Leaders in Impact

The Alberta Innovates Impact Action Lab partners with ecosystem players to activate and amplify the collective economic and societal impact of investments in research and innovation.

Scaleup Week - Evidence Day

Are you interested in the latest thinking on how companies can scale and grow?​ Join the Impact Action Lab for Scaleup Week's Evidence Day, where our experts will share global best practices for building innovation ecosystems and methods of program delivery to maximize impact. ​

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Our Value Proposition

How do you know that you are making a difference to people’s lives? Do you hope to make a greater difference in the future? Do you wonder about the ripple effects of your work? Are you facing increased pressure to demonstrate and communicate return on investment (ROI), do more with less, and meet growing expectations for public accountability and societal impact?

If you answered yes to any of the above pain points, the Alberta Innovates Impact Action Lab can help!

We work closely with a network of experts and the research and innovation community to foster an impact mindset. We help organizations plan, assess, and measure their progress. We support you in demonstrating and communicating your impact, whether it’s economic, environmental, health, or social.

The Impact Action Lab helps our clients convert their investments into outcomes and impact for Albertans, Canadians, and beyond.

What We Offer

The Impact Action Lab works with research and innovation ecosystem partners, including funders, government agencies, organizations, entrepreneurs, researchers, and innovators.

We can help you maximize your impact through the stages of planning, implementing, managing, and communicating.

We combine impact science expertise plus practical implementation and scaling experience, along with a global network of experts and alumni, to deliver best-in-class supports in these areas:

Strategic Ecosystem Partnerships
Impact Consulting Services
Impact Training & Outreach
Thought Leadership

Our Services

Learn more about the four services we offer.

Impact Action Lab: What We Offer

Featured Webinar

Wayfinder: A Presentation of Dr. Simon Raby’s Findings

The vision of the Alberta Innovates “Find your Future” project is to enhance the connections between entrepreneurs and ecosystem resources to promote collaboration. Phase 1 of the project focuses on entrepreneurial ecosystem navigation, or “wayfinding,” with the aim of exploring how wayfinding currently works and identifying solutions to enhance the experience for entrepreneurs.


Our Vision 

We aim to be a leading collaborator for excellence and innovation, achieving positive economic and societal change with and for the Albertans and Canadians who need it most.

We focus on four desired impacts aligned to this vision:

  1. Maximizing collective impact and (social) return on investment;
  2. Building capacity and skills in impact;
  3. Mobilizing evidence to inform policy and practice; and
  4. Embedding, scaling, and optimizing impact in organizations.


To learn more about the work of the IAL, or if you are interested in partnering or working with us, please reach out to info@impactactionlab.ca.


Our Team

Kathryn Graham, PhD, FCAHS

Executive Director, Impact Action Lab