321 Growth Academy

321 Growth Academy

Value:
Min :375 - Max :1500

Application Deadline:

We’ve spent the last few decades in the entrepreneurial trenches. Now, we’re sharing what we’ve learned, to help more founders and teams develop the key skills needed to grow their companies, faster.

Our courses have helped hundreds of startups, scale-ups and social enterprises – at all stages – get their growth on! We work with a broad range of companies, from startups to fast-growing scale-ups. Our specialty is tech companies in all sectors, but we also work with services companies, social enterprises and non-profits to help drive growth.

If you’re an economic development organization, accelerator, incubator, co-working space or have a mission to support high-growth companies, 321 offers proven programming you can offer your clients and communities.

Program Areas: Sales, Marketing, and Partners

Programs typically run every Spring and Fall. Please check website for more information.

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321 Growth Academy: Growth Marketing Course

321 Growth Academy

Value:
Min : - Max :

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Is marketing a key driver of your growth? Or are you spending a lot (of time or $) on marketing, but not getting results? Need more leads to fill the top of your funnel? Not sure of what flavour of marketing you need to win? Or how best you can execute?  321 can help.

In 321’s Growth Marketing course, you’ll learn how to build – or level up – your marketing engine so that it can be a driver of your growth.

You’ll learn to do the kind of marketing that leads to revenue – like designing and executing great marketing campaigns, creating great market assets and sales tools, and crafting marketing messages that resonate with your prospects. And you’ll learn while doing – applying your mad new skills in your business, in real-time.

So, whether you’re just starting out with marketing, looking to scale up, or need to fix what isn’t working, Growth Marketing is the course for you. 

Please visit our website for more information.

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321 Growth Academy: Lean Sales Course

321 Growth Academy

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In 321’s Lean Sales course, you’ll learn everything you need to know about sales – from prospecting through closing – all while applying what you learn in your business in real-time.

You’ll get clear on who you are selling to, why they will want to buy, and understand what they might pay. You’ll learn effective ways to engage prospects and map out a scalable sales process that will work for your product and markets.

Whether you’re building your sales from scratch, looking to scale up, or need to fix what isn’t working, Lean Sales is the course for you.

For more information, please visit our website

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Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program (AYEP)

Martin Family Initiative

Value:
Min : - Max :

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The Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program (AYEP) supports Indigenous students as they learn how to create successful futures.

In 2007, the Martin Family Initiative (MFI) launched AYEP to introduce Indigenous high school students to business opportunities within the Canadian economy. The curriculum teaches students how to nurture their entrepreneurial spirit, improve financial literacy and communication skills, and gives them an opportunity to explore a variety of post-secondary options. But at the heart of the program is a simple hope: that students leave with improved self-confidence and belief in their own potential.

AYEP helps Indigenous students to succeed in high school, the work place, in post-secondary studies, and in daily life. The curriculum – which is offered in the last two years of high school – introduces students to the world of business and prepares them for the working world, regardless of their career path.

Based on provincial business course requirements, AYEP comprises of two credit courses in Grade 11 and 12 (Entrepreneurship 1 and Entrepreneurship 2). The courses highlight Indigenous content, including case studies and examples of successful Canadian Indigenous businesspeople.

For more information, please check out the website.

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Accelerate Fund

The A100

Value:
Min : - Max :

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Accelerate Fund supports the growth of early-stage Alberta technology companies with a venture capital fund that matches angel investment. We are currently seeking qualified companies for the $15-million Accelerate Fund III. The original $10-million Accelerate Fund I and Fund II are fully invested in these forward-looking businesses.

For more information, please visit our website.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • ICT
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oil and Gas
  • Other

AccelerateAB

The A100

Value:
Min : - Max :

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AccelerateAB celebrates the best of Alberta’s technology scene. The annual conference brings together leaders, investors, influencers and supporters of Alberta’s technology ecosystem, with the goal of leveraging the success of the next generation of technology entrepreneurs across the province.

The event is backed by high-profile and successful leaders in the industry and is powered by the A100, a member-driven group of Alberta’s most noteworthy technology entrepreneurs. AccelerateAB is all about creating collisions between early-stage and late-stage startups, angel investors, venture capitalists, service providers, government agencies, and more, making this THE tech conference to attend, year after year.

AccelerateAB will be held in Edmonton this year, from September 29-30th. 

Please visit our website for more information.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • ICT
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oil and Gas
  • Other

Accelerating Innovation into CarE – Market Access(AICE)

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :300000

Application Deadline:

Alberta Innovates’ Accelerating Innovations into CarE (AICE) suite of programs provide a coordinated series of enabling mechanisms to support innovators along their health technology commercialization journey from ideation to leading.

The Accelerating Innovations into CarE (AICE) – Market Access Program accelerates health innovations that face evidentiary hurdles in achieving market access. The Program supports small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and real-world testing sites (Testing Sites) in carrying out clinical trials, feasibility studies or real-world trials to fast-track commercial progression and market adoption.

For more information, please visit our website.

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  • Other

Accelerating Innovations into CarE (AICE) – Validate Program

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :300000

Application Deadline:

The Accelerating Innovations into CarE (AICE) – Validate Program supports innovative small-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) along their journey developing digital and data-enabled health technology.   

This Program will help Alberta’s innovators overcome the hurdles associated with digital health technology commercialization, across the key domains of: 

  • Product Development,  
  • Business Readiness, 
  • Product-Market Fit, and  
  • Regulatory Compliance. 

The AICE – Validate Program is an exciting opportunity for innovators in Alberta’s digital health ecosystem. 

AICE – Validate complements our other health innovation program offerings by expanding to include earlier-stage development of digital and data-enabled health technologies.  

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  • Other

Advanced Methods, Education & Training in Hyperspectral Science & Technology (AMETHYST)

University of Lethbridge

Value:
Min : - Max :

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The NSERC CREATE AMETHYST Program at the University of Lethbridge is designed to expose students to the broader context of imaging science and technology, with foci on imaging spectroscopy and remote sensing. Imaging is an emergent science and technology sector that involves a wide variety of disciplines and has become one of the most highly used tools in science, technology and the arts. Imaging has grown to become the leading enabling technology for Earth observation, environmental science, medical imaging, and climate research.

Under the direction of the Alberta Terrestrial Imaging Centre (ATIC), the AMETHYST Program’s main objective is to fund exceptional trainees at all levels: Undergraduate, Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellowships. Trainees accepted into the program are selected on the basis of talent, suitability for working on interdisciplinary research, educational track record and letters of recommendations from previous teachers.

For more information, please visit our website.

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Advanced-Post Harvest Technology Research Program

Lethbridge College

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Min : - Max :

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The team in the Advanced Post-Harvest Technology research program addresses the gap in post-harvest handling and storage of produce and grains. They are developing postharvest engineering solutions using advancements in sensing, automation, IoT, cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI), machine vision, hyperspectral imaging and mathematical modeling.

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Agriculture and Food Sustainability Assurance Initiative Program

Canadian Agricultural Partnership

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:
31-Mar-2023

The Agriculture and Food Sustainability Assurance Initiatives Program will support industry associations and industry-led non-profit assurance initiatives to develop and enhance sustainability certification or assurance systems to demonstrate to the public the quality, safety and sustainability of products produced by producers and food companies.

Please refer to the website for program status.

Sector:
  • Food-Agriculture

Agriculture Financial Services Corporation Lending

Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC)

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Min : - Max :

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For 45 years, Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) has supported primary agriculture producers, commercial and agribusinesses in Alberta through its lending programs.

Through partnerships with producers and businesses, AFSC helps maintain a profitable agriculture sector in the province and stimulates healthy rural communities. Loan capital can be sourced directly by AFSC or through partnerships with other financial institutions.

Farm Loans

Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) offers a variety of loans for primary agriculture producers, including the Next Generation Loan Program, Developing Producer Loan Program, Alberta Producer Loan Program, Revolving Loan Program.

Business Loans

Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) offers a variety of loans for agriculture, agribusiness and small business enterprises in Alberta, including the Agribusiness Loan Program and the Rural Business Loan Program.

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AgriRisk Initiatives: Research and Development Contribution Funding Stream

Canadian Agricultural Partnership

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:
31-Mar-2023

The AgriRisk Initiatives (ARI) is a five-year program under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership that supports the development of new risk management tools. It is divided into three program components:

The AgriRisk Initiatives: Research and Development Contribution Funding Stream is now open.  Project Summaries are accepted on a continuous basis until program funds have been allocated, or until otherwise posted on the website.

Sector:
  • Food-Agriculture

AgriScience Program

Canadian Agricultural Partnership

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:
31-Mar-2023

The AgriScience Program is a program under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.

The program aims to accelerate the pace of innovation by providing funding and support for pre-commercial science activities and cutting-edge research that benefits the agriculture and agri-food sector and Canadians.

Aims to support specific shorter-term research activities to help industry overcome challenges and address fiscal barriers experienced by small and emerging sectors. They also seek to mitigate high risk opportunities that have the potential to yield significant returns.

Please refer to the website for program status.

Sector:
  • Food-Agriculture

Airdrie Economic development

City of Airdrie – Economic Development

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Airdrie Economic Development is a dynamic team of economic development and tourism professionals who love Airdrie. They are responsible for building relationships, manging projects, and providing access to resources that support new and existing businesses and strengthen the local economy.

Our core services include:

  • Business development
  • Investment attraction
  • Marketing
  • Research and information

For more information, please visit our website.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Health
  • ICT
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oil and Gas
  • Omics
  • Pipeline
  • Other

Alastair Ross Technology Centre

Platform Calgary

Value:
Min : - Max :

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The Alastair Ross Technology Centre (ARTC) is more than bricks and mortar, it’s about building a community and having a place where entrepreneurs and startups can come together to connect and grow. Offering more than 120,000-square-feet of office and shared space ARTC showcases the technology and innovation happening in our city.

For more information, please visit our website.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Health
  • ICT
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oil and Gas
  • Pipeline

Alberta Agriculture: Agrivalue Processing Business Incubator (APBI)

Government of Alberta

Value:
Min : - Max :

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The Agrivalue Processing Business Incubator supports new food businesses and established food manufacturers.

The Agrivalue Processing Business Incubator (APBI) is a multi-tenant facility. It provides the infrastructure and services to support the establishment and growth of new companies and new business ventures in Alberta. The APBI meets federal food-regulation requirements, enabling resident companies to market their products nationally and internationally.

The purpose of the APBI facility is to:

  • assist with the startup of new food businesses
  • provide a centre of excellence for agrivalue venture scale-up
  • attract product/process development initiatives of established food industry companies to Alberta

Please visit our website to learn more.

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Alberta Agriculture: Bio-Industrial Opportunities

Government of Alberta

Value:
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The Bio-Industrial Opportunities Section (BIOS) provides technical and industry development support for the development, scale-up and commercialization of non-food value-added products and applications. Adding value to Alberta’s biomass resources helps to create jobs, stimulate economic diversification and grow the provincial economy.

A team of dedicated professionals can help you advance your bio-based project, from biomaterials and bio-based chemicals to bioenergy and natural health products.

The Bio Processing Innovation Centre (BPIC) – operated by BIOS – provides essential product development and scale-up support. BPIC offers a suite of facilities, lab- and pilot-scale production equipment, and expertise to help companies succeed.

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Alberta Agriculture: Food Processing Development Centre

Government of Alberta

Value:
Min : - Max :

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Supporting the growth and commercialization of food, beverage and ingredient companies serving local and global markets.

Through a combination of expertise, specialized facilities, product development, applied research, and interim processing, the Food Processing Development Centre (FPDC) fosters growth and commercialization of food, beverage and ingredient manufacturing companies. Working with industry stakeholders and companies of all sizes, the FPDC helps build Alberta value-added processing capacity and supports industry as it pursues new and existing opportunities.

The FPDC is a modern, 65,000 square foot pilot plant and product development laboratory equipped with over $20,000,000 in equipment that supports food product innovation along the full development and commercialization continuum. Clients can access technical consultation, benchtop development, pilot plant development, applied research, and, interim processing services.

Please visit our website to learn more.

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Alberta Agriculture: Food Science and Technology Centre

Government of Alberta

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Min : - Max :

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We are a team of experienced scientists and technologists with access to a wide range of processing and lab equipment. We offer a diverse set of services for the food industry.

Our analytical laboratory is equipped to test many of the key components of food quality. Our instrumentation includes liquid and gas chromatographs, Bio-Chemistry analyzer, texture analyzer, color measurements, Karl Fischer titrator and various other specialized instruments. Our team has significant experience in glycoalkaloids measurements, total fatty acid profile, color measurements, texture measurement, grain hardness, carbohydrate, vitamin E, sugars, and essential oil analysis.

Please contact us to learn more.

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Alberta Bio Future Program

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

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The bioeconomy holds significant economic potential for Alberta, a province with abundant biomass, advanced infrastructure and highly qualified personnel. The Alberta Bio Future (ABF) program is our flagship program to advance bioindustrial innovation and the bioeconomy.

The bioindustrial sector is also at the leading edge of clean technology. As such, ABF is focused on increasing sustainability and reducing our carbon footprint by promoting use of Alberta’s renewable resources.

We primarily focus on projects that add value to biomass in agriculture and forestry, and create new and improved bioindustrial products and bioindustrial technologies. Food, feed and pharma products are not included in this program.

Program is currently closed to new applications.  Please check website for program status

Sector:
  • Other

Alberta Clean Technology Industry Alliance

Alberta Clean Technology Industry Association

Value:
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Alberta Clean Technology Industry Alliance (ACTia) is the leading voice for Alberta’s cleantech sector; fostering local and global connections between technology developers, entrepreneurs, investors and customers; and is accelerating industry development. ACTia is the only province-wide and industry-focused group working to support Albertans developing clean technology.

Ensuring our members lead the way in clean technologies will help sustain regional economic growth. ​

Visit our website to learn more.

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Alberta Clinical Research Consortium (ACRC)

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

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Clinical health research exists to improve quality of life. Through the Alberta Clinical Research Consortium (ACRC), we are proud to contribute to the development of best-practice clinical health research in our province.

Five principles form the foundation of all ACRC projects, and its aim to streamline clinical health research in the province with the goals of:

  • providing Albertans with access to the best and most innovative health care possible, and
  • attracting both researchers and investment to the province

ACRC Partners: Alberta Health Services, Alberta Innovates, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta, Covenant Health, University of Alberta, University of Calgary and the Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit.

Please visit our website for more information.

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  • Other

Alberta Community and Social Services: Self-Employment Program

Government of Alberta

Value:
Min : - Max :

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Self-Employment training is a program element under the Training for Work program. It facilitates entry into self-employment by offering individuals formal instruction, business plan development, one-to-one business counseling, coaching, guidance and follow-up during business plan implementation. It is designed for unemployed and marginally employed Albertans who have a viable business idea, personal attributes necessary to be successful at self-employment, and who are in need of self-employment training.

The objectives of the Self-Employment program are:

  • to assist unemployed and marginally employed Albertans to create employment opportunities for themselves, and
  • to create additional employment opportunities in the community that might not otherwise be available.

Please check out our website for more information.

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Alberta Community and Social Services: First Nations Training to Employment Program (FNTEP)

Government of Alberta

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The First Nations Training to Employment Program (FNTEP) supports the development of partnerships designed to create training and work experience projects that lead to employment for First Nations members. These partnerships will assist unemployed or marginally employed First Nations members (primarily living on reserve) gain the necessary skills training and/or work experience in projects to obtain and maintain long-term employment.

Employer/Union and Industry partners will:

  • identify employment opportunities 
  • identify the skills needed to succeed in the specified occupation
  • identify pre-requisites and work requirements 
  • be a potential funding agent
  • validate the employment opportunity with a letter of intent
  • provide quality and realistic work experience and be prepared to offer employment to project graduates

For more information, please visit our website.

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Alberta Council of Technologies Society

Alberta Council of Technologies

Value:
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ABCtech seeks to provide a point of contact and communication for Alberta’s technology leaders and entrepreneurs. Developing alliances for emerging technology industries. 

Diversifying Alberta’s economy through technology. The Alberta Council of Technologies (ABCtech) advocates for the commercialization of disruptive technologies that will place Alberta and Alberta companies at the forefront of emerging economies. Through the creation of cross-discipline and cross-industry dialogue on emerging technologies and their impact on us, the global citizen, we germinate unique opportunities for collaboration amongst stakeholders who may otherwise not interact. ABCtech achieves this through a series of carefully constructed and executed events.

Please visit our website to learn more.

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Alberta Digital Traction Program

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :50000

Application Deadline:

Alberta Digital Traction is a funding program of up to $50,000 for small-and medium-sized Alberta enterprises (SMEs) that have software development at the core of one or more of their products and/or services.

Qualified candidates are those that intend to rapidly scale in the global marketplace to accelerate their revenue growth.

We offer the funding to help qualified Alberta SMEs cover eligible expenses required to complete up to three milestones that demonstrate they’ve attained digital traction. We’ve listed the eligible milestone activities below.

Please visit our website for more information.

Sector:
  • Other

Alberta Economic Development, Trade and Tourism: Alberta Export Expansion Program

Government of Alberta

Value:
Min :1000 - Max :25000

Application Deadline:

The Alberta Export Expansion Program provides funding support to Alberta small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), municipalities, industry associations, Indigenous communities and economic development organizations promoting Alberta exports through:
– outbound international business travel
– bringing international buyers to Alberta

For-profit or municipal applicants may be reimbursed up to 50%, and non-profit applicants up to 75%, on eligible costs such as:

  • accommodation
  • airfare
  • inter-city ground travel
  • registration for tradeshows or events
  • translation or interpretive services for marketing materials
  • conference room space

Each applicant can apply to the program multiple times, but will only be eligible for up to a combined maximum of $25,000 in approved grant agreement(s) per program year (April 1 to March 31).

