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A Hydrogen Centre of Excellence (HCOE) program supporting studies, ecosystem development, public awareness, opportunity identification, and development of codes and standards.
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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:
Due date: March 31, 2026
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.
Director, Clean Technology
Application Deadline: March 31, 2026
Up to $3.8 million is available to March 31, 2026 for service capacity projects. This funding is available on a continuous intake basis until the available funds have been fully allocated. Projects are expected to take less than 24 months to complete.
The Hydrogen Centre of Excellence accelerates technology and innovation across the hydrogen value chain, closing innovation and support gaps and strengthening Alberta’s hydrogen economy.
Sectors: Clean Technology
The objective of the Clean Technology program is to address sustainability while creating opportunity for economic diversification in Alberta.