321 Growth Academy

321 Growth Academy

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Min :375 - Max :1500

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Supercharge your growth!
Wild about where you’re going but worried about making your moonshot? We can help. We accelerate B2B startups and growth companies through hands-on learning, coaching and a community of growth experts. Using a lean approach, we help you build better skills and align your team to drive more revenue, faster.
Program Areas: Sales, Marketing, People and, Product Management

Programs typically run every Spring and Fall

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3D Printing

Medicine Hat College

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MHC offers access to effective and efficient 3D printing, modeling, and scanning services for the creation of new products and the improvement of existing ones. The Fortus 400mc prints in a variety of materials up to 16 inches long x 14 inches wide x 16 inches in height. Design and engineering support is available.

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48HRS IN THE VALLEY

C100

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48Hrs in the Valley introduces Canada’s most promising startups to Silicon Valley’s top mentors, investors, and industry executives.

Once a year, C100 hosts promising Canadian companies in Silicon Valley for 48Hrs of mentorship, networking opportunities, investor meetings, and unparalleled access to C100’s extensive network in Silicon Valley. “48Hrs in the Valley” has been a signature C100 program with over 250 alumni companies since 2010.

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Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program

Martin Family Initiative

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High school graduation rates for First Nations, Métis Nation and Inuit people remain low, particularly at federally-funded schools on reserves. As a result, too many Indigenous youth find themselves with little opportunity once they leave school.

That’s why, in 2008, the Martin Family Initiative launched the Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program (AYEP), a program for Grades 11 and 12 students, designed to introduce Indigenous students to the wide range of business opportunities available within the Canadian economy. The curriculum teaches students how entrepreneurs and other businesspeople recognize opportunities, generate ideas, and organize resources to plan successful ventures. Indigenous youth learn the perspective and skills required to achieve success in secondary school, the workplace, post-secondary education or training programs, and in daily life.

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ACAMP

ACAMP (Alberta Centre for Advanced MNT Products)

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ACAMP (Alberta Centre for Advanced MNT Products) differs from other product development centers: we are the only organization in Canada that offers clients access to more than 400 pieces of state-of-the-art specialized development equipment. ACAMP has facilities in both Calgary and Edmonton and has high-accuracy assembly and machining equipment to manufacture electronics. Some of our unique testing and characterization capabilities include:
– Physical reliability testing i.e. temperature, humidity, vibration, drop shock, altitude.
– High-resolution inspection for failure analysis.
– Material composition and contamination detection.
– Inertial sensor testing and calibration.
– Leak testing to check hermetic seal integrity.
– Optical and electrical testing and measurement.
– Class 10,000 Clean Rooms.

Contact us at info@acamp.ca

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Accelerate

Mitacs

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Min :7500 - Max :

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Mitacs Accelerate connects companies with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows on research projects of mutual interest. The program is open to businesses and not-for-profit organizations in all sectors. Projects start at four months increments with no upper limit. Companies get cost-effective access to university researchers and resources as Mitacs matches company contributions dollar for dollar — with larger projects getting even better leveraging.

There is no application deadline and personalized service is available by contacting our in the field Business Development Team.

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

Accelerate Fund

The A100

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

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

AccelerateAB

The A100

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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.

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

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

Accelerating the Advancement of Agricultural Innovation Program

Canadian Agricultural Partnership

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Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:
31-Mar-2023

The purpose of the Accelerating the Advancement of Agricultural Innovation Program is to support activities that demonstrate the feasibility and potential for real world application of innovations that are new to Alberta or new to the agriculture sector. This program is one of two in the Science and Research theme within the Canadian Agricultural Partnership in Alberta. This grant program supports applied research with a focus on innovation for public good.

There is limited funding in the Program.  The program will continue to receive and review submissions on a continuous basis.  Please refer to the website for program status.

Sector:
  • Food-Agriculture

Access to support services, community and events

Advanced Technology Centre (ATC)

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Located in the Edmonton Research Park (ERP), and managed by the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC); the Advanced Technology Centre (ATC) is a supportive business incubator for growth-stage technology companies in Edmonton. We’ve developed a stimulating, collaborative environment that gives fledgling companies and hardworking entrepreneurs the flexibility and support they need in the early stages of taking their product to market.

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Adapting Innovative Solutions in Agriculture

Canadian Agricultural Partnership

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Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:
31-Mar-2023

The purpose of the Adapting Innovative Solutions in Agriculture Program is to support activities that take innovations that have proven to work outside of Alberta or in industries other than the agriculture industry, and adapt those Innovations so that they can be used under Alberta-specific conditions and/or in a specific Alberta Agriculture sector. This program is one of two in the Science and Research theme within the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.  This grant program supports applied research with a focus on innovation for public good.

There is limited funding in the Program.  The program will continue to receive and review submissions on a continuous basis.  Please refer to the website for program status.

Sector:
  • Food-Agriculture

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

University of Lethbridge

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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.

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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.

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Advisory services

Business Development Bank of Canada

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Find out how Business Development Bank of Canada – ‘s customized advisory services can help your business. Find out how this network of professional business advisers can help you assess, plan and implement cost-effective solutions for your business’ development. Business Development Bank of Canada – provides the following services: Advice for managing your business including strategic planning, financial planning and assessing your business potential ,Market research, marketing plans, export planning and website evaluations ,Improving the efficiency of your business (optimize processes and reduce waste, International Organization for Standardization”>ISO 9000 and International Organization for Standardization”>ISO 14000) ,Managing human resources (hiring, developing and retaining staff) ,Innovation (technology and innovation planning)

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  • Other

Advisory, Coaching and Prototyping Services

Lakeland College

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Lakeland College faculty and staff supplement the business coaching and mentoring services provided by the Regional Business Accelerator (RBA) by providing coaching and mentoring services to RBA clients and industry partners that contact the college directly on an as needed basis. This might include access to resources, market research advice, intellectual property coaching, referrals to additional expertise, business plan and pitch development preparation, and grant writing support.

Additional services provided by the college may include access to the College’s prototyping expertise and facilities on the Vermilion campus, which includes both metal fabrication capacity, large equipment modification space, and electronics design and printing. For larger scale prototyping needs, the College refers industry partners to other post-secondary and regional service expertise and suppliers.

The College can also support the development of commercial scale agronomic practices for novel crops, including the development and modification of seeding and harvesting equipment and pesticide application regulatory submissions.

Lakeland College was a founding member of the Regional Business Accelerator, which has helped to support over 500 businesses in our service region.

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AgENT – Agriculture Entrepreneur in Residence

Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta

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Lethbridge College student-entrepreneurs are ready and eager to find solutions to the challenges facing industry and business partners.

Activities include workshops and guest speakers, mentorships and collaboration and competitions.

Student Opportunities:
– gain skills in innovation and entrepreneurship
– get real-world experience
– meet key industry contacts and build your professional network
– be an agent of change in the agricultural industry
– start a business

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Agile HR

Platform Calgary

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:
26-Apr-2019

Agile HR is an 8-session course for startup founders, executives and people/HR leaders to take an agile and “learning by doing” approach to the People/HR function. This course takes a new perspective on people/HR and how to cultivate a culture of impact that facilitates growth for your company.

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

Agility

Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta

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Agility is a donor-funded, campus-wide program open to all University of Lethbridge students. Thanks to our donors, Agility is able to grow areas that reflect the passions of local communities. We currently create and supports experiential learning opportunities for multi-disciplinary projects in agriculture & agribusiness, social innovation, entrepreneurship, and emerging technologies.

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Agriculture and Food Sustainability Assurance Initiative Program

Canadian Agricultural Partnership

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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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Access loans and services to start or grow farm, agribusiness or other small business. As an Alberta producer, agribusiness or small business owner, you may be able to get loans for the development or expansion of your agriculture, agribusiness, value-added enterprise or commercial operation. Products for businesses: Commercial loans Value-Added and Agribusiness Program Products for agricultural producers: Alberta Farm Loan Revolving Loan AgriStability

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Agriculture Training Support

Canadian Agricultural Partnership

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The purpose of this program is to provide support to the agricultural and horticultural businesses and services to help address the impact of COVID-19. The program will provide a grant to eligible employers to offset the costs of training and ensuring safety protocols are in place for new employees hired from the available domestic labour pool.

To be eligible your organization must produce at least $10,000 worth of agricultural or horticultural farm commodity, or processed food and beverage product, annually.

Please refer to the website for program status.

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  • Food-Agriculture

AgriRisk Initiatives: Research and Development Contribution Funding Stream

Canadian Agricultural Partnership

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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

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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

Alastair Ross Technology Centre

Platform Calgary

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The Alastair Ross Technology Centre (ARTC) offers both virtual tenancy and leasing for technology companies looking to grow their business beyond the lab or home office.

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

Alberta Agriculture: Agrivalue Processing Business Incubator (APBI)

Government of Alberta

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The APBI helps new food businesses to manage the transition from new product development through commercialization, market launch, growth in sales, graduation and the establishment of their own facilities. APBI assists established food manufacturers with new product/process development and refinement, testing and manufacturing of market entry product volumes.

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Alberta Agriculture: Food Processing Development Centre

Government of Alberta

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The Food Processing Development Centre is a modern, fully equipped pilot plant and product development laboratory facility. It is staffed with experienced food scientists, engineers and technologists who work with entrepreneurs to develop and fine-tune their products.
Services include: sensory evaluation, consultation services, benchtop development, pilot plant development, interm processing, post processing cleaning, hadling and storage.
Equipment includes: batter and breading, dry processing, laboratory, bench top processing, meat processing, packaging, wet processing and bakery equipment

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Alberta Agriculture: Food Science and Technology Centre

Government of Alberta

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The Food Science and Technology Centre operates out of the Crop Diversification Centre South, located on the Trans Canada Highway approximately 1 km east of Brooks. Lab equipment through to pilot plant equipment are available for rental.
Entrepreneurs work to develop, perfect and process their pet-food products with the following staff:
* an experienced feed scientist
* a laboratory scientist
* technologists
The centre also provides interim processing of pet food and pet treats for businesses to make product for local and domestic markets. The centre is not a co-packer / toll processor.

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Alberta Bio Future Program

Alberta Innovates

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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.
The purpose is to increase the value derived from our province’s rich, renewable biomass resource and grow a competitive, sustainable and profitable bioproducts industry (materials, chemicals and energy).

This program is also designed to encourage and support collaborations and partnerships between industry, the academic community, government ministries and other funding agencies.

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  • Other

Alberta Clinical Research Consortium (ACRC)

Alberta Innovates

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The Alberta Clinical Research Consortium (ACRC) works together to enhance Alberta’s competitiveness to attract outstanding clinical researchers and clinical health research investment. Owing to the ACRC partners, Alberta has aligned around a common definition of clinical research and continues to build upon its vibrant clinical research foundation. Better coordination and alignment of processes improves access to clinical research and benefits the health and socio-economic well-being of Albertans.

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.

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  • Other

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

Government of Alberta

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Fill your need for new workers while helping unemployed or marginally employed First Nations people find meaningful employment. Fill your need for new workers while helping unemployed or marginally employed First Nations people find meaningful employment. To be eligible you must: Partner with a First Nations Band or Tribal Council; Identify work requirements for the participant. Provide training and realistic work experience; Be prepared to offer employment to project graduates. Other conditions apply.

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Alberta Community and Social Services: Self-Employment Program

Government of Alberta

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If you are unemployed, you could get self-employment training, continue to receive benefits, and get additional assistance for training and living expenses for up to 26 weeks. To qualify, you should: Have an idea for starting a business or for taking over an existing business; Demonstrate personal commitment toward the business; Be able to develop and implement a business plan. You could get: Instruction in business plan development; Business counselling; Coaching, guidance and follow-up services.

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Alberta Community and Social Services: Workplace Training

Government of Alberta

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If you are planning to hire new employees, you may be able to get a reimbursement for up to 70% of workplace training costs. If you are planning to hire new employees, you could get reimbursed for up to 70% of training costs (to a maximum of $390/week) for up to 30 weeks of training. You need to be able to deliver work site training and provide ongoing employment after the training contract is over. To be eligible, you need to: >Have a position available and training opportunity in your business; Provide skills training and supervision; Comply with Alberta laws; Be a legal entity with a current business licence.

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

Government of Alberta

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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

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Alberta Economic Development, Trade and Tourism: College-Industry Innovation (CII)

Government of Alberta

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Min :0 - Max :0

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

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

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

Government of Alberta

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The Cyberinfrastructure Initiative (CYB) stream coordinates with the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)’s Cyberinfrastructure Initiative to enhance 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 RCP will support the infrastructure needs of computationally and data-intensive research in alignment with institutional priorities and the government priorities, such as the ARIF, by investing in a limited number of research data infrastructure projects in collaboration with Compute Canada. Funded research initiatives will enable communities of researchers, along with data scientists, data analysts, software developers, and other experts to devise optimal ways of organizing and using research data resources.

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Alberta Economic Development, Trade and Tourism: Research Infrastructure Grant (RI)

Government of Alberta

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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 ARIF. These projects will secure and strengthen Alberta’s competitive position in research and technology development.

Institutions are encouraged to increase their application’s competitiveness through collaboration with appropriate partners and to plan co-operatively to acquire, develop, utilize, operate, and maintain infrastructure. Institutions are encouraged to engage with end-users of the research or technology development to clearly define the potential benefits for Albertans

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Alberta Economic Development, Trade and Tourism: Small Equipment Grants (SEG)

Government of Alberta

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Min :0 - Max :0

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The Small Equipment Grant (SEG) stream is intended to help Alberta institutions attract and retain outstanding talent in the context of significant international competition. The SEG will support leading edge research infrastructure that will enable talented faculty to undertake innovative research programs. Applications are encouraged to align with provincial priorities in the context of the ARIF and address strategic infrastructure needs related to maintaining or enhancing the competitiveness of the proponent’s and institution’s research programs.

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Alberta Environment and Parks: Compliance Assurance Program

Government of Alberta

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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. Find out which environmental rules apply to your business.

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Alberta Innovates – Technology Development Advisor Program

Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta

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Our Technology Development Advisor (TDA) program is the foundation of our business coaching and development services.

We provide confidential, front-line business and technology development advice to small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) in technology or knowledge-based industries.

Our advisors provide free business advice, and help SMEs access support services and programs from Alberta Innovates, provincial and federal government, colleges and universities, non-profits and other industry contacts.

TDAs are business coaches. They work in each local community along with the Regional Innovation Network (RIN) partners to create an integrated, collaborative innovation system.

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Alberta International Technology Partnership Program

Alberta Innovates

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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.

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  • Other

Alberta Jalisco Innovation & Commercialization Program

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :250000

Application Deadline:
03-May-2019

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.

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  • Other

Alberta Labour: International Qualifications Assessment Service

Government of Alberta

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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.

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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.

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  • Other

Alberta RNA Research and Training Institute (ARRTI)

University of Lethbridge

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The University of Lethbridge’s RNA Bioengineering Program’s students are well versed in the field of biochemistry, bioengineering and synthetic biology. Their expertise includes: genomic and biochemistry analysis of RNA, computational modeling and functional characterization of RNA-protein complexes, RNA in bacterial infections and pathogenesis, development and delivery of RNA therapeutics (for humans and animals) tools and application of RNA modifiers in the food and oil industry.

