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.

Sector:
  • 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.  

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.

Please visit our website for more information.

Sector:
  • Other

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 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.

Sector:
  • Other

Alberta Innovates: Carbon Capture and Utilization

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

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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.

Sector:
  • Other

Alberta Innovates: Land and Biodiversity

Alberta Innovates

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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.

Please visit our website for more information.

Sector:
  • 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.

Sector:
  • Other

Alberta Innovates: Water Innovation

Alberta Innovates

Value:
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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.

Sector:
  • 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.

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 Prion Research Institute

Alberta Innovates

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Min : - Max :

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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.

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 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

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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.

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

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 :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

Cancer Prevention Research Opportunity (CPRO)

Alberta Innovates

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Min : - Max :

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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

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.

Sector:
  • Other

Cleaner Hydrocarbon Production

Alberta Innovates

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Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

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.

Sector:
  • Other

Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity

Alberta Innovates

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Application Deadline:

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.

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 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.

Sector:
  • Other

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.

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

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.

Please visit our website for more information.

Sector:
  • Other

PRIHS: Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Health System

Alberta Innovates

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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

Smart Agriculture and Food Innovation

Alberta Innovates

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Application Deadline:

In order to take advantages of opportunities and meeting the challenges of the future, Alberta’s agriculture and food industries need to accelerate adoption of new technologies, products and services.

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.

Please visit our website for more information.

Sector:
  • Other

Strategic Networking and Development Grants

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :10000

Application Deadline:

Emerging technologies offer the promise of new industries and transformative solutions to challenges across Alberta’s key sectors. Bringing together groups of Alberta researchers, graduate students, industry and others is an important part of building on ideas and moving key research forward.

The Strategic Networking and Development Program makes funding available to researchers at Alberta post-secondary institutions to support activities such as workshops, conferences and competitions which advance Alberta’s research and innovation in the emerging technology priority areas of information and communications technology (ICT), nanotechnology and ‘omics technologies.

Please note: due to restrictions on in-person gathering in response to COVID-19,  The Strategic Networking and Development Program is not accepting applications at this time. Please check our website for further updates. 

Sector:
  • Other

Technology Development Advisors Program

Alberta Innovates

Value:
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Application Deadline:

Our Technology Development Advisors (TDAs) provide Coaching, Community, and Capital to high potential, high growth, Technology or Knowledge-based Alberta small & medium size enterprises (SMEs) who are at the committing, validating or scaling stage of their client journey.

TDAs are senior business advisors who provide one-on-one guidance, community connections, and assist with identifying non-dilutive capital to support entrepreneurs and SMEs in technology or knowledge-based industries developing innovative technology.

Please visit our website for more information.

Sector:
  • Other