Regional Innovation Networks

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Supporting Alberta’s entrepreneurs

Regional Innovation Networks are entrepreneur-centric, community-based networks with the goal of providing programs and services to accelerate growth of technology and knowledge-based businesses in those jurisdictions.

Each Regional Innovation Network is made up of like-minded public organizations. They’re passionate about helping small technology and knowledge-based businesses innovate and grow, diversifying the economy and helping build a strong entrepreneurial culture in Alberta.

Access your Regional Innovation Network to learn more about what your community has to offer by visiting the links below:

You can find the facilities and services offered by the Regional Innovation Networks in Connectica.

Client Journey

 

Co-Developed Principles

TECHNOLOGY AND KNOWLEDGE-BASED ENTREPRENEUR-CENTRIC

Focus on Alberta based individuals or companies that are focused on commercializing new technology and knowledge-based products and/or services into scalable, high growth businesses.

 

PAN-ALBERTAN (AIN)

Collectively supporting the collaboration and growth of companies across Alberta by working together as RINs in activities such as sharing services and co-developing programs.

 

COMMUNITY BASED

Respond and design solutions for the local innovation community by identifying local gaps and capitalizing on regional strengths.

INTERCONNECTED-SHARING AND LEARNING

Best practices are shared within stakeholders of a RIN and between RINs to accelerate learnings, find synergies, and elevate the region and the province as a whole.

 

 

ADAPTABLE

Innovation ecosystems are always evolving. Programs and services offered by the RINs adapt to changing business models, technologies, and available resources. RINS are designed to test new ideas and adapt to change. They are agile and therefore adaptable to current needs of innovative entrepreneurs.

 

COLLABORATIVE GOVERNANCE

Collaborative governance for the RINs should enable the RIN to: Include diverse voices, respond to diverse needs, enable participation, enable collaboration, provide clear decision making and accountability structures, and support information sharing.

 

 

EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Support and enable access for under-represented populations including groups which are underrepresented in the entrepreneurial and technical, research and innovation ecosystem such as indigenous persons, newcomers, black, bi-racial persons of color, LGBTQ2+ persons, differently abled persons and women.

Learn How

Visit Learn How to learn more about innovation stories from companies, entrepreneurs, and innovators all around Alberta.

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