Accelerating Innovation into CarE Market Access(AICE)

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :250000

Application Deadline:

Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) contribute to a resilient economy and are critical for driving health innovation. Tremendous opportunity exists for SMEs to revolutionize health care delivery through provision of digital and data-enabled health innovations. For new health technologies to be successfully adopted, enough evidence must be generated to demonstrate the expected value and impact. AICE – Market Access supports health-innovation implementation projects between SMEs and Real-World Testing Sites to generate evidence for adoption and diffusion.

Sector:
  • Other

Alberta Bio Future Program

Alberta Innovates

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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 Clinical Research Consortium (ACRC)

Alberta Innovates

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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.

Sector:
  • Other

Alberta International Technology Partnership Program

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :250000

Application Deadline:

These programs are 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 project must address a defined market need while generating economic and social benefits in both jurisdictions and globally.
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.

Sector:
  • Other

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 LEANSTACK Accelerator Program

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:
14-Sep-2020

The Alberta LEANSTACK Accelerator Program is a four-month program presented by Alberta Innovates in conjunction with serial entrepreneur and LEANSTACK founder Ash Maurya.

Through one-on-one coaching, online tools and peer-to-peer support, teams will run sprints with the outcome of gaining traction and revenues or learning the problem isn’t worth solving. We encourage the whole team to participate in the accelerator.

LEANSTACK provides world-class tools, content and coaching to help founder teams systematically find product/market fit to scale their business. 

As part of the Alberta Innovates LEANSTACK accelerator, companies and founders will have access to content and coaching valued at over $6000 USD.   

The LEANSTACK Accelerator Program supports Alberta’s Digital SMEs striving to find product/market fit and traction.

Please visit our website for more information.

Sector:
  • Other

Alberta Prion Research Institute

Alberta Innovates

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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.

Sector:
  • Other

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 SPOR SUPPORT (AbSPORU)

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

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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.

Contact us at spor@albertainnovates.ca

Sector:
  • Other

Bioenergy

Alberta Innovates

Value:
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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

Campus Alberta Small Business Engagement (CASBE)

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :50000

Application Deadline:
01-Jan-2020

The Campus Alberta Small Business Engagement (CASBE) program aims to help academics use their world-class knowledge, facilities and students at colleges and polytechnics within Campus Alberta to assist Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Alberta. The goal is to encourage academics and small businesses in Alberta to work together and take advantage of NSERC Engage Grants.

This program is currently closed.  

Sector:
  • Other

Cancer Prevention Research Opportunity (CPRO)

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:
01-Jan-1970

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.

Sector:
  • Other

Carbon Capture and Utilization

Alberta Innovates

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This program focuses on carbon capture and utilization innovation to convert carbon dioxide into useful products with significant commercial value and market demand through cost-competitive and environmentally sound technology solutions.

By investing in transformative carbon dioxide utilization technologies, we will contribute to Alberta’s greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation and economic diversification efforts.

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:

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

Sector:
  • Other

Clean Energy: Innovative Hydrocarbon Products

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

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Our Innovative Hydrocarbon Products program focuses on three sub-programs designed to diversify Alberta’s economy and add value to hydrocarbon resources that will enable Alberta to achieve prosperity in a low carbon, global economy.

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.

Sector:
  • Other

Cleaner Hydrocarbon Production

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Our Cleaner Hydrocarbon Production program is designed to enhance the economic and GHG competitiveness of Alberta’s oil and gas industry.
1. Recovery Technologies : Solvent Leadership Series
2. Methane Emissions Reduction
3. Digital Oilfield
The Cleaner Hydrocarbon Production program is open to academic researchers, innovators, small and medium sized enterprises, large companies and consortia who are seeking funding, expertise and/or sector leadership to advance technology for commercialization.

Sector:
  • Other

Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

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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.

Sector:
  • Other

Export Readiness Micro-Voucher Program

Alberta Innovates

Value:
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?

Sector:
  • Other

Graduate Student Scholarships

Alberta Innovates

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Alberta Innovates funds scholarships for graduate students engaged in full-time research at Alberta’s universities in the platform areas of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Nanotechnology, and Omics. Our Health sector also offers graduate student scholarships more specific to health — see link to the left on this webpage. Please note that only one scholarship from Alberta Innovates is available to successful applicants at any one time.

This funding combines with other programs to create the vibrant and progressive environment Alberta needs to achieve its goals in the areas of environment, energy, food and fibre and health research. As an outcome of these efforts, Alberta is assured the availability of the high-quality graduate student and post-doctoral fellow talent required for Campus Alberta institutions and the multi-disciplinary research teams comprising the Alberta Innovates Centres for Research and Innovation.

Sector:
  • Other

Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta (HREBA) 

Alberta Innovates

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Min : - Max :

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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.

Sector:
  • Other

Health Training and Early Career Development Streams

Alberta Innovates

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The health sector is a major contributor to well-being and economic prosperity. With an emphasis on advancing scientific knowledge and translating it into more effective treatments, services, and solutions, health sector performance is dependent on highly skilled people.

To enhance the recruitment, development and retention of the province’s next generation of research and innovation leaders, we have a portfolio of Training and Early Career Development programs.