Please refer to website for program status

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Alberta Economic Development, Trade and Tourism: Cyberinfrastructure Initiative Grant (CYB)

Government of Alberta

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Cyberinfrastructure Initiative (CYB) stream enhances the capacity of Canadian institutions and researchers to conduct leading-edge research in areas of demonstrated strength by supporting the infrastructure needs of computationally-and data-intensive research. The CYB coordinates with the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)’s Cyberinfrastructure Initiative.

The RCP will support the infrastructure needs of computationally and data-intensive research in alignment with institutional priorities and the government priorities, such as the Alberta Research Innovation Framework (ARIF). To do this, it will invest in a limited number of research data infrastructure projects in collaboration with Compute Canada.

The RCP uses a cost-shared funding approach to provide up to 40% of the total eligible project costs for successful applications, enabling projects to leverage support from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and other sources.

Please see website for current program status.

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Alberta Environment and Parks: Compliance Assurance Program

Government of Alberta

Value:
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Alberta’s environmental legislation sets out clear rules and obligations for the protection, enhancement and wise use of the environment. Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) works with Albertans to ensure the quality of our environment is maintained, using an effective and efficient regulatory framework.

Find out which rules and obligations put in place to protect the environment apply to your business. Your business in Alberta needs to follow Alberta’s environmental legislation which sets out clear rules and obligations for the protection, enhancement and wise use of the environment.

Please visit our website to find out which environmental rules apply to your business.

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Alberta Innovates Product Demonstration Program

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min :100001 - Max :300000

Application Deadline:

The Product Demonstration Program is designed to de-risk the commercialization process by providing funds and coaching to high potential, high growth technology Alberta small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to commercialize their products and achieve an optimal market position to increase revenue and potentially expand into global markets.

Piloting or demonstrating new products with a “strategic partner” who could be the first buyer or influential client(s) is critical in the commercialization and scale-up pathway.

Qualified SMEs may be eligible for up to $150,000 in funding over a maximum one-year term.

Please visit our website for the next version of the program and for more information.

Sector:
  • Other

Alberta Innovates Voucher Program

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min :10000 - Max :100000

Application Deadline:

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 visit our website for more information.

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  • Other

Alberta Innovates: Carbon Capture and Utilization

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Clean Technology program invests in projects to adapt, develop and deploy innovative clean technologies to benefit Albertans and contribute to the growth of the province’s low-carbon economy. In each of our priority focus areas, we look for projects and activities that can reduce environmental impacts, support Alberta’s energy transition, generate jobs in a clean tech economy, and engage industry, researchers and communities to participate in their future energy systems.

We are excited about the emerging technology pathways that can support cross-sectoral industries to reduce or mitigate carbon emissions, decarbonize fuel systems or create novel materials required in new clean technologies. Our carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) focus can help Alberta to demonstrate its leadership in supporting many industries to decarbonize, including supporting the growing hydrogen economy in Alberta. From lithium to vanadium, novel metals, minerals and materials extraction and utilization leverages Alberta’s existing natural resource skills and infrastructure to build new clean tech supply chains in Alberta.

We pursue emerging clean technology innovations in carbon capture, utilization, and hydrogen generation. (See focus areas below.)

Our objectives are connected with the Alberta Research and Innovation Framework 2030 targets, which include:

  1. A 50 percent reduction in greenhouse gas intensity;
  2. A 30 percent increase of electricity being supplied by renewable energies by 2030; and
  3. A 25 percent increase Alberta’s clean tech sector.

Please visit our website for more information.

Sector:
  • Other

Alberta Innovates: Industry r&D Associates Program

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min :525000 - Max :675000

Application Deadline:

Alberta’s high potential, high growth, technology and knowledge-based small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) may be eligible for up to $74,500 per year for up to two years to enable them to employ in-house professional research and development capability, to advance the Technology Readiness Level and accelerate new product commercialization.

The r&D Associate has the advanced technical skills required by the SME to make that last leap from research to a marketable product.

This 2 year program is designed to fund SMEs to employ an r&D professional through one of the following options:

  • Level 1 – full-time, up to $52,500 per year
  • Level 2 – full-time, up to $67,500 per year

Alberta Innovates will also provide an additional $7,000 per year as an expense allowance for the associate.

Please visit our website for more information.

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  • Other

Alberta Innovates: Land and Biodiversity

Alberta Innovates

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Application Deadline:

The goal of the Land and Biodiversity program is to ensure that natural resource development operations and practices are sustainable. The program is positioned to support achievement of both Alberta Innovates’ and ARIF Targets for 2030:

  1. That the rate of land reclamation is equal to or better than the rate of land disturbance; and
  2. That biodiversity in Alberta is maintained or enhanced.

The Land and Biodiversity program includes subprograms related to Environmental Monitoring, Oil Sands Tailings remediation and restoration, climate adaptation and a new initiative on abandoned well reclamation.

Please visit our website for more information.

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  • Other

Alberta Innovates: Renewable and Alternative Energy

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Clean Technology program invests in projects to adapt, develop and deploy innovative clean technologies to benefit Albertans and contribute to the growth of the province’s low-carbon economy. In each of our priority focus areas, we look for projects and activities that can reduce environmental impacts, support Alberta’s energy transition, generate jobs in a clean tech economy, and engage industry, researchers and communities to participate in their future energy systems.  

Our focus on electricity generation and grid modernization supports renewable and alternative energy development from individual technology components to systems-level integration. The future of electricity systems involves the generation, transmission, distribution and storage of energy using smart, data-enabled, and digital solutions. New opportunities for generation from geothermal to nuclear help in transitioning to low-carbon electricity. 

Please visit our website for more information.

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  • Other

Alberta Innovates: Water Innovation

Alberta Innovates

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We expect Alberta’s population to double by 2050. Even with the progress made, Albertans’ demand for water will continue to increase. As such, our priority is to ensure Alberta has the quality and quantity of water, when and where it is needed.

We support water innovation that will:

  1. Help to create a cleantech industry in water treatment;
  2. Improve water use, conservation, efficiency, and productivity by 30 percent by 2030; and/or,
  3. Provide safe, secure, and reliable water resources while maintaining healthy aquatic ecosystems.

We provide most funding through a combination of open competition and a continuous intake process, so contact us for more information.

To learn more, please visit our website.

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  • Other

Alberta International Technology Partnership Program

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :250000

Application Deadline:

We offer three programs designed to give Alberta SMEs the opportunity to enter into a joint project to develop and commercialize innovative technology with a SME partner from China or Mexico.

The projects must address a defined market need while generating economic and social benefits in both jurisdictions and globally.

The aim of each program is to assist for-profit SMEs from the two jurisdictions in establishing global partnerships, while providing access to funding to support strategic, industry-driven commercialization projects that involve novel and innovative products and materials.

Each program consists of rounds usually held once per calendar year. The rounds start with an information session, followed by face-to-face matchmaking and workshops for participating SMEs.

Following the matchmaking and workshops those SMEs are invited to submit an application with their jurisdiction project partner.

For more information, please visit our website.

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  • Other

Alberta IoT Fast Track

The Alberta IoT Association

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Application Deadline:

The Alberta IoT Fast Track is a program to provide entrepreneurial training, coaching, and mentorship to Fast Track businesses in IoT (minimum 10 employees/ approximately 1 million-plus in revenue) in a small group setting to scale quickly.

The focus of this program is to enable second-stage or scale-up businesses with an established revenue base to expand on their current solutions and current market. We will assist these businesses in their scalability including business models, hr strategy, legal considerations, international markets, marketing strategy, sales training, financial planning, securing IP and patents, funding plus high-profile speakers within the IoT landscape.

Please visit our website for more information.

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Alberta IoT Membership

The Alberta IoT Association

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

By joining the Alberta IoT Association, you are given the opportunity to connect with other individuals and companies that are working in the IoT space within Alberta. All members are granted access to our online communication tools, resources, regular networking events, technology showcase opportunities, as well as a listing on our website. In addition to these benefits, there are several different membership tiers that have been tailored to fit your business needs. 

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Alberta Jalisco Innovation & Commercialization Program

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :250000

Application Deadline:

The Alberta-Jalisco Innovation and Commercialization Program has been developed with the Government of the State of Jalisco, Mexico to support technology-oriented companies in Alberta, and throughout the world, to advance their innovative technologies towards eventual market uptake. The purpose of the Program is to provide for-profit Small and Medium Enterprises (“SME”s) from the two partner jurisdictions with assistance in establishing global partnerships, as well as accessing funding to support strategic, industry-driven commercialization projects that involve novel and innovative products and materials.

Sector:
  • Other

Alberta Jobs, Economy and Innovation: Small Equipment Grants (SEG)

Government of Alberta

Value:
Min :0 - Max :0

Application Deadline:

The Small Equipment Grant (SEG) stream aims to help Alberta institutions attract and retain outstanding talent in the context of significant international competition.

The SEG supports leading edge research infrastructure that enables talented faculty to undertake innovative research programs.

Applications should align with the Alberta Research Innovation Framework (ARIF) provincial priorities. They should address strategic infrastructure needs to maintain or enhance the competitiveness of a proponent’s and institution’s research programs.

RCP (Research Capacity Program) will fund up to 40% of the total eligible project costs for successful applications.

Please see website for current program status

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Alberta Jobs, Economy and Innovation: College-Industry Innovation (CII) Grant

Government of Alberta

Value:
Min :0 - Max :0

Application Deadline:

The College-Industry Innovation (CII) streams support significant research infrastructure that adds to the existing applied research and technology development capacity of a college or technical institute.

The CII streams will enhance the capacity of colleges and technical institutes to provide state-of-the-art, industry-relevant research infrastructure to support business innovation in Alberta and foster partnerships with the private sector, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises.

Applicants are encouraged to align their submissions with areas of strategic priority to the institution and the province’s priorities in context of the Alberta Research Innovation Framework (ARIF).

Institutions must demonstrate how the research will contribute to program delivery and student engagement.

Please check website for program status.

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Alberta Jobs, Economy and Innovation: Research Infrastructure Grant (RI)

Government of Alberta

Value:
Min :0 - Max :0

Application Deadline:

The Research Infrastructure stream coordinates with the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Innovation Fund to invest in transformative research infrastructure projects of strategic significance to the institutions and the province’s priorities in the context of Alberta Research Innovation Framework (ARIF). These projects aim to secure and strengthen Alberta’s competitive position in research and technology development.

Institutions are encouraged to increase their application’s competitiveness by:

  • collaborating with appropriate partners
  • planning co-operatively to acquire, develop, utilize, operate, and maintain infrastructure
  • engaging with end-users of the research or technology development to clearly define the potential benefits for Albertans

RCP (Research Capacity Program) will fund up to 40% of the total eligible project costs for successful applications.

Please see website for current program status

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Alberta Labour: International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)

Government of Alberta

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) helps people get recognition for education and training they received outside of Canada.

IQAS issues certificates that compare educational credentials from other countries to educational standards in Canada.

Determine how your education or your employees’ education from outside of Canada compares with Alberta’s educational standards. If you are an immigrant entrepreneur or an employer hiring an immigrant, you can get help obtaining recognition for education received in other countries. This service provides comparisons between degrees, diplomas, and certificates.

Please visit our website to learn more.

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Alberta Prion Research Institute

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Alberta Prion Research Institute’s purpose and overarching mandate is to:

  • Build and support world-class capacity for prion and protein folding research;
  • Encourage the production of excellent research and its use for the advancement of knowledge and the development of industry and policy; and,
  • Develop highly qualified people in these areas.

We work with a variety of stakeholders to achieve a positive impact in the world of prion and prion-like research.

Please visit our website for more information.

Sector:
  • Other

Alberta RNA Research and Training Institute (ARRTI)

University of Lethbridge

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

RNA research is one of the fastest growing fields in the life sciences, with implications for many diseases, our understanding of evolution, as well as biotechnological applications and has enormous economic potential.

The Alberta RNA Research and Training Institute (ARRTI), established in December 2011, is the first RNA focused research centre in the province and uses mainly biophysical and engineering approaches in the study of structure and function of RNA based cellular systems. We have strong collaborators at the local government research institutions in these fields. The city of Lethbridge is also home to several governmental research institutions that apply RNA-based research technologies and rely on the U of L to provide adequately trained employees. ARRTI is dedicated to foster and facilitate RNA research and training excellence, to contribute to the multidisciplinary research and teaching community at the University of Lethbridge, its surrounding communities and beyond, ultimately facilitating transfer of leading-edge knowledge into the private sector as well as academia. In summary, ARRTI is timely and it fits well with the provincial research priorities and has the potential to harness the available expertise to contribute directly to each of these provincial research priorities.

For more information, please visit our website.

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Alberta Small Business Innovation & Research Initiative (ASBIRI)

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:
12-Dec-2019

The Alberta Small Business Innovation and Research Initiative (ASBIRI) is a program that gives small businesses funding opportunities to solve major industry challenges.

By responding to industry demand (demand-pull innovation) we increase the success of government investment and industry R&D spending.

The ASBIRI program is now fully subscribed and will not be issuing any challenges until further notice. Please watch our social channels and the Alberta Innovates website.

Sector:
  • Other

Alberta SouthWest Regional Alliance

Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Alberta’s Regional Economic Development Alliances (REDAs) are regional Economic Development offices that are grassroots-based non-profit organizations comprised of member communities and regional stakeholders that work together to foster business development and prosperity in a defined geographic area, with a general emphasis on rural development. 

This collaboration and cooperation enables members and stakeholders to undertake projects that could not necessarily do on their own. 

The REDAs are supported and partially funded by Alberta Economic Development and Trade, and the Government of Alberta maintains a close and mutually supportive relationship with them. 

The REDAs are known for their ability to leverage funding from numerous sources, due to their strong collaborative nature, and drive investment into emerging industries. 

Please visit our website for more information.

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Alberta SPOR SUPPORT (AbSPORU)

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Alberta SPOR SUPPORT (AbSPORU) Unit is a specialized and virtual, multidisciplinary research service centre that helps researchers who conduct patient-oriented research with access to data platforms and services, tools, methods, training, and connections.

The goal of the AbSPORU is to foster evidence-informed health care by bringing innovative diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to the point of care, so as to ensure greater quality, accountability, and accessibility of care.

The AbSPORU works with health services to support the use of research evidence in decision-making and inform best practices.

The AbSPORU supports researchers conducting patient-centered research with access to experts and knowledge through the following seven platforms.

Please visit our website for more information.

Sector:
  • Other

Alberta Turfgrass Research Foundation

Olds College Center of Innovation

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The ATRF is a non-profit organization whose directors represent each sector of our turfgrass industry. Distributing 100% of its profits through membership investment, the foundation fuels operations of the Prairie Turfgrass Research Center at Olds College.

Member Benefits:

  • Discounted Extension Services; Plant diagnostics, Disease Identification, Soil analysis
  • Strategic planning, and Business Management Consulting
  • Annual Maintenance Programs and Scheduling
  • Complimentary Conference and Event speaking engagements
  • Quarterly and Annual research reporting

This year, the ATRF will propose 2-3 industry projects on your behalf, generated by those diverse branches of Turfgrass industry which it represents. As members of the Foundation, your input drives relevant research projects which continue to provide solutions for industry challenges.

Consulting Services

The Alberta Turfgrass Research Foundation (ATRF) also provides discounted consulting services to its members.

For more information, please visit our website.

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Alberta WaterPortal

Alberta WaterPortal Society

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Founded in 2006, in the spirit of the Water for Life strategy, the Alberta WaterPortal provides inclusive research, community engagement, and educational activities to improve the public’s understanding of the importance of water in Alberta, as well as providing Albertans with the knowledge needed to make better water management decisions.

Today’s water challenges and opportunities clearly cross many different jurisdictions, stakeholders and communities. Addressing the protection, allocation and management of our water resources and water systems requires creative mechanisms for dialogue and networking, as well as coordinated efforts to explore and share data and experiences among water users, managers, and researchers.

To achieve this as a charitable organization we work closely with private, public and other non-profit organizations, supported by industry and water experts. We have forged successful partnerships with all levels of government, academic institutions, environmental non-government organizations, corporate partners and advisory councils and irrigation districts. The Alberta WaterPortal contributes to how we collectively share and collaborate on water information and knowledge, for the benefit of all Albertans.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Alberta WaterPortal staff will continue to provide web-based water information services such as our bi-weekly newsletter and work on water education projects. You can continue to use our contact form to get in touch with us. Stay safe everyone!

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Alberta-Europe Technology Collaboration Fund

German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research

Value:
Min : - Max :250000

Application Deadline:

Building on the success of the Alberta-Germany Collaboration Fund for Product Development and Commercialization (established in 2012) and the Alberta-Canada-France Joint Industrial R&D Projects Program (established in 2015), the German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research and the Alberta Government’s Ministry of Jobs, Economy and Innovation introduced the Alberta-Europe Technology Collaboration Fund in February 2018.

The overarching goal of this program is to help participants become more globally competitive by developing innovative technologies and research-based alliances with the potential to foster economic growth.

Please visit our website for more information.

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Alternative Energy Lab (AEL)

Red Deer College Office of Applied Research and Innovation

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

As part of Red Deer College’s larger Alternative Energy Initiative, the Alternative Energy Lab creates opportunities for alternative energy education and research. The lab assists industry and research, while also providing RDC students with the skills necessary to install, operate, and maintain alternative energy systems.

The lab serves as a data hub to increase knowledge and awareness for industry and consumers, as well as research. Data generated through RDC’s alternative energy generation is utilized and analyzed in the lab, allowing for assessment related to energy production, utilization, and distribution. Through the Alternative Energy Lab, RDC has the capability to offer third-party validation of new alternative energy technologies, helping innovators answer the applied research questions they would like to explore related to their energy innovation.

