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Forward Water takes the waste out of industrial wastewater

We use water everyday; water for washing, water to drink, or water used for sanitation. When Howie Honeyman thinks of...

Alberta Innovates Launches eXtended Reality Health Economic Acceleration and Development (xR HEAD) Program

New Funding Opportunity: Alberta Innovates and the Alberta Chapter of the Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality Association (VRARA) are bringing together Alberta’s virtual, mixed, and augmented-reality, (xR), and the health innovation ecosystem to jointly develop xR innovations that can enhance patient care or support the training of health professionals.

Managing health research

Did you know that Alberta Innovates, Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health are using a digital system to improve the efficiency of administrative processes involved in clinical health research studies?

Improving care through telemedicine

High blood pressure is a leading cause of disability and death globally with an estimated 771 thousand Albertans living with the condition.

A member of a University of Alberta research team investigates various organisms that can break down lignin to make biofuels.

Alberta researchers investigate lignin as feedstock for biofuel

The University of Alberta has developed an exciting new technology supported by Alberta Innovates which is able to convert oils and fats, commonly known as lipids, into green fuels such as renewable diesel and bio jet fuel.

Trident water pump mounted on an all-terrain vehicle

Alberta entrepreneur builds unique water pump to deal with forest fires

On the May long weekend this year, Kevin Younker received a distress call from the owner of a work camp near Manning in northern Alberta. A wildfire was encroaching on the multi-million-dollar structure located in a remote bush area outside the town.

Technologist Matt Babicki stands by G4 Natural Gas Unit

G4 Insights Inc. converts forestry biomass into renewable natural gas

Renewable natural gas start-up company completes key milestone converting Alberta forest residues into pipeline-quality gas.

Edmonton SHEInnovates event brings together women in tech and innovation

The SHEInnovates event at Edmonton’s Epcor Tower on October 22 brought together women in science, technology, entrepreneurship and innovation from...

James Keirstead of Levven Electronics outside their office

Flipping the switch

An Edmonton start-up hopes to revolutionize home automation with novel technology that drastically reduces both cost and installation time.

Alberta entrepreneur: Amphibious excavators as the ultimate all-terrain vehicles

The road less excavated

Great Excavations was launched by CEO John Skierka after a pivotal conversation with a family friend who wondered aloud why no one had solved the problem of birds nesting in tailing ponds in the North.

Photo of Marty Enokson

Alberta researcher leads team focused on improving healthcare for patients with obesity

For most of his life, 52-year-old Marty Enokson has lived with severe obesity. But it was a three-month hospital stay for weight-loss surgery a decade ago that reminded him of the stigma people with obesity often face in the healthcare system.