Funding Opportunities:

  1. SPOR Graduate Studentships
  2. Graduate Studentships in Health Innovation
  3. Postgraduate Fellowships in Health Innovation

Sector:
  • Other

Industry Commercialization Associates Program

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min :52500 - Max :105000

Application Deadline:

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.

Sector:
  • Other

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.

Sector:
  • Other

Land and Biodiversity

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

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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.

Sector:
  • Other

Micro-Voucher Program

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :10000

Application Deadline:

Micro vouchers provide funding for high potential, high growth, technology or knowledge-based Alberta small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to accelerate their new product technology development.

The Micro Voucher Program encourages high potential, high growth SMEs with novel, promising technologies, strong management and a reasonably identified product/market fit to accelerate new product commercialization. The purpose is quick access to funds to de-risk technological solutions, and support emerging technologies.

Typical applicants are in the earlier stages of their product development. Most clients enter our programs by starting with a micro voucher.

Eligible applicants can apply for up to $10,000, paid directly to the service provider, to cover eligible expenses charged by the service provider for the purpose of one or more of the following activities:

  • New product research and development;
  • Design, engineering and prototype development;
  • Product testing and refinement;
  • Patent development; (excluding patent maintenance fees)
  • Advanced market assessment or segmentation analysis;
  • Advanced business and/or marketing strategies; and/or
  • Other technology development activities that will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Sector:
  • Other

PRIHS: Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Health System

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

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The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Health System (PRIHS) is a program is designed to support Alberta Health Service (AHS) Strategic Clinical Networks (SCNs) as nodes of research and innovation.

PRIHS strengthens health research capacity in Alberta by encouraging collaboration and partnerships between Alberta’s academic institutions, health and clinician researchers, patients, and AHS operations to impact in the health system.

PRIHS is designed to align the knowledge production efforts of researchers with the evidence needs of the health system by providing opportunities for researchers to propose solutions to priority health system challenges and access support from SCNs and other expertise within AHS to administer implementation studies. In turn, these studies will help AHS identify and advance solutions that improve healthcare quality, health outcomes and value for Albertans.

Please visit our website for current opportunities.

Sector:
  • Other

Product Demonstration Program

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min :100001 - Max :300000

Application Deadline:

Alberta’s high potential, high growth, technology and knowledge-based small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) may be eligible for up to $300,000 in funding over a maximum two-year term to fund product demonstration with a potential customer or alliances that has indicated a reasonable intent to purchase or distribute based on successful completion of the product demonstration.

Each project must have a minimum of one strategic alliance or host for a demonstration to facilitate prototype field testing, and/or provide the Applicant access to supply and sales channels and provide the Applicant access to potential customers. The funding is paid to the applicant named in the application.

Please note: the applicant and/or project partner must contribute a minimum of 50 percent of the project costs. This can include cash and/or in-kind resources.

Sector:
  • Other

Renewable and Alternative Energy

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Renewable and Alternative Energy Program supports invests in renewable and low-carbon electricity while maintaining a reliable and affordable grid system.

The program includes three sub-programs designed to ensure Alberta’s future electricity system is safe, reliable, affordable and sustainable.

  • Grid Modernization includes the Alberta Smart Grid Consortium initiatives and energy storage opportunities.
  • Low Carbon Electricity focuses on innovative clean technologies to support the transition to and use of renewables in Alberta.
  • Low-Emitting Alternative Generation focuses on new types of generation and decentralized opportunities to diversify Alberta’s electricity system.

Sector:
  • Other

Smart Agriculture and Food Innovation

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

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The purpose of the Smart Agriculture and Food Innovation program is to support academic institution or agriculture and food industry driven projects that explore these new technologies, products and services. Our goal is to grow Alberta’s economy and enhance Alberta’s knowledge workforce through development and application of emerging technology.

We invest in projects that focus on the following:
* The development of science, processes and products required to support smart agriculture.
* Advance and increase the adoption of digital and technology solutions (for example, genomics, sensors, geospatial imaging, geomatics, analytics, and more).
* Sustainable crop and livestock management, and resilience to climate change.
* Food, beverage and natural health product innovation that use existing agriculture commodities to create added value.

Sector:
  • Other

Strategic Networking and Development Grants

Alberta Innovates

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Conferences, workshops and competitions help advance research and development goals and are an important part of building upon ideas.

Alberta Innovates values and supports such events as a means of building awareness of our programs and for attracting and recruiting graduate students and researchers.

The Strategic Networking and Development Award makes funding available to Alberta-based universities and research institutions for these purposes.

Sector:
  • Other

Technology Development Advisors Program

Alberta Innovates

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Min : - Max :

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TDAs provide coaching and advice to SMEs in technology- and knowledge-based industries. They work with clients to increase their business knowledge and connect to other partners and services within their respective RINs.

TDAs enhance innovation system navigation and offer improved access to business networks and services for SMEs.

Sector:
  • Other

Voucher Program

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min :10001 - Max :100000

Application Deadline:

The Voucher is designed to support technologies in the mid-to-late developmental stages but may include some early developmental stages. The Voucher is intended to fund Alberta SMEs to work in collaboration with up to three (3) Service or Product Providers to advance the technology closer to commercialization.

Sector:
  • Other

Water Innovation

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

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.

Sector:
  • Other