For more information about the lab, please visit our website.

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Alumni Speakers Bureau

ASTech Foundation

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Do you need a speaker who has an inspiring story of innovation and success in science or technology?

Welcome to ACCELERATE & CONNECT: ASTech Alumni Speakers Bureau.

Our goal is simple: to connect our ASTech alumni (Finalists and Winners of an ASTech Award) and the broader community interested in science, technology and innovation. Invite our alumni to share their story of success to help inspire the next generation of innovation in Alberta.

The ASTech Foundation shines a spotlight on incredible examples of innovation that often fly under the radar. We will gladly introduce you to any of our speakers and we’ll leave it up to you to sort out the details. This is a free service.

Please visit our website to learn more.

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Amii Industry Solutions

Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii)

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

One of Canada’s three centres of AI excellence as part of the Pan-Canadian AI Strategy, we’re an Alberta-based non-profit institute that supports world-leading research in artificial intelligence and machine learning and translates scientific advancement into industry adoption.

We’ve invested in advanced AI research for decades. Now, we’re here to steer your company to the best path forward to adopt these breakthroughs.

We partner with companies of all sizes, across industries, to drive innovation strategy and provide practical guidance and advice, corporate training and talent recruitment services. The true potential of AI is unlocked when you build internal capabilities, and that’s where we excel.

Now, more than ever, our partners in industry need expertise and resources to build in-house AI capabilities. Do you want to grow, improve operations and solve complex problems using AI? Our collaborative teams of project managers, scientists, educators and Fellows-in-Residence are ready to help.

Please visit our website for more information.

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Amii: Leadership Training

Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii)

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Take a leading role in your organization with technical and executive education built on the foundations of our academic excellence.

AI is transforming business, and now is the best time to dive into the potential it holds for your career advancement.

Companies around the world are experiencing an AI talent crisis and, as a result, are facing critical challenges when trying to implement AI adoption. Our training programs address the most pressing needs of industry leaders and prepare you to solve real-world problems.

Scientists, science educators, and a team of dedicated instructors lead our training and upskilling opportunities. They’re passionate about sharing their deep understanding of AI use cases in industries including oil and gas, agriculture, health, and supply chain.

Please visit our website for more information.

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Amii: Technical Learning

Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii)

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Dive into the foundations of applied machine learning (ML), decision trees, data cleaning, K-NN, regression and more.

Learn techniques you can apply in game development, customer interaction, recommender systems, and across industries like health, finance, oil & gas and supply chain.

Modern businesses recognize the transformative power of AI but are also facing a severe shortage of skilled workers. The demand for AI and ML expertise is growing across all industries. Through the marriage of your domain expertise with technical ML skills, companies can gain competitive advantages.

We take a project-based and blended learning approach to training with lectures, programming labs and group work. Many of our technical training opportunities include capstone projects that conclude with feedback from a panel of experts and referrals for internships, apprenticeships and ML lead roles.

Please visit our website for more information.

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Apeetogosan Small Business Loans and Business Advisory Programs

Apeetogosan (Metis) Development Inc.

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Apeetogosan is committed to providing profitable and sustainable financial services and support to clients who seek the means to attain economic self-sufficiency.

Services Provided Include:

  • Small Business Loans
  • Access to Small Business Grant (MEAP)
  • Support Service Programs
  • Business Advisory Services
    (Through Pinnacle Business Services Ltd.)

Like other business lending institutions, Apeetogosan’s future lies in the success of its clients. The loan process is designed to ensure that the ingredients for profitability are contained in the business proposal. We are here to help you along the path of turning your idea into a successful reality.

Please visit our website for more information.

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APEX Entrepreneurship Incubator

APEX Southeast Alberta Regional Innovation Network

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The APEX Entrepreneurship Incubator is an incubator and accelerator serving Southeastern Alberta communities. We equip entrepreneurs with 1-1 business coaching, a community of industry experts and business professionals, access to capital & government voucher programs, creative learning spaces and training opportunities.

Sector:
  • ICT

Apparel Innovation Centre Services

Olds College Centre for Innovation (OCCI)

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Apparel Innovation Centre conducts world-class testing of apparel and materials.

Specifically, the AIC has one of the only full-scale Thermal Comfort Testing Chambers in North America, and it has the only full-scale Hot Fluid and Steam Protection Testing chambers in the world.

The Apparel Innovation Centre can also help entrepreneurs create innovative apparel products. Product development services include:

  • Idea generation/consultation

  • Design assistance

  • Prototype creation

  • Digitization of patterns

  • Size grading

  • Tech pack development

  • Sizing set production

  • Consulting services

Please visit our website for more information.

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Aquaculture Centre of Excellence (ACE)

Lethbridge College

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The team in the Aquaculture Centre of Excellence is internationally recognized in aquaculture and aquaponics research. Our greenhouse operations, biosecure isolation facilities, water recirculation technologies, water quality testing and molecular lab capabilities provide a solid foundation for a variety of aquatic and aquaponic-based research. Our ability to carry out diverse research for the benefit of industry has allowed us to specialize in aquaponics as an example of an integrated self-sustainable food production system based on an ecosystem approach, the culture of both warm and cool-water fish, and other areas of research, including biofiltration and organoleptic studies.

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ATB BoostR

ATB Financial

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Alberta BoostR is a rewards-based crowdfunding platform from ATB Financial designed for entrepreneurs and small businesses in Alberta. Through Alberta BoostR, businesses can raise money, test ideas, and gain exposure and market insights from the “crowd” in exchange for a reward – a product, service, or fun/unique experience. We’re taking a different approach by offering entrepreneurs not only a crowdfunding platform through BoostR but also:

A team of supportive advisors entrepreneurs can reach out to before, during and after their crowdfunding journey.
Coaching and guidance through monthly Crowdfunding 101 workshops in Calgary and Edmonton.
Opportunities for exposure through pitch events and ATB’s marketing channels.
Helpful resources for entrepreneurs (psssst! Even if you’re not crowdfunding you can tap into these!)

BoostR is ideal for businesses of all stages – from startup to well established – whether you’re looking to launch or reach the next level of growth. We believe in entrepreneurs and recognize the immense value small business provides to our province. We’re here to support your goals.

For more information, please visit the website.

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ATB Entrepreneur Centres

ATB Financial

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Whether you’re just starting out or an established business, ATB is the place to find outstanding services supporting Alberta entrepreneurs.

Supporting entrepreneurs of all kinds.


Focus on your future
Our broad range of programs help Alberta entrepreneurs realize their dreams. From crowdfunding and education to networking and banking services

Strengthen your position
Complete business banking services let you focus on building your business. We’ll help you get started, expand or optimize your business operations.

Free banking for new startups
If you registered or incorporated a business in 2019, you’re eligible for free banking for one year. Learn more about this on our website.

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ATIC Imaging Center

Alberta Terrestrial Imaging Center

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Alberta Terrestrial Imaging Center focuses on research and development of software and methodologies to facilitate the processing of multispectral and hyperspectral remote sensing data in support of sustainable development of various ecosystems. Our goal is to strengthen the Earth Observation market by developing client driven services and end-to-end monitoring systems.

The Remote Sensing Group at the University of Lethbridge is composed primarily of faculty, students and other researchers from the department of Geography and the department of Physics and Astronomy.

Remote sensing also includes scientists in the fields of medical imaging, image processing/computer science, and astronomy.

At the University of Lethbridge, we have a wide range of scientists working in the field of remote sensing performing research at scales from the atom to the study of distant stars. ATIC also employs an order desk which licenses SPOT satellite imagery to the Canadian post secondary market for use in academic research.

Please visit our website to learn more.

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AVAC Funds

AVAC Ltd.

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

AVAC Group is primarily a Limited Partner investor in select and diversified venture capital funds, and collaborates, finances and directly assists in the formation, commercialization and growth of Canadian agricultural technology companies.

For more than 20 years, we have supported companies at all stages: startup to scaleup to exit. Our roles have been diverse: from funding, to business management, to sales development to technology commercialization to name a few. AVAC Group provides expertise to technology companies at every stage of entrepreneurship.

Please visit our website to learn more.

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AWE Growth Loan

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs

Value:
Min : - Max :150000

Application Deadline:

AWE offers loans for women-owned businesses in Alberta. We can help provide the financing you need to start or grow your business, and we have a community to support you along the way.

We provide:

  • The capital you need to start or grow your business. AWE provides repayable loans of up to $150,000 to women-owned businesses in Alberta. We offer a competitive interest rate ranging from Prime +2% to Prime +4%.

  • Flexibility and clarity. We offer flexible repayment options and terms of five years. There’s no penalty for early repayment and no hidden fees.

  • Access to personalized advice and resources.  We know that your business is more than just dollars and cents. You’ll have access to ongoing business advising and support from the AWE team.

  • A community of like-minded women. AWE loan clients receive discounts to select AWE events. You will have the opportunity to meet other women entrepreneurs while learning from subject-matter experts.

Please visit our website for more information.

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AWE: Bold Leadership

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

AWE’s Bold Leadership Program supports Alberta-based women entrepreneurs with established businesses who want to radically rethink their business from a digital lens and implement technology to improve their business performance.  

The Bold Leadership Program will help you build your awareness of technologies and trends as well as develop leadership skills and confidence to implement changes in your business.

During our 8-week program, we will help you look for opportunities to strategically incorporate digital in your business across a broad range of areas, including Strategy & Leadership, Customer Engagement, Digital Brand and Marketing, Process & Operations, Data and Analytics, Culture, and People & Organization.

In a supportive group environment, we will discuss opportunities and obstacles and ways to overcome the challenges many entrepreneurs face in implementing new digital processes in their businesses.

The deadline for the next cohort of this program is August 15, 2021.

Please visit our website for more information.

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AWE: Business Beyond Borders

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Business Beyond Borders provides guidance and support as you explore the possibility of market expansion. The program helps you identify the right opportunities for you and your business, and develop the confidence and skills needed to pursue your growth plans.

With Business Beyond Borders you can: 

  • Explore the possibilities of market expansion
  • Tap into AWE’s knowledge and expertise of international markets
  • Identify the right opportunities for you and your business
  • Access personalized advice and support

Please visit our website for more information.

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AWE: Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF)

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs

Value:
Min :40000 - Max :60000

Application Deadline:

The Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) will provide financial support directly to women-owned businesses to address COVID-19 impacts on their short-term stability. This financing will support small enterprises that are struggling with working capital needs and are unable to access larger federal relief funding programs or unable to obtain a loan/credit from traditional financial institutions.

Please visit our website and read the information carefully before you apply.

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AWE: Start-Up Workshops

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

If you have a specific business idea, or you’ve been in business for a few years but have never written a business plan, this series is for you. These sessions introduce you to the essential components of a good business plan. Each session will help you move forward in your business with confidence starting with learning how to conduct informative marketing research for your business, outlining a basic marketing strategy to reach your best customer, and exploring how to create financial plans that will support business viability.

For more information, please visit our website.

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AWESOME Program

Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre Inc.

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The goal of the AWESOME’s Program is to Advance Women Entrepreneurs through Skill-development, Opportunity-identification, Manufacturing-advice and Export-marketing. To advance your development, growth and expansion, this program offers customized business services. We provide growth and development consulting, skill development training, coaching, networking and other related services that will advance your business.

The Program is available to women entrepreneurs located in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta. AWESOME is offered as an initiative of the Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre Inc. (Food Centre), with funding provided by The Government of Canada through the Women’s Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) Eco-System Fund.

Please visit our website for program highlights.

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BDC Advisory services

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Overcome a business challenge or hit your next growth milestone by working with our Canada-wide network of over 500 business consultants. Our seasoned experts have industry and sector experience that focuses on a structured, business-driven approach that integrates proven methodologies and best practices that deliver practical, tangible results.

Our team of subject-matter experts has been offering management consulting services to guide Canadian businesses for over 40 years. Our experienced consultants accompany you throughout the mandate, offering objective, practical, results-driven advice, tailored to your needs and stage of growth. Our solutions are designed to equip you with the knowledge, know-how and tools to manage every function of your business with confidence.

Please visit our website to learn more about these advisory services.

Sector:
  • Other

BDC Business Performance Builder Program

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Reach your business performance potential.

Functional issues can become roadblocks to growth, but they’re often difficult to identify and solve. Our 12-month program tackles the root causes of your business challenges by improving specific skill sets and business abilities. It’s a tailored program of expert advice and execution that gets results.

The 3 pillars of the program:

  • Identify issues and build a roadmap
  • Improve business capabilities
  • Steer your business

The program follows a tailored approach:

  • A team dedicated to your journey
  • A tailored program
  • A focus on self-sufficiency

Please visit our website for more information.

Sector:
  • Other

BDC Business Purchase or Transition Financing

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Thinking of buying a company, making a merger or acquiring a competitor to expand your business? Get the right financing and support from our experts for a smooth transaction that benefits both your business and the one you’re acquiring.

For a limited time only, take advantage of preferred terms and conditions for loans* over $350,000.

Please visit our website to learn more.

Sector:
  • Other

BDC Capital

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

BDC Capital exists to help turn great ideas into great companies. And great companies into engines of jobs, growth and wealth creation.

We offer innovative solutions, often with terms and conditions tailored to meet the unique needs of entrepreneurs and innovators looking to raise capital for their growth and transition projects.

Venture Capital:  Money for innovators looking to transform their business ideas into successful companies.

Growth & Transition Capital:  Money for established or high-growth companies looking to finance a new project or business transition.

Growth Equity: Minority equity investments for mid-market growth companies looking to grow exponentially.

IP-Backed Financing: Alternative financing to raise capital backed by the strength and value of your intellectual property portfolio so you can grow.

For more information, please visit our website.

Sector:
  • Other

BDC Commercial Real Estate Financing

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Buying commercial real estate is an important decision, potentially very profitable and often complex. With support from our experts and a loan* adapted to your needs, we can help make your project reality.

Financing you can use to:
Increase capacity
Purchase land and buildings or cover construction costs to build new ones.

Upgrade facilities
Expand or renovate your existing premises.

Complement your line of credit
Replenish working capital depleted by real estate costs.

Please visit our website to learn more.

Sector:
  • Other

BDC Digital Technology Program

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Digital technology is essential for every business, but with so many options and complexities, it can be challenging to know where to start. We can show you how to digitize your business, based on your unique requirements and objectives, and guide you through the right strategies and solutions for your needs. 

We help you:
Develop a digital strategy
Achieve your strategic goals with a digital roadmap that prioritizes the right projects and investments to boost productivity and sales.

Select the right systems and vendors
Choose the best systems for your business with expert guidance at every step, from defining requirements to evaluating solutions and vendors so you can make an educated choice.

Get trusted, objective advice
Benefit from our impartial experts and use of best practices to select and implement the right technologies, such as ERPs, CRMs, Industry 4.0, and industry-specific solutions.

Please visit our website to learn more.

Sector:
  • Other

BDC E-Commerce

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Build a successful online presence.

Succeeding online is essential for your business. We can help you launch or optimize your online presence so that your digital initiatives lead to increased sales and sustained growth.

We help you:

  • Launch a fully operational online store
  • Drive more online sales
  • Build a custom website from A-to-Z

Please visit our website for more information.

Sector:
  • Other

BDC Equipment Purchase Financing

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Will you expand and modernize operations or replace outdated machinery shortly? Get financing to cover the cost of new or used equipment so you can increase production and fuel your growth*. Need more time to make your buying decision? We offer other financing solutions and we will recommend the one that best suits your needs.

Financing you can use to:
Increase capacity
Purchase production line machinery, equipment, or specialized equipment such as lab material.

Improve efficiency
Invest in commercial vehicles or modernize operations.

Complement your line of credit
Replenish working capital depleted by equipment costs.

Please visit our website to learn more.

Sector:
  • Other

BDC Financial Management

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Control your finances and better manage your cash flow.

Sound financial management practices help your business prosper by allowing you to make better decisions, control costs and manage your cash flow. We can help you master every aspect of your business’s finances so that you can maximize profits and strengthen your company’s value.

Please visit our website for more information.

Sector:
  • Other

BDC Growth Driver Program

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Growth Driver Program (GDP) is an exclusive guided journey that prepares you and your company to reach your next level of growth. Our dedicated team of executive advisors will work closely with you to strengthen the three areas of your company that are critical to sustainable, measurable growth.

The 3 Pillars of GDP:

  • Business – Tailored growth advice
  • CEO – Leadership development
  • Management – Strengthen capabilities

Please visit our website to learn more.

Sector:
  • Other

BDC Indigenous Entrepreneur Loan

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :250000

Application Deadline:

As an Indigenous entrepreneur, you want to deal with a bank that has in-depth insight into your unique business opportunities and challenges.

Get up to $350,000 to start or grow your business, whether you operate on or off reserve.

Benefits for your business: 

  • Flexible repayment terms to protect your cash flow – Flexible financing to get your business off the ground or grow your company.
  • A loan that gives back to charity – BDC will give back part of the interest paid on the loan to a registered charity of your choice.
  • Limited personal risk – Your personal assets are not taken as collateral for the loan.

Please visit our website to learn more.

Sector:
  • Other

BDC Integrated Sales and Marketing advisory services

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Structured, targeted and effective sales and marketing activities are a must in today’s fastchanging, competitive market. Together, we’ll develop strategies and tactics that will help you reach the right customers at the right time through the best sales channels, both in Canada or abroad.

We help you:

  • Identify gaps and opportunities
  • Build an effective roadmap
  • Harness the power of digital

Please visit our website to learn more.

