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Dr. Emily Bishop helps launch research collaboration between Nova Scotia medtech company and University of Calgary

Thanks to coronavirus, remote work has become the norm for many Canadians. For Dr. Emily Bishop, communicating with colleagues at...

Aboriginal-led wildlife monitoring project empowers Whitefish Lake First Nation

In 2018, with the help of InnoTech Alberta, Whitefish Lake First Nation deployed its own wildlife monitoring program to better understand the impact of oil sands development on local animal populations.

Trash is biofuel treasure; Enerkem uses Alberta as a launching pad for expansion

Enerkem’s Edmonton facility is a huge step forward — the first commercial facility in the world to turn municipal trash into biofuel. That’s attracted a lot of interest, both in Canada and beyond.

Understanding Alberta’s score on the Conference Board of Canada innovation report card

A recent Conference Board of Canada (CBoC) innovation report card scored Alberta a “D” compared to international peer jurisdictions. However, the low relative score doesn’t mean Alberta innovations or companies are inferior.

Alberta eyes billion-dollar carbon fibre market

Alberta Innovates’ Carbon Fibre Grand Challenge is accelerating the development of pathways for large-scale production of carbon fibre and advanced manufacturing products from Alberta’s bitumen. Carbon fibre’s high strength, stiffness, and corrosion resistance coupled with its light weight make it better than many conventional metals and polymers used in transportation, infrastructure, construction and consumer products.

Energy industry goes digital

Alberta Innovates is announcing 17 successful projects in its Digital Innovation in Clean Energy (DICE) program. These technology development opportunities will receive over $3 million in funding from Alberta Innovates.

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.

Central Alberta Patients Participate in Home Health Monitoring Trial

Patients in central Alberta are participating in a home health monitoring technology trial. Wolf Creek, Drayton Valley, and Kalyna Country Primary Care Networks (PCNs) will be the first Central Zone PCNs to trial the technology for people with chronic health conditions, with potential to add more Central Zone PCNs in subsequent phases.

Alberta Innovates invests in COVID-19 Rapid Response

Alberta Innovates and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) are announcing additional investments to an ongoing partnership: COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding Opportunity. Announced in April 2020, the total investment will amount to $109 million in research funding to support projects across Canada.

Alberta Innovates seeks to secure Alberta’s AI advantage

From Alberta Innovates CEO Laura Kilcrease More and more, we use artificial intelligence (AI) as part of our everyday routines...

Alberta built an artificial intelligence powerhouse. What’s next?

Story by Scott Lilwall Just off Highway 60, a short jaunt south of Devon, sits one of the most celebrated...

Quantum memories could be the key to a more secure internet of the future

Story by Breanna Mrozcek The internet needs an upgrade. For the past three decades, the massive digital network that connects...