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NEW: Accepting Applications


Supporting business and technology development

The Industry r&D Associates Program focuses on high potential, high growth, Alberta’s small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), with innovative technology or knowledge-based solutions looking to expand the technical expertise on their team. The Industry r&D Associates Program helps you to:

  • Accelerate and progress the development of new technology and innovative solutions
  • Attract and retain technical expertise
  • De-risk the development and scaling of innovative products

Qualified applicants may apply to receive up to $105,000 in non-dilutive funding to help cover salary costs over a one-year term.

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


Supporting Alberta SMEs with a strong Alberta footprint

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

Any questions about this program? Contact us at intake@albertainnovates.ca or 403-210-5229.


Program documents

Historical documents

Applications submitted prior to Aug 29, 2022

Applications submitted prior to Oct 16, 2020

Entrepreneurial Investments Program Metrics

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


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