Innovates before submitting an application to ensure alignment to the Program objectives, goals, and themes. All applications must be completed through the Alberta Innovates application portal.
Program Launch: October 2, 2023
Informational Webinar: October 10, 2023
Application Deadline: November 24, 2023, at 4:00 PM MST
Merit Review and Evaluation: November 2023 - January 2024
Funding Decisions and Notification to Applicants: January 2024
Agreement Contracting: January – March 2024
Project Start Date: March 15, 2024
October 4, 2023