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Alberta Innovates contributes to Canada’s national-level innovation tracking tool

The Conference Board of Canada’s innovation report card is a ‘gold standard’ for measuring innovation performance in Canada. Our national...

Energy Industry Embraces Digital Technology

Alberta Innovates is announcing a new round of funding under its Digital Innovation in Clean Energy (DICE) program. $2.5 million in funding from Alberta Innovates is available, with up to $350,000 available per project.

Calgary and Edmonton innovation groups join forces to boost Alberta as a tech powerhouse

After a competitive and thorough review process, Alberta Innovates chose the Alberta pre-accelerator as one of four proposals that will receive provincial, federal and municipal investment under an unprecedented entrepreneurial initiative for Alberta: the Alberta Innovates Scaleup and Growth Accelerator Program (Scaleup GAP). This program is intended to fill a scaleup gap in the province’s innovation system by helping local tech companies grow, and to attract global firms and investment to the province.

Global business accelerators to power growth, opportunities in Alberta tech startup sector

Business accelerators with global reach are setting up shop in Alberta to power new growth and opportunities in the province’s burgeoning tech startup sector. The accelerators are experienced in vaulting promising startups through scaleup and growth by providing intensive mentoring, networking, access to capital and other opportunities. They are key to positioning Alberta as a global technology and innovation hub to diversify the provincial economy, create growth, jobs and a knowledge workforce for the future.

500 Global establishes presence in Alberta to strengthen the Alberta Innovation Corridor

Alberta Innovates, the province’s largest and Canada’s first provincial research and innovation agency, chose Alberta Accelerator by 500 as one of four proposals that will receive a collective total of about $35 million in federal, provincial and municipal funding under an unprecedented entrepreneurial initiative – the Alberta Innovates Scaleup and Growth Accelerator Program (Scaleup GAP).

Unique business accelerator to grow tech-based ventures that improve community safety and wellness

Alberta Innovates chose the Community Safety & Wellness (CSW) Accelerator powered by Alchemist as one of four proposals that will receive provincial, federal and municipal investment under an unprecedented accelerator initiative intended to help innovative tech companies scale up in Alberta and attract global companies and technologies to the province.

Alberta tech startups will plug into global innovation system through new business accelerator

After a competitive and thorough review process, Alberta Innovates chose the Alberta pre-accelerator as one of four proposals that will receive provincial, federal and municipal investment under an unprecedented entrepreneurial initiative for Alberta: the Alberta Innovates Scaleup and Growth Accelerator Program (Scaleup GAP). This program is intended to fill a scaleup gap in the province’s innovation system by helping local tech companies grow, and to attract global firms and investment to the province.

Inventures 2021 Stands Down on Live Event

As we moved into the final countdown to Inventures 2021 later this month, it became clear that the fourth wave...

INVENTURE$ Announces Startup Pitch Competition Finalists

A record 275 entries were received from startups around the world for the fourth annual Inventures Startup Pitch Competition, taking place at the Inventures conference, September 22-24, 2021, in Calgary. The international competition will see 34 finalists across seven categories compete for cash, expert feedback, and investor connections.

Serious Labs Applies Simulation Training Technology to Solve Truck Driving Challenge

The Canadian government announced mandatory entry-level training (MELT) requirements for new drivers entering the commercial transport industry. The standard greatly increased training rigor and the number of in-cab training hours required, with the goal of making Canada’s roads safer. The MELT requirements, which went into effect in 2019, would improve safety, but they would also exacerbate existing driving shortages and contribute to increased greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as a result of more hours spent on in-cab training.

Partnership with AHS Expands Access to Cancer Screening for Rural and Northern Albertans

A new pilot project is addressing the challenge by expanding and integrating the range of screening services that make the rounds to rural and northern communities.

International Security and Cyber Risk Expert to Address Inventures 2021 Conference

Isaac Ben-Israel, an international expert on artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, will be a featured keynote at Inventures 2021 in Calgary, September 22-24.