Getting great ideas off the ground takes coaching, community and capital and Alberta Innovates helps you with all three.

We provide a range of grant funding programs targeted to different sectors and development stages. In particular, we fund projects that support the growth and diversity of Alberta’s economy.

Our funding is non-dilutive – we don’t take an equity stake or ownership in your company.

We help you find funding

We have developed an easy-to-use list of all of our available grant funding programs, which you can access here.

We indicate whether the program has a continuous intake (you can apply for funding at any time) or if there is a program call (must apply within an application window).

We help you understand your eligibility

We make eligibility criteria easy to understand. Eligibility is based on factors including:

  • Whether or not your organization is located in Alberta;
  • The type or size of your organization; and
  • How far along your project technology is.

We have provided detailed eligibility requirements on each program page and within the associated program guides.


Most programs are open to applicants from organizations and companies that are Alberta-based, with a physical or corporate presence in the province. Some are open to applicants outside the province but need to demonstrate clear value for Alberta.

Organization type

Most programs are open to one or more of the following types of organizations:

  • Companies with fewer than 500 employees and less than $50 million annual gross revenue, also known as small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs)
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Post-secondary researchers
  • Government and public-sector organizations

Companies larger than 500 employees with significant presence in more than one country are only eligible for limited specialized funding, usually targeted towards areas of strategic interest to Alberta.

Funding Programs

Browse our list of funding programs to get started today.

Funding Programs