Sector:
  • Other

BDC Newcomer Entrepreneur Loan

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min :25000 - Max :50000

Application Deadline:

BDC is the bank devoted to Canadian entrepreneurs. We provide financing and advisory services to small and medium-sized businesses at every stage of growth. This includes access to the right tools and resources, such as training, networking, partnerships and more.

Experienced as a business owner or not, BDC helps immigrants handle the typical challenges of building a company in Canada.

  • Little to no credit history
  • Limited knowledge of the local business environment
  • Cultural and language barriers

Access between $25,000 and $50,000 to grow your company. Please visit our website to learn more.

Sector:
  • Other

BDC Operational Efficiency advisory services

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Efficient operations are a must in today’s competitive market and digital technology landscape. We’ll take you through a structured approach that helps you fix your most pressing operational issues, boost your bottom line and set the stage for continuous improvement.

We help you:
Optimize operations
Assess your operations to identify sources of waste and improve your processes and capacity to better meet production demands.

Integrate digital
Make the shift to digital by identifying the tools and technologies that will make your company more efficient and competitive.

Work smarter, not harder
Build your internal capabilities, increase your team’s knowledge and autonomy and use tools to track your progress.

Please visit our website to learn more.

Sector:
  • Other

BDC Small Business Loan

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :100000

Application Deadline:

Sometimes, you need to act fast to grab opportunities or conquer challenges. Our Small Business Loan is designed to help you quickly and easily access the funds you need with flexible terms you can afford*.

Financing you can use to:
Supplement cash flow
Purchase equipment, software, or hardware without using cash you need for everyday activities

Sell online to increase sales
Upgrade your website, purchase inventory, run marketing campaigns, hire a consultant

Cover expenses
Pay suppliers, landlords, employees

Please visit our website to learn more.

Sector:
  • Other

BDC Start-up Financing

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :250000

Application Deadline:

One of the biggest challenges for small businesses is getting adequate financing. We provide funds to help Canadian businesses in the start-up phase who have been in operation for at least 12 months and have generated revenues* turn their business ideas into reality.

Financing you can use to:

  • Get your company off the ground – purchase assets, pay start-up fees, or buy a franchise.
  • Build momentum – invest in marketing, a website or advisory services.
  • Complement your line of credit – replenish working capital depleted by start-up costs.

Get up to $250,000 to jumpstart your projects. Please visit our website to learn more.

Sector:
  • Other

BDC Technology Financing

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Investing in technology is one of the fastest ways to drive growth, trim costs, and boost productivity. Our technology loan can help your company optimize performance and become more profitable*.

For a limited time only, take advantage of preferred terms and conditions for loans* over $350,000.

Financing you can use for:
Hardware
Purchase servers, networks, or computers.

Software
Invest in solutions of all sizes (ERP, CRM, HR, accounting).

Digital marketing
Boost revenue with a new website, e-commerce, or social media.

Advisory services
Cover the cost of expert advice on IT planning, strategy, security, online sales.

Please visit our website to learn more.

Sector:
  • Other

BDC US Market Entry Plan

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The U.S. market offers a world of opportunities to Canadian companies like yours, but it’s a lot trickier than most entrepreneurs realize. Planning your expansion is the best way to ensure your long-term success. Whether you’re new to doing business in the U.S., or you’ve had some experience but feel the need for additional guidance, we can help.

Sector:
  • Other

BDC Women in Technology Venture Fund

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The BDC Capital Women in Technology (WIT) Venture Fund is one of the world’s largest venture capital funds dedicated to investing in women-led technology companies and helping to build a robust ecosystem to support women in tech today and in the future.

We are unique in that we have a dual mandate: To deliver a return on the investment and make a lasting impact on the Canadian tech ecosystem.

We do this in three ways:

  • Direct Investment
  • Indirect Investment
  • Ecosystem Development

If you are a women-led tech business with global ambition, let’s talk. Entrepreneurs may also apply for financing or leverage the many other tools and services that the bank offers.

Please visit our website to learn more.

Sector:
  • Other

BDC Working Capital Financing

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Your business has projects, but it requires money to undertake them. Many entrepreneurs face this challenge—which is why our working capital financing is unique and designed to help you realize key growth projects, without putting your everyday cash at risk.

You have up to 6 years to repay your loan and up to 12 months of principal payments postponement at the start of the loan. 

For a limited time only, take advantage of preferred terms and conditions for loans* over $350,000.

Sector:
  • Other

BDC: Human Resources

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Attract and retain qualified talent.

Hiring, motivating and keeping the right people is more challenging than ever in today’s competitive labour market. We can help you build a sound HR structure and management process that will improve your recruitment and retention practices so that you can attract the qualified talent you need to run a successful business.

We help you:

  • build a solid organizational structure
  • hire and retain the right employees
  • establish a performance management process

Please visit our website for more information.

Sector:
  • Other

BioAlberta Member Services

BioAlberta

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

BioAlberta is committed to building a thriving community for life sciences companies. Our industry offers exceptional prospects for both economic growth and improved quality of life for not only Albertans but also around the globe. BioAlberta companies and researchers are meeting the challenges of this globally competitive industry.

Engage with us! Join our bio-community of entrepreneurs and scientists involved in advancing the capabilities of life sciences in our local economy. A strong, vibrant and diverse membership is the foundation for BioAlberta.

Join BioAlberta to become part of this network and realize your potential opportunities. BioAlberta raises the profile of our Members through numerous activities including an annual  presence at the BIO International Convention.

For more information, please visit our website.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Health
  • ICT
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oil and Gas
  • Omics

Bioenergy

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The program is an important part of the transition to a new carbon future and circular economy and enables the participation of Alberta’s innovation community, urban and rural communities and industries throughout the value chain. The goals of the Bioenergy program are connected with the ARIF 2030 targets:

  •  50% reduction in organic waste to landfill through innovative technologies
  •  Reduce methane emissions by 45% by 2025
  •  Attract an additional $3 billion private sector investment in value-added bio-industrial sector

The Bioenergy program focuses primarily on two areas:

  • Diversion of Residues and Waste:  these are opportunities that focus on waste management practices with reduced environmental footprint
  • Renewable Fuels:  these are opportunities that work in the development and/or deployment of (1) renewable fuels technologies and (2) enabling technologies

See website for full description.

Sector:
  • Other

Blood Tribe Business Planning Program

Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Are you interested in starting a small business but unsure of where to start?

Blood Tribe Economic Development will be holding an upcoming Business Planning program to assist Tribal members in getting some basic information and tools to help them get started.

The next grant deadline is May 21, 2021, so make sure to register and participate in training. Please note, if the timing is not right at this time to participate in the program, don’t worry as Blood Tribe Economic Development offers the grant three times a year (May, October and February).

Please check our website for the next grant deadline and for more information. 

Sector:

Botanic Gardens & Constructed Wetlands at Olds College

Olds College Center of Innovation

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Botanic Gardens and Constructed Wetlands at Olds College truly offer something for everyone regardless of the season. In spring you’ll be treated to flowering trees and shrubs, early blooming perennials, swaths of spring bulbs and the sound of water starting to move through the constructed wetlands. Summer brings fabulous displays of annuals in select beds, and in containers strategically placed throughout the gardens. Not just a walk down the garden path, the gardens are designed to meet the instructional needs of courses and programs on campus, and are used as the location and subject matter for research projects and community learning opportunities. The Botanic Garden highlights include our collections of hardy peonies, lilies and roses, natural areas, a wide variety of aquatics, herb garden, fabulous annual displays and much more.

Our goal is to maintain a Botanic Garden that introduces and conserves a diverse, well documented and accurately labeled collection of prairie hardy plants. Our collections preserve our natural heritage and expand the role of Olds College as a Centre of Excellence in Horticulture. Olds College’s Botanic Gardens enhance and support education, training, demonstration, and applied research programs that span generations and encourage the exchange of information and ideas with industry, students, other botanical gardens and the public. The Botanical Garden also raises awareness with the public regarding the importance of sustainable environments.

In 2017 we started a Volunteer Program to allow members of the public to give their time and energies to the Botanic Gardens. Interested parties can send an e-mail to OCBotanicGardens@oldscollege.ca

Sector:

Business Link 1:1 Business Advice

Business Link

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Our team of in-house small business experts knows how exciting and overwhelming entrepreneurship can be. Don’t fret—we’ve got your back. We’ll help you navigate the process with free 1:1 advice from our trusted business strategists

Just because you’re in business for yourself, doesn’t mean you have to be in business by yourself.

We can help you:

  • Understand and navigate the startup process including regulations and licensing
  • Explore strategies to successfully run and grow your existing business
  • Learn about your financing options, marketing and sales strategies, HR, and more
  • Get connected with the most relevant resources and supports in the business community
  • Review your business plan

Please visit our website to learn more.

Sector:

Business Link: Export Readiness Program

Business Link

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

We want to support you as you take your products and services beyond our borders.

Alberta businesses have plenty to offer other provinces and the rest of the world. Knowing this, we designed the Export Readiness Program to help you reach new domestic and international markets. Through the program you will work with a Business Link Strategist trained to provide advice and guidance as you start your export journey.

The Export Readiness Program is designed to help you reach new provincial and/or international markets. Whether your business is in the planning stages or you have been operational for a few years, the Export Readiness Program is available to help close the gaps of getting your business to new markets outside of Alberta.

Please visit our website for more information.

Sector:

Business Link: Immigrant Services

Business Link

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

While all entrepreneurs face challenges, Business Link acknowledges that immigrants face additional barriers to starting and running a business. That’s why we offer specialized support to aspiring and established immigrant entrepreneurs across Alberta.

  • One-on-one coaching supports. One-on-one coaching and supports are delivered by Business Link staff to immigrant entrepreneurs across Alberta in person whenever possible as well as over the telephone and by email.
  • Informative Resources, guidebooks and checklists.
  • Training and workshops. Our training and workshops target newcomers and immigrants across Alberta to help them understand Canadian business practices and improve their business skills. These are delivered through a variety of mediums (live, webinar, online) to reach as many entrepreneurs as possible.
  • Network referral building. We are building a referral network across Alberta to focus on pairing immigrant entrepreneurs with the most suitable support wherever they are in Alberta.
  • Capacity building. Delivery of capacity building training to business and service providers across rural Alberta will allow them to reach and serve immigrant entrepreneurs within their region more successfully.
  • Information on financing.

Please visit our website to learn more.

Sector:

Business Link: Indigenous Services

Business Link

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

We offer specialized support to Indigenous communities and entrepreneurs across Alberta.

From startup to expansion, our resources are tailored to meet the unique needs of our Indigenous clients.

Services and Resources Available for Indigenous Entrepreneurs:

  • Personal one-on-one advice and guidance
  • Informative guidebooks
  • Funding programs for Indigenous entrepreneurs
  • Connections to a network of service providers and resources that support Indigenous entrepreneurs and business owners
  • Free Indigenous entrepreneur workshops

Please visit our website for more information.

Sector:

Business Link: Market Research Expertise

Business Link

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Entrepreneurs create ideas for new products and services all the time. Let’s ensure yours is going places by exploring whether a market exists for your idea.

Does your idea fill a gap in the marketplace? One way to find out if a market exists is to look at market data such as industry trends, demographics, and competitors. You can then use this data to help you with the next steps for your business launch or expansion. Whether you need research to determine if your new business idea is feasible or for developing your business plan, we’ve got you covered.

Please visit our website for more information.

Sector:

Business Link: Peerpreneur Sessions

Business Link

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Business Link is pleased to launch a brand new initiative designed to help strengthen connections between small business owners across Alberta during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Peerpreneur Sessions give entrepreneurs the chance to participate in live, peer-to-peer virtual group discussions facilitated by a Business Link Strategist.

Over a 4-week period, each group will connect on a weekly basis to discuss their business challenges, exchange best practices, and learn how to best support each other. Now it is more important than ever for small business owners to have a support system in place to help move their businesses forward.

Please visit our website for the timeline of the next session.

Sector:

Business Link: Small Business Events

Business Link

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

We host, sponsor, and participate in events and webinars that give small business owners the opportunity to learn, network, share ideas, and meet other like-minded entrepreneurs.

Looking for opportunities to learn and connect with other entrepreneurs? Check out these upcoming events and webinars to learn from local experts, hear from Alberta’s small business owners and find out how the small business community can support you in your journey.

With continued concerns around the spread of COVID-19, we have postponed any in-person events until further notice. During this time, we are dedicated to continuing to support entrepreneurs in Alberta and will proceed with scheduling blogs, conducting webinars and online programming and providing one-on-one advice and support via email, phone, or Live Chat.

Please visit our website for more information.

Sector:

Business Model 101

StartUp Edmonton

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Our foundational workshop is a great place to learn about entrepreneurship and meet like-minded people. Having a great idea is just the first step to building an amazing product or service. There are lots of other factors to consider — like your customers, how to reach them, and what they are willing to pay.

As the economic impact of COVID-19 has been heavily felt by Edmonton’s startup community, Startup Edmonton is offering FREE access to programs delivered ONLINE for Alberta-based aspiring and scaling entrepreneurs, powered in-part by Alberta Innovates.

Visit our website to register.

Sector:

C-FER Research and Development Technical Services

C-FER Technologies

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

C-FER works in partnership with the global energy industry to advance safety, environmental performance and efficiency. We provide full-scale testing and specialized engineering consulting services from our world-class facilities in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

C-FER works with industry to develop solutions to unique engineering challenges. This often requires in‑depth discussions with a client’s subject matter experts and the return to first principals engineering to understand their key issues.

As part of these activities, C-FER often develops novel analysis techniques and testing equipment which build on our past experience or forge new approaches that have never been tried before.

Sector:

C100 Annual Summit

C100

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Throughout 2021, C100 Summits will bring together our members, the preeminent global community of Canadian leaders & entrepreneurs to build long-lasting connections with fellow Canadian leaders.

Event is open to C100 Members and charter members. Please visit our website for more information.

Sector:

C100’S 48HRS Program

C100

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

48Hrs is C100’s annual flagship program which introduces Canada’s most promising startups to top global mentors, investors, and industry executives.

48Hrs runs annually, please check website for details about 48Hrs in 2022.

Please visit our website to learn more about C100 and the program.

Sector:

Calgary Chamber: The Stride – Peer Mentoring

Calgary Chamber of Commerce

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Stride is a joint initiative between the Calgary Chamber and the Calgary Foundations. The Stride is an engine recruiting and working with active citizens. Together we’re out to develop answers to our city’s challenges and identify ways to capitalize on its unique opportunities.

Our Peer Mentoring program gives you a personal sounding board to solve problems, enhance business processes, strengthen strategy and encourage innovation. In a confidential setting, you can celebrate the wins, sometimes vent about the hard stuff, and generally be supported by fellow career-focused thinkers who are dealing with the same tough challenges as you. We aim to enhance and develop key management, supervisory and leadership skills through workshops and subject matter experts alongside the peer learning process. This is an exclusive program at the Chamber for a select group of business leaders. It is professionally chaired by a certified Edward Lowe PeerSpectives® facilitator to ensure equitable participation and ongoing support between meetings.

Please visit our website for more information.

Sector:

Calgary Film Centre Incentives

Calgary Economic Development

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Calgary Film Centre is owned by the City of Calgary and operated by Calgary Economic Development. In 2009, Calgary Economic Development was tasked with developing a purpose-built film studio to act as an incubator for the industry by promoting Alberta and foreign film productions.

The aim is for the Calgary Film Centre to become a centre of innovation and excellence in the creative and digital media industries, consolidating leading-edge activity, while driving project and process development as well as economic diversification in Alberta.

Alberta provides funding for screen-based production through a competitive and flexible incentive in the form of a refundable Film and Television Tax Credit (FTTC) program through Economic Development, Trade and Tourism or the Alberta Made Production Grant through the Ministry of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women.

The Government of Canada also provides an additional 16% labour tax credit for non-Albertan talent and crew who are Canadian citizens.

Please visit our website to learn more.

Sector:

Calibre Custom Software Design

Calibre Consulting Corp

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

We are Calibre, providing full stack, agile software development support to businesses looking to accelerate their projects strategically.

Calibre works with you from the initial concept stage of your software requirement. Utilizing industry best practices, our team can help you visualize and fine-tune your software application early on. We then take it through world-class design and development, leading to a carefully planned roll-out and backed by a highly reliable on-going technical support. Our custom software development services cater to a variety of organization sizes, types, and business needs.

For more information, please check out our website. 

Sector:
  • Other

CaMI Field Research Station

CMC Research Institutes

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

At CaMI’s Field Research Station (FRS), we develop innovative solutions to one of the energy industry’s most critical challenges – tracking and monitoring underground fluids. CaMI’s Field Research Station (FRS) provides a unique opportunity to develop, refine and calibrate monitoring technologies and map out integrated monitoring systems.

Please check out our website for more information.

Sector:

Campus Alberta Small Business Engagement (CASBE)

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :300000

Application Deadline:

The CASBE program is a partnership we have with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) to fund collaborations between Alberta SMEs and researchers from Alberta post-secondary institutions.

We offer two streams of funding to help Alberta SMEs adopt emerging technologies developed with the support of researchers:

  1. Stream I with a maximum of $25,000 in available funding from Alberta Innovates and $25,000 from NSERC, and
  2. Stream II with a maximum of $150,000 in available funding from Alberta Innovates leveraging NSERC’s contribution for for a maximum of two years for a total of $300,000.

The Alberta SME acts as the industry partner and the researcher applies to the program.

Please visit our website for more information.

Sector:
  • Other

Canada Green Corps

United Nations Association in Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Canada Green Corps is an innovative youth employment programme designed to launch the careers of talented, yet un- or underemployed, Canadian youth.

