Applied Research – our subsidiaries

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Our two applied research subsidiaries, InnoTech Alberta and C-FER Technologies continue to open new markets locally, nationally and globally for their services and work more closely with our other business lines.

InnoTech Alberta and C-FER Technologies provide applied research services to government and industry clients in the energy, agriculture and forestry sectors. These clients rely upon our applied research subsidiaries to provide contract research to de-risk innovation, accelerate outcomes such as technology adoption and pursue new market opportunities.

For the public sector, InnoTech Alberta provides technical expertise and assets to help achieve priorities such as biodiversity monitoring and environmental due diligence

Our subsidiaries provide a critical bridge in the R&I system that links basic research with industry needs. They test, de-risk and translate innovation to increase the odds for successful and accelerated commercialization and market adoption for their clients, including national and international industry partners. Their world-renowned expertise and capacity in applied research are keystones in the province’s R&I system.

InnoTech Alberta 

As a subsidiary of Alberta Innovates, InnoTech Alberta plays a unique role in our end-to-end innovation focus. InnoTech Alberta is the premiere applied research provider in the province, providing unparalleled technical and scientific expertise, facilities and knowledge to solve challenges for industry and government.  We provide scaled services to support technology development ranging from lab, pilot, demonstration, to field in the areas of agriculture, energy, environment, forestry, and manufacturing.

Our partners trust us to help accelerate new technology development, leading to new ideas and products to power and diversify the economic future of Alberta.

A pie chart graphic illustrating InnoTech Alberta's locations and clients.

Learn more by visting InnoTech Alberta online!

C-FER Technologies

C-FER Technologies provides applied engineering services and testing to advance safety, efficiency and environmental performance in partnership with the energy industry.

Examples of services include:

  • assisting entrepreneurs in developing, testing and demonstrating their new technologies for industry end users (technology push)
  • helping end users identify the best available technologies and validating the performance of these technologies in independent, full-scale or field tests (technology pull). 
  • working with industry to develop new technical standards to ensure the safe, reliable and efficient implementation of new technologies.
A pie chart graphic illustrating C-FER Technologies locations and clients.

Learn more by visiting C-FER Technologies at their website.