Digital Innovation in Clean Energy (DICE)

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Call for Proposals

Alberta Innovates is focused on emerging technologies that support multiple sectors across the province. An important innovation strategy is to embrace the digital future while leveraging Alberta’s existing natural resources and human capacity.

Alberta Research and Innovation Framework

The Digital Innovation in Clean Energy Open Call is directed towards developing projects that support existing Alberta Research and Innovation Framework (ARIF) goals while striving towards the strategic direction of the new Alberta economy. In developing a Digital Innovation in Clean Energy Program, the intent is to provide funding and research support for projects that align with Alberta Innovates go-forward strategy, according to the following innovation platforms:

Program Details

Projects that align with the program will be eligible for funding. Up to $1.8 million is available over two years for DICE. Project funding can be up to but not exceed $200,000.

Proposed projects should have a clear and direct pathway to affecting tangible impacts in the operations of organizations in Alberta. The preference will be for technologies and solutions that are currently at a Technology and Solution Readiness Level (TSRL) between 3-7; namely beyond the conceptual stage but not advanced enough to be fully commercialized.

Introductory Webinar

Alberta Innovates hosted an introductory webinar for potential applicants on November 13, 2019. To view the slide presentation click HERE. A recording of the webinar is available HERE.

Application Process

Submissions to the DICE program will be evaluated using a one stage application process. Proposals should be submitted electronically using the Full Proposal form managed via the SmartSimple online intake system below:



Competition Timeline

Date Planned Activity
November 6, 2019 Launch of the open call
January 3, 2020 Close of proposal submissions
February 28, 2020 Announcement of funded projects
August 31, 2021 Latest completion date for funded projects

Close of Proposal Submissions

January 3, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. MST

Program Resources


To discuss eligibility for this program or for specific questions regarding this program and guide, please contact:

Bruce Duong, Senior Manager, Recovery Technologies
(587) 779-2910

For specific questions regarding technical issues with proposal submissions using the SmartSimple online system, please contact:

Isabel Salcedo, Program Associate
(403) 910-4998