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Using the power of technology to solve health care’s biggest challenges

Alberta spends nearly 40 per cent of the provincial budget on health. Alberta Innovates is launching the Accelerating Innovations into CarE (AICE) – Concepts program to help address that challenge by contributing to reducing the cost of care and improving the health of Albertans by nurturing a digital health ecosystem.

Tackling Chronic Wasting Disease

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a serious condition affecting deer, elk and other cervid populations throughout Alberta. Prevalence of CWD has increased each year since it was first detected in Alberta in 2005. The issue has grown beyond animals in the wild and has spread to farmed elk and deer in Alberta, costing producers considerable resources, time, and money. In an effort to mitigate the impact of CWD, Alberta Innovates is announcing the launch of the Chronic Wasting Disease Research Program.

InnoTech team dedicates itself to solving massive inactive well dilemma

Canadian Environment Week: InnoTech developing solutions to safely close wells The numbers are daunting. There is a backlog of more...

Cleaning up contaminated land using tools from nature

NAIT researchers are developing a renewable product to help clean up tens of thousands of sites across the province contaminated by petroleum products – locations like old gas stations, fuel storage sites and other so-called “brownfields.”

Clinical Trials Alberta Launches

Alberta Innovates is pleased to announce the launch of Clinical Trials Alberta (CTA) a new collaborative initiative that showcases Alberta’s unique capabilities to attract high-quality clinical trials, investments and new opportunities that will improve the health of Albertans.

Alberta Innovates funded researcher named to the Royal Society

We have long believed in the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning, and have backed this up with nearly two decades of support to Rich Sutton and to the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute.

Alberta Innovates announces winners of the COSIA Land Challenge Competition

Two Canadian companies have emerged as winners of an open innovation competition seeking seismic technologies that reduce environmental impacts of oil sands exploration. The competition, funded by Alberta Innovates and organized by Foresight on behalf of Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA), is part of the ongoing COSIA Land Challenge.

Arm-chair ranching app to transform cattle ranches

What if you could develop an app that would allow beef producers to better manage their cattle ranches? That reality may not be that far off. Dr. Graham Plastow, and his team from Livestock Gentec, are collaborating with Dr. David Wishart, from the University of Alberta, to develop the ‘Arm-Chair Rancher’ mobile app.

Looking to export your technology to global markets?

The goal of the program is to fund an Alberta SME to hire a qualified service provider that will help them build a strategic approach to entering global markets. They may be eligible for up to $20,000, which is paid directly to one service provider named in the application.

Accelerating innovations through commercialization and scale up

We’re pleased to announce another round of our Product Demonstration Program is launching today, May 17.

A picture of TDA Mike Riou and Director of Regional Innovation, Carla Otto, walking

Supporting the Front Lines of Technology-Based Business Across Alberta

Alberta Innovates is announcing an additional $3.53 million investment to the Regional Innovation Networks (RINs) in Alberta. The RINs are a network of community-based, collaboratively governed, networks that provide access to entrepreneurial supports to their region.

Alberta project explores use of synthetic data as alternative to health data utilization

Alberta Innovates, in partnership with Health City and the Institute of Health Economics (IHE) are pleased to welcome Merck Canada as a new partner to an innovative Alberta collaboration aimed at exploring the potential uses for synthetic health data. Merck Canada will be joining the collaboration and will support the acceleration of research in the field of synthetic data use with the ultimate goal of helping improve health outcomes for Canadians.