NEW: Accepting Applications
WHY THIS PROGRAM?
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.
ARE YOU ELIGIBILE?
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.
HOW TO APPLY
Accepting applications now
Are you interested in submitting a new application?
- Familiarize yourself with the Program Resources below
- Connect with a Technology Development Advisor
- Access our online application portal to submit your application.
Any questions about this program? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-210-5229.
- r&D program guide
- r&D investment agreement
Applications submitted prior to Aug 29, 2022
- r&D Associates program guide
- r&D Associates agreement template
Applications submitted prior to Oct 16, 2020
- r&D Associates expense allowance financial table – pre-October 16, 2020
- r&D Associates program guide – pre-October 16, 2020
Entrepreneurial Investments Program Metrics
Learn more about how we measure progress with the Technology Commercialization Scorecard.