Funded through Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canada Green Corps strategically fulfills government commitments to provide new employment opportunities for youth and showcase national leadership on climate action.

Please visit our website to learn more.

Sector:

Canada Learning Code – Coding Programs

Canada Learning Code

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Welcome to a new way of learning. From workshops to local meetups, our learning experiences are designed to be a welcoming environment where you can learn in a social and collaborative way. 

At Canada Learning Code, we have a program for every stage in your learning journey. Dip your toes in by reading a blog post, or dive right in with a hands-on workshop!

Sector:

Canada Media Fund: Innovation & Experimentation Program

Canada Media Fund

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:
14-Sep-2021

The objective of the Innovation & Experimentation Program is to fund Canadian interactive digital media content and application software that is innovative and leading-edge.

Applicants may only apply for production support in this Program. Marketing and promotional costs, however, are eligible and should be included in the Project’s production budget.

Please visit our website for program details, eligibility criteria, and more information.

Sector:
  • Other

Canada’s Tech Network: Get There Program

Canadian Digital Media Network

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Get There program is a unique opportunity that offers early-stage, high-growth high-potential Canadian tech startups an opportunity to demystify an international market. The program is designed to amplify your network and provide you with tips and tricks to make future visits easier and more cost effective.

Each cohort (of up to 10 companies) will receive pre-trip coaching prior to spending one week in market. Selected companies will:

  • learn how to travel to meetings with customers, partners and investors;
  • meet with potential customers or investors;
  • make valuable connections and begin building their own network; and
  • plan for future growth.

Selected companies will receive up to $2,000 CAD to help offset transportation and accommodation costs.

Please visit our website for more information.

Sector:
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Other

Canadian Securities Administrators Regulatory Sandbox

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The CSA Regulatory Sandbox is an initiative of the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) to support fintech businesses seeking to offer innovative products, services and applications in Canada. It allows firms to register and/or obtain exemptive relief from securities laws requirements, under a faster and more flexible process than through a standard application, in order to test their products, services and applications throughout the Canadian market on a time limited basis.

The CSA Regulatory Sandbox is open to business models that are innovative from a Canadian market perspective. Applicants can range from start-ups to well established companies. Firms that want to apply should be ready to provide live environment testing, a business plan and a discussion of potential investor benefits (including how it will minimize investor risks).

Firms that do not meet these criteria can still apply to register or obtain relief through the standard application process.

For more information, please visit our website.

Sector:

Cancer Prevention Research Opportunity (CPRO)

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

This Cancer Prevention Research Opportunity (CPRO) enables a group of interdisciplinary individuals, working in cancer prevention research, to use a collaborative approach in the creation of new knowledge in cancer prevention and screening as well as moving knowledge and evidence into use in the health system, in communities and workplaces and in the daily lives of Albertans.

The CPRO program is not currently accepting new funding proposals. Please check our website for updates. 

Sector:
  • Other

Carbon Capture and Conversion Institute

CMC Research Institutes

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

As the world’s industrial economies decarbonize, there is a growing need to develop cost-efficient ways to capture carbon from industrial processes and convert carbon into value-added products that can be sold. The Carbon Capture and Conversion Institute in Richmond, B.C. provides facilities and experts to help innovators de-risk, test and scale up technologies aimed at reducing industrial greenhouse gas emissions.

Our multidisciplinary team has expertise in developing technologies and processes for the oil and gas industry as well as chemical, steel, and cement manufacturing. The CCCI’s partners include large and small businesses, government, and academics who seek to develop, test and scale up early-stage technologies for these industrial sectors – taking them from the lab bench to pre-pilot operation. 

For more information, please visit our website.

Sector:

CARIN Advisory Services

Central Alberta Regional Innovation Network (CARIN)

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

CARIN’s advisory services help current and future businesses, with the goal to strengthen and advance central Alberta business.

These services are available to all types of business at a variety of stages.

The services offered are:

  • Legal
  • Tax
  • Finance
  • Market Assessment
  • Risk factors

Please contact us for more information.

Sector:

CARIN Startup 101

Central Alberta Regional Innovation Network (CARIN)

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Thinking of starting a business but not sure if it’s for you or where to start?
You have come to the right place.
There are many different reasons why someone would want to be an entrepreneur, from the flexibility it gives you to wanting to change the world with your idea. In Alberta we are lucky to have so many resources at our finger tips to help start, finance, and build a company. You will find resources for each of those sections here.

Please visit our website for more information.

Sector:

CARIN Startup Incubator

Central Alberta Regional Innovation Network (CARIN)

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

In the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the communities of central Alberta occupy one of the most prosperous corridors in Canada. It’s a region filled with resources and industry, where more than two million people live and work – and come up with new ideas and innovations that drive our province forward.

To foster these innovations, we are launching a new cohort-based incubator that will diversify Alberta’s economy, educate and grow visionary start-ups, and stabilize central Alberta businesses against unforeseen difficulties. This in turn will create a more resilient atmosphere for provincial business, new avenues for entrepreneurs, and a more promising future for all Albertans.

An incubator can be the difference between ultimate success and failure for a new idea. Qualified entrepreneurs will get:

  • Access to coaches that guide them through the process and keep them focused with weekly tasks
  • Streamlined networking and introductions to the right people, who can advance ideas and research with expertise, and testing opportunities
  • Input from CARIN’s advisory services, including legal, tax, finance, market assessment, and risk factors
  • Assistance in creating an investor index, containing important and compelling information for potential investors
  • Access to industry experts
  • A fully-fledged support system that is designed to help achieve success
  • A better understanding of customer issues and which opportunities to pursue, as well as an understanding of engagement, testing, and feedback
  • Ground-up evaluations of risk factors and market solutions
  • Industry-specific training, such as classes, workshops, training, and mentorship, as well as the application of new technology to their chosen industry
  • Insights into how to build a robust and successful company, with both industry-wide and business-specific considerations

Please visit our website for more information about the next cohort.

Sector:

CDC Domestic Seasonality Programs

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

These programs allow the Canadian Dairy Commission to work with the private sector to balance the seasonal demand and supply of products for the domestic market. When milk production exceeds requirements for the Canadian market, the Commission buys butter and skim milk powder from processors at established support prices. Support prices are also used as a guide by provincial authorities when they establish milk prices at the farm level.

For more information, please contact us.

Sector:

CDC Matching Investment Fund

Canadian Dairy Commission

Value:
Min :10000 - Max :150000

Application Deadline:

The Matching Investment Fund is designed to help eligible food processors and food science centres develop initiatives to stimulate demand for Canadian dairy products and ingredients.

The Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC) remains committed to supporting an environment that encourages growth and innovation in the manufacture and use of Canadian dairy products and ingredients. The Matching Investment Fund (MIF) provides non-repayable contributions for product development projects on a matching investment basis.

Please check out our website for more information.

Sector:

CDQM Quantum Leap

CQDM

Value:
Min :500000 - Max :1200000

Application Deadline:
12-Aug-2021

CQDM’s Quantum Leap pharma-led funding program for drug discovery research helps SMEs or Canadian universities achieve innovative translational biopharmaceutical research projects. Projects selected as part of the Quantum Leap program focus on developing cutting-edge technologies with the potential to significantly advance the R&D activities of CQDM’s pharmaceutical members. Quantum Leap projects are executed in close collaboration and with the expert support and funds of pharmaceutical members.

Projects are associated with specific deliverables and must be ready for use by CQDM pharmaceutical members upon completion. For scientists, the funded research opens new collaboration opportunities with world-class stakeholders in the industry.

For more information, please visit our website.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Other

CENGN Project

Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks

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CENGN helps small and medium-sized Canadian technology companies accelerate their commercialization efforts by giving them no-cost access to our enterprise-scale computing and networking testbed to run projects that accelerate their commercialization efforts.

Projects are 9 to 12 weeks in duration and typically range from demonstrations to interoperability tests to scale/stress tests. In addition to the testbed resources, CENGN also provides you with project management and engineering support during the project. Our marketing team will work with you to create and distribute materials that promote the success of your project.

Access skills and infrastructure worth over $5 million to commercialize your innovative technology, products, applications or services.

Please visit our website for more information.

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Central Alberta: Access Prosperity

Central Alberta: Access Prosperity

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Central Alberta: Access Prosperity is a not-for-profit economic development organization focused on promoting economic growth in the Central Alberta region.

Access Prosperity is a comprehensive network and information resource.  We work with industry leaders, business experts and government bodies to facilitate growth, expansion and diversification of our region. We are your link to investment opportunities, key contacts and regional information. We will help you learn about the area, meet the right people and make important business decisions.

ur objectives include:

  • Attracting international businesses to invest in the Central Alberta region
  • Supporting businesses in Central Alberta to become export ready
  • Facilitating business-to-business matches for international investment, development, or expansion

If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, an established business person, or a savvy investor, it all boils down to one word at the end of the day…prosperity.

Please visit our website for more information.

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Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing – Technology Access Centre (CIM-TAC)

Red Deer College Office of Applied Research and Innovation

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Our expert team and advanced manufacturing capabilities help entrepreneurs bring ideas to life, create prototypes and solve industry problems. When you work with us, you tap into a full innovation ecosystem including our larger community of students, educators, innovation partners and funders.

RDC’s Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing (CIM), a key hub of the central Alberta innovation community, is proudly located on the Red Deer College campus.

Get your product to market faster with Red Deer College’s Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing. 

Our team works with you to:

  • Design and develop new products and processes
  • Solve existing manufacturing problems
  • Develop business management, sales, and marketing processes
  • Connect with productive and profitable partners across Canada
  • Identify funding partners and opportunities

The CIM houses $4.2M in prototype and advanced manufacturing equipment (3D printer, CNC machines, laser scanning technologies, etc.) – everything you need to turn your idea into an actual product. We follow a proven process: from design engineering, to 3D CAD (Computer Aided Design) modelling, to proof-of-concept and prototype fabrication. Our experts work with you every step of the way!

Please visit our website for more information.

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Centre for Innovative Media

NAIT The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

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NAIT’s Centre for Innovative Media is an applied research centre working with industry to co-develop software and content innovations.

We are  focused on helping industry partners understand the innovative software tools available to transform their operations. After initial consultation, our team works with these partners to develop the software and content they require.

  • Innovate — Develop and expand strategies for innovations in platform and content.
  • Prototype — Develop software prototypes, pilots, and proof-of-concept elements to improve product and market fit.

Please visit our website for more information.

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Centre for Sustainable Food Production (CSFP)

Lethbridge College

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The new 10,000-square-foot greenhouse at Lethbridge College integrates with the existing Aquaculture Centre of Excellence. The team in the Centre for Sustainable Food Production works with industry to develop innovative technologies that convert manure and other wastes into highly efficient, soluble fertilizers; to improve the delivery of soluble fertilizers by optimizing fertigation systems; to improve organic crop production through optimized pest management; and to maximize greenhouse production through aquaponics.

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CETAC-WEST Advisory Boards

CETAC – WEST

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Advisory Boards provide clients with on-going direction to manage growth.  Meetings are held approximately quarterly, and clients are expected to be prepared with agenda items that include key strategic challenges and financial statements.  Advisory Board members are an intermediate step to full, legal boards but have no legal responsibility and their advice is non-binding.

Please visit our website to learn more.

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CETAC-WEST Technology Commercialization

CETAC – WEST

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At CETAC-WEST, we strive to work with all small businesses, regardless of their stage of commercial development. After the SMEs pass the initial eligibility process and present CETAC-WEST with a promising project opportunity, programs are catered to each of their specific needs.

What you can gain:

  • Improvement of business strategy
  • Development of business skills
  • Expansion of your professional network
  • Advisory support
  • Diffusion of knowledge

Please visit our website for more information.

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CETAC-WEST: Financial Management

CETAC – WEST

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Financial Management Clinics were developed to address a common pattern that CETAC observed among many of its early-stage clients; they don’t read their financial statements.  Each clinic is limited to three or four companies and each company shares their financial statements with the other attendees. The clinics are facilitated by a mentor with expertise in financial management and the participants analyze each other’s financials in order to learn what their financials can tell them about their businesses so they can use them as a management tool.

The facilitator also discusses opportunities to improve the functionality of the statements. The content of the clinic depends on the skills and abilities of the entrepreneurs in attendance as well as the size (revenue) of the company.

For more information, please visit our website.

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CETAC-WEST: Mentoring Program

CETAC – WEST

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Business “mentoring” is a critical element and daily activity of CETAC services to SMEs. Based on the needs of the entrepreneur, CETAC offers different mentoring services – One-on-One Mentoring, Team Mentoring, Peer Advisory meetings, Monthly Management Clinics and Advisory Boards.

Please visit our website to learn more.

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CETAC-WEST: Mentors Round Table

CETAC – WEST

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Mentors Round Tables are offered to clients that CETAC has identified as being at a stage in the commercialization process where they could greatly benefit from formal mentoring sessions. Mentors Round Tables are of limited duration; typically one to three sessions and are intended to help an entrepreneur to develop a strategy for a particular challenge.

Please visit our website for more information.

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CETAC-WEST: Monthly Management Clinics

CETAC – WEST

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While Team Mentoring and Advisory Boards provide SMEs with much needed assistance with developing their strategies, CETAC-WEST has found that clients still need help with meeting regular management challenges between quarterly Advisory Board meetings.  Therefore, CETAC-WEST developed Monthly Management Clinics, with the goals of instilling management discipline and financial accountability, and measuring progress against strategic goals and milestones.

Monthly Management Clinics will be customized to help each client with their highest priorities.  In some cases the focus will be around R&D objectives while in others it will be on developing new markets.  Clinics will consist of monthly sessions with an SME and their CETAC champion, the CETAC CEO, and up to two of CETAC’s “alumni mentors.”

Please visit our website for more information.

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CETAC-WEST: Peer Advisory Group Meetings

CETAC – WEST

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Entrepreneurs at early stages are often working in isolation.  The opportunity to meet periodically with peers and mentors to discuss challenges and seek opinions is invaluable.  Similarly, entrepreneur CEOs whose companies have cash flow and are experiencing growth challenges will also benefit from regular discussions with peers.  Thus CETAC has formed two Peer Advisory Groups – the Entrepreneur’s Club and the Exit Club. Both groups meet regularly along with two or more mentors.

Please visit our website for more information.

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Chic Geek: Career Pathing

Chic Geek

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Chic Geek Career Pathing is for individuals, organizations and companies.

Chic Geek Career Pathing increases career visibility for intermediate womxn in technology so they’re better engaged and retained in their work.

Chic Geek Career Pathing is a 30-minute conversation with someone a few steps ahead on the same career journey to increase career path visibility and identify development opportunities to advance your career in technology.

Chic Geek wants to connect you with role-models to show possibilities, opportunities and growth areas in your career. This is your chance to deeply explore your career path, expand your strategic network and connect with people who can help solve work challenges and support your professional development. 

Please visit our website for more information.

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  • Environment
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Other

Clean Energy: Innovative Hydrocarbon Products

Alberta Innovates

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Our Innovative Hydrocarbon Products Program supports projects that will contribute to Alberta’s hydrocarbon resource value while securing long-term future for Alberta’s oil sand resources in a new economy. The three sub-programs support projects that can improve hydrocarbon products’ quality and value.

1. Bitumen Partial Upgrading:  supports projects that add value to Alberta’s bitumen while increasing pipeline capacity and reducing industry operating costs and lifecycle greenhouse gases.

2. Natural Gas Value-Add:  supports projects that convert natural gas into higher value products such as liquid fuels and hydrogen.

3. Bitumen Beyond Combustion: supports projects that converts bitumen into high-value non-fuel products for economic growth and diversification.

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  • Other

Clean Leadership Summer Internships

Clean Foundation

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Application Deadline:
31-Mar-2021

Be a Clean Leadership Host Employer!

The Clean Leadership Summer Internship Program is a Nova Scotia-based program providing 15 – 30 year old’s with paid hands-on experience, mentorship and professional development training.  

Clean Foundation partners with impact organizations to invest in training and employment for youth in the clean economy. Clean Leaders, are trained with the knowledge and aptitude to become environmental stewards in their communities while delivering meaningful environmental projects during their 9 or 15 week summer internship.  

Hire an intern for 9-15 weeks, support youth employment and help build their skills with a 60% wage subsidy.

Please visit our website for more information.

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Clean Tech Internships

Career-Launcher Internships

Value:
Min : - Max :25000

Application Deadline:
22-Jul-2021

Career Launcher provides wage subsidies for organizations to create jobs and meaningful work experiences for students and recent grads. Learn more about how you can access funding to help address labour shortages, diversify your workforce, and strengthen your industry.

Strengthen your organization with skilled students and grads! Get up to $30,000 to create valuable positions for young skilled workers of diverse backgrounds that will help your business or organization meet the future needs of the Canadian economy.

As an employer, you can receive financial support to create valuable positions that will help you meet the future needs of the Canadian economy. You will also benefit from a skilled graduate or student joining your team and will help them gain the skills, abilities and experience they need to launch their career.

Clean Tech Program currently accepting applications until July 22, 2021.

Please visit website for more information.

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Cleaner Hydrocarbon Production

Alberta Innovates

Value:
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The oil and gas industry remains a major driver of economic activity in Alberta. Innovation has been a critical enabler for the industry, especially in the oil sands. With Alberta as a global leader in sustainable resource development, continued innovation and investment is essential to this industry.

Our Cleaner Hydrocarbon Production program is designed to enhance the economic and GHG competitiveness of Alberta’s oil and gas industry.

Most funding is provided through a combination of open competition and continuous intake process. Contact the relevant Program Director for more information.

Please visit our website for more information.

