Newsroom - Alberta Innovates

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Raising investment funds in the time of COVID

When the pandemic hit this spring, Calgary startup Attabotics was in the midst of a major effort. The four-year-old robotics company was striving to raise funds to accelerate deployment of its novel warehousing technology, scale manufacturing operations, bolster its team and more.

Women Lead Their Own Destiny Through Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurism

On September 15, 2020 Alberta Innovates and SHEInnovatesAlberta will deliver a unique virtual event designed to support leaders, entrepreneurs and investors. Women Leading Innovation offers insights with influential women who are changing the innovation game.

Alberta Innovates injects $2.1 M into COVID Research

Alberta Innovates is announcing an additional $2.1 M investment in research and innovation projects that will slow the spread and lessen the impact of COVID-19.

Green Building Technologies

Alberta Innovates and Western Economic Diversification Canada are providing funding to the Smart Sustainable Resilient Infrastructure Association (SSRIA). The funding will be used to establish a network of test buildings for small and medium-sized construction firms to develop new innovations in energy-efficient construction through testing, commercializing and adoption of new products and technologies.

Accelerated Learning for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Failure in a startup context can signify many different things – from boundary-pushing forms of strivingand experimentalism to faulty assumptions...

The upside of failure

Success in the innovation space is rare. A lot of ideas — even great ideas — will crash and burn. However, many in Alberta’s innovation community argue that we don’t need to fear failure. If anything, we need more of it in the province. And we need to be sure to fail successfully.

LIVE STREAM EVENT FOCUSES ON WOMEN LEADING INNOVATION

Alberta Innovates, in conjunction with SHEInnovates, puts women front and centre of the pandemic recovery in an Unbound live stream event Sept. 15, 2020. Designed for female leaders and entrepreneurs the event showcases women who are emerging strong by changing the innovation game in Alberta and around the world.

SHEInnovates Women Leading Innovation, an Inventures Unbound Premiere event

On Sept. 15, 2020, you’ll hear from women who are leading the pack in the tech and innovation sectors. Gain incredible insights, network with audience members, and engage with speakers, all as part of this Inventures Premiere experience.

Researchers probe new drug target in novel coronavirus

Study co-funded by Alberta Innovates yields important insights in search for treatment for COVID-19 Story reposted courtesy of the University...

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‘Engineering failure’ to solve technology challenges

At C-FER Technologies, a team of experts has a unique job: They “engineer failures” by subjecting technologies to extreme tests to deliberately break them—all with the aim of helping industry find the best available technologies for the job.

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Learning from failure inspires entrepreneur

Bradley Poulette believes that learning from failure is part of “showing up for class” if you want to be an entrepreneur.

Growing hardier corn crops and economic opportunities in rural Alberta

In Alberta, the requirement for hot and long growing seasons has limited grain corn production for livestock consumption to the...