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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.

New Alberta Innovates Funding Available to Advance Tech Projects in Smart Agriculture and Food

Alberta Innovates is pleased to announce a new round of funding is now available under the Smart Agriculture and Food Digitalization and Automation Challenge (SAFDAC). This unique program supports projects that develop or advance smart technologies to increase productivity, reduce production costs or increase the value of Alberta’s agri-food commodities. Qualifying projects will provide solutions to challenges faced by the province’s agri-food sector and that clearly demonstrate social, economic and environmental benefits to Alberta.

Strengthening Alberta Health Technology Companies

What if there was a way that Alberta health-technology companies could quickly and efficiently connect with 60,000 physicians, specialists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to test their innovations? The Health Technology Commercialization Hub (HaTCH) will do just that.

Acclaimed Neuroscientist Dr. Tali Sharot to open Inventures 2021 Conference

Tali Sharot award-winning author of The Influential Mind and The Optimism Bias is the opening keynote at Inventures 2021 in Calgary September 22-24, 2021. Professor Sharot is a leading expert on decision-making and emotion. She combines research in behavioural economics, psychology, and neuroscience to reveal the forces that shape our decisions and beliefs.

SVG Ventures | THRIVE Supporting Canadian Agricultural Startups Through New Calgary HQ

The Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund (OCIF) in partnership with Alberta Innovates, the Alberta Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, and Olds College will be providing up to $2.5 million dollars to support the establishment of SVG Ventures | THRIVE’S Canadian subsidiary with its headquarters located in Calgary.

Optimizing innovation performance in Canada

Innovation is the most popular approach to addressing global challenges.  The question is how do we know that our innovation-related...

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Innovator spotlight – tiny tech with huge possibilities

Barclay is the former Alberta Innovates Scholar in Quantum Nano Systems, and he holds a Strategic Research Project grant. The goal of the grant is to support his work to fabricate devices and other hardware for connecting optical networks to quantum memories that could enable a “quantum internet.”

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.”