Innovative waste management, industry collaboration turns demolition waste into bioenergy and value-added bioproducts

An Edmonton demolition company has become the site of an innovative, eco-friendly industrial collaboration that is diverting large amounts of waste and converting it into bioenergy and potentially valuable bioproducts.

Forecasting – a powerful weapon in battling the pandemic

U of A team uses machine learning to predict cases and deaths In the year-long battle against the coronavirus, information...

Investing in the fight to conquer COVID

Alberta Innovates invested in several projects exploring ways to reduce the spread and lessen the effect of COVID-19. The researchers...

A story of business growth during a pandemic

Starting a business and keeping it going is tough. Starting a business and keeping it going during a pandemic is...

Small Modular Reactors – A four-part educational opportunity to learn about nuclear technology

Alberta Innovates is presenting a Small Modular Reactor Learning Series as an opportunity to learn about new nuclear technology, the national action plan, safety and regulations, innovation in Canada’s nuclear industry and to better understand the latest technology supply chain.

A photo of Symend's CEO Hanif Joshaghani and chief strategy officer Tiffany Kaminsky

Start-up uses emerging tech and empathy to disrupt an industry

When they founded Symend Inc. in 2016, Tiffany Kaminsky and Hanif Joshaghani thought there had to be a better way—in fact, they knew there was a better way.

Edmonton company develops made-in-Alberta COVID testing kit

Edmonton-based company AQM struck a deal with Alberta Health Services to provide provincial laboratories with kits for COVID-19 testing.

Edmonton company enables paperless classrooms around the world

Update: February 4, 2021 – Showbie raises $7.5 million CAD Users rave about this Edmonton-based company’s app This story was...

Former Nightclub Promoter Develops ‘Thirst’ for Global Change

Scott Harrison, founder and CEO of charity: water, spent almost 10 years as a nightclub promoter in New York City before realizing that for him, happiness isn’t found in cars, real estate and “conventional successes.” While travelling in developing parts of the world, Harrison became aware of the world’s clean water crisis and changed course to found the life-saving non-profit organization charity: water in 2006. Harrison will give a keynote address at Inventures 2021 in Calgary, September 22-24, 2021.

Alberta Innovates is turning 100

Illustration by Scott Carmichael We celebrate our legacy with an eye to the future Over the past 100 years, Alberta...

100 Years of Transformation: Celebrating Research and Innovation in Alberta

Join us in a year-long centennial celebration of research and innovation in Alberta. We told you about our history and...

A group of SIRCA scientists in 1926

100 years of advancing research and innovation to help Alberta and Albertans

For more than a century, Alberta Innovates has been an integral part of the province’s scientific and economic history. Although...