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  • Other

CMC Research Institutes Technical Services

CMC Research Institutes

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At CMC Research Institutes, we help you navigate the gap between bench-scale research and commercialization by providing pilot scale testing facilities and access to a domestic and global network of experts. We have a broad offering of services for clients wanting to develop and demonstrate technologies that will lead to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in industrial processes and resource extraction.

Visit our website for more information.

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Coding Bootcamp

Lighthouse Labs

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Lighthouse Labs was created in 2013 by a team of software developers with a passion for code, mentorship, and education. Our mission: to continuously find the best ways to train the next generation of developers and transform the way tech education is delivered. Five years later, we have introduced over 20,000 Canadians to the practice of coding and launched 1,000+ graduates into careers as professional developers. With the support of a brilliant team of instructors and mentors who view coding as the ultimate craft, we continue to empower students, launch careers, and contribute to the incredible growth of Canada’s tech industry.

Whether it’s a full-time bootcamp or a part-time program, Lighthouse Labs offers coding education from newbie to professional developer. With the support of a brilliant team of instructors and mentors, you’ll be ready to translate concepts, break down problems, and continue learning on the job.

For more information, please check out our website.

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Community Futures Business Services

Community Futures Alberta

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Our 27 Community Futures offices offer loan solutions and business development services that are purpose built for rural Alberta. Find your nearest Community Futures office to connect with a business analyst, get a loan application started, and access free business counselling and low-cost business coaching and training.

Community Futures offices apply flexible loan criteria and options to help you start a new business, buy a business, open a franchise, expand into new markets, invest in technology, give your business a facelift and help young entrepreneurs get their first loan.

Business services offered by Community Futures offices include:

  • Helping you write a business plan
  • Marketing plan or business expansion strategy
  • One-on-one coaching and business mentoring
  • Securing financing
  • And much more!

If you are an entrepreneur with a disability or health condition, you may wish to explore a program specifically designed for you.

Please visit our website for more information.

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Community Futures Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program

Community Futures Alberta

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Community Futures Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program can help you build your business dream.

Disabilities aren’t always visible and more than 60% of Canadians are working with some form of barrier or health condition.  Everyone’s needs differ and we recognize that only YOU know what works best for YOU.

Community Futures Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program (EDP) helps people working with barriers or health conditions to start and grow businesses.

Please visit our website for more information.

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Community Futures Lethbridge Region

Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta

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The Lethbridge Region Community Futures office is a non-profit organization full of business professionals and business consultants. We’re here to help small, rural businesses just like you get the help they need to thrive in our community.

On our team, we’ve got community-driven professionals and a hardworking board of volunteer directors that are ready to help you and your business grow and succeed.

We can provide you with a wide range of business services and business management tools as well as expert guidance and financial support when you need it most. So whether you want to expand, start, or sell your business – we’re here to help.

Community Futures Lethbridge Region also runs a variety of specialized business programs and educational courses that will help you improve your business practices. We work closely with the community and the business leaders within the community to help encourage further rural economic growth.

We’ve been supporting small, local businesses since 1986 and with so much experience under our belts, we don’t have plans on stopping any time soon. Community Futures has 27 offices in rural communities throughout Alberta and a total of 267 offices across the country.

For more information, please visit our website.

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Community Futures: BizStream Small Business Program

Community Futures Alberta

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Community Futures Network of Alberta is very pleased to announce the BizStream Small Business Program for Alberta’s small businesses. This program is supported by Talisman Energy, to help entrepreneurs in Alberta’s competitive business environment get in the game.

The BizStream Small Business Program provides information and mentoring to rural Alberta businesses with the potential and desire to engage in contracts with the energy sector.

If your company has the expertise, skills and ambition to engage in contracts with the energy sector, but lacks some of the competencies required to secure these contracts, BizStream Small Business Program could be for you.

There are 4 Alberta Community Futures regions engaged in the BizStream program:

  • Community Futures West Yellowhead (Hinton)
  • Community Future Central Alberta (Red Deer)
  • Community Futures Yellowhead East (Whitecourt)
  • Community Futures Lloydminster (Lloydminster)

For more information, please visit our website.

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Community Futures: Youth Entrepreneurship Program

Community Futures Alberta

Value:
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The program is targeted at unemployed youth aged 18-39 who are not Employment Insurance (EI) eligible and have not had an EI claim for the past three years (5 years if maternity claim).

Those that are accepted into the program can expect:

  • Financial support of up to $5,000 for agreed upon living supports, targeted support such as daycare or bus pass, seed business funding, training grants and a $500 completion bonus upon successful completion of the program
  • Support to develop the program application and, once accepted, a participation plan
  • Ongoing one on one counseling support to assist in completion of a business plan
  • Group instruction where appropriate to assist with detailed business planning
  • Mentorship and business introductions
  • Additional specialized business training where appropriate
  • Access to resources and research

If you would like to learn more about this program, please contact us or visit our website for more information.

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Community Investment Program

Canadian Internet Registration Authority

Value:
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Application Deadline:
01-Jun-2020

The Community Investment Program grants fund innovative community internet projects to build a resilient, trusted and secure internet for all Canadians.   

The program is open to:  non-profit organizations, registered charities and academics at universities and colleges in Canada.

While CIRA’s granting program will consider applications that benefit all Canadians, we’re especially looking for initiatives that benefit:

  • Students (kindergarten to grade 12 and post-secondary)

  • Northern, rural and Indigenous communities

The program is now closed for 2021, the next call for grant application will take place in 2022. Please see website for more information.

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Connecting Alberta Companies into Silicon Valley

Connection Silicon Valley

Value:
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The Government of Alberta has selected Connection Silicon Valley and JPC Corp as an independent contractor to provide Alberta businesses with access to Silicon Valley customers, capital and other resources to help them scale. This is a huge opportunity for Alberta companies to leverage our combined relationships and establish their credibility in one of the most important technology hubs on the planet.

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Containment & Monitoring Institute

CMC Research Institutes

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Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is an essential technology in global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from industrial processes. Factors holding back the broader deployment of CCS include operating costs and concerns over the safety of long-term storage.

The Containment and Monitoring Institute works with industry, academic researchers and other technology developers to test and demonstrate accurate, cost-effective measurement and verification technologies for hydrocarbons in the air, soil and water. At our 200-hectare Field Research Station, our experts work with clients and researchers to:

  • Advance the development of monitoring technologies and protocols for carbon storage
  • Refine monitoring technologies for enhanced oil recovery
  • Help industry better understand the movement of fluids underground
  • Improve the performance of methane emissions detection innovations

For more information, please visit our website.

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Creative Destruction Lab Seed-Stage Program

Creative Destruction Labs – Rockies

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CDL-Rockies is located in Calgary, Canada at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary. Calgary is one of Canada’s fastest-growing, most entrepreneurial and innovative cities, with the highest number of patents filed per capita in Canada.

As the epicenter of the country’s energy sector, CDL-Rockies is home to a Prime stream as well as a specialized Energy stream. CDL-Rockies brings together many of the region’s most experienced entrepreneurs, investors, and scientists from diverse fields including energy, healthcare, software and hardware, industrials and clean technology. CDL startups work with these mentors to sharpen objectives, prioritize time and resources, raise capital, and engage with experts working on the frontiers of research.

Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) is a nonprofit organization that delivers an objectives-based program for massively scalable, seed-stage, science- and technology-based companies.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • ICT
  • Oil and Gas
  • Pipeline
  • Other

Cybera Technology Services

Cybera

Value:
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Cybera is Alberta’s not-for-profit organization responsible for driving economic growth through the use of digital technology. Our core role is to oversee the development and operations of Alberta’s cyberinfrastructure – the advanced system of networks and computers that keep government, educators, not-for-profits, and entrepreneurs at the forefront of technological change.

Cybera offers services that keep government, educators, not-for-profits, and entrepreneurs at the forefront of technological change.

For more information about our services, please visit our website.

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Cybera: Alberta ShareIT Program

Cybera

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Application Deadline:

The Alberta ShareIT Program is managed by Cybera, and led by the province’s post-secondary education sector. It leverages economies of scope and scale to give members access to IT hardware, software, and services that are:

  • Broader
  • More powerful
  • More cost-effective

The program also offers valuable knowledge transfer, skill-building, and cybersecurity opportunities.

Please visit our website for more information.

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Cybera: DAIR Cloud Program

Cybera

Value:
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Cybera has partnered with CANARIE to manage the cloud infrastructure for the DAIR program. Small-to-medium sized enterprises are eligible to receive free cloud resources to test, validate, and prove their product or service ideas.

The DAIR Cloud Program connects Canadian startups to each other, and to free cloud resources and expertise in next generation technologies.

Think of DAIR as a bundle of resources intended to give a boost to Canadian startups and SMEs. We’ve put together a package of resources to help get your business off the ground or to the next level.

Did we mention there’s no cost? We don’t ask for your payment information and qualifying is simple: if you’re a Canadian business with fewer than 500 employees, you’re eligible to access DAIR for rapid and scalable design, development, validation, and demonstration of your product or service.

CANARIE is funded by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) to spark Canadian innovation and accelerate research and discovery. The goal of the DAIR Cloud Program is to give Canadian start-ups and SMEs a boost toward commercialization.

Please visit our website for more information.

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Cybera: Data Science for Albertans

Cybera

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As the modern digital economy continues to evolve, Alberta businesses that embrace and harness data science concepts and tools — including machine learning, artificial intelligence and big data analytics — will have a strong competitive advantage.

Cybera’s Data Science for Albertans project provides Alberta entrepreneurs, business and social enterprises with training and access to data science expertise.

Free data science services available to Alberta organizations and social innovators:

  • Introductory and advanced workshops
  • Industry fellowship program (next cohort TBD)
  • One-on-one consultations
  • Access to tools such as Jupyter and RStudio

Please visit our website to learn more.

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Cybera: Rapid Access Cloud

Cybera

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Application Deadline:

Cybera’s Rapid Access Cloud, an award-winning program, provides free cloud computing resources to Alberta-based academics, researchers, non-profits and small to medium sized organizations that are not covered by the national DAIR program. It is intended to:

  • Help researchers utilize cloud computing environments for testing, analysis and experimentation
  • Providing a competitive advantage by offering a staging ground to test their ideas for cloud-based services, before moving to a commercial cloud platform
  • Provide a learning environment for people to explore the possibilities and benefits of cloud computing
  • Support disaster recovery for Canadian businesses

Please visit our website for more information.

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Dairy Innovation Program

Canadian Dairy Commission

Value:
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Application Deadline:

The DIP is designed to grant dairy processors with continued access to the milk they require to produce innovative dairy products without affecting their existing provincial milk plant supply allocation. By encouraging such new development, the overall demand for milk is expected to increase. The CDC will provide an allocation credit (deducted from the Canadian requirement) to each province that supplies milk for the new DIP contracts. These credits will be allocated to the province on end-use butterfat basis with no conversion of credits into quota (crystallization).

You may be able to get a milk quota to develop and produce new and innovative dairy products. You could get a milk quota to develop and produce innovative dairy products. You need to create a product that: Is wholly or essentially made with milk; Contains no imported dairy ingredients; Is new to the Canadian market. Other conditions apply.

The deadlines to receive DIP applications at the Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC) are:

  • March 31st
  • June 30th
  • September 30th
  • December31st.

Applications received during each 3 month period will be reviewed by the Selection Committee within the following 2 months.

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DEC Community Energy Guidebook & Toolkit

Decentralised Energy Canada

Value:
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The Community Energy Guidebook and Toolkit are your online tools that support communities navigating community generation projects. From ideation to operations, these resources are designed to support your unique needs and provide the necessary tools to mitigate risks. Embark on your journey to integrate efficient and cost-effective energy into your community by downloading the Guidebook and Toolkit today.

Please visit our website for more information.

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DEC Innovation to Commercialization

Decentralised Energy Canada

Value:
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The I2CP is our signature accelerator program designed to accelerate the deployment of Decentralised Energy (DE), reduce the risks associated with implementation and optimize the return-on-investment for our client(s). Any DE technology supplier, service provider or end-user with a DE project or DE opportunity may qualify for I2CP services if your DE project or opportunity addresses various challenges associated.

Please visit our website for more information.

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DEC Investment and Funding Attraction

Decentralised Energy Canada

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DEC connects investors with technology developers and entrepreneurs. We match private investors and SME investment funds access to high potential business plans that are pre-screened by our local partners and us.

We attract technology developers and entrepreneurs through our website, newsletter, events and our partners. We work with the entrepreneurs in our network and prepare them for matchmaking. We have a diverse and attractive portfolio of finance ready businesses in various sectors that require investments between CDN $10,000 and CDN $10 million.

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DEC Project Jumpstart

Decentralised Energy Canada

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Project Jumpstart is your company’s gateway to premium project enablement support. Through the program, we bring together key stakeholders to identify and overcome hurdles in your community energy project. We add credibility to your project and offer a technology-neutral perspective. Apply now to equip your team with the information they need to gain community confidence and boost your project smoothly through the approval process. This project is deployed with support from the Government of Alberta.

Please visit our website for more information.

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DEC: Global Matchmaker

Decentralised Energy Canada

Value:
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With the support of Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service, DEC’s Global Matchmaker Series matches Canadian businesses to international export opportunities. This program will be developed over a series of countries that align with Canada’s decentralised energy capabilities and DEC’s International Business Development Strategy.

Focus areas:

  • Energy Generation
  • Grid Modernization
  • Energy Integration & Optimization

Please visit our website for more information.

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DEC: impACT Careers

Decentralised Energy Canada

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ImpACT Careers connects job seekers to high quality employers and job opportunities in sustainability. This program shows how the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals are being integrated into Canada’s job market and features some of the most progressive corporate leaders in sustainability. Participate in this program and learn how your career choice can have a positive impACT on Canada’s sustainable, resilient and affordable energy future.

ImpACT Careers is a one-year program that provides visibility to companies that are considered highly desirable employers with career opportunities in sustainability. If your company is ready to toot its own horn and talk about its sustainability achievements to a rapidly growing audience of new graduates and transitioning qualified professionals, we would be honored to have you front and center in the program. 

Please visit our website for more information.

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Digital Accelerator for Innovation and Research (DAIR) Cloud Program

CANARIE

Value:
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Application Deadline:

The DAIR Cloud Program connects Canadian startups to each other, and to free cloud resources and expertise in next generation technologies.

Think of DAIR as a bundle of resources intended to give a boost to Canadian startups and SMEs. We’ve put together a package of resources to help get your business off the ground or to the next level.

Did we mention there’s no cost? We don’t ask for your payment information and qualifying is simple: if you’re a Canadian business with fewer than 500 employees, you’re eligible to access DAIR for rapid and scalable design, development, validation, and demonstration of your product or service.

CANARIE is funded by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) to spark Canadian innovation and accelerate research and discovery. The goal of the DAIR Cloud Program is to give Canadian start-ups and SMEs a boost toward commercialization.

For more information, please visit our website.

Sector:
  • Food-Agriculture

Digital Tech Internships

Career-Launcher Internships

Value:
Min : - Max :28000

Application Deadline:
31-Mar-2021

Bring new talent to your small business or not-for-profit! Hire a digital tech intern and give an underemployed–yet highly skilled–grad the experience they need to find career-oriented work. You can get up to $28,000 towards their salary and training expenses.

Funded by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada as part of their Digital Skills for Youth (DS4Y) Program creating employment opportunities for young Canadians to build the digital skills needed for the evolving digital economy.

Applications are now closed for 2021, please visit our website for updates.

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Eco Canada Employment Programs

Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) Canada

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As the steward for the Canadian Environmental workforce across all industries, we offer employment programs that stimulate environmental career pathways, skill development, business growth, workforce support and workforce advancement through wage and training funding.

These programs help employers attract new talent, while saving initial wage and training costs. Best of all, young practitioners and students will be able to kickstart their career journey and gain meaningful work experience.

Thanks to our funding partners, we have several programs available. Each program has unique eligibility requirements for employers and job candidates.

For more information, please visit our website.

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Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity

Alberta Innovates

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Ecosystem services and biodiversity are the benefits we receive from nature. They include climate regulation; flood control and water purification; habitat for wildlife; food, fibre and fuel; and the spiritual and recreational benefits of nature.

Alberta Innovates is part of the Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity initiative, a collection of innovative projects and investments designed to build the capacity to implement ecosystem service and biodiversity markets in Alberta.

Please visit our website for more information.

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  • Other

EDC Buyer Financing

Export Development Canada

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Price and quality have always been crucial considerations in purchasing decisions, but more of your customers are looking for financing options. We can help you gain a competitive edge by providing Buyer Financing to your international customer—and taking on the risk of non-payment for you.

EDC can help you gain a competitive advantage as providing flexible financing arrangements can be the key to a successful sales pitch, differentiating you from your competitors. Enable your customers to make purchases from you that they might otherwise have not been able to afford at this time. 

Please visit our website to learn more.

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EDC Direct Lending

Export Development Canada

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Get financing to sell into markets outside of Canada.

Need financial help for your international expansion plans? Whether your company is large or small, we can offer direct financing to your company or your foreign affiliate through a secured loan.

A direct loan can help support your expansion plans, including financing equipment, facilities, or the establishment or the expansion of a foreign affiliate. Financing lets you increase your capacity, allowing you to take on more export contracts and cover your work-in-progress costs.

We have a higher risk appetite than commercial banks in various markets, and can supplement bank lending capacity. A loan can be made directly to your Canadian company in support of its international investment, or to your foreign affiliate, secured by the foreign assets.

For more information, please visit our website.

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EDC Export Guarantee Program

Export Development Canada

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Our Export Guarantee Program can help you access additional financing through your financial institution. We share the risk with your financial institution by providing a guarantee on the money you borrow, encouraging them to increase your access to working capital.

Get more working capital financing to manage your day-to-day operating costs, via an increase to your operating line, a seasonal bulge or pre-shipment financing.

