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Grants to support business and technology development  

Vouchers help Alberta’s high potential, high growth, technology and knowledge-based small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with technologies in the mid-to-late developmental stages but may include some early developmental stages. (See Technology Readiness Levels).

Eligible applicants can apply for funding up to $100,000 to help cover the costs of up to three service providers for the purpose of business and technology development related to the following activities:

  • New product research and development;
  • Leading-edge design, engineering and prototype development;
  • Advanced product testing and refinement;
  • Patent development;
  • Advanced market assessments; and/or
  • Other technology development activities may be considered on a case by case basis.

Please note: the applicant pays a minimum 25 percent cash contribution of the total eligible project costs.

How the grant program works 

This program is an open-call format. Apply now.

Are you interested in submitting a new application?  

  1. We’ve launched a new grant management system, please read the announcement to see how this impacts new and existing applications and applicants. Contact your Program Associate if you have questions.
  2. Familiarize yourself with the program documents below.
  3. Connect with a Technology Development Advisor.
  4. Access applicant portal to submit your application online.
  5. Any questions? Contact us at intake@albertainnovates.ca or 403-210-5229.

Are you currently working on an existing application?

Applications started in our existing grants management systems prior to April 14, 2020 will continue to be managed through the system in which the application was received, meaning the benefits listed above do not apply.  

We’re here to help with any questions you might have. Please reach out to your Technology Development Advisor or Project Advisor, or email a Program Associate at inbox_grants@albertainnovates.ca.

Program resources

Entrepreneurial Investments Program Metrics

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

Program documents

Related programs and services  

The Voucher Program is part of a suite of small business and entrepreneur funding programs focused on the commercialization of new product development and technology solutions. We offer many other related programs and services, including the following:

To connect with the innovation ecosystem and technology entrepreneur supports in your region, check out the Regional Innovation Networks.