Industry Commercialization Associates Program

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NEW: Accepting Applications


Supporting business and technology development

Building a solid team with top talent is critical to the success of your business. With a focus on high potential growth SMEs in the technology and knowledge-based industries, the Industry Commercialization Associate Program helps you:

  • Accelerate and progress the commercialization of new technology and innovative products
  • Attract and retain business talent with key expertise needed for start-up and scaling SMEs in Alberta
  • Provide access to financial resources to de-risk the commercialization of new tech or innovation-based products
  • Promote revenue and export growth
  • Promote SME investment positioning

Qualified applicants may apply to receive up to $120,000 in non-dilutive funding to help cover the salary for employees hired to promote the commercialization of their business

Applicants must commit a minimum 25% cash contribution of the total annual salary.


Supporting Alberta SMEs with a strong Alberta footprint

Eligible applicants must be Alberta-based with technologies in the mid-to-late developmental stages. In some cases, this may include some early developmental stages. Determine your Technology Readiness Level.

Additionally, eligible applicants must be in the financial position to commit a minimum 25% cash contribution of the total eligible project cost.


Accepting applications now

Are you interested in submitting a new application?

  1. Familiarize yourself with the Program Resources below
  2. Connect with a Technology Development Advisor
  3. Access our online application portal to submit your application

Do you have questions? Contact us at or 403-210-5229.


Program documents*

Historical Documents

Applications submitted prior to August 29, 2022

Commercialization Associates program guide (applications submitted after October 16, 2020)
Commercialization Associates work plan & budget tables
Commercialization Associates agreement template
Commercialization Associates progress report form
Commercialization Associates final report form

Applications submitted prior to October 16, 2020

Commercialization Associates expense allowance financial table – pre-October 16, 2020
Commercialization Associates progress report form – pre-October 16, 2020
Commercialization Associates program guide – pre-October 16, 2020

Entrepreneurial Investments Program Metrics

Learn more about how we measure progress with the Technology Commercialization Scorecard.


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