Access more financing to expand sales into a new market, buy new equipment, or locate your inventory closer to your buyers.

We work with you and your financial institution to increase borrowing capacity to support your investments outside of Canada, such as setting up an international affiliate or acquiring or expanding a business in a global market.

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EDC Foreign Exchange Facility Guarantee

Export Development Canada

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Avoid posting collateral as payment assurance for your foreign exchange contract provider and keep your cash free for doing business. 

Avoid the financial pain of having to pay your foreign exchange contract provider if they incur losses you can’t cover. Locking in the exchange rate in advance will give you comfort when setting up your product prices and will increase the predictability of your cash flow. Fluctuations in exchange rates can make it a challenge to budget up-front costs or revenues in foreign currencies. Secure your exchange rate without putting up capital, and protect your margins. Increase your borrowing capacity by keeping more working capital in your business — and go after more contracts.

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EDC Performance Security Insurance

Export Development Canada

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EDC can insure up to 95% of your losses if a customer wrongfully calls a letter of guarantee or if a call is triggered by you not being able to meet your obligations due to specific political risks. Dealing with customers you don’t know, in markets you don’t know, can be risky. Take on new business confidently. Insure yourself in case of a wrongful call with Performance Security Insurance.

For more information, please check out the EDC website.

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EDC Portfolio Credit Insurance

Export Development Canada

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Your accounts receivable can represent close to half your balance sheet. Protect your profits with Portfolio Credit Insurance, and get covered for 90% of your insured losses if a customer doesn’t pay.

When you insure your contracts, your bank is more willing to lend against your receivables for up to 90% of their value. We’re experts in doing business outside of Canada. We can provide you with the market intelligence and relationships you need to succeed internationally.

For more information, please visit our website.

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EDC Select Credit Insurance (Trade Protect)

Export Development Canada

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Application Deadline:
31-Dec-2021

Safeguard your business against the risk of unpaid invoices and take on new contracts with confidence.

Whether selling in Canada or internationally, you need EDC Select Credit Insurance to protect your accounts receivables and profits. You work hard every day to grow your business. But every time you send a shipment or provide a service, there’s a chance you won’t get paid. Mitigate risk of nonpayment with EDC Select Credit Insurance; if a customer doesn’t pay you, we’ll cover up to 90% of your insured losses.

Until the end of 2021, EDC Select Credit Insurance is available to all Canadian businesses, whether your customer is in Canada or abroad.

Find out more on our website.

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Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program

Western Economic Diversification Canada

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Western Canadians who have a disability can access a network of business professionals and a world of resources through Western Economic Diversification Canada’s Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program (EDP). The EDP provides business information, training and development, mentoring and one-on-one counseling services.

The Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program (EDP) provides access to business services across Western Canada, including:

  • mentoring and one-on-one counseling services;
  • access to business training and development;
  • business loans (in some locations); and
  • help to identify requirements for specialized equipment.

The program provides entrepreneurs with disabilities access to business loans if they can’t get financing from a financial institution. The loan terms are flexible and made to meet your needs. Contact the organization serving your area for more information on loans and services available:

Edmonton
Website: Prospect Human Services Society
Telephone: 780-705-9677
Toll Free: 1-877-483-2562
Fax: 780-758-9674

Calgary
Website: Momentum
Telephone: 403-272-9323
Fax: 403-235-4646
Email: info@momentum.org

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Environmental Technology Assessment Portal (E-TAP)

Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA)

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COSIA’s Environmental Technology Assessment Portal (E-TAP) provides an effective means to tap into the global environmental sector for solutions to current and future technology gaps and opportunities. If you have a technology idea you would like to submit on a non-confidential basis to COSIA for consideration then.

COSIA has four Environmental Priority Areas (EPAs): Tailings, Water, Land and Greenhouse Gases (GHGs). The EPAs are seeking technologies, practical solutions, research and/ or technology ‘widgets’ that can help accelerate environmental performance improvement in Canada’s oil sands. The objective is to identify and assess ideas that could be potential solutions to our current and future technology gaps and opportunities.

For more information, please check out our website.

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  • Other

EO Accelerator

Entrepeneurs’ Organization (EO)

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At Accelerator, our mission is to empower entrepreneurs with the tools, accountability and community to aggressively grow and master their business.

As a first-stage entrepreneur, you face new challenges every day. Whether it’s determining how you’re going to fill the rush of new orders, deciding how you’re going to penetrate new markets or figuring out how you’re going to make payroll, it seems at times you find yourself wishing you had an instruction manual for your business. 

Accelerator, an Entrepreneurs’ Organization program, is the catalyst that enables first-stage entrepreneurs to catapult your business to the next level. Our mission is to empower you with the tools you need to grow your business to more than US$1 million in sales and provide you with the skills to make yourself a better entrepreneur and leader.

Along with structured educational content focused on the​ core areas of first-stage businesses, the Accelerator Program affords you the unique experience of learning from and connecting with the world’s most influential entrepreneurs

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  • Other

EO Executive Education

Entrepeneurs’ Organization (EO)

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EO is proud to offer members the opportunity to learn at a more intense level through executive-education programming. Our programs strive to bring members to new levels of leadership in business and beyond. Through a variety of partnerships, EO challenges members’ assumptions, tests their ways of doing business and introduces them to new ways of thinking. Most important, members return to their business with fresh ideas, new skills, a toolkit of resources and a greater capacity for addressing the challenges they and their company will face.

Our executive-education programs include: Entrepreneurial Masters Program (EMP) Key Executive Program (KEP) London Business School Growth Forum (LBS) EO@Wharton: Elevating Finance + Operations EO@IMD: Navigating Your Family BusinessFor any Open Opportunities of interest, be sure to read the Guidelines Document to fully understand the scope and focus of the opportunity.

Please visit our website for programs near you.

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  • Other

EO Global Student Entrepeneur Awards (GSEA)

Entrepeneurs’ Organization (EO)

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The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) is the premier global competition for students who own and operate a business while attending college or university. Nominees compete against their peers from around the world in a series of local and/or national competitions in hopes to qualify for GSEA Finals. Founded in 1998 by Saint Louis University, GSEA is now an Entrepreneurs’ Organization program.

Please check our website for competition dates in your area.

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  • Other

EO Mentorship

Entrepeneurs’ Organization (EO)

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EO Mentorship fosters relationships aimed at high-level leadership and personal development within a structured timeframe. Throughout the mentorship process, Mentees work toward goals and establish personal accountability, while Mentors support them through next-level education and engagement.

EO Mentorship relationships last 10-12 months, during which the Mentee and Mentor meet face-to-face or virtually for one to three hours each month to work toward setting and realizing personalized, measurable and attainable goals. EO will help facilitate the application and matching process, through either a chapter-based program or the global virtual mentorship platform. From there, Mentees drive the relationship. After a year, the relationship ends with a celebration of achievements. As a way to “pay it forward,” Mentees are encouraged to serve as a Mentor to an EO Accelerator and EO GSEA participant, or another EO member.

For more information, please check out our website.

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  • Other

ERA Funding

Emissions Reduction Alberta

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Application Deadline:
27-Aug-2020

Our clean technology investments help innovators develop and demonstrate Alberta-based technologies that lower emissions and costs. Scaling up innovation will ensure Alberta succeeds in a lower emissions world.

ERA has two funding streams to help Alberta prosper while reducing emissions. We fund innovative technology projects, as well as infrastructure upgrades for our businesses. Learn more about the stream that suits your project below.

So far, we’ve given $646 million in funding to 204 projects with a cumulative worth of $4.5 billion, resulting in GHG reductions of 37.7 million tonnes of CO2 by 2030.

Please visit our website to learn more.

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  • Other

Export Readiness Micro-Voucher Program

Alberta Innovates

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Min : - Max :20000

Application Deadline:
31-Mar-2021

Through this program we support Alberta SMEs, with a minimum of $20,000 in revenue, to build and develop a strategic approach to expanding their international plans and building global export opportunities.

Prior to entering new global markets it’s important to understand the necessary steps to grow export markets while evaluating benefits and assessing risks are keys to success.

Alberta SMEs need to ask some basic questions, for example:

  • What country do I want to export to?
  • What is my competitive advantage in that country?
  • How do I set up my distribution channels?
  • What is my pricing model?
  • How do I avoid risks?
  • What is the trade, tariffs and even regulatory requirements?
  • What is the cost to entering global market?

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  • Other

Farm Credit Canada

Farm Credit Canada

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We take pride in helping our customers dream, grow and thrive. We’re the only lender 100% invested in Canadian agriculture and food, and we’re passionate about helping the industry succeed. And how we show up every day is as important as what we do. We aim to advance our social and sustainable practices, support our customers in their sustainability journeys and act as a catalyst for good.

FCC builds strong relationships and shares knowledge and expertise with thousands of customers across the country. When they succeed, we succeed. We’re here to support entrepreneurs and believe in the future of ag and food. We’re a partner, a catalyst and a champion of our industry.

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Foresight Acceleration

Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre

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Foresight’s flagship accelerator programs help entrepreneurs launch and scale their cleantech ventures. Through mentorship, education programs, investor introductions, and networking events, we help cleantech ventures get to market faster.

With Foresight’s support, cleantech ventures are launching, gaining traction,  and expanding access to cleantech solutions. Foresight’s accelerator programs support cleantech ventures from the idea stage to launch to scale up. As part of a cohort, you’ll learn from your peers, from regional and specific mentors, and from highly experienced Executives in Residence (EIRs) who lend valuable “been there, done that” expertise.

Whatever the stage of your cleantech venture, we can accelerate your growth. Please visit our website to learn more.

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Foresight Challenges

Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre

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Are you trying to address sustainability and facing a rapidly-changing economic, regulatory, and physical environment?

Industry Challenges bring together industry and innovators to drive environmental change and growth of Canada’s cleantech sector. From waste heat recovery in the oil and gas industry to nutrient recovery on the farm, our Challenge programs provide valuable answers and solutions for real world environmental problems – while reducing risks and improving time to market.

Visit our website for open challenges.

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Foresight Grow

Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre

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With Foresight’s Grow program, you will learn how to grow and scale your cleantech venture by strengthening team leadership.

Are you a growth-oriented cleantech company? Foresight’s Grow program will help you prepare for scale-up with training in a system to build a cohesive leadership team. Our experienced EIRs and mentors provide valuable coaching and advice tailored to your needs. The CXO Growth program will help you build C-suite capacity and develop your network. Choose the elements that your venture needs.

Please visit our website for more information about the program.

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FOUNDATIONS FOR BLACK FOUNDERS

StartUp Edmonton

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The African Canadian Civic Engagement Council and the Edmonton Council for Somali Advocacy and Research recently held a community town hall asking the provincial government for stronger supports for Black startups through their community consultation. After attending this meeting our team reflected how we could provide better support.

On June 22 and 24, 2020, as part of ongoing efforts to listen, learn, and act to build a diverse and welcoming tech community, Startup Edmonton hosted roundtables with Black entrepreneurs in the community to engage on issues of inequality in the entrepreneurship journey. One of the takeaways from those roundtables was that Startup Edmonton could action the proposed recommendations through launching our first program cohort exclusively for Black founders.

Introducing Foundations for Black Founders! This program will consist of a combination of our Business Model 101 and Preflight 1 classes, focused on business ideation and customer validation with mentorship and stories from successful Black founders along the way.

Visit our website for more information.

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Francophone Economic Development Organizations

Western Economic Diversification Canada

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In April 2001, Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) welcomed the four Francophone Economic Development Organizations (FEDOs) to the Western Canada Business Service Network. FEDOs enhance the vitality of minority language communities in Western Canada and assist in their economic development.

These independent entities have their own boards of directors with broad representation from their respective provinces. Board members are knowledgeable about business as well as the challenges facing francophone entrepreneurs.

Support from WD enables these regional organizations to provide enhanced services to Francophones including training, business and community economic development, access to capital, information services, marketing advice, networking and mentoring.

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Full Stack Developer Program

EvolveU

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EvolveU’s Full Stack Developer program is a full-time 6-month course, designed to develop the technical skills needed to become a Full Stack Developer, and to help learners adopt a growth mindset to future-proof themselves in an ever-changing digital economy. A Full Stack Developer is a person who has the skills to do back-end development work (coding, databases design, and programming) and front-end development work (design and UX/UI).

Led by an on-site team lead, learners engage in project-based experiences delivered both online and in the classroom. Participants learn to state and analyze complex problems, uncover assumptions, collaborate with peers and distinguish between what is known and unknown to drive effective systems development.

For more information, please check out the website.

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  • Environment
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Health
  • ICT
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oil and Gas
  • Pipeline

Fuse33 Community Shop

Fuse33 Makerspace

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Our facility is a membership based community shop in Calgary where you can take advantage of our comprehensive Woodshop, Metalshop, Sewing lab, 3D printing studio, laser cutters, CNC and much more.

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  • Other

Futurpreneur Canada Newcomer Program

Futurpreneur Canada

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If you’re new to Canada and don’t have a credit history, Futurpreneur Canada wants to help you launch your business. We provide tailored support and eligibility criteria to reflect your new status in Canada.

If you are new to Canada with an established credit history, you may be eligible for up to $60,000 in financing through our Start-up offering.

Please visit our website for more information.

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Futurpreneur Financing & Mentoring

Futurpreneur Canada

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Min : - Max :60000

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Futurpreneur Canada makes it easier for aspiring young business owners to secure financing. And we’ve partnered with the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) to extend our support to you even further.

From business plan to business success. We offer financing, mentoring and expertise to get your start-up off the ground. If you’re 18 – 39 and ready to launch a business, we’re here to help you.

Futurpreneur Canada’s industry-leading mentoring offers expertise, resources and skill-building opportunities to take you and your business to the next level.

We offer collateral-free loans at better interest rates than most banks. But we can’t do it alone. We’re able to finance up to $20,000 per business. If you need more money, BDC may provide up to $40,000.

Visit our website for more information.

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Futurpreneur Growth Accelerator

Futurpreneur Canada

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Futurpreneur Canada is proud to present the Growth Accelerator, an exciting opportunity for entrepreneurs looking to take their businesses to new heights. Now offered virtually, the program will connect an exclusive cohort of young entrepreneurs across the country, enabling them to network and share ideas as they scale their businesses.

Who Should Apply?

This initiative, launched in partnership with Spin Master Inc. and Vancity Community Investment Bank (VCIB), and supported by Dentons Canada and Ramp Communications, is open to Futurpreneur-supported entrepreneurs who are ready to grow their start-up.

Participants will benefit from:

· A peer-to-peer support group of like-minded entrepreneurs

· Access to a 1-on-1 consultation with Spin Master, VCIB and industry experts

· Industry-specific knowledge and skills provided by our partners

· Networking opportunities with experts, mentors and other cohort members

For more information, please visit our website.

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GCCIR Matchmaking Missions

German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the GCCIR has decided to adopt a different format for this year’s matchmaking.

With the majority of events now taking place virtually, participants are able to join from almost anywhere in the world.

For this reason the GCCIR has decided to co-organize a series of partnering events, some of which will take place in connection with major trade fairs. Participation in these events is free unless otherwise indicated.

Please visit our website for more information.

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Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP)

Genome Alberta

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Min :300000 - Max :6000000

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The Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) provides funding for downstream research & development projects that focus on applying genomics-derived solutions to challenges or opportunities defined by end-users. For the purposes of this program, end-users include stakeholders that are interested in using the results of the genomics research from academia and implementing innovations into the market for commercialization or public-good purposes. This could include industry companies, industry consortia, government departments, or other not-for-profit organizations.

Objectives:
  • Promote the application of genomics-derived solutions to address key sector challenges or opportunities facing users.
  • Promote commercialization of genomics technologies by enabling the transfer of genomics-derived solutions from academia to users as well as de-risking and incentivizing follow-on investment from public and private partners to increase the socioeconomic impact of genomics research by accelerating its translation to application or market.
  • Create and foster a more productive relationship between academia and users.

Please visit our website to learn more.

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Glenrose Rehabilitation Research, Innovation & Technology (GRRIT) Hub

Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital

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The overall goal is to more directly develop innovative ideas into meaningful improvements in the quality of life for people with physical and cognitive impairment in both the clinical and community environments. In addition, Glenrose Rehabilitation Research, Innovation & Technology (GRRIT) assists in developing new opportunities for the industrial and academic collaborators that will create economic benefits for GRH and the wider community.

Through the use of existing AHS resources coupled with funding provided by the GRH Foundation and external funding agencies/groups, GRRIT will develop the mechanisms and provide the support in a flexible form to allow appropriate collaborations with the dual purpose of improving the lives of our clients and their families while creating opportunities for our collaborators and partners.

GRRIT will provide flexible support for technical assistance, release time for physicians and clinicians, traineeships and small amounts of specialized equipment for projects that fit into its mandate. It is not meant to control research and innovation occurring in the Glenrose but is available for projects that can lead to improvements in the quality of life for our patient populations and their caregivers.

For more information, please visit our website.

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Global Bridge Canada – India

Canadian Digital Media Network

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Min : - Max :4000

Application Deadline:

Global Bridge: Canada-India helps high-growth Canadian tech scale-ups do business in India. The program is designed to demystify the local business culture, support product localization, validate business models and gain in-market networking opportunities that help companies successfully enter the Indian market.

Selected companies will receive two and a half months of virtual coaching and access to resources, followed by 3 weeks in market and up to $4,000 CAD to help offset travel and accommodation costs to be reimbursed by CDMN.

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  • Food-Agriculture
  • Other

GO Productivity: Business Transformation Customized

GO Productivity

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Your success is our success, so we make sure each of our services are tailored to your needs. We select and combine from our pool of knowledge and tools to fulfill your specific needs.

