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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. Familiarize yourself with the program documents below.
  2. Connect with a Technology Development Advisor.
  3. Access applicant portal to submit your application online.
  4. Any questions? Contact us at intake@albertainnovates.ca or 403-210-5229.

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.

The impact of Alberta Innovates’  programming for 2021