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Alberta Small Business Innovation & Research Initiative (ASBIRI)

Alberta Innovates

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Application Deadline:
12-Dec-2019

The intent of the ASBIRI is to enable the development of solutions to end-users through the engagement of market pull technology concepts developed by Alberta Small and Medium Enterprises (“SME”s). End-users will identify priority challenges in their operating environment, while the program provides a mechanism to enable SMEs to provide technology and innovation solutions.

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  • Other

Alberta SouthWest Regional Alliance

Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta

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Alberta SouthWest Regional Alliance Ltd. (AlbertaSW) is a Regional Economic Development Alliance (REDA) of 16 communities working together to help each other succeed.
The Corporation is governed by Board of elected representatives from each member community.
The real strength of an organization is in the commitment and energy of each individual, business and community that contributes to it. AlbertaSW communities are energetically cooperative and share a collaborative long-term strategy to grow and promote the region.

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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.

Contact us at spor@albertainnovates.ca

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  • Other

Alberta-Europe Technology Collaboration Fund

German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research

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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 Economic Development and Trade 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.

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Alternative Energy Lab (AEL)

Red Deer College Office of Applied Research and Innovation

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The AEL can provide customized applied research projects. It provides a physical and virtual platform for learning about alternative energy systems. The flexible configuration of the space provides the ability to adapt to new energy systems and technologies as they emerge, ensuring all teaching, demonstration and research activities are relevant and up-to-date.

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Alumni Speakers Bureau

ASTech Foundation

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The Alumni Speaker’s Bureau is a free service designed to link companies, groups and organizations with speakers on science and technology topics of interest, sharing the work and successes of the ASTech alumni with a wider audience. Speakers are available across the province to provide inspiration from the world-class work going on in Alberta. A wide range of speaking topics including addressing emerging trends.

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Analysis & Testing Services

InnoTech Alberta

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Alberta Manufacturing and Fabrication Innovation Program (AMFI) – Aims to help Alberta manufacturers and fabricators be globally competitive by accelerating the adoption of new and advanced technologies to increase productivity and quality.

Chemical Analysis and Testing – Performs analysis of environmental, industrial and petroleum samples to determine chemical and physical composition.

Engineered Wood Composite Materials Development and Testing – Helps bring new Alberta fibre products to emerging markets.

Manufacturing and Fabrication – Supports additive manufacturing with technology identification, demonstration and assessment.

Protective Coatings Development and Testing – Develops and deploys surface treatments to improve wear performance resulting in reduced maintenance costs.

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

APEX Entrepreneurship Incubator

APEX Southeast Alberta Regional Innovation Network

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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.

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  • ICT

Apparel Innovation Centre

Olds College Centre for Innovation (OCCI)

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Application Deadline:

The Apparel Innovation Centre is a state-of-the-art facility that provides businesses with services to test, design and manufacture innovative apparel products for the consumer apparel and industrial protective clothing markets. The AIC houses world-class hot liquid and steam protection testing chambers to test personal protective equipment for burn resistance. The Centre is also home to a thermal comfort testing chamber, equipped with a Newton Thermal Manikin. The chamber is capable of simulating a variety of physiological conditions that replicates the human thermoregulatory system.

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Apparel Innovation Centre: Testing & Product Development

Apparel Innovation Centre

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The Apparel Innovation Centre (AIC)
1. Apparel Testing: the apparel innovation center 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 & Steam Protection Testing Chamber in the world.
2 Product Development: From concept to final prototype, the Apparel Innovation Centre helps entrepreneurs create innovative apparel products.

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Apparel Research

Olds College Center of Innovation

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The Apparel Innovation Centre, located in Calgary, Alberta, is North America’s apparel research and development facility, dedicated to fostering creative growth in the apparel industry.

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Applied Research and Innovation Services

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

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From defining technology-development needs to a working prototype, our Applied Research and Innovation Services enable industry partners to complete all phases of pre-commercialization. Our expert researchers, equipment and facilities support business planning, product design and development, fabrication and prototyping, product testing and technology verification, culminate in industry education and public outreach.

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Applied Research Facilities

Lakeland College

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Lakeland College’s Research Centre is a test-bed for innovations in agriculture, energy, and environmental sciences. We pack a lot of expertise into a small space! Encompassing renewable energy and building science, standard and novel crop trials, environmental monitoring and wetlands research, animal feeding trials, and other research – the Centre offers realistic applied research results of interest to regional entrepreneurs. Lakeland College provides access to research tools and information to help regional investors make informed business decisions and connect them with the support they need to be successful.

The Centre also hosts a metal prototype fabrication lab with an electronics and instrumentation development space. The College is also building the capacity to use its unmanned aerial system to develop applications for thermal monitoring, crop monitoring, and use in fire and emergency services applications.

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Ask an Expert services

Business Link

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Discuss your small business questions and issues with management consultants, lawyers, accountants, and other industry professionals.

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ATB BoostR

ATB Financial

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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.

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ATB Entrepreneur Centres

ATB Financial

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Entrepreneur Centres are the places for entrepreneurs in Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie and Lethbridge to get advice, banking solutions and connect with experts.

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AWE Loan Program

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs

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Min : - Max :150000

Application Deadline:

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Loan Program provides financing to sound business ideas supported by the necessary skills and determination to make it happen. AWE offers loans up to $150,000 for market-ready start-ups, business expansion projects, and business purchases with flexible repayment options and terms up to five years. The competitive interest rate is TD Bank’s Prime + 3%.

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BDC Capital

Business Development Bank of Canada

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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.

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  • Other

BDC Xpansion Loan

Business Development Bank of Canada

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The BDC Xpansion Loan is designed to help you realize projects that are key to your growth and success, without putting your cash flow at risk.

Get the money you need for projects such as:
Expanding your market (domestically or abroad)
Investing in technology
Launching a new marketing campaign
Developing new products
Applying for a patent, trademark, industrial design, or copyright to protect your intellectual property
Purchasing licences, patents, trademarks, industrial designs, or copyrights
Hiring and training additional employees
Obtaining a certification
And more

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  • Other

Bioenergy

Alberta Innovates

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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 bioindustrial sector

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  • Other

BizStream Small Business Program

Community Futures Alberta

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BizStream Small Business Program provides information and mentoring to rural Alberta businesses with the potential and desire to engage in contracts with Big Business. As a local company, you may be able to provide a product or service, but standardized health, safety and insurance requirements may prevent you from being eligible to bid on the contracts you want. BizStream Small Business Program can assist you in meeting industry requirements so you can compete for contracts and get in the game.

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Botanic Gardens & Constructed Wetlands

Olds College Center of Innovation

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Research takes many forms in the Botanic Gardens and Constructed Wetlands, and allows the College to partner and collaborate with many groups and organizations involved with horticulture, land and water management, and related fields.

The Constructed Wetlands are located in the newest phase of the Botanic Gardens and are used for a wide variety of teaching and research based purposes.

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Build

TECTERRA Inc.

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If you are an Alberta start up, small or medium sized company working on innovative geospatial technology products, you may qualify for a non-dilutive, 0% interest loan, repayable only after your product generates revenue.

The BUILD Program provides funding for projects with budgets greater than $300,000 with TECTERRA providing funding of up to 50% of your development and commercialization costs, to a maximum of $500,000 per project.

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Business Basics Workshops

Wood Buffalo Regional Innovation Network

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A series of workshops created by a partnership with Wood Buffalo Economic Development and Keyano College covering a number of topics including:

Developing a business strategy
Building a professional team
Fundamentals of a financial plan
Sales and Marketing for small business
Contract Preparation
Financing and Funding Strategies
Choosing a Legal structure for your business

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Business Consulting

Northern Alberta Business Incubator Society (NABI)

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Application Deadline:
08-Apr-2019

Are you ready to put in the work to build a better business? By partnering with CICG (Campus Innovation Consulting Group),  NABI becomes a one-stop-shop for entrepreneurs. CICG is composed of a diverse, reliable and dedicated team of professional business leads and experienced writers.

How CICG Supports Entrepreneurs:
Strategic Planning & Development Tactics
Organizational Development
Supply Chain and Procurement
Go-to-market Strategy
Business Plan and Grant Writing
Indigenous Economic Development
Project Management
Financials
Market Assessments

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Business Development

Medicine Hat College

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The Business Development office works with community members and business owners to help individuals and organizations discover how they can work with MHC to grow a business, launch an idea, or develop and test technology. Contact us to find the supports you need to achieve your business goals.

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Business Development Assistance

Economic Development Alliance of Southeast Alberta

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The Economic Development Alliance of Southeast Alberta (EDA) works with clients in the areas of agriculture and greenhouses, advanced technology and manufacturing, energy including renewables and tourism to provide business development assistance. The EDA will identify new opportunities for growth, provide pertinent industry knowledge, make introductions to key industry leaders and provide necessary research support.

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Business Development Services

TEC Edmonton

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TEC Business Development (BD) offers the following:
– Mentoring and coaching
– Market research and opportunity assessments
– Business planning and modelling
– Executive contracting
– Product development
– Regulatory compliance
– Branding and marketing
– Corporate structure and governance
– Company and technology funding and financing

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Business Loans

Community Futures Alberta

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Community Futures provides a variety of customized, affordable loan options for small business owners and entrepreneurs in rural Alberta, ranging from $500 to $150,000. We are known for saying yes when other lenders say no and for having flexible qualification criteria. Our goal is to help you succeed so that our community becomes a better place to live and work.

To find a Community Futures Alberta office near you visit http://albertacf.com/contact

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Business loans

Business Development Bank of Canada

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You could get money to help you start or grow your business. Whether you are launching a business or looking to expand and grow an existing one, you could get a term loan to help you: Start or buy a business Buy, build or renovate your facilities Buy equipment Research and develop new products Develop new markets for your products Acquire information and communications technology Sell your business The loan comes with flexible terms. You may need to provide credit references and to have invested money in your business. Other conditions apply.

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  • Other

Business Planning & Development

Community Futures Alberta

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One of the major functions of Community Futures Alberta Southwest (CFABSW) is business consulting. From our team’s many combined years of experience in the business world, we recognize and understand the vital role that sound business planning plays in entrepreneurial success. For this reason, our work in business planning and consulting is an important part of our role within our communities. While frequently we assist entrepreneurs in developing an initial business plan and we also offer a wide range of strategizing and planning services for special projects, expansions or restructuring.

To find a Community Futures Alberta office near you visit http://albertacf.com/contact

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Business Planning Workshops

Wood Buffalo Regional Innovation Network

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In this workshop we will explore the main reasons why a Business Plan should be prepared.

Why write a business proposal/plan..

There are many reasons why a business plan should be prepared, listed are a few:

* Provides you with a road map in order to run your business;

* The plan will tell you how much money you need;

* Vital information in opening and maintaining your business.

Preparing a business plan step by step

A plan should consist of basic elements and here are a couple..

* A description of the company’s industry, including

competition;

* How the company will be or is organized;

* A financial plan.

We look forward to seeing you for a fun filled packed hour of learning how to prepare a Business Plan.

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Business Services

Community Futures Alberta

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Starting or expanding a successful small business takes careful research and planning, and access to the right kinds of business coaching/training and business programs – at the right time. Community Futures staff are experts in small business development, and have a wealth of services to offer you, regardless of the stage you are at with your business idea. Connect with a business advisor today – it’s free for up to four hours and our other services are low-cost. We take the time to really understand your business dreams and goals, and then help you work out a plan to turn them into reality. These success stories showcase what people around Alberta are achieving with our support!

To find a Community Futures Alberta office near you visit http://albertacf.com/contact

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Business Training

Community Futures Alberta

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For more than 25 years, Community Futures offices have been helping rural Albertans build successful businesses. One of the main ways we help is by providing opportunities for skills development and continuous learning. Our team of rural small business specialists have developed a broad range of business training options that enable small business owners to learn exactly what they need to know, when they need to know it. Whether you are looking for one-on-one coaching, business mentoring, training seminars, online courses or specialized workshops, we’ve got you covered.

To find a Community Futures Alberta office near you visit http://albertacf.com/contact

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Buyer Financing

Export Development Canada

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EDC can help give your business a competitive advantage by providing your international buyers with flexible payment options. EDC provides financing options to your international customers as well as protecting you from the risk of non-payment. How it works: you provide EDC with your export contract and credit information on your foreign buyer. Once approved, EDC issues a loan agreement to your buyer. EDC collects payment from the buyer, administers loans and makes the payment to you.

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Calgary Film Centre

Calgary Economic Development

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The Calgary Film Centre is a world-class facility suitably equipped and serviced so you can tell your story with ease. Conveniently located 25 minutes from the Calgary airport and 20 minutes from downtown, we have 50,000 square feet of purpose-built studios and 25,000 square feet of multipurpose warehouse and workshop spaces, complemented by anchor tenant William F. White International. Be a part of our creative excellence in film, television and digital media.

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Campus Alberta Small Business Engagement (CASBE)

Alberta Innovates

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Min : - Max :50000

Application Deadline:

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.

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  • Other

Canada Green Corps

United Nations Association in Canada

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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.

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Canada Media Fund – Innovation Program

Canada Media Fund

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If you are involved in the Canadian television or digital media industries, you may be eligible for funding. You can browse through a variety of programs that can help you create and promote software applications and other creative media. There are two streams: Experimental – for digital media content and application software that is innovative and interactive; Convergent – for convergent television and rich, interactive digital media content; support is given to production in all regions of Canada, and to underrepresented genres. Conditions apply.

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  • Other

Canadian Centre for Research in Advanced Fluorine Technologies

University of Lethbridge

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C-CRAFT is the first centre that focuses research on the element fluorine in Canada. Applications of fluorine compounds penetrate our lifes, from pharmaceuticals to agriculture, from aluminium production to semiconductor industry. The centre combines synthetic, analytic and computational expertise in fluorine chemistry, rendering Lethbridge, Alberta a hub for fluorine chemistry in Canada. With many national and international collaborators, C-CRAFT’s influence reaches beyond Alberta

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Canadian Export Challenge

Startup Canada

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The Canadian Export Challenge offers global-oriented startups an opportunity to participate in a 1-day global accelerator, and pitch to win cash ($2,500 at the regional level and $25,000 and $100,000 in in-kind support for the grand finale). The program is in partnership between Startup Canada, UPS, Export Development Canada and Trade Commissioner Service.

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

Canadian Securities Administrators Regulatory Sandbox

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Your innovative fintech business could be eligible for an expedited process to test your products, services, or applications in the market. Does your fintech organization have an innovative business model? If so, you may be eligible to register for a faster, more flexible process in order to test your products, services, or applications in the market. Applicants are invited to contact their local securities regulator to discuss their organization’s business model and applicable securities law issues. Eligible applicants should be ready to provide live environment testing, a business plan, and a discussion of potential investor benefits. Other conditions apply.

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Canadian Women’s Network in Silicon Valley

Connection Silicon Valley

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Connection Silicon Valley is committed to supporting Canadian women gain deeper connections into Silicon Valley. We founded the Canadian Women’s Network to support Canadian female founders and women in tech. Whether you’re looking to visit Silicon Valley for the first time, are a first-time founder or working in a startup environment, we hope that our network and events will provide support on your journey to success.

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Cancer Prevention Research Opportunity (CPRO)

Alberta Innovates

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • Other

Career Connect

Mitacs

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Mitacs Career Connect provides meaningful work experience for young graduates while helping companies find the talent they need to grow their business.

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

Cash Flow Workshops

Wood Buffalo Regional Innovation Network

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Description
What are the 2 most important words to a successful entrepreneur?

