March 16, 2020

COVID-19

March 16, 2020

With the increasing spread of COVID-19 and a rapidly evolving global response, Alberta Innovates, InnoTech Alberta and C-FER Technologies are taking actions to ensure the health and safety of our employees and our community. We recognize the magnitude of this extraordinary circumstance and are working quickly to support Alberta business during this critical time.

We continue to develop and implement preparedness plans to mitigate both short and long term impacts to the Albertans we serve. Given the role that Alberta Innovates plays in supporting the growth and vibrancy of the entrepreneurial community and key business sectors such as health, energy, agriculture and the environment, we are working with stakeholders, clients and our employees to determine how to best support the Alberta economy in the immediate term as well as the long-term requirements to get the economy back on its feet after the end of this health crisis.

We know that many of our stakeholders and clients are directly impacted by this situation and we are working diligently to ensure that key resources are available. Our workforce is equipped to work remotely – please be assured that we are virtually connected to our systems and remain committed to ensuring that there is as little disruption as possible to our role in issuing awards, providing funding and supporting the businesses that are key to a thriving economy.

Many of our team members working in seven locations throughout Alberta are required to be onsite within our facilities to ensure that our key business, research and testing functions are supported. We have implemented workplace strategies to ensure the ongoing health and safety of our employees in these critical, operational roles.

 If you have concerns for continuity of funding or other granting agreements that are critical to your business or if any of your existing agreements may be affected by this disruption, our teams are available to answer your questions. Please reach out by phone or email to your primary contact with Alberta Innovates, InnoTech Alberta and C-FER Technologies.

Our focus remains on supporting you and the innovation ecosystem through these turbulent times. Together, we have the fortitude and capacity to emerge from this unprecedented challenge stronger and better.

Stay well,

Laura Kilcrease,
Chief Executive Officer