Bringing people and resources together to help innovators across Alberta.
Funding & grants
We continue to drive job creation and attract investment to the province through our targeted funding programs and collaborations with industry, government and academia.
Research & initiatives
Our broad scope gives us the perspective to solve some of industry’s biggest challenges, while stimulating the start-up community to build new technology, drive new ideas, and support the development and growth of small and medium enterprises.
Our work spans the full spectrum of sectors and industries – from healthcare providers to the health industry to patients; forestry to food production; artificial intelligence to academic research; and clean energy to bitumen beyond combustion.
Through our world-class researchers, leading-edge facilities and strategic investments, we pave the path of innovation that will feed, grow, fuel and build Alberta’s economy.
Alberta’s technology and knowledge-based entrepreneurial ecosystem is supported through our investment in Regional Innovation Networks. Through this investment, we provide SMEs and entrepreneurs with technology commercialization advice, mentorship and access to program support and equipment.
The Regional Innovation Networks work closely with our Technology Development Advisors, local incubators, accelerators and community partners to help tech and knowledge-based businesses innovate and grow, diversifying the economy and helping build a strong entrepreneurial culture in Alberta.
Bridging research and industry needs
Our subsidiaries provide a critical bridge in the R&I system that links basic research with industry needs. They test, de-risk and translate innovation to increase the odds for successful and accelerated commercialization and market adoption for their clients, including national and international industry partners.
Networking & mentorship
Whether it’s through our flagship event Inventures or the many events we regularly host and sponsor, we build and foster networks, partnerships and collaborations – locally, nationally and internationally.