Profit & Loss ….. NO

The 2 most important words are

CASH FLOW

In this workshop, participants learn the how & why to complete a cash flow for their business.

More importantly, this session will speak to the why & how to use the cash flow statement to successfully lead your business.

See you there!

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Central Alberta: Access Prosperity

Central Alberta: Access Prosperity

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Access Prosperity is an economic development organization focused on promoting economic growth in the Central Alberta region. Access Prosperity leads and facilitates the process of attracting, retaining and expanding business investment, and acts as a comprehensive network and information resource. We provide businesses considering their location and expansion strategy with the information they need to efficiently assess Central Alberta’s viability. We are also here to help Central Alberta businesses of all sizes to grow and succeed. Our team collaboratively works with businesses in the region to facilitate growth and connect them to international investment opportunities. We provide businesses in the region with a full range of confidential and complimentary business services: Access to new markets; Business-to-business matching; Referrals to supplier and innovation networks; Access to (customized) training programs developed by Central Alberta colleges and institutions; Facilitated introductions to sector experts, qualified professional service providers and all three levels of government; Business-to-business matching and linkages to international investment opportunities.

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Centre for Applied Research, Innovation and Entrepeneurship

Lethbridge College

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The success of applied research at Lethbridge College is based on how our research positively affects industry. Our primary focus on solving real-world industry challenges means we’re always looking for opportunities to engage industry in applied research. Partnering with the Centre for Applied Research and Innovation (CARI) can lead to:legitimizing a product or service, industry innovation, product commercialization. Applied research often involves prototype development, feasibility studies and clinical trials, as well as technical consultation and market research. Whatever your needs may be, we can help you develop innovative products and services that benefit our economy and society.

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Centre for Boreal Research

NAIT The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

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The Centre for Boreal Research is an innovative applied research facility in Peace River, 500 kilometers northwest of Edmonton, staffed with a team of research scientists and technicians with professional designations in forestry, biology and agrology.

The facility is 9,000 square feet, includes two laboratories, office space for 15 people, an outdoor growing space and a three-bay greenhouse that features computer-controlled humidity, temperature and lighting. The Centre for Boreal Research is an Approved Seed Testing Facility. The facility was funded by NAIT, Alberta Innovation and Advanced Education, and the Canada Foundation for Innovation, with industry funding from Shell Canada and Penn West Petroleum.

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Centre for Energy Research and Clean Unconventional Technology Solutions

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

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Centre functions as a technology solutions provider, collaborator and accelerator to energy innovationi and s associated with NSERC and IRCC programs and, has three laboratories which provides space to test lab scale test rigs or small-scale pilot demonstration systems for energy research and to catalyze partnerships with industry, industry associations, regulators, new graduates, start-ups (SU), small and medium-sized enterprises (SME), communities of practice and others. Facilities include:
Clean Technology Industry Innovation Lab
Water Research and Innovation Lab
Once Through Steam Generation Lab

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Centre for Environmental Technologies

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

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The Environmental Technologies (ET) research team leads applied research in clean technology development associated with energy and the environment. The ET research team develops strategies and solutions such as the reduction of industry impacts to air, soil and water.
This research is grounded in science, technology and engineering and focuses on developing novel technologies from bench to pilot scale in order to address today’s energy and environmental challenges. Facilities include:
Advanced Mobile Labs
Chemical and Environmental Analysis
Process Operations Lab

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Centre for Green Building Technologies

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

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SAIT and GBT researchers along with industry work together to dentify and develop environmentally friendly technologies, processes, programs, systems and services that will fundamentally change the way we build, educate and develop skilled labour. Goals are to partner with industry in implementing green-building technologies, provide training and education in green-building technologies and advance applied research and development towards the commercialization of green-building technologies. Facilities include:
Green Building Technology Lab and Demonstration Centre
Integrated Solar and Rainwater Harvesting Labs
Solar Roller Mobile Lab

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Centre for Innovation and Research in Unmanned Systems (CIRUS)

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

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Researchers with SAIT’s Applied Research and Innovation Services department, faculty from SAIT’s School of Construction, students and industry partners converge in this cross-disciplinary environment to address challenges, create efficiencies, develop and test new products and applications.
The mission of CIRUS is to expand the role unmanned systems play in data acquisition and management, create organizational efficiencies across a variety of sectors and regulatory environments.

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Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing

Red Deer College Office of Applied Research and Innovation

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The Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing (CIM) is embedded in the campus of Red Deer College (RDC). The CIM is a collaborative centre built and equipped with the financial support of Red Deer College, the Province of Alberta and Western Economic Diversification. The Centre currently houses $4.2 M in cutting-edge, industry-leading prototype and advanced manufacturing equipment. Since its opening it has seen an overwhelming demand for its services from across the Province. The Centre has gained a reputation for its approachability, relevant technical expertise and broad industry support capabilities. It has a long list of satisfied clients and a growing record of successful new and improved products and processes, created in partnership with Alberta companies.

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Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing (CIM)

Red Deer College Office of Applied Research and Innovation

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The Centre for Innovation and Manufacturing at Red Deer College provides industry partners with state-of-the-art equipment, expertise, and services to assist them with their applied research initiatives. The Centre focuses on early stage prototyping and product development. This unique facility also trains technical specialists in the design and development of products.

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Centre for Innovative Information Technology Solutions

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

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ARIS started its information technology research in 2007, with a focus on radio frequency identification (RFID) application development. The Centre for Innovative Information Technology Solutions expanded its RFID research to include a wide variety of other electronics and information-technology projects.
The capabilities of this research group include novel software and hardware development for wireless communications across a number of industry sectors.

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Centre for Innovative Media

NAIT The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

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The NAIT Centre for Innovative Media is 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.

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Centre for Innovative Media

NAIT The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

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The NAIT Centre for Innovative Media is focused on helping industry partners understand the innovative software tools available to transform their operations. Expertise includes Unity and Unreal development, cross-platform game engines generally used by the commercial video games industry. Yet they are capable of doing much more than just building games. Their well-established pipelines allow for rapidly developing real world environments for use in training simulations and crafting virtual worlds, which can then be used for anything your business requires.

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Centre for Sensors and System Integration

NAIT The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

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NAIT’s Centre for Sensors and System Integration is a research centre funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Created to partner with small and medium enterprises seeking coordinated innovation development services, the centre is staffed with highly qualified specialists and technologists experienced in providing prototype development solutions.

We help industry partners develop prototype devices that address sensor-based challenges in resource extraction, agriculture, biomedical, and advanced technology enterprises. Working with both established sensor devices and new or innovative devices, our team uses engineering technology to produce and evaluate prototypes for field trial.

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Centres of Excellence

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/proof-of-concepts 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.

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CEO Roundtable

Platform Calgary

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The CEO Roundtable is a peer advisory forum for senior executives, board members and founders of technology companies to openly discuss their challenges in a confidential, safe environment. The goal of the roundtables are to provide “just-in-time” advice on current issues, to enhance accountability and to accelerate actions and decisions. An experienced facilitator leads the process.

“This roundtable has transformed our company, period. There are not enough good things I can say about this group. Even banks recognize its significance toward the foundation for a strong company.” – Jeremy Bridge

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

Clean Energy: InnovativeHydrocarbon Products

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

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
2. Natural Gas Value-Add
3. Bitumen Beyond Combustion

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  • Other

Clean Leadership Full-Time Internship

Clean Foundation

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Application Deadline:

Be a Clean Leadership Host

When it comes to clean technology, Canada – and, we believe, Atlantic Canada in particular — has the opportunity to be a leader in creating good, well-paying local jobs.

To ensure we have a workforce ready to drive the clean economy, Atlantic Canada needs to inject young people with energy and enthusiasm for clean ways of doing business, early enough to profoundly influence their career path.

Hire an intern for 6 to 12 months for an environmental STEM job and receive a subsidy of up to 50% of their salary (maximum $15,000).

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Clean Tech Interships

Career-Launcher Internships

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Employers can hire an intern for 6-12 months in a full-time position related to the use or development of clean tech, and CICan will contribute up to 70% of the intern’s salary, to a maximum of $15,000.

Clean tech refers to technologies that help create a cleaner environment, such as technologies that support sustainable development, green industrial or agricultural processes, alternative energy and efficiencies, recycling, composting or waste reduction, protection and restoration of ecosystems, and industries or businesses working on innovations to improve the environment.

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Cleaner Hydrocarbon Production

Alberta Innovates

Value:
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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.

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  • Other

Coding bootcamp

Lighthouse Labs

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

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, breakdown problems, and continue learning on the job.

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Commercial real estate financing

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Do you need to increase production capacity, make room for new employees or upgrade your facilities? Our commercial real estate loan can help accommodate your future growth by financing:

Purchase of land and buildings
Construction of new premises
Expansion or renovation of existing premises
Replenishment of working capital depleted by real estate costs

Sector:
  • Other

Commercialization Office

University of Lethbridge

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Key Functions: Industry-Academic partnership development, IP Management, New Venture creation, Contracts, Investor relations, Educational programming

Key Highlights:

* 5 Spin-out companies to-date in the areas of gaming, employment facilitation, health products
* Entreinvestor Training Program [TM] so entrepreneurs build confidence in raising investor capital
* Venture Seed Competitions: “SPRINT! Ventures provides $8500 seed capital to mobilize research outcomes into startup vehicles (University only)
* Engage Regional Network (RINSA and partners) to enhance business opportunities

EXPERTISE of the UILO team:

*14+ years academic, NGO & industry experience
* Prospected and on-boarded industry partners for collaborative endeavors
* Raised seed capital and initiated clinical trials
* Multiple Inventor, Mentor, Preceptor
* Licensed innovation, negotiated contracts
* Deep contact list – Investor, Industry, Government, Enablers
* 4X Startup Professional
* Multiple Roles as: Director, Senior Director, Commercialization Advisor, Founder, Industry Liaison, Co-Lead Managing Scientist
* Applied expertise across many sectors including Ag-Food, Pharma, Engineering, Therapeutics, Diagnostics, Medtech

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Community Futures Lethbridge Region

Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Community Futures Lethbridge Region office is a community driven, non-profit organization staffed by business professionals and guided by a volunteer Board of Directors. We provide a wide range of small business services and business management tools for people wanting to start, expand, franchise or sell a business. We also run a number of specialized business programs, organize exciting business events and actively work with community and business leaders to foster rural economic growth.

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Community Investment Program

Canadian Internet Registration Authority

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Community Investment Program gives back by funding innovative community projects to build a stronger, safer and more accessible internet for all Canadians. The program has built new infrastructure, helped grow Canada’s capacity in media literacy, enabled non-profits to deliver online services and academic researchers to address emerging digital issues.

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Community Shop

Fuse33 Makerspace

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

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.

Sector:
  • Other

Computed Tomography (CT) Imaging Centre

InnoTech Alberta

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

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.

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

Connect

Canada Cleantech Alliance

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

CONNECT is the Canadian accelerator network dedicated to supporting cleantech start-up entrepreneurs across the country, regardless of the province in which they are located. CONNECT will leverage regional best practices at the national level, facilitating access for entrepreneurs to the right users, advisors, partners and investors across a pan-Canadian network.

Sector:

Connecting Alberta Companies into Silicon Valley

Connection Silicon Valley

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

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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Consultancy

Innovate Calgary

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

UCalgary researchers can engage in consultancy agreements with industry provided they comply with the University of Calgary Code of Conduct Policy.

Innovate Calgary or the University of Calgary VPR Legal & IP teams can help identify the commercial potential of your activity and assist with the negotiation of intellectual property rights between the respective parties.

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Containment & Monitoring Institute

CMC Research Institutes

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

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 facilitates the development of reliable, accurate greenhouse gas measurement and verification technologies. At our 200-hectare field research station technology developers are advancing the commercialization of carbon storage and helping industry better understand the movement of fluids underground.

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Corporate Training Officer

Medicine Hat College

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

MHC offers corporate training opportunities that are completely customizable to your organization’s unique needs. Training can be in many different areas.

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Creative Distruction Lab Seed-Stage Program

Creative Destruction Labs – Rockies

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

CDL-Rockies brings together many of the region’s most experienced entrepreneurs, investors, and scientists from diverse fields including energy, healthcare, software and hardware, industrial 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.

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

Crop Research

Olds College Center of Innovation

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Olds College’s crop research focuses on assisting companies in seeking answers to the scientific questions that they have about prototype or late-stage product performance and efficacy.

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Crop Research and Bio-Energy Centre

Lakeland College

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Bio-Energy Centre at Lakeland College is a commercial agricultural building that houses a large workspace for equipment modification projects and a passive solar greenhouse on the south side of the building. The building incorporates a natural gas engine and generator or cogen unit. This cogeneration device provides both heat and electricity for the building and is tied into the electrical monitoring systems at the Research Centre and provides excess generation to the Vermilion campus. Using the monitoring systems developed at Lakeland, college researchers will monitor the engine performance and evaluate its benefits in detail. The attached passive solar greenhouse is used to grow plants for application in environmental remediation and monitoring projects while also providing information on the passive heat (thermal) benefits of including a greenhouse in commercial building construction. In close proximity to the Centre, the College houses our pilot scale gasification testing equipment, our mobile pilot scale biochar production unit, and our demonstration solar concentrator. This equipment is used for applied research projects with our partners.

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Crop Research and Bio-Energy data

Lakeland College

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Lakeland’s G.N. Sweet Livestock Research Facility uses GrowSafe residual feed intake monitoring technologies for nutrition and performance trials for beef cattle and sheep. The Facility has the capacity to monitor up to 120 animals in a large scale trial or can run concurrent smaller trials. The GrowSafe system accurately measures the daily feed intake of individual animals, and when this data is combined with growth performance, it is possible to identify animals with preferred feed conversion rates. This can allow for better genetic selection of sires or can be used to monitor herd health. Early detection of animal health allows for early treatment and provides an excellent learning tool for students as they can monitor animals closely and learn to identify subtle signs indicating a drop in animal health and well-being. The Livestock Research Facility complements the College’s expansion to the production dairy barn and will help ensure that the College is able to support the development of the livestock production industry in western Canada through training and research.

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Custom Software Design

Calibre Consulting Corp

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Custom Software is built with your business’ specific needs in mind. It is more cost effective when compared to the cost of reorganizing your business to meet off-the-shelf software processes. In addition, Custom Software enables better analysis and reporting which improves employee satisfaction. There is no cost for licensing and Custom Software enhancements are easy to implement as business changes process.

We know off-the-shelf software’s are great but they come with limitations and unreasonable licensing cost.
Furthermore Off-the-shelf software’s may hinder business growth by:

forcing you to adjust your process to work within its limitations, frustrating employees leading to employee dis-satisfaction.
increasing costs due to new revisions and upgrades.
limiting integration with other financial accounting and other business software’s due to cost and vendor lag time.
requiring in house staff for immediate support and maintenance.
Calibre Consultants will work with you through the complete software development lifecycle. Our custom software design and development team will provide you with a quality product that not only utilizes leading edge technology but one that also meets your business requirements.

Sector:
  • Other

Dairy Innovation Program

Canadian Dairy Commission

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

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.

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Data Science

Cybera

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Cybera’s Data Science for Entrepreneurs project provides Alberta entrepreneurs, business and social enterprises with training and access to data science expertise. You will learn methodologies for leveraging your organization’s data, and also the difference between data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, and what tools you should be focusing on.

