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Program at a Glance

Program Status: Active
Strategic Initiative: Hydrogen Centre of Excellence
Business Area: Clean Technology
Priority Area(s): Supports studies, ecosystem development, public awareness, opportunity identification, and development of codes and standards.


Program Status: Active
Alberta-based: No
Organization Type: Academic Institutions & Researchers
Government or Public Entity
Individual or Sole Proprietor
Multi-National Enterprise
Post-Secondary Students
Small to Medium Enterprise


Service capacity projects that meet the program eligibility criteria will be considered for funding. Funding requests can be up to, but not exceed, $500,000 per project, for durations of up to 24 months. Proposed projects should clearly and directly enable the creation of tangible impacts in Alberta. Projects in the Service Capacity stream are comprised of:

  • Ecosystem development
  • Opportunity identification
  • Life cycle analyses
  • Public awareness
  • Development of codes and standards
  • Studies

Open Intakes

HCOE Services Capacity - Continuous Intake

Due date: March 31, 2026 12:00 am

More details


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.

How To Apply

  1. Contact a Clean Resources Project Advisor, listed below, to determine if project scope meets the requirements.
  2. Register on SmartSimple, the online application portal.
  3. Complete and submit the Intake Form on SmartSimple.
  4. Wait for your Intake Form to be reviewed to determine if the proposed proejct will be invited to submit a Detailed Proposal.

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.

Evaluation Process

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.

David Van Den Assem, B.Sc., MEDes, MBA, LEED Green Associate

Director, Clean Technology

Open and Upcoming Intakes

HCOE Services Capacity - Continuous Intake

A Hydrogen Centre of Excellence (HCOE) program supporting studies, ecosystem development, public awareness, opportunity identification, and development of codes and standards.


Application Deadline: March 31, 2026 12:00 am

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