  • Lean Fundamentals and Process Mapping
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Data Analytics
  • Digital Transformation
  • Business Process Engineering
  • Financial Analysis
  • Strategic Planning
  • Innovation Program Design
  • Supply Chain Collaboration

Please visit our website for more information.

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GO Productivity: Lean Six Sigma Training

GO Productivity

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Improve productivity and manage efficiency challenges day to day through our Lean Six Sigma training. We’ll design an applied learning program with you, and for you at your company. We’ll deliver a transformational program that will have your team actively engaged in solving your challenges and problems.

Please visit our website for more information.

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Go Productivity: The ARC

GO Productivity

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Increase your business performance and bottom line. The ARC helps companies at any stage of their producivity journey to improve productivity, cut costs and increase profitability.

Start with our Productivity Assessment Tool to help your company understand its gaps and strengths around our 6 core pillars including Leadership & Management, Operational Excellence, Innovation, Business Strategy, Customer Service, and Project Management.

We work with you to create a focused action plan for improving productivity. The roadmap also helps to build team alignment and increases innovation capacity within your organization.

We introduce and emphasize key productivity concepts and models for laying down a foundation of continuous improvement. We want to see you succeed, so we will provide coaching and  help measure success to celebrate the wins!

Please visit our website for more information.

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GPRC: Centre for Research & Innovation

Grande Prairie Regional College, Centre for Research & Innovation

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Our institution is a research and innovation hub in northwestern Alberta. With staff and student researchers active in a range of specialty areas – including business innovation, advanced microbiology, sustainable systems, community enhancement, and human health and wellness – we have the expertise to support community initiatives and address persistent industry problems.

Interested in working with our institution? Have a technical issue or research problem that you need help solving?

Please contact us for more information.

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  • ICT
  • Other

GPRC: National Bee Diagnostic Centre

Grande Prairie Regional College, Centre for Research & Innovation

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The National Bee Diagnostic Centre is currently still open to receive samples and provide support to beekeepers and industry. Updates will be provided if changes in services occur.

Our National Bee Diagnostic Centre (NBDC) is the first comprehensive laboratory in Canada to provide a full array of diagnostic services for honey bee pests, pathogens, and parasites.

NBDC provides diagnostic services for beekeepers, researchers and agencies across Canada. We use microbiology, microscopy and molecular techniques to identify pathogens that affect pollinator health.

NBDC is proud to be one of 30 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)-funded Technology Access Centres in Canada. As a member of the Tech Access Canada network, NBDC provides applied research, training, outreach, and innovation services for the beekeeping industry.

We welcome collaborations with industry and researchers! If you are interested in visiting our lab and meeting our researchers, please contact us.

Please visit our website to learn more!

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  • ICT
  • Other

Graduate Student Scholarships

Alberta Innovates

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Alberta Innovates funds scholarships for graduate students conducting full-time research in key emerging technology area of information and communications technology (ICT) and advanced materials and manufacturing technologies (AMM) ensuring that Albertan universities and companies are able to recruit top talent.

This program is specifically targeted at the following emerging technology areas: information and communications technologies, and advanced materials and manufacturing technologies in and of themselves or which additionally support the innovation priority areas of environment, energy, agriculture, manufacturing, and health.

The program helps to develop both new knowledge and the next generation workforce to support Alberta’s economic future.

For more information, please check our website.

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  • Other

Grand Challenges Canada: Transition to Scale

Grand Challenges Canada

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Have a bold idea for an innovation that will save and improve lives? Apply to the challenges that are posted and get funding of up to $10 million to bring your idea to vulnerable populations.

Please check our website for current challenges and submission deadlines.

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Green Hectares: Big Exchange

Green Hectares

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The purpose of the Big Exchange is to give rural entrepreneurs and community groups an opportunity to

  • network more effectively,
  • to understand how to use resources better
  • to remove barriers for themselves and their community
  • to find solutions that work for rural business and community organizations

By creating an online event, Green Hectares removes the barriers of time and geography and allows for people to  have the same networking opportunities their urban counterparts might have.  We find amazing experts in their fields on topics suggested by rural entrepreneurs. The sessions generally start out very general with big ideas and then move to practical, usable advice as the questions from the entrepreneurs begin to ask for advice.

Our events generally run for two hours with limited spots available for each session.  Currently we are scheduling these events in the last week of every month.

Please visit our website for more information, or to sign up.

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Green Hectares: Online Communities of Interest

Green Hectares

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Online communities can congregate around a shared interest, but can be spread across multiple websites. There may be more than one website to go to find any one online community. Their meaning can change depending on who is defining them. Universally, however, there are things that show signs of a community. They are:

  • Content: articles, information, and news about a topic of interest to a group of people
  • Forums or newsgroups and email: so that your community members can communicate in delayed fashion
  • Chat and instant messaging: so that the community members can communicate more immediately.​

Green Hectares will support existing online communities by linking these communities through various channels that they have in place. Creating a collective meeting space for the five main areas of:

  • Crops
  • Environment
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Livestock
  • Rural Development

For more information, please visit our website.

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Green Hectares: Online Facilitation

Green Hectares

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All Community Connector Facilitators have been trained by the Sirolli Enterprise team to provide support to local entrepreneurs in realizing their business dreams. The Sirolli Enterprise team has over 30 years of personal business experience and have been intimately involved in the development, launch and implementation of economic development initiatives worldwide since 1997. The Entrepreneurial Development Program is a community based economic development tool.

The program is a free and confidential service that is offered within project areas and online, to anyone who wishes to open or operate a business. The facilitator assists clients in conducting market research, developing business plans, securing financing, locating commercial or retail space, and obtaining permits and approvals from appropriate government entities.

The methodology has provided a philosophical and practical basis for operations to Green Hectares Management Team and their Resource Boards. The Resource Boards have learned about the Trinity of Management and have an understanding of how Facilitators coach entrepreneurs.

Please check our website for more information.

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Green Hectares: R.E.A.L Training

Green Hectares

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Bringing the agricultural and rural leaders of tomorrow into the online spaces of today, REAL (Rural Entrepreneurs and Agriculture Leaders) Training is a program that equips young people in rural areas with the ability to engage with agriculturally and economically diverse communities through ongoing online training and tools, short-term mentorships and improved networking activities.

Green Hectares will help create an environment where those with a vested interest in agriculture and food would thrive. Rural and agri businesses need engaged leaders with training to support that community. The result is a dynamic partnership, linking established rural practices with future unlimited potential.
REAL Training will include virtual and face to face events across Canada, providing instruction to young leaders in the agriculture and food sectors.

Please visit our website to learn more.

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Green Hectares: The Community Connector

Green Hectares

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The Community Connector Program (CCP) facilitates effective and sustainable use of resources, experts, spaces, and programs already available to the community while encouraging people to connect, collaborate and learn from and with each other.

Based on the premise that every rural community is unique and has the capacity to shape its own future, the CCP provides a model for community development that is adaptable and community-driven. The success of the program hinges on local community action and champions for the project. The CCP establishes regional Community Connector projects in communities in partnership with Green Hectares.

Through this partnership arrangement, the local community has ownership in the project but gains a replicable model and support from Green Hectares. Partnering communities are required to provide financial or in kind support for this position and in return Green Hectares hires a local facilitator, provides training and mentorship, manages the project and provides useful outcomes and information back to the community.

Please visit our website for more information.

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Growth Marketing

Platform Calgary

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Frustrated with the return on your marketing spend? Want to generate awareness, leads and increase sales? Need better marketing outcomes on the ASAP? 321 Growth Academy can help.  We support entrepreneurs in building the kind of marketing engine that grows revenues.

Growth Marketing is our in-depth course for founders and their team members. Over 45+ hours, you’ll learn everything you need to know about revenue-focused Marketing – from the fundamentals to marketing campaigns – all while applying what you learn in your business in real-time.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Health
  • ICT
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oil and Gas
  • Pipeline

Harvest Builders: Studio Services

Harvest Builders

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Harvest’s Studio Services provide startups with a flexible and integrated co-build experience to develop targeted strategies and solid infrastructure for their growth marketing, finance & fundraising, and talent management functions.

When you participate in our Studio Services, your startup benefits from a collaborative approach to building its growth marketing, finance & fundraising, and recruitment functions. Our resident experts tailor our proven playbooks to fill skill gaps and develop ready to execute plans your team can implement to grow faster.

Please visit our website for more information.

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Harvest Builders: The Academy

Harvest Builders

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Master the fundamentals of startup growth.

Hands-on learning

The Academy delivers experiential hands-on learning through structured courses and interactive workshops that teach founders essential concepts and advanced strategies for business growth.

One playbook, several learning tracks

Sessions are led by resident experts who leverage Harvest’s proven playbook that has launched and scaled some of North America’s fastest growing companies. All participants leave with ready-to-execute strategies.

Please visit our website for more information.

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Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta (HREBA) 

Alberta Innovates

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The Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta (HREBA) is hosted by Alberta Innovates and consists of three committees – the Cancer Committee, the Clinical Trials Committee and the Community Health Committee. These committees provide ethical reviews and ongoing ethical oversight of cancer and community-based research involving humans, their information and biological samples.

HREBA safeguards the rights and welfare of individuals who volunteer to participate in research by ensuring ethical principles have been considered by researchers and applied prior to and throughout the conduct of the research.

While focused on the protection of research participants, HREBA wants to ensure that research maximizes benefit while minimizing harms.

Please visit our website to learn more.

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  • Other

Homestead Coworking Space

Homestead Coworking

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Work for yourself, not by yourself.

We’ve transformed 4,600 square feet on the second floor of the heritage Alberta Block building (built in 1909) into a hub for entrepreneurship and community. Our space includes hot-desk open workspaces, dedicated desks, private officers, a communal kitchen/lunchroom area, meeting rooms, and a boardroom.

We offer basic membership rates, 24/7 unlimited access, dedicated desks, private offices, and coworking day passes!

Homestead is a coworking space based in downtown Edmonton, Canada. We are home to a community of city-builders, creatives, entrepreneurs and doers. We believe that there is a better way to make a living – one where your work is a part of who you are rather than just what you do. Join us and build what you are passionate about alongside like-minded people!

Please visit our website to learn more.

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  • Environment
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Health
  • ICT
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oil and Gas
  • Omics
  • Pipeline
  • Other

ICTC GO Talent Program

Information and Communications Technology Council

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The GO Talent program provides employers with the opportunity to connect with hundreds of Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs) with an IT background who are within days, weeks or months of arriving in Canada as permanent residents. Employers can submit job postings and gain full access to our IEP talent pool through the newly launched job portal on eTalent Canada.

For more information please visit our website.

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ICTC Talent Programs

Information and Communications Technology Council

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ICTC is a leader in developing workforce solutions and delivering talent programs to enable Canadian businesses to access the right talent with the right skills needed to drive innovation and productivity in an increasingly competitive environment. To ensure Canada is able to meet the growing demand for ICT and digitally skilled talent, we must consider all labour market sources and complementary pathways and build welcoming, diverse workplaces. Our programs provide unique and targeted solutions for recruiting, retaining and integrating women, Indigenous persons, youth and internationally educated professionals (IEPs) into ICT workforce.

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ICTC: Women in Technology (WIT)

Information and Communications Technology Council

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ICTC and Status of Women Canada (SWC) came together to explore a ground-breaking and innovative way to increase women’s recruitment, retention and advancement in current and emerging technology sectors. This collaborative approach brought ICTC, SWC, and six regional organizations together to help women enter decision-making and management roles and move up in their organizations or within the sector. Six innovative regional projects were launched and a national initiative was formed in Fall 2013.

THE WIT INITIATIVE ENCOURAGES WOMEN TO ENTER TECHNICAL OCCUPATIONS BY:
  1. • addressing human resources (HR) practices, structures, and measures; and
  2. • encouraging women to develop the necessary skills and take on new roles as managers, directors, C-level positions and members of board of directors, in order to ensure systemic change.

This project is funded by Status of Women Canada.

For more information, please visit our website.

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Impact Canada Challenges

Impact Canada

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The Government of Canada wants innovative solutions to economic, environmental, and social problems.

Please visit our website for a list of challenges in all sectors.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Health
  • ICT
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oil and Gas
  • Omics
  • Pipeline
  • Other

Industry Commercialization Associates Program

Alberta Innovates

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Min :52500 - Max :105000

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Alberta’s high potential, high growth, technology and knowledge-based small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) may be eligible for funding to enable them to employ a highly trained resource with the goal of advancing business readiness levels and/or accelerating product commercialization.

The Commercialization Associate understands business fundamentals and practices, applying knowledge of industry, as well as market and business trends to prioritize commercialization activities. These activities include, but are not limited to, manufacturing analysis and planning, advanced product validation, exploring new market opportunities, marketing, sales, financial strategies, and business development activities.

This program is designed to fund SMEs to employ a commercialization professional, for up to two years, through one of the following options:

  • Level 1 – full-time, up to $52,500 per year
  • Level 2 – full-time, up to $75,000 per year
  • Level 3 – full or part-time, up to $105,000 per year

Alberta Innovates will also provide an additional $7,000 per year as an expense allowance for the associate.

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  • Other

InnoTech Alberta Analysis & Testing Services

InnoTech Alberta

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InnoTech Alberta offers a variety of analysis & testing services. Here is a list of the services:

Please visit our website to learn more.

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  • Environment
  • Forestry
  • Oil and Gas
  • Other

InnoTech Alberta Computed Tomography (CT) Imaging Centre

InnoTech Alberta

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InnoTech Alberta’s Computed Tomography (CT) Service provides computed tomography, 2D and 3D imaging, image processing, and visualization with an emphasis on the accurate extraction of quantitative information. The CT Service’s primary focus is support for applied research and development on a fee-for-service basis.

Non-destructive examination of internal structure is provided by an Aquilion ONE helical CT scanner. This medical scanner produces high-resolution 3D images of objects and samples as well as dynamic experiments.

Please visit our website for more information.

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  • Environment
  • Forestry
  • Oil and Gas
  • Other

InnoTech Alberta Processing Technologies

InnoTech Alberta

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Min :0 - Max :0

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InnoTech Alberta offers a variety of programs to assist in the research, development and processing. Here is the list of programs:

Please visit our website to learn more.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Forestry
  • Oil and Gas
  • Other

InnoTech Alberta Reservoir & Geosciences Services

InnoTech Alberta

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Innotech Alberta’s Reservoir & Geosciences offers a variety of programs  for heavy oil research and development. The list of programs include:

Please visit our website to learn more.

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  • Environment
  • Forestry
  • Oil and Gas
  • Other

Innovate Calgary

Innovate Calgary

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Innovate Calgary is the innovation transfer and business incubator centre for the University of Calgary. As part of the Office of the Vice-President (Research) portfolio, and as a member of the UCalgary innovation ecosystem, we work closely with researchers, faculty, and students to help bridge the gap between discovery and creating economic and societal impact. We do this by going beyond traditional technology transfer services to include focused startup support programs and services for research-intensive companies.  

Innovate Calgary also manages the programming for the Life Sciences Innovation Hub that offers access to infrastructure, equipment, expertise, and startup support services for life science-based companies.  

Leverage University of Calgary-based research to help solve an existing business problem and reduce your business risk.

Please contact us for more information.

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Innovate Calgary: Expert Advisors

Innovate Calgary

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Access to a dedicated group of Expert Advisors (EAs) available to support Calgary and area startups with questions on topics of accounting, business development, marketing, and regulatory requirements, among other topics. Through their own experiences and successes as entrepreneurs, our EAs can provide your startup with invaluable insights into the processes and hurdles to overcome and grow your venture. 

Please visit our website for more information.

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Innovate Calgary: Venture Ready

Innovate Calgary

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This twelve-week program provides experiential training and professional mentorship to provide a framework for the critical activities that companies need to undertake, and track in the few months leading up to raising money from Angel Investors and VCs. Companies will work with an experienced advisor to push forward their KPIs as you begin to meet and develop relationships with investors and become investor ready. 

Please visit our website for more information.

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Innovate Edmonton Innovation Ecosystem

Innovate Edmonton

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Innovate Edmonton facilitates an innovation ecosystem that embraces the breadth of the city and builds productive relationships across the urban fabric – communities, government, schools, colleges and universities, companies, firms, founders and entrepreneurs, and cultural communities. From each of these groups we draw out new ideas, solutions, concepts, and initiatives that are applied to opportunities and global problems. 

We create, curate, and promote programs, networks, forums, communication channels, funding, investment, and spaces to ensure our reach is effective and visible to the whole community. Our support begins with our thriving tech sector and extends to Edmonton’s social, sustainable, cultural, and economic sectors and beyond.  

Together, we will elevate Edmonton as an innovation capital, a global centre of excitement, opportunity, and growth that secures an economic future for Edmonton’s residents, communities and companies. 

Please visit our website for more information.

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Integrated Agriculture Technology Centre (IATC)

Lethbridge College

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The Integrated Agriculture Technology Centre (IATC) connects the agriculture industry with technologies and research expertise at Lethbridge College. The IATC serves small- and medium-sized enterprises by providing applied research and innovation services to solve challenges, as well as specialized training on the latest equipment and emerging technologies.

Integrated Agriculture Technology is an umbrella term that explains the way we use innovative processes and technologies to develop food production systems that increase our clients’ competitive advantage and improve their economic return, while also considering social and environmental sustainability. Our dedicated research teams provide ag-tech, greenhouse, aquaculture and large-scale crop producers with access to customized services and first-hand research data on unique technologies including integrated food production systems, aerobic bioreactors, dewatering techniques, waste treatment, water processing, precision irrigation and fertigation, agricultural engineering, automation and control systems, organoleptics and food safety.

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