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Day-to-Day Business Services

Northern Alberta Business Incubator Society (NABI)

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

NABI’s day-to-day business services help entrepreneurs manage their business while providing a professional look and feel. With our packages, you can choose the option that’s right for you and your business.

Services include:
– Office Identity (Corporate Mailing Address)
– Virtual Receptionist
– HR Packages

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Digital Accelerator for Innovation and Research (DAIR)

CANARIE

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

DAIR (Digital Accelerator for Innovation and Research) provides Canadian tech entrepreneurs access to free cloud-based (virtual) compute and storage resources. If you are a high-tech entrepreneur, this accelerator & services can help you use cloud-based compute-and-storage resources to help commercialize your products. Access free cloud-based compute-and-storage resources to reduce the R&D development costs of your small or medium sized high-tech business. If your business has fewer than 500 employees, you could qualify to use this environment to: Design, prototype, validate new products; Test product scalability; Commercialize your product faster. Accepted businesses receive self-serve access to up to 4 virtual servers for up to one year. Additional services are offered at a nominal fee. Other conditions apply.

Sector:
  • Food-Agriculture

Digital Program for SMEs

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Future-proof your business with digital
Digital is transforming the way companies operate and do business in Canada and around the world.

Many sectors are experiencing change or transformation brought about by new technologies or new business models.

The good news is that digital is also leveling the playing field, giving SMEs like yours more opportunities than ever to compete with the bigger players.

At this point, the challenge for many entrepreneurs is figuring out how to leverage digital in their business to make sure they remain relevant, competitive and on solid ground now and in the future.

Sector:
  • Other

Digital Tech Internships

Career-Launcher Internships

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Hire a digital technology intern for 6-12 months in a full-time position, and CICan will contribute up to 50% of the intern’s salary, to a maximum of $15,000. Additionally, up to $3,000 of the subsidy can be used for intern training during the internship.

Don’t wait! A recent grad will bring new talent to your team, and you will allow them to gain meaningful work experience and the digital skills needed for the jobs of the future.

Funded by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.
All subsidies from our current funding cycle for our Digital Tech Internships have been fully allocated. We hope to renew the program in the spring 2020

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Digitally Solid

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Digitally Solid is a digital marketing program where women entrepreneurs get hands-on, learning how to use strategy and technology to build their business.

At the end of this program, you will have:

  • developed a digital marketing plan including refining target market, and creating strategies and tactics to achieve your business goals
  • scheduled a publishing/editorial calendar to help with consistency and accountability
  • written a content marketing strategy, including content ideas to implement immediately
  • optimized your website for user experience (UX) and search engine marketing (SEO)
  • refined your social media (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn) for brand consistency and improved experience
  • built targeted digital advertising using Facebook, Instagram, Google ads
  • created an email strategy and know how to create drip campaigns
  • collected tools and apps to make digital marketing easier to manage and evaluate

For more information on Digitally Solid, please contact info@awebusiness.com.

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Direct Lending

Export Development Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Get financing to sell into markets outside of Canada. You may apply for a secured loan for your international expansion plans or for your foreign affiliate. A direct loan can support: Financing of equipment or facilities; Establishment or expansion of a foreign affiliate. EDC lending support is priced based on the level of risk and the market involved. Other conditions apply.

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Discover

Platform Calgary

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

This program empowers you to understand how to engage with customers, how to test your product ideas, and how to measure the results. In short – we’ll give you all the ingredients necessary to build a viable business solution people love and are willing to pay for!

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

DreamForest

Start Up Lloydminster

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

DreamForest – a space for entrepreneurs. We connect entrepreneurs with skills, community, capital and workspace to bring their ideas to life. Sit down, enjoy a coffee, formulate and grow your business idea.

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

Economic Development Aliiance- Grants & Funding services

Economic Development Alliance of Southeast Alberta

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Our business team has access to various grants and funding opportunities. To help understand which ones might be relevant to the needs of your business we ask that you fill out the following survey. Once completed a representative from our organization will contact you to further discuss what resources are available.

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Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

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.

Sector:
  • Other

Ecosystems & Plant Sciences

InnoTech Alberta

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Biodiversity Monitoring – Tracks changes in Alberta’s wildlife and their habitats and provides ongoing, relevant, scientifically credible information on Alberta’s living resources.

Crop Research – Supports the Alberta agriculture industry by helping the sector develop crop varieties that resist biotic stresses like plant disease and abiotic stresses like drought and cold.

Ecosystem Management – Enables change in Alberta’s environmental sector by developing and applying innovations which support cost-effective management at local to provincial scales.

Reclamation – Provides leadership on the development of applied, innovative, practical and holistic land reclamation and remediation procedures and technologies for landscapes disturbed by industrial activities.

Water Management – Provides better tools for investigation and sustainable management of regional water resources for industrial, agricultural, and municipal development in Alberta.

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

Ecosystems and Plant Sciences

InnoTech Alberta

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Bioidversity Monitoring – Tracks changes in Alberta’s wildlife and their habitats and provides ongoing, relevant, scientifically credible information on Alberta’s living resources.
Crop Research – Supports the Alberta agriculture industry by helping the sector develop crop varieties that resist biotic stresses like plant disease and abiotic stresses like drought and cold.
Ecosystem Management – Enables change in Alberta’s environmental sector by developing and applying innovations which support cost-effective management at local to provincial scales.
Reclamation – Provides leadership on the development of applied, innovative, practical and holistic land reclamation and remediation procedures and technologies for landscapes disturbed by industrial activities.
Water Management – Provides better tools for investigation and sustainable management of regional water resources for industrial, agricultural, and municipal development in Alberta.

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

EDC Select Credit Insurance (Trade Protect)

Export Development Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

nsure your export sales and protect your business from the risk of non-payment. If you export, protect your business with insurance to ensure that your get paid. EDC will cover 90% of your insured losses. You can be covered when: A customer defaults on payment; A customer declares bankruptcy; There are issues with currency conversion; Hostilities prevent your customer from paying. Other conditions apply.

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EDL – Tecconnect: Centre for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Tecconnect centre for entrepreneurship and innovation is exactly what it sounds like, a vibrant place for entrepreneurs to start and grow their business within a supportive and innovative environment. It’s a space and community that encourages the development of new ideas that transform industries and shape the future.

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Education, Consulting, Prototyping

TerraHub

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Blockchain for Business: consulting, software development, education and business acceleration. Programs for corporate executives and business leaders looking for innovation within their industry
Built by executives for executives, management and business owners. Whether you’re interested in understanding and identifying blockchain opportunities or operating in an increasingly challenging and competitive  marketplace, blockchain technology provides leading strategies for new business models and further optimizing existing ones.

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

Elevate

Mitacs

Value:
Min :30000 - Max :60000

Application Deadline:

Mitacs Elevate supports two-year collaborative research projects between top-ranked postdoctoral fellows and partner organizations. Companies benefit from fellows’ expertise and increase their in-house R&D management capacity, and projects encourage knowledge transfer between universities and organizations. Mitacs supplements partner contributions and provides customized professional skills training to fellows. The program is open to businesses and not-for-profit organizations in all sectors.

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

Entrepreneur and Start-up Services

Cybera

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Cybera connects Alberta business incubators to its high-bandwidth network, to provide start-ups with access to a network testbed. It also supports two cloud computing programs (one national, one provincial) that help entrepreneurs and researchers to flesh out their digital ideas. The Rapid Access Cloud and DAIR program provide free (or highly subsidized) cloud infrastructure to Canadians accelerate their entry into the marketplace.

Type of Support:
– Access to facilities
– Access to expertise
– Access to computing resources

Innovation Needs:
– Product, Process or Technology Development
– Improving Productivity
– General Business Guidance / Support
– Acquiring or Adopting Existing Technology

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Entrepreneur Development

TEC Edmonton

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Entrepreneur Development provides you with a diversity of services, programs and partnerships, all with the objective of helping you grow as an entrepreneur.
– TEC Source provides a free two-hour session with a panel of volunteer business service experts to advise qualifying companies on their early-stage business challenges.
– Lunch and Learns consists of a series of lunch-time seminars at TEC presented by our in-house experts and our partners, on various business topics of interest to early-stage companies.
– The TEC Centre provides office, laboratory, and small-scale manufacturing space to eligible early-stage clients, along with access to TEC experts and services.
– TEC Launch Program serves as the gateway to Edmonton’s Innovation Ecosystem, allowing companies to learn from experienced entrepreneurs and experts in a vibrant downtown workspace.

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Entrepreneur Development Centre

Medicine Hat College

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

You’ve got the idea, you’ve written the plan, and you’re ready to take the risk. Before taking the leap, you want to know: will my business succeed?

The Entrepreneur Development Centre helps students and alumni start, manage and grow successful businesses. We answer your questions and give you the resources you need to succeed.

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Entrepreneur Success Fund

Startup Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Startup Canada and Trushield Insurance have partnered together to launch the Entrepreneur Success Fund to invest in projects, programs, and initiatives that support entrepreneur success across Canada. The fund supports existing tools, technologies, programs, and initiatives that support entrepreneur access to information, training, mentorship, capital and connectivity, and have the potential to benefit from scaling through the Startup Canada Network. Follow us to learn new annual timelines.

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

Entrepreneur Support

Olds College Center of Innovation

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Olds College works with emerging entrepreneurs to provide support in beginning their new businesses. We can help you to determine if entrepreneurship is right for you, how to get started and provide resources and partnerships to help you succeed.

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Entrepreneur to CEO Workshop

CETAC – WEST

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

CETAC-WEST’s Entrepreneur to CEO Workshop is an in-depth, week-long “think tank” in which clients can learn from other entrepreneurs, experienced small business operators, representatives of infrastructure/government programs and experienced business mentors.

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Entrepreneurs with Disabilities program

Community Futures Alberta

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program makes it easier for individuals with disabilities to pursue their business goals and contribute to the economic growth of rural communities. We provide help in developing your business plan, mentoring and counseling in business development and operations, as well as access to flexible small business loans

To find a Community Futures Alberta office near you visit http://albertacf.com/contact

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Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program

Western Economic Diversification Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

If you are an entrepreneur with a disability and you live in Western Canada, you could get help to start or grow a business. If you have a disability, you could get help to start or grow your business. You can apply for mentoring, business training, and counselling. In some locations, you could also get a business loan. You need to: Live in Western Canada ,Be unable to get a loan from a bank ,Have a workable business plan ,Require help with some business activities due to your disability Apply at your regional Community Futures office, if you live in a rural area, or at select organizations, if you live in a major western city.

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Environmental Research

Olds College Center of Innovation

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

With a dedicated focus to ensuring that our water supply, soil, the natural world that we live in remains healthy and productive, the Olds College Centre of Innovation is proud to provide services to advance the understanding of the world around us.

Sector:

Environmental Stewardship and Climate Change – Group

Canadian Agricultural Partnership

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:
31-Mar-2023

The purpose of the Environmental Stewardship and Climate Change – Group program is to support extension delivery, carry out applied research, and strategically manage data (through producer groups and agricultural organizations) that improve producer understanding of key environmental practices that, when implemented, can increase market access for the producer.

This program aims to benefit Alberta’s agriculture industry by funding organizations, associations, and other groups to deliver extension, carry out applied research, and strategically manage data.

Please check website for program status.

Sector:
  • Food-Agriculture

Environmental Youth Corps internship program

Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Thinking of hiring a graduate for a position related to the environment? A wage subsidy may be available. If your business is in the science, technology, engineering or mathematics fields, you may be eligible to hire a young professional for a full-time environmental position. The program offers: A wage subsidy up to $15,000 Pre-approved, skilled graduates Your business must be Canadian-owned or a Canadian subsidiary to be eligible. Other conditions apply.

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EO Accelerator

Entrepeneurs’ Organization (EO)

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

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. It’s okay. We understand. And we’re here to help. 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.

Sector:
  • Other

EO Executive Education

Entrepeneurs’ Organization (EO)

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

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.

Sector:
  • Other

EO Global Student Entrepeneur Awards

Entrepeneurs’ Organization (EO)

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

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.

Sector:
  • Other

EO Mentorship

Entrepeneurs’ Organization (EO)

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

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.

Sector:
  • Other

ERA Oil Sands Innovation Challenge

Emissions Reduction Alberta

Value:
Min :0 - Max :10000000

Application Deadline:
07-Sep-2017

The $50 million ERA Oil Sands Innovation Challenge is seeking out technologies that reduce GHG emissions and increase the global competitiveness of Alberta’s oil sands industry.

Sector:
  • Other

Export Guarantee Program

Export Development Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Learn about your bonding and guarantee options when exporting your goods. Posting bonds and guarantees is a necessary part of exporting that can tie up your cash flow. Export Development Canada EDC has a range of bonding and guarantee solutions, offered in partnership with financial institutions, which can help you to free up the working capital you need. Account Performance Security Guarantee Foreign Exchange Facility Guarantee Surety Bond Insurance Performance Security Insurance

Sector:

Export Readiness Micro-Voucher Program

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :10000

Application Deadline:
31-Jan-2019

The Export Readiness Micro-Voucher Program is a 2 year program initiated in April 2017 in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Development & Trade to provide funding to Alberta SMEs that are interested in expansion into international markets. The purpose of the Program is to offset the cost of developing an international market assessment/business plan, and to evaluate the risks and benefits of exporting prior to entering new global markets.

Sector:
  • Other

Farm Credit Canada

Farm Credit Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

You could access flexible financing options for your farming, agri-food or agribusiness operation. Do you need financing to start, run, grow, or transfer an agri-food or agribusiness operation? Farm Credit Canada offers a large range of loans with unique terms that can help you: Purchase or improve land, buildings or equipment; Buy crop inputs or livestock; Make environmental improvements; Transfer your business to a new operators; Eligible producers or business owners are Canadian citizens of legal age.

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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.

Sector:

Financial Management Clinic

CETAC – WEST

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Financial Management Clinics were developed to help SMEs to use their financial statements to more effectively manage their businesses. Each clinic is limited to three or four companies and each company shares their financial statements with the other attendees. The facilitator is a mentor with expertise in financial management that works with this small group of entrepreneurs to develop a better understanding of how they can use their financials to better manage their businesses.

Sector:

Financing + Mentoring

Futurpreneur Canada

Value:
Min :5000 - Max :60000

Application Deadline:

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.

Sector:

Financing to buy a business

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Find out how you could get financing to buy an existing business. Would you like to buy an existing business? Do you need a consultant to help you determine its strengths? You could get a loan to: Buy an existing business Acquire a competitor’s or supplier’s business Purchase the business that you already manage Pay for a consultant to help evaluate the business and integrate its processes The type of loan you could get will depend on whether or not you already own land, shares in a business, or other assets.

Sector:
  • Other

Food Central Cowork

AgFoodCouncil (AFC)

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Food Central Cowork brings entrepreneurs, service providers, academic institutions and other entrepreneurs together to share their experience and expertise and help you pursue your goals. As a Food Central Cowork participant you have your own 24/7 office space with shared access to AFC’s meeting rooms, kitchen and lounge area and opportunities to participate in business programs and industry events and receive discounted rates on panels and workshops.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • ICT
  • Oil and Gas

Foreign Exchange Facility Guarantee

Export Development Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

You could increase your working capital by encouraging your financial institution to forego demands for collateral on foreign exchange contracts. With this guarantee in place, you could free up some of your working capital and avoid having to provide collateral when purchasing foreign exchange contracts. Your financial institution is protected against currency risks, leaving you with access to more cash.

