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This program supports members of Alberta post-secondaries and not-for-profits who are leading events that focus on emerging technologies that inspire innovation, foster collaboration, and drive progress in our province, with up to $25,000 in funding.
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The Strategic Networking & Development program supports activities in alignment with our mission and values to grow an Alberta technology ecosystem where inventors:
We provide funding up to $25,000, depending on the size and scope of the event. Projects, including event lead-up time, have a maximum term of one year.
In addition to financial support, we offer resources and expertise to help event organizers succeed. Our team can connect organizers with other resources and partners in the ecosystem.
Due date: Continuous
Strategic Networking and Development Program Guide
Projects should create or strengthen collaborations and connections within the innovation ecosystem, and/or provide experiential and intrapreneurial/entrepreneurial learning opportunities with a technology focus/in a tech setting. Examples of eligible activities can include:
The program is open to:
*For-Profit Organizations will be considered based on the nature of the services provided; however, non-profit is preferred. Reach out to the Program Coordinator for more details.
Please refer to the Program Guide for other eligibility requirements.
All applications are reviewed and evaluated to determine fit with the Program objectives and intended outcomes described above, as well as with the Alberta ecosystem’s needs. Alberta Innovates staff and expert reviewers are engaged to evaluate Applications. This program is continuous intake and applications are reviewed as they are received.
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.
Coordinator, Post-Secondary Investments and Emerging Technologies
This is a continuous intake program; applications are accepted at any time and are reviewed regularly. Applications should be submitted a minimum of eight weeks before the activity start date.
You’ll find essential documents related to this program below:
Agriculture & Forestry, Emerging Technology & Data Science