Sector:

Foresight Accelerate

Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The purpose of the Technology Acceleration Program is to offer a specific program designed to help SME Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) determine the optimal or critical path forward, to transform their ideas and concepts into real products that solve the customer validated problem, and ultimately help drive revenue in a shorter period of time. The ideal outcome of this program is that you and your team find the best way to fast track through the Technology Readiness Levels (TRL).

Sector:

Foresight Challenge

Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Foresight’s Challenge programs are used by Canada’s leading organizations to solve critical business problems and drive innovation in cleantech. They not only help you find and assess potential solutions (solutions you may not even have known existed), they’ll also help you de-risk the investment, shorten the time to commercialization and implementation, and get everyone on board and excited about the possibilities.

From waste heat recovery in the oil and gas industry to nutrient recovery on the farm, our Challenge programs have provided valuable answers and solved real world environmental problems – while reducing risks and improving time-to-market.

Sector:

Foresight Growth

Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

If you are a Canadian growth-oriented cleantech, robotics, advanced materials or hardware company, we’ll help you increase your access to financing, grow your talent pool, and break in to international markets. Our experienced Foresight Growth Executives in Residence (EIRs) and mentors will guide you in expanding your sales and marketing capabilities and building out your supply chains. We will also connect companies with international cleantech challenges through the Foresight Growth Challenge DialogueTM program.

Sector:

Francophone Economic Development Organizations

Western Economic Diversification Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Explore enhanced services available to Francophone entrepreneurs in Western Canada. If your business is Francophone-owned and located in Western Canada you may be able to benefit from specialized services to assist in the economic development of your new or growing business. Available enhanced services may include: Training ,Marketing advice ,Business support ,Networking and mentoring ,Access to capital Services offered may vary by province and other conditions may apply.

Sector:

Full Stack Developer Program

EvolveU

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

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).

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

Funds

AVAC Ltd.

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

If you operate a new Alberta agricultural business, you can apply for money for Research and Development and to help you market your product or service. If you are a new agricultural business in Alberta in the information and communications technology, life sciences, or industrial technologies sector, you can apply for money for Research and Development and to help you market your product or service. You need to: Create opportunities for growth in Alberta; Have a strong management team; Have a good credit history; Have researched your market; Be able to get other financing; Be in the pre-commercial stage of development. Other conditions apply.

Sector:

Geeky Summit

Chic Geek

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The biggest celebration of women in technology in Alberta! Geeky Summit is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate women who are advancing technology and entrepreneurship, inspire local women to take action and provide continued hands-on learning opportunities. More information available at geekysummit.com

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Other

Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP)

Genome Alberta

Value:
Min :300000 - Max :6000000

Application Deadline:
01-Jul-2016

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.

Sector:

Get There

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.

Sector:
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Other

Glenrose Rehabilitation Research, Innovation & Technology (GRRIT) Hub

Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The research, innovation and technology hub (GRRIT)’s 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, GRRIT assists in developing new opportunities for the industrial and academic collaborators that will create economic benefits for AHS(GRH) and the wider community.

Sector:

Global Bridge Canada – India

Canadian Digital Media Network

Value:
Min : - Max :

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.

Sector:
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Other

Global Business Centre

Calgary Economic Development

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Global Business Centre is a landing pad for foreign companies Temporary business desk space is available for short-term business visits. Longer-term office space is available for organizations on international procurement missions in Calgary, or for those looking to expand or establish themselves in Southern Alberta.

The Global Business Centre is a launch pad for local companies We provide the space, the information and the connections necessary for successful trade development activities. For companies looking to expand their business to a global audience, the GBC provides programming and resources to ensure companies are set up for success.

Services: Foreign procurement, Provide relevant economic data, Supply temporary office and meeting space, Connect businesses to suppliers, Lead strategic trade missions to targeted international locations and businesses Host and organize targeted business networking for incoming international missions, Business (B2B) matching, Host visiting international companies in meetings with local companies, both individually and through networking events, Customized networking services to meet the specific needs of your organization

The GBC makes networking both easy and effective. We make the introductions, provide the venue, and develop the programs that connect a company with a product or service idea with a potential buyer or partner from out-of-market. The GBC has well-established connections and arranges introductions with sector- and industry-specific associations and organizations in Southern Alberta and also arrange introductions with branches of ethnic- or country-based cultural organizations.

Sector:

GO Talent

Information and Communications Technology Council

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

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.

Sector:

Graduate Student Scholarships

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

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

Grande Prairie Community Futures: Spark Business Incubator

Community Futures Alberta

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

A partnership between Community Futures Grande Prairie & Region and the City of Grande Prairie, Spark! Business Incubator opened its doors to the public on the 3rd Floor of 214 Place North on February 1, 2017. As a physical business incubator, Spark! will provide month-to-month, weekly, and hourly office rental to new and transitioning businesses looking for permanent operational space, meeting space, training space and the like.

Also included in the incubator model is the provision of administration, internet, printing and photocopying services, business counselling, coaching, training and consulting services along with access to several other professional services such as accounting & legal advice, engineering services, business advisory boards and masterminds and all other areas of the business development spectrum.

An onsite Concierge works with all prospective incubator clients to assess their needs and create a business development plan tailored to those specific needs and goals. At full capacity, the incubator will house Community Futures and 7 additional incubating businesses in the office and an additional 4 offices down the hall in suite 311, with the opportunity for expansion on the same floor and other floors at 214 Place.

Sector:

Grande Prairie Regional College: Centre for Research & Innovation

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

GPRC Research and Innovation is a support office which strives to promote a culture of scholarship at GPRC. We aim to help researchers on our staff achieve funding success and research impact. We can offer assistance with proposal development, funding applications, budgeting and financial reporting, establishing and managing collaborations and partnerships, facilitating student research, etc.

Our office will help you…

* Strategize and network to create and foster research partnerships
* Find information about awards including deadlines, amounts, and eligibility criteria
* Strengthen your funding proposal
* Find external grant opportunities
* Find funding support and partnerships for student projects
* Access internal award opportunities

Sector:

Growth Accelerator

Futurpreneur Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Futurpreneur Canada is proud to present our new Growth Accelerator, an exciting opportunity for innovative entrepreneurs who are looking to take their business to new heights.

If you’ve launched an innovative business, have demonstrated a track record of revenue growth and are ready to make key decisions about expansion, the Growth Accelerator could be just what you need to take your start-up to the next level.

Sector:

Growth Driver Program

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

BDC’s Growth Driver Program is designed for mid-sized businesses with growth potential and ambition. Embark on a two-year journey that prepares you and your company for the next phase of growth.

Sector:
  • Other

Growth Marketing

Platform Calgary

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

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

GROWTH SUMMIT

C100

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Invitation Only – Growth Summit is a private event for CEOs of Canadian growth-stage technology companies plus one core member of their leadership team. These promising companies are invited to spend two days in San Francisco, meeting C100 Charter Members and Partners, networking, and hearing from Silicon Valley thought leaders.

Sector:

Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta (HREBA) 

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

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

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Alberta Innovates is providing opportunities to foster the development of future health research and innovation leaders and prepare them to be drivers of change in diverse settings and environments. The Training and Early Career Development opportunities focus on AHRIS priorities, develop skills, provide mentorship, recognize diversity and integrate knowledge translation.

Sector:
  • Other

Hire

TECTERRA Inc.

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

If you are an Alberta start up or small company needing to hire highly-qualified business or technical personnel, you may qualify for a non-repayable grant equivalent to 50% of the position salary for the first year of employment, up to $50,000.

Sector:

Homestead

Homestead Coworking

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

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!

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

Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking: Student Entrepreneur Advising Sessions

University of Calgary

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Student Entrepreneur Advising Sessions engage professionals from the entrepreneurial community who meet with students (undergraduate and graduate) and postdoctoral scholars for 30 minute appointments regarding their new venture idea or plan. Students are welcome to participate at any stage of the ideation process – from concept development to team formation, incorporation and initial operations.

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

Ignite

Calgary Chamber of Commerce

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

You are good, but you want to be better. Ignite guides you through a deep exploration of your business operations and growth initiatives to deliver a researched, tested, and validated growth strategy in less than 90 days.

Ignite is designed for businesses who want to grow but aren’t quite sure of the next steps. It is designed for business leaders who want to scale up their existing operations or kick start a new revenue stream. Participating companies work with an experienced facilitator to learn a set of tools and strategies to test and validate new ideas and develop a business model focused on growth for their business. Ignite can be a simple, low-cost way to de-risk a new venture and prove (or disprove) its viability.

Sector:

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.

Sector:

Impact Canada Challenges

Impact Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

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

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

In-House Training

Decentralised Energy Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Decentralised Energy Canada (DEC) provides customised training modules to Decentralised Energy (DE) stakeholders who want to improve in-house capabilities for evaluating the technical, economic and environmental merits of DE projects.

Sector:

Indigenous business 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.

Sector:

Indigenous Entrepreneur Loan

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

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 $250,000 to start or grow your business, whether you operate on or off reserve.

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.

Sector:
  • Other

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.

Sector:

Industry Commercialization Associates Program

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min :0 - Max :224000

Application Deadline:

The Industry Commercialization Associates Program is designed to increase business management and marketing expertise in Alberta’s technology-based SMEs by enabling them to recruit skilled business professionals. The purpose of the Program is to stimulate the commercialization of novel technological and/or business solutions, while generating material risk-weighted returns on investment to the Province of Alberta based on economic, social and/or environmental metrics.

Sector:
  • Other

Industry Programs

Drug Development and Innovation Centre

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Programs offered by the Drug Development Innovation Centre (DDIC) can help lead to successful approval of pharmaceutical products and NHPs. DDIC’s expertise in dosage form development, analytical testing and regulatory affairs is especially suitable for small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and university researchers looking to commercialize their novel drug candidates, combination products or novel dosage forms.

Sector:

Industry r&D Associates Program

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min :0 - Max :149000

Application Deadline:

The Industry r&D Associates Program is designed to provide Alberta’s technology-based SMEs with research expertise in order to accelerate business ideas impacting defined industry challenges in Alberta, and to support the expansion of highly trained personnel in research and industry settings in Alberta. The purpose of the Program is to stimulate the development and commercialization of novel technological and/or business solutions, while generating material risk-weighted returns on investment to the Province of Alberta based on economic, social and/or environmental metrics.

Sector:
  • Other

Innovation Services

NAIT The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

NAIT’s Innovation Services include business and product service offerings as well as access to equipment for prototyping and testing. This enables SMEs to develop innovative products, new ways of working or thinking and higher productivity.

Innovation Services offers facilitated advisory services on common company challenges, such as Strategic direction -setting, product-line strategy, process efficiency, access to specialized equipment, technical expertise, and open access to equipment.

Sector:

Innovation Space for Partners

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

1) Kinetica Innovation Centre at SAIT (KICS) is a 2,200 sq foot facility that helps Alberta innovators and researchers accelerate prototyping efforts by offering co-working wet and dry lab space, access to an array of SAIT testing and fabrication facilities and entrepreneur and company development services through the Calgary Regional Innovation Network.
2) Technology Demonstration Hall Tis an applied research asset accessible to SAIT staff, faculty, researchers and students on campus in any discipline. The facility is often used for collaboration with presentations made to business and industry partners.
3) Industry Innovation labs (440,000 square feet of space) are available to industry partners who do not have their own dedicated applied research space. Space can be fit to meet company specific needs throughout the duration of applied research projects. Industry partners interested in using this space typically provide their own equipment and resources, although SAIT works with company to customize the space, plan and build the set-up required.

Sector:

Innovation to Commercialization

Decentralised Energy Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The I2CP is our signature accelerator program designed to accelerate the deployment of Decentralised Energy (DE), reduce the risks associated with implementation and optimise 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.

Sector:

Innovative Student Project Fund

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Innovative Student Project Fund (ISPF) supports student-industry applied-research partnerships and projects. Many programs require students to complete a Capstone Project to apply their skills and knowledge in a real-world context. ISPF is in place to help students access the financial support their research budget requires in order for the project to go ahead. An industry partner with an applied research need is one of the ISPF eligibility requirements.

Sector:

Integrated Sales and Marketing advisory services

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Discover how Business Development Bank of Canada’s advisory services can help you get your sales and marketing channels working together for maximum success. Whether you are a start-up entrepreneur or own an established business, the Business Development Bank of Canada’s results-based framework gets your sales and marketing channels working together for maximum success. Business Development Bank of Canada can help you: Understand your potential using: Market intelligence, Sales and marketing diagnostic, Digital marketing diagnostic, Develop your assets with: Website power, Brand influence, Attract customers by: Creating a communications strategy, Establishing a sales plan

Sector:
  • Other

International Expansion Plan

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Are you wondering how to expand your business in new markets?BDC has experts to guide you through the process which can save you a lot of time, money and worries and significantly boost your chances of success.

We can assist you in creating your personalized roadmap for expansion and depending on your needs, can help you start selling online using marketplaces, identify potential partners or develop a distribution plan for your products.

Sector:
  • Other

Investment and Funding Attraction

Decentralised Energy Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

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.

Sector:

Junction

Platform Calgary

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:
01-Apr-2020

Junction is a 9-week residency program that helps startup entrepreneurs, like you, establish clear foundations for technology-driven businesses. Throughout the program, you will learn to develop and organize information that allows you to understand and articulate your company to anyone, clearly. As the program progresses, you will actively build a data room – an organized compilation of startup documents in a secure location – which acts as a backdrop to educate, inform, and understand all aspects of a startup business.

Junction takes a founder friendly approach to everything we do. Every aspect of the program is vetted by one question, “is it founder friendly?” This ensures we always deliver content and help based on your best interests, not ours. Secondly, the program is free and does not take any equity. We feel our program will prepare you to take full advantage of seed accelerators after graduation so you can hit the ground running.

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

Land and Biodiversity

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

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:

That the rate of land reclamation is equal to or better than the rate of land disturbance; and
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

Launch Program at TEC Innovation District

TEC Edmonton

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

This program is open to eligible technology-based companies, and provides access to new business accelerator space in the heart of downtown Edmonton and TEC Edmonton’s full suite of services at an affordable price. Program participants receive the following:
• Business advice and mentorship from our team of seasoned experts
• 24-hour use of the vibrant downtown workspace
• A like-minded community of innovators
• Access to our large network of partners

Sector:

Lean Sales

Platform Calgary

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Struggling to hit your revenue targets, or wondering how to engage prospects? Unsure how to handle stalled deals or close deals faster? Want to extend your runway, or attract investors with your sales momentum?

Lean Sales is our in-depth course for founders and their team members. Over 45+ hours, you’ll learn everything you need to know about B2B sales – from prospecting through closing – all while applying what you learn in your business in real-time.

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

Leap

TECTERRA Inc.

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

TECTERRA defines a transformational technology as one that significantly changes a market or industry landscape. It is a technology that disregards current trends; in effect, leaping beyond iterative advancements and altering the trajectory of that industry or market.

If you are an Alberta small or medium sized company working on geospatial technology products, you may qualify for a non-dilutive, 0% interest loan, repayable only after your product generates revenue. The LEAP Program provides funding for projects with budgets greater than $1,000,000 with TECTERRA providing funding of up to 50% of your development and commercialization costs, to a maximum of $1,000,000 per project.

Sector:

Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce

Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

As the Voice Of Business, our Chamber currently has a membership of over 800 local businesses, which equates to about 12,000 employees. As well, close to 150 businesspeople volunteer their time working on our various committees, Executive and Board of Directors.
To facilitate this process, we offer several network building events and often combine these with educational opportunities. We also love the opportunity to recognize greatness with our annual Business of the Year Awards Gala and Top 40 Under Forty.
We offer members the advantage of discounts to reduce the cost of doing business, to encourage support of local businesses and to help provide employee retention incentives. The Chamber Group Insurance Plan is a great advantage to our members. We also provide marketing opportunities online, through social media, in the Voice of Business weekly newsletter and at our events.

Sector:

Lethbridge Region Community Futures: Chinook Entrepreneur Challenge

Community Futures Alberta

Value:
Min :1000 - Max :150000

Application Deadline:

The Chinook Entrepreneur Challenge (CEC) is more than a competition; it is an opportunity to build on your dream. It is a business plan writing competition designed and targeted toward new or existing business (individuals, or teams) who have a sustainable business idea. Through the program you will gain business skills, write your business plan, get feedback on your ideas from regional professionals, network with key people including other entrepreneurs like yourself, and last but not least, have a chance at winning cash and in-kind prizes. Due to the amazing support from our sponsors, we are able to offer both a general and a technology stream.

Sector:

Licensing Opportunities

InnoTech Alberta

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

InnoTech Alberta has a variety of technologies available for licensing, and we work with large and small companies to set up mutually beneficial licensing deals. InnoTech Alberta’s licensing opportunities are the result of our world-renowned research programs which span across several different sectors.  With more than 90 years in applied research and development, we are an experienced commercialization partner with significant in-house expertise and unique facilities.

InnoTech Alberta has access to licensing professionals through the legal services department at Alberta Innovates to manage intellectual property, technology transfer and licensing opportunities.

Please contact Licensing@innotechalberta.ca to learn more about our technology transfer and licensing opportunities.

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

Lunch without Lunch Calgary

Rainforest Alberta

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Curious what’s happening in the tech industry in Alberta? Join us weekly on Wednesdays for Lunch Without Lunch to hear about the players, events, and news that are making our innovation ecosystem thrive. This weekly meeting is a regular check on the pulse of the community, open to people from any age, wage, or stage of company.

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

Lunch without Lunch Edmonton

Rainforest Alberta

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

LWOL is an informal get-together for Edmonton entrepreneurs, small business owners, academia, investors, and service providers. Anyone looking to encourage collisions between people and create connections that will help drive the success of entrepreneurs in Alberta’s innovation system is welcome to attend. The event runs on Zoom from noon – 1 pm every Wednesday.

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

Makerspace MHC

Medicine Hat College

Value:
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Application Deadline:

Makerspace MHC is a physical space housing a variety of tools, technology and software you can use to Make, Hack & Create. Available to all in Medicine Hat.

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Market research

Business Link

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

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 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.

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Marketing Kickstarter

Platform Calgary

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

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

Marketing Kickstarter is our introductory course for founders and team members that want to better understand marketing – and how they can best support their company’s revenue goals. In this unique online workshop, you’ll learn what marketing is and where it fits in your organization, and what your company can do to undertake marketing that drives revenue.

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

Matching Investment Fund

Canadian Dairy Commission

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

If you produce milk products or manufacture processed goods made with milk, you could get funding to create new or improved products. You could get up to $150,000 to create new or improved products made from milk. Up to $25,000 can be used for consultation services, while remaining funds must be applied towards product development. To qualify, you need to: Make foods, drinks or other products using milk; Provide 50% of the costs; Create a product that increases the use of milk. Small businesses (fewer than 25 employees) are eligible for a reimbursement of up to 100% of eligible costs for the first $10,000 spent on a project. Other conditions apply.

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Matchmaking missions

German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research organizes regular matchmaking missions to bring Albertan SMEs (small-to-medium sized enterprises) to Europe for the purpose of meeting potential partners with whom to apply for the Alberta-Europe Technology Collaboration Fund. Roughly fifteen to twenty SMEs are selected to participate in each mission.

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Meat Safety Processing Research Unit

University of Alberta – Agri-Food Discovery Place

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Agri Food Discovery Place (AFDP) is a world-class pilot plant facility located on the University of Alberta south campus. The Meat Safety Processing Research Unit works closely with academics and industry partners, providing applied research expertise and contract services for the mitigation and control of food borne pathogens. The facility also includes a state of the art Microbiology Laboratory and highly qualified personnel.

Sector:
  • Other

Mechanical Engineering Research

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Conducting innovative, cutting edge research is a top priority for the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Many of our dedicated researchers are respected as international leaders in their fields for their numerous groundbreaking research accomplishments and contributions.Conducting innovative, cutting edge research is a top priority for the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Many of our dedicated researchers are respected as international leaders in their fields for their numerous groundbreaking research accomplishments and contributions.

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Medical Modeling Research Laboratory

Institute for Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine (iRSM)

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Medical Modeling Research Laboratory (MMRL) at Institute for Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine (iRSM) is a state-of-the-art facility that inspires multi-disciplinary exploration of digital and rapid prototyped modeling applications in medicine and other disciplines. iRSM uses digital design and solid modeling in all patient cases for prosthetic treatment and surgical reconstruction. The technology is also used in many other applications.

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MeetnTech

Chic Geek

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Join us as our experts share their experiences and personal stories around being involved in the tech industry, and then connect with community and our experts during our popular round table discussions or other networking opportunities.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Other

Meetup

Pixels and Pints

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The purpose of Pixels and Pints is simple: provide a venue for web developers and digital designers to sit down, relax and talk shop. There are no presentations, tutorials or pre-defined discussion topics; just a few pints and good conversation.

All are welcome: designers; coders; copywriters; analysts; anyone who spends their day pushing, publishing or just plain staring at pixels.

Sector:
  • Oil and Gas

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.

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

Membership

Intelliflex Innovation Alliance

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

No company can do it all themselves.

That’s why in the world of Printable, Flexible and Hybrid Electronics (FHE), if you’re not partnering with other companies and organizations, then you’re likely falling behind.

intelliFLEX accelerates the growth and development of the FHE sector in North America and abroad. The Innovation Alliance delivers a built-in ecosystem and supply chain that complements your company’s internal capabilities, providing a network across Canada unparalleled in the industry. Our members specialize in materials, R&D, manufacturing, components, software and a host of other areas.

We focus on the needs and requirements of our Members, as identified by our Sector Leadership Council through extensive and regular consultation.

Sector:
  • Other

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. 

Sector:

Mentoring Program

CETAC – WEST

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

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.

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Mentors Round Table

CETAC – WEST

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

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.

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Mentorship

Start Up Lloydminster

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Mentorship is invaluable when starting or growing your own business. We have a variety of mentors to support our entrepreneurs in a variety of areas.

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

Mentorship

Venture Mentoring Service of Alberta

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

VMSA is a volunteer organization that provides objective, conflict-free guidance to entrepreneurs. Based on the MIT VMS model each entrepreneur is matched with a team of mentors, which gives a more in-depth experience than traditional 1:1 relationships. Following the MIT VMS Model, we adhere to a strict code of ethics, providing unbiased coaching to entrepreneurs in southern Alberta.

Sector:

Mentorship Program

Chic Geek

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

We think of Chic Geek like a science lab – a place where each and every one of us can get messy, gain hands-on experience and that will take us forward as a community for tech-enabled women. So, we’re redesigning our Mentorship program and in 2019 will be sharing our new program.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Other

Metis Employment Services

Rupertsland Institute

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Thinking of hiring? If so, your business may qualify for wage subsidies of up to 50%. If you are looking to hire, you may qualify for a subsidy of up to 50% of the employee’s wages. Available programs: Metis Targeted Wage Subsidies Metis Youth Career Internship Program Metis Youth Summer Employment Program For information on how to access these and other programs, contact your nearest Metis Employment Services centre by calling toll free 1-888-48 Metis (1-888-486-3847).

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Other

Métis Entrepreneurs’ Assistance Program (MEAP) & Status Entrepreneurs’ Assistance Program (SEAP)

Apeetogosan (Metis) Development Inc.

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

This program provides equity assistance for the start-up or the expansion of small businesses. The grant is for Métis, Inuit, Non-Status or Status individuals, who are Alberta residents with an Alberta based business
Please visit our website for a full list of eligibility requirements.

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Micro-Voucher Program

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :10000

Application Deadline:

The Micro-Voucher Program is designed to support technologies in the early developmental stages with a quick and flexible financial solution to fund Alberta SMEs to retain one Service or Product Provider to assist with early start up development activities.

Sector:
  • Other

Micro/Nano Tech Research and Prototyping

Microsystems Hub

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

For small businesses and academics alike, access to a high-level cleanroom, advanced equipment and micro/nanotechnology prototyping is rare – and expensive. An affordable answer is right here in Calgary.

One of only two such open-access facilities in Alberta and about 20 in the country, the Microsystems Hub in the Schulich School of Engineering has $8 million in specialized equipment for micro- and nano-fabrication and characterization. We support micro/nanotechnology prototyping by academia and industry. As an open-access facility, we provide cost-effective, low-volume, specialized research and development services.

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Mitacs Entrepreneur International

Mitacs

Value:
Min : - Max :5000

Application Deadline:

Mitacs Entrepreneur International assists with travel costs — up to $5,000 — to help you explore new business opportunities abroad.

Mitacs Entrepreneur International offers TRAVEL GRANTS to CANADIAN START-UPS housed in UNIVERSITY-LINKED INCUBATORS. The matching grant enables start-ups to connect with international incubators allowing you to explore new business development opportunities in global markets.

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

Mitacs Globalink

Mitacs

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Mitacs supports bilateral research collaborations between interns, universities, and industry partners, both in Canada and around the world. Interns at Canadian universities can undertake projects in any country. Globalink offers travel funding between Canada and several international partners.

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

Mitacs Globalink Research Award

Mitacs

Value:
Min :6000 - Max :6000

Application Deadline:

The Mitacs Globalink Research Award provides $6,000 for senior undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows in Canada to conduct 12–24-week research projects at universities overseas.

The program supports travel and research from Canada to universities in the several countries and regions, please visit our website for the complete list.

Due to high demand for this program, we’re limiting access to the program at this time. We apologize for this inconvenience and invite you to contact us at GRA@mitacs.ca for updates and more information, and to see if we can accommodate your proposal.

If you would like to be notified once applications are available, please go to our website to ‘how to apply’

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

Monthly Management Clinics

CETAC – WEST

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

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.

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NABI (Mission & Campbell Locations)

Northern Alberta Business Incubator Society (NABI)

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Northern Alberta Business Incubator (NABI) offers office space, coworking, and meeting rooms to meet your needs – not to mention free parking! NABI has two convenient locations in St. Albert that offer office space to fit your needs.
At Our Campbell Business Park location we have office spaces range from 125-3000+ sq/ft in size.
At Mission our Perron District location offices range from 100-700+ sq/ft in size.

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nanoCluster Alberta

NanoCanada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

nanoCluster Alberta (nCA) is a non-for-profit association with the mission to advocate, develop and nurture a wealth-generating cluster of companies operating in the nano and micro technology fields within Alberta.

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National Bee Diagnostic Centre

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

NBDC is the first comprehensive laboratory in Canada to provide diagnostic services for beekeepers, researchers, agencies and industry with the aim of contributing to healthy, sustainable and profitable apiculture in Canada. As a member of the Tech Access Canada network, NBDC-TAC provides applied research, training, outreach and innovation services for the beekeeping industry.

Sector:

Natural Gas Innovation Fund

Canada Gas Association

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:
06-Jan-2020

The Natural Gas Innovation Fund™ (NGIF) was created by the Canadian Gas Association (CGA) to support the funding of cleantech innovation in the natural gas value chain. It seeks to fill a technology development gap in the sector and invest in innovation enabling natural gas solutions for current and emerging challenges facing Canada’s energy system.

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Natural health Products and Functional Foods

University of Alberta – Agri-Food Discovery Place

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The equipment available for Natural Health Products and Functional Foods contain a wide variety of equipment. Many of the equipment available are design to work with 20L-500L of solvents in safe and controlled environment. The equipment can be interlinked to create a process stream if needed.

Sector:
  • Other

Natural Resources Interships

Career-Launcher Internships

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Employers can hire an intern for 6-12 months in a green full-time job within a natural resource sector, and Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) will contribute up to 50% of the intern’s salary, to a maximum of $15,000.

Natural resource sectors – such as the mining, materials, energy and forestry sectors – pertain to the management and production of renewable and non-renewable natural resources.

Sector:

New Canadian Entrepreneur Loan

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Access up to $50,000* to start your company now

With your new life in Canada, starting a business that you can call your own is an exciting prospect. But as a newcomer here with little or no credit history, where do you find the money to get your company off the ground? With a minimal personal investment in your business, BDC can provide the financing you need to launch your company and create your own success story.

Sector:
  • Other

NextStep to Success for Aboriginal Women

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The NextStep to Success Business Plan Learning Series is designed to provide guidance, expertise and peer mentoring to Aboriginal women at a pre- or early start up phases of business who are ready to develop a comprehensive business plan that could be used for financing purposes. The unique circle delivery format has been developed specifically to meet the needs of Aboriginal women and facilitators must have experience in working with this group.

Sector:

No Name

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

No Description

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Oil Sands Innovation Research Group

Institute for Oil Sands Innovation

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Institute for Oil Sands Innovation (IOSI) is focused on achieving its vision for the oil sands production facility of the future – one that uses little or no water, less energy, occupies less area, integrates upgrading operations and costs less to build and operate. IOSI focuses on four areas of research: Bitumen Upgrading and Characterization, Non-Aqueous Extraction, Online Instrumentation for Oilsands and Tailings Process Fundamentals. IOSI coordinates workshops and conducts collaborative research projects.

Sector:

One-on-one Startup Guidance

Business Link

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Not sure who to turn to get guidance on starting your business? We have a dedicated team to answer all your questions, provide guidance on resources, and connect you with the right people. Whether it be financing, legal, regulatory issues, or understanding the needs of Indigenous entrepreneurs, we’re here to support you every step of the way. Not sure where to start with your business plan? We can provide you with specialized secondary market research and industry trend reports.

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Online Communities of Interest

Green Hectares

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

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

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Online Facilitation

Green Hectares

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

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.

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Operational Efficiency advisory services

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Business Development Bank of Canada’s Operational Efficiency Program offers a complete solution to help prepare your business for long-term success. You can turn things around with a smarter approach to manufacturing. The Business Development Bank of Canada’s operational efficiency experts will guide you through the implementation of best practices and a culture of continuous improvement, laying the foundation for long-term success. The 3-step program will: Evaluate your operations optimization potential; Implement the optimization fundamentals; Identify where rapid improvements are needed

Sector:
  • Other

Peer Advisory Group Meetings

CETAC – WEST

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

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.

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PeerSpark

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

PeerSpark™ is a business accelerator program that combines practical, multi-disciplinary curriculum with support and learning from peers. The program offers expert coaching in a safe and supportive environment of other women entrepreneurs who are focused on growing their ventures.

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Performance Learning Series

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Performance Learning Series Workshops – Understanding Financial Statements and Financial Ratios and Why They Matter to Your Business. Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) has partnered with Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA) and Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) to bring to you a 2 part learning session on financial information for business owners.

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Performance Security Insurance

Export Development Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Insure yourself in case of a wrongful call with Performance Security Insurance. If your business is active in the competitive international marketplace, 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. Eligibility is determined by EDC based on: Review of the letter of guarantee; Conditions and economic outlook in your customer’s country, and the customer’s profile. Other conditions apply.

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Personalized Business Coaching

Start Up Lloydminster

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Work one-on-one with our business coach to get clear on many aspects of your business including: target customers, revenue streams, key activites, and more! This process is invaluable when developing your business idea and creating your business plan!

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

Piikani Resource Development Ltd.

Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Piikani Resource Development Ltd. (PRDL) is a wholly owned corporation of the Piikani Nation, an aboriginal organization that represents Piikani Members. PRDL’s purpose is to assist in the economic development on behalf of the Piikani Nation. PRDL manages several features from the energy industry including Generations, Transmissions and Distributions. PRDL’s mandate is to oversee the development of energy to create economic development opportunities on the Piikani Nation.

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Planning/Design Support Services

NAIT The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Design Sprints: 2 or 5 day options to work through the design of a new product, service or strategic direction, hosted at NAIT or off-site.
Lean Canvas: 1-2 day options for companies of any size. The process is used to question assumptions about existing business lines or to design new products or services.

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Portfolio Credit Insurance

Export Development Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Insure your accounts receivable against commercial risks. Consider getting insurance to protect your accounts receivable against a customer that can’t pay. EDC could cover 90% of your insured losses. You can be covered when: A customer declares bankruptcy; A customer refuses to accept your goods; A customer terminates your contract before you ship; Your export or import permit is cancelled. Other conditions apply.

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Post-Production, Visual Effects and Digital Animation Grant

Alberta Media Fund

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The PPG provides funding to help cover labour expenses for Alberta organizations involved in the development and delivery of post-production services in Alberta, including visual effects and digital animation.

This funding, under the Alberta Media Fund (AMF), supports the growth and sustainability of Alberta’s post-production sector by helping eligible companies employ Alberta talent.

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

Poultry Research Centre

University of Alberta – Agri-Food Discovery Place

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Poultry Research Centre (PRC) is an internationally recognized collaborative R&D and learning hub formed in 1986. The PRC is located on the University of Alberta Farms, South Campus in Edmonton. It is also a unique partnership between the University of Alberta, Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, and the poultry industry. The PRC consists of an interdisciplinary team of scientists who conduct research aimed at benefiting egg and poultry producers, food processors and manufacturers, functional food and nutraceutical industries. The PRC’s state of the art research facilities and equipment are one of the best in North America.

Sector:
  • Other

Power Hour – Calgary

Rainforest Alberta

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Power Hour is a chance for you to harness the collective knowledge of the community to help you get over your current hurdles in building your next big idea. It’s also a great event for problem-solvers who want to flex their muscles and do some critical thinking. Held the last Tuesday of the month from 6-7pm.

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

PRIHS: Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Health System

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Health System (PRIHS) is a partnership between Alberta Innovates (AI) and Alberta Health Services (AHS) focused on supporting health research and innovation projects that will adopt and implement evidence to maintain or improve quality of patient care and services while substantially reducing costs in the healthcare system. This partnered funding opportunity targets the implementation of high quality, evidence informed solutions to address performance gaps in the healthcare system that prevent optimal patient care, resource use, delivery, and access to affordable and sustainable health services.

Sector:
  • Other

Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur

Prince’s Charities Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

A program of Prince’s Trust Canada, Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur (POE) provides a continuum of training and support services plus the confidence and network building opportunities needed to start and grow successful businesses. For a snap shot of today’s veteran entrepreneur, see the Globe & Mail article published on November 10, 2018 featuring Mike George and Paul B. Carrol. Please note that POE does not provide financial assistance as stated but does offer a suite of free programs and services.

Sector:
  • Other

Prion Funding

Alberta Prion Research Institute

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Prion Institute, part of Alberta Innovates, focuses on the following areas of research excellence: protein folding and misfolding; pathobiology of TSEs; surveillance and control; and TSEs and society. Prion-related funding may be available.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Oil and Gas
  • Other

Processing Technologies

InnoTech Alberta

Value:
Min :0 - Max :0

Application Deadline:

Enivornmental Microbial Culture Bank– InnoTech Alberta has a substantial collection of over 200 anaerobic mixed enrichment cultures capable of metabolizing a range of hydrocarbons, crude oil and coal. The cultures are mainly methanogenic, though there are some cultures under nitrate- and sulfate-reducing conditions.
Industrial Sensor Technologies – Engages in research, development and deployment of new measurement systems for resource industries.
Materials and Reliability in Oil Sands (MARIOS) – An industry-directed consortium that tackles oil sands maintenance and reliability issues.
New Value-Added Products – Processing Technologies aims to help industry develop higher-value materials. The Bio-Thermo-Chemical Processing team adds value to materials and organic residuals.
Pipeline Integrity and Corrosion Management (PICoM) – An industry-led working group which facilitates collaborative R&D projects to improve detection, measurement and mitigation methods for corrosion in pipeline systems.
Process Optimization – Using the expertise and equipment required for the optimization, industrialization, and scale-up of processes, we help increase the value of biofibre resources by extracting and testing higher-value materials.
Reliability – The Welding, Corrosion and Fluid Systems Engineering teams at Devon provide expert-level consultation on productivity and quality enhancement for the energy, manufacturing, fabrication, and construction industries.

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

Processing Technologies

InnoTech Alberta

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Environmental Microbial Culture Bank – InnoTech Alberta has a substantial collection of over 200 anaerobic mixed enrichment cultures capable of metabolizing a range of hydrocarbons, crude oil and coal. The cultures are mainly methanogenic, though there are some cultures under nitrate- and sulfate-reducing conditions.

Industrial Sensor Technologies – Engages in research, development and deployment of new measurement systems for resource industries.

Materials and Reliability in Oil Sands (MARIOS) – An industry-directed consortium that tackles oil sands maintenance and reliability issues.

New Value-Added Products – Processing Technologies aims to help industry develop higher-value materials. The Bio-Thermo-Chemical Processing team adds value to materials and organic residuals.

Pipeline Integrity and Corrosion Management (PICoM) – An industry-led working group which facilitates collaborative R&D projects to improve detection, measurement and mitigation methods for corrosion in pipeline systems.

Process Optimization – Using the expertise and equipment required for the optimization, industrialization, and scale-up of processes, we help increase the value of biofibre resources by extracting and testing higher-value materials.

Reliability – The Welding, Corrosion and Fluid Systems Engineering teams at Devon provide expert-level consultation on productivity and quality enhancement for the energy, manufacturing, fabrication, and construction industries.

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

Product Demonstration Program

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min :100001 - Max :300000

Application Deadline:

The Product Demonstration Program (PDP) is designed to support technologies in the more advanced stages of development. The PDP is intended to fund the SME to work in collaboration with up to three (3) Project Partners for the purpose of showcasing the performance, method and features of a prototype in the general marketplace or alternately, showcasing the complete technology product to a strategic customer in an operational environment and validating its economic and technical feasibility.

Sector:
  • Other

Product Development

ACAMP (Alberta Centre for Advanced MNT Products)

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

ACAMP supports clients every step of the way through the product development process, offering unparalleled access to world-class engineering expertise, and advanced design, analysis, testing and manufacturing equipment.

Contact us at info@acamp.ca

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Program Entrepreneurs

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Program Entrepreneurs program has been created for entrepreneurs that already have office space or don’t require it. A Program Entrepreneur has access to all of the same opportunities that an In-house Entrepreneurs receives other than the physical work space. They are:

Access to Catapult staff for consultation, advice and coaching.
Access to Catapult staff’s network of additional programs and services.
Access to Catapults’ resource bank of pre-vetted professional consultants and service providers.
Free workshops on best business practices and strategies.
Free or discounted access to monthly and annual events hosted by Catapult or one of its partners.
Assistance with program grant applications or other granting streams.

Sector:

Programming

District Ventures Accelerator

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Twice a year we invest $150k with 10 Canadian food/beverage and health/wellness entrepreneurs in exchange for a minority equity stake of their company. The founders take part in a 5-month accelerator program designed to rapidly increase valuation through sales, distribution, and marketing support. The accelerator also provides members with access to blue chip service sponsors, like BDO Canada, to deliver workshops on tax and accounting management.

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Public Agriculture Literacy Program

Canadian Agricultural Partnership

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:
31-Mar-2023

This program supports initiatives that build industry communication capacity to increase public and consumers’ awareness and understanding of agriculture and the food production system.

The following activities related to public agriculture literacy may be eligible for funding:

  • planning, organizing and hosting agriculture literacy awareness summits, workshops and conferences;
  • recruitment and training of agriculture industry spokesperson;
  • development of resources such as videos, website, educational materials, displays, publication and other awareness and educational resources;
  • development and implementation of strategic communication campaigns; and
  • benchmarking studies or needs assessments.

Please refer to website for program status.

Sector:
  • Food-Agriculture

Quantum Leap

CQDM

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

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.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Other

R.E.A.L Training

Green Hectares

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

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.

Sector:

Raise Capital

FrontFundr

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Raise money efficiently and let us deal with the paperwork.
Bring together all investor types to help you achieve your dreams.

Sector:

Regional Entrepreneurs

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Catapult Entrepreneurs program has partnered with many business support organizations and programs in Central Alberta. Through this business development network, entrepreneurs that are not located in Red Deer can access our services. Our region covers north to Leduc and Brazeau, East to Camrose and Stettler, South to Mountain View and Kneehill, West to Clearwater and all the counties and communities between. If you are interested in using our services from your home community you can send us an email and we will connect you the appropriate organization to get your program started.

Sector:

Regional Innovation Ecosystems

Western Economic Diversification Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Funding to support business growth in Western Canada – Your not-for-profit could get a financial contribution to assist businesses at all stages of development in scaling up and becoming more globally competitive. Investments focus on enhancing business support networks for under-represented groups — including Indigenous peoples, women and youth.

Sector:

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
Grid Modernization includes the Alberta Smart Grid Consortium initiatives and energy storage opportunities.

Low Carbon Electricity
Low Carbon Electricity focuses on innovative clean technologies to support the transition to and use of renewables in Alberta.

Low-Emitting Alternative Generation
Low-Emitting Alternative Generation focuses on new types of generation and decentralized opportunities to diversify Alberta’s electricity system.

Sector:
  • Other

Renewable Energy Learning Centre

Lakeland College

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Renewable Energy Learning Centre is a 1970s farm house that has been remodeled into a net-zero energy facility providing space for applied research and learning at Lakeland College. The building demonstrates energy efficient construction and its building control systems can integrate all of the renewable energy technologies demonstrated at the Research Centre: solar photovoltaic, solar thermal, geothermal, small wind. This facility generates all of its heating and cooling needs from renewable technologies and sends excess electrical energy to power the adjacent Vermilion campus. Lakeland students from a wide variety of programs use the Centre as a learning tool for their programs and community members are welcome to tour through the facility to build their knowledge of green energy technologies. Industry partners use the Centre for meetings and as a test site for new technologies.

Sector:

Research & Development

Alberta Terrestrial Imaging Center

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Centre’s purpose is to advance scientific knowledge in remote sensing, especially in imaging spectroscopy and LIDAR, and to apply this knowledge to the monitoring of natural resources and the environment for the goal of global sustainability. The Centre’s research and development supports new applications in these areas utilizing cutting-edge remote sensing technologies developed at the Centre.

Sector:

Research Agreements with Industry

University of Calgary

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The University of Calgary assists companies in a wide variety of industry sectors with research which contributes to product/process development and improvement. These collaborations can be accommodated either through research contract or grant agreements. In addition, the University has access to a number of funding programs and research consortia which provide matched or shared funding to further leverage any funds contributed by an industry partner.

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

Research and Development Technical Services

C-FER Technologies

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

C-FER works with industry on a fee for service basis 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:

Research and Education Services

Cybera

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Cybera operates Alberta’s high-speed research and education network, CyberaNet, which connects research, government and educational institutions to an international system of research networks. The organization also facilities shared services for the education sector, including Federated Identity Management, which allows staff and students to collaborate on research projects, and access software and tools. It also offers data science expertise and advisory services.

Type of Support:
– Access to facilities
– Access to expertise
– Access to computing resources

Innovation Needs:
– Product, Process or Technology Development
– Acquiring Equipment
– Acquiring or Adopting Existing Technology

Sector:

Research and Innovation

Ward of the 21st Century (W21C)

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

W21C offers research and innovation services that fall under the over-riding theme of enhancing patient safety and quality of care. W21C’s areas of research and innovation focus are: Technology Integration; Data, Information, and Knowledge Flow; Communication and Interaction; Organizational and Regulatory Factors; and Health Technology Assessment. Projects may include, but are not limited to, determining clinical needs for innovation in the heathcare sector, systematic literature reviews, human factors evaluations, heuristic evaluation, usabiility testing, pre-clinical testing, pilot-testing and validation studies, and randomized clinical trials.

Sector:
  • ICT

Research Facilities

Olds College Centre for Innovation (OCCI)

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Olds College Centre for Innovation (OCCI) provides access to facilities and expertise for applied research, testing and commercialization of new technologies. OCCI areas of focus are: agriculture, meat processing, field crops, turf grass, land and water resources including wetlands testing ponds, and livestock management. We also do technology demonstrations. Applied research is done on a fee-for-service basis.

Sector:

Research Greenhouse

Olds College Center of Innovation

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The research greenhouses are computer controlled to provide consistent, reliable environments for optimal plant growth. Five greenhouse compartments are dedicated to research, including one large isolation compartment with a separate entrance to meet requirements for containment. Control systems are available to monitor and adjust all aspects of heating, cooling, lighting and watering according to the project requirements.

The facility is equipped with alarms and backup control systems in the event of equipment malfunction or power interruption. The research greenhouses are supported by a microbiology laboratory, wet chemistry lab, tissue culture lab, and several Conviron growth chambers.

Sector:

Research Projects

Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii)

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) is home to some of the world’s top talent in machine intelligence. We’re an Alberta-based research institute that pushes the bounds of academic knowledge and guides business understanding of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Sector:

Reservoir & Geosciences

InnoTech Alberta

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

AACI Research Program– An in-situ heavy oil research and development consortium that partners industry with government to advance field-focused technologies.

Heavy Oil and Oil Sands Development – Solves challenges associated with the application of heavy oil and bitumen recovery field processes.

In-Situ Oil Sand Water Research Testing Program – InnoTech Alberta and participating industry members are working together to gather innovative ideas through research to reduce water usage in in-situ oil sands operations.

InsituSIM Modelling Support – InnoTech Alberta is partnering with Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) and Process Ecology to offer additional support for innovators looking to test their technologies on InsituSIM.

Oil and Gas Production Technologies – Provides services related to heavy oil and bitumen production challenges, from the well bore, through the well head and production pad, to the gathering lines that lead to processing facilities.

Ore and MFT Sample Banks – Do you have a new mineable oil sands process or technology you would like to test? InnoTech Alberta offers an oil sands sample bank where you can purchase oil sands samples from the Athabasca area.

Primary Separation and Processing – Improves oil sands surface processes including mining, tailings treatment, in-situ produced fluids treatment, and upgrading through process development and evaluation.

Tight Oil and Gas Development – Develops in-situ recovery processes for conventional heavy oil, tight oil, and shale gas.

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

Resources for Industry

University of Alberta – Faculty of Science

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Faculty of Science is a leader in research innovation and home to an expansive array of custom equipment and services. We are on the cutting edge of novel work in many industrial sectors and can assist industry leaders in addressing challenges, research and development, training, or access to high value equipment. Companies can also utilize many government funding sources by collaborating with one of our scientists. We are working hard to make industry-academia relationships easy and beneficial.

Sector:
  • Other

Revenue Growth Program

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Turbo charge your sales and marketing. Get the areas of marketing, sales and digital working together as a powerful sales and marketing system that drives business development and growth.

Sector:
  • Other

Sales Kickstarter

Platform Calgary

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Sales Kickstarter is our introductory course for founders and their team members that want to better understand sales – and how they can best support their company’s sales efforts. In a rapid-fire 4 hours, you’ll learn what sales is and where it fits in your organization, and what your company must do to drive sales growth.

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

Seed accelerator program

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

With two intakes annually, the program provides curriculum, services, seed money, mentors, and connections during a five-month program. Focus is to work with startups on their ideas. Program culminates in a Demo Day open to the broad community to attend.

Sector:

Service Alberta: Corporate Registry

Government of Alberta

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

To conduct business in Alberta, register your cooperative, corporation, extra-provincial company, non-profit company, society, trade name and/or partnership. To register your business name in Alberta, contact one of the Alberta Registry Agents. You will need to register: Cooperatives; Corporations; Extra-provincial registrations; Non-profit companies; Societies;Trade names and partnerships.

Sector:

Services for ag-food companies and entrepeneurs

AgFoodCouncil (AFC)

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

AFC’s Food Central offers services to elevate your food business to the next level: Financial Advisory Services- we have an experienced CA on staff;Market Research; Bookkeeping;Procurement; Project Management – for commercial and pre commercial ventures; and Entrepreneur & Management Development and Mentorship.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • ICT
  • Oil and Gas

Services for Industry

CMC Research Institutes

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

CMC’s mission is simple: reduce greenhouse gas emissions in large-scale industry. It’s implementation, on the other hand, is complex requiring long-range planning, a focus on collaboration, and access to a global network of technical and scientific experts. Along with our expertise, we have field test facilities and a state-of-the-art demonstration site for developing methane monitoring and reduction technologies.

Sector:

Settlement Investment Corporation

Settlement Investment Corporation

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

As a Metis business owner, you could get support with direct business loans and services such as business plan development and training. As an Indigenous entrepreneur on a Metis settlement, you may qualify for loans of up to $250,000 for commercial enterprises. You may also access services like business plan development. You need to: Be a resident Metis settler, or in a partnership or corporation in which at least 51% is owned by a resident Metis settler, Have your head office in Alberta (business activities may take place both on and off the settlement, and need not be limited to Alberta). Other conditions apply.

Sector:

Simulation

ACAMP (Alberta Centre for Advanced MNT Products)

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

ACAMP employs leading-edge simulation software applications for product development that offer Finite element analysis covering a wide range of physics: structural, thermal, fluid dynamics, magnetic, electric, electrostatics, and electromagnetics. Full 3D electromagnetic simulations. RF board design. System-level simulation based on block diagrams. Ray tracing and illumination modeling for optical assemblies. Injection molding, including filling, packing, cooling and warping. 3D EM simulation of high frequency components.

Contact us at info@acamp.ca

Sector:

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.

Sector:

Small Business Loan and Business Advisory

Apeetogosan (Metis) Development Inc.

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Are you an established or budding entrepreneur seeking financing and business support services? If so, learn about direct business financing, equity investments, and business services. As an established or budding entrepreneur seeking financing and business support, you may qualify for funding, as well as business advisory services, to help you start or buy a business, or to grow the one you already have. To apply, you need to: Be Metis, Inuit, Status or Non-Status Indian; Be a resident of Alberta for at least six months; Be at least 18 years of age; Have a minimum 10% cash equity of the total cost of the project.

Sector:

Smart Agriculture and Food Innovation

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

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

Smart City Alliance Membership

Alberta Smart City Alliance

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Alberta Smart City Alliance is the only organization dedicated to the advancement of innovative technological and data-based solutions to many of the complex issues facing Alberta municipalities.

Membership is available at NO COST and has many rewards, such as access to Smart City publications, discounted prices for learning / networking events, and direct collaboration opportunities with other forward-thinking governments, corporations, entrepreneurs, and academic innovators.

Specifically, members enjoy:

access to experts and other leaders in public, private, and academic organizations focused on advancing Smart City innovations;
access to member information and projects that would benefit from collaboration / multiple partners, and researchers investigating solutions to real-world problems;
full access to the Alliance website, including Smart City research, blogs, best practices, news, social media connections;
recognition as an organization committed to the future of Alberta’s communities (including specific acknowledgement on the Alliance website, event marketing, etc.); and
discounted admission and preferred sponsorship and speaking opportunities at Alliance events, such as the large Alberta Smart City Symposium attended by hundreds of public and private sector leaders;

Sector:

Soft Landing Program

Canadian Digital Media Network

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The CDMN Soft Landing program offers qualified, mature startups and SMEs exposure to business opportunities outside of Canada. Companies can utilize this program to open new markets, close international sales, secure investment and connect with new partners abroad. Successful candidates will receive up to $4,000 Cdn in reimbursable expenses to help offset transportation and accommodation costs. Companies landing at a co-working space, accelerator or incubator may also have the costs associated with workspace covered for up to three months.

Sector:
  • Food-Agriculture
  • Other

South Grow Regional Initiative

Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

SouthGrow’s mission is to accelerate and enhance quality of life, development and sustainability for the communities of the SouthGrow region of Alberta.
Specifically, SouthGrow:
– Fosters a south-central Alberta shared vision for regional economic development;
– Creates new economic development opportunities in the region;
– Encourages and enhances shared services among communities through cooperation; and
– Provides south central Alberta with a unified voice on regional priorities.

The SouthGrow region continuously produces companies, organization, and communities which are successful on a provincial, national, and even global stage. Below are a few case studies of such examples:
– Launch extranet through website
– Annual council presentations
– Focused committees
– Regional asset inventory
– Secure increased investment from members
– Secure funding increase from province
– Expand staff and increase organizational efficiency
– Develop grant monitoring and application program
– Secure final three members
– Expand associate memberships to industry
– Website redevelopment
– Community website enhancement
– Organizational rebranding
– Site selection assets for all communities and the region
– Legislative review for investment readiness€‹

Sector:

Start-up financing

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Benefit from a complete solution and BDC’s extensive experience in start-up financing.
One of the biggest challenges for small businesses is getting adequate financing. That’s why BDC’s start-up financing is designed to provide a complete solution to help entrepreneurs achieve their goals.

For a new business in the start-up phase or first 12 months of sales, we can provide funds to invest in:

Working capital to supplement an existing line of credit
Fixed assets
Fund marketing and start-up fees
A franchise purchase
Advisory services

Sector:
  • Other

Startup Calgary

Calgary Economic Development

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Think of us as your coach.With our knowledge, know-how and connections, and a big �an do�attitude, Startup Calgary will guide and support you on your entrepreneurial journey, pointing you to what you need when you need it. Then the hustle is up to you!

Sector:

Startup Financing

Business Development Bank of Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Benefit from a complete solution and BDC’s extensive experience in start-up financing.
One of the biggest challenges for small businesses is getting adequate financing. That’s why BDC’s start-up financing is designed to provide a complete solution to help entrepreneurs achieve their goals.

For a new business in the start-up phase or first 12 months of sales, we can provide funds to invest in:

Working capital to supplement an existing line of credit
Fixed assets
Fund marketing and start-up fees
A franchise purchase
Advisory services

Sector:
  • Other

Startup Services

MaRS Discovery District

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

From startups to scaleups, MaRS offers a range of services that help founders increase revenues and fuel competitive advantage. We work with more than 1,200 companies across the country, turning breakthrough ideas into products and services with global impact.

Sector:

Startup Workshops

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Let’s Start Your Business Plan – Workshop Series. 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.

Sector:

Strategic Networking and Development Grants

Alberta Innovates

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

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

Talent Masterclass

Platform Calgary

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Coming Fall 2020

Struggling to find talent?  Finding it hard to develop a team that deliver results?  Trying to create a unique culture that helps to attract, motivate and retain people and galvanizes people around growth?

Talent Masterclass is our interactive recruiting and orientation workshop for founders and team leads. In one day, you’ll learn the key ideas and tools – from developing roles, recruiting unicorns and building belonging – to kickstart building your team for growth. This interactive talent workshop will unpack a better way to attract and onboard the talent you need to grow

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

Talent Programs

Information and Communications Technology Council

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

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.

Sector:

TEC Health Accelerator

TEC Edmonton

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The TEC Edmonton Health Accelerator (HA) promotes Alberta health and business innovation. TEC HA provides the following commercialization services:
– Intellectual property assessment and strategy
– Corporate structuring and governance
– Product prototyping and development
– Product approval, regulatory, and quality assurance/control
– Company and technology financing
– Business development
– Product pull and market access
– Health ICT development and strategy

Sector:

TEC Valhalla Angels

TEC Edmonton

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

TEC Valhalla Angels:
– Provides support and education to help companies get investment-ready
– Drives innovation and economic return to the region by providing entrepreneurs with pitch training and events, and access to a network of angel and venture capital investors
– Brings together the expertise of Valhalla Angels (https://valhallaangels.com/), the most active angel network in Western Canada, and TEC Edmonton, the region’s largest accelerator for early-stage technology companies

Sector:

Tecconnect

Economic Development Lethbridge

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

tecconnect has everything you need to run your business including conference rooms, boardrooms, breakout areas, high-speed internet access, a kitchen and even a ping-pong table so you can take a break. But the people and the culture are what will have the biggest impact on your success. With a robust network of industry connections on a local, provincial and national level through partners, post-secondary institutions and government agencies, we are working towards the common goal of helping you, the entrepreneur, succeed. As a key partner in the in the Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta (RINSA), we also have a direct link to innovation and business development, as well as a Business Advisor onsite.

Sector:

tecconnect

Economic Development Lethbridge

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

The Tecconnect centre for entrepreneurship and innovation is exactly what it sounds like – a vibrant place for entrepreneurs to start and grow their business within a supportive and innovative environment.

It’s a space and community that encourages the development of new ideas that transform industries and shape the future. Open since 2011, Tecconnect offers training, support and networking opportunities that connect start-ups with customers, influencers and experts. At Tecconnect we are continuously working to bring opportunities to you, and in some cases, connecting you to the interesting opportunities and people outside of the community.

With a robust network of local, provincial and national industry connections and partnerships with post-secondary institutions and government agencies, we are working towards the common goal of helping you, the entrepreneur, succeed. As a key partner within the Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta (RINSA), we also have a direct link to innovation and business development services, as well as a Technology Development Advisor onsite.

Sector:

Tech Gym

NAIT The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

TechGym allows open access to equipment and fee-for-service work to organizations of all sizes, including those requiring prototyping or small-scale manufacturing. NAIT’s service model ensures that all intellectual property developed with industry is retained by the industry partner.

Sector:

Tech-Access Canada

Tech Access Canada

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

Tech-Access Canada is a non-profit organization based in Ottawa, representing the pan-Canadian network of 60 Technology Access Centres (TACs).

Canada’s TACs are the foremost leaders in college and cégep applied research. These specialized R&D centres assist Canadian businesses—particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)—by providing applied research and innovation services to build new prototypes and solve unique business challenges, as well as specialized training on the latest equipment and emerging technologies. TACs aim to enhance productivity, competitiveness and innovation results for their industry partners.

Collectively, the TAC network provides Canadian firms with access to:

  • 3 million square feet of dedicated innovation and applied research space;
  • $320 million worth of state-of-the-art equipment and research facilities; and
  • 1,700 experts in business innovation and applied R&D with in-depth industry experience.

Sector:

TechInvest Alberta

Alberta Council of Technologies

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

TechInvest Alberta delivers investors with actionable and strategic investments in companies with innovative solutions. These companies operate as early stage, late stage, and mission focused assets, private equity opportunities, and publicly-traded companies in sectors such as energy, health care, and the environment.

Sector:

Technical Services

CMC Research Institutes

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

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.

Sector:

Technology Access Centre for Livestock Production

Olds College Center of Innovation

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

This unique multi-million dollar, world-class facility serves multiple applied research projects. To address the pilot scale proof of concept required for new technology, the Technology Access Centre for Livestock Production offers a large biotechnology incubator space, as well as office and boardroom facilities. A wide range of services available in this facility include seed cleaning and processing, chromatography based analysis, fermentation, and ASTM biodiesel analysis.

The Technology Access Centre offers a unique set of facilities for researchers to test and evaluate their cattle, product or new technology, including:

heated livestock centre and labs
handling and sorting facilities
tame and rotational grazing pastures
120 cow crossbred herd (Simmental Gelbvieh, Angus)
feedlot pens with a capacity for 560 head
two 85’ x 150’ feeding pens
two 110’ x 150’ feeding pens
four 45’ x 60’ feeding pens
sorting and handling pens with load out
infrared cameras

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Technology challenge funding calls

Emissions Reduction Alberta

Value:
Min : - Max :

Application Deadline:

As groundbreakers, we know there’s no reward without risk.

ERA is investing in a diverse portfolio of transformative, sustainable technologies that reduce GHG emissions and position Alberta for success in a lower-carbon economy.

Projects submitted for funding consideration are evaluated through a rigorous process to ensure that ERA’s funds are invested prudently.

ERA uses a Call for the Proposals process that is divided into two stages, the Expression of Interest (EOI) stage and the Full Project Proposal (FPP) stage. This is then followed by Contracting and Project Execution. The following description outlines the process that ERA follows for its Call for Proposals funding initiatives. While this procedure is used in each case, some adaptations are made to achieve the greatest outcomes for each initiative. ERA typically finalizes its funding decisions approximately six months after receiving the original Expressions of Interest.

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Technology Commercialization Services

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.

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Technology Development Advisors Program

Alberta Innovates

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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.

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  • Other

Technology Management

TEC Edmonton

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The Technology Management (TM) group works with two client groups: University of Alberta (U of A) researchers and local technology companies. TM serves U of A researchers by managing and marketing the intellectual property (IP) of the U of A, which is reported formally via U of A Reports of Invention. TM’s work involves a range of activities:
– Managing IP: assessing, advising and developing IP protection strategies
– Negotiating, drafting, and managing the legal agreements on behalf of the U of A to establish a successful commercial relationship, and/or transferring technology to a licensee company or new venture
– Working with inventors to assemble the elements needed to test the commercial feasibility of new technologies, such as assisting them in seeking relevant research and development funding

TM also makes its expertise available to local technology companies by offering technology assessments and IP landscape studies, identifying the strengths and weaknesses of new technologies, and referring clients to appropriate local legal counsel.

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Testing Labs

C-FER Technologies

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C-FER operates two high-bay testing labs in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. These facilities house a variety of large-scale testing systems that can combine load, pressure, temperature and fluid environments to simulate virtually any operating condition encountered in industry.

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The ARC

GO Productivity

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Our ARC approach identifies opportunities, develops a plan and supports execution. The ARC is intended for companies who are committed to and focused on their growth. The ARC walks a company through an Assessment, Roadmap and Coaching program that introduces the fundamental principles of productivity and process improvement. It delivers clear recommendations and an action plan for growth and continuous improvement. The ARC helps companies at any stage of their productivity journey to improve their competitiveness and cultural alignment.

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The Collective12|12

The Collective 12|12

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Futuristic and beautiful coworking space in Inglewood. A welcoming and supportive community of like minded and passionate entrepreneurs.

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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.

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The DMZ

The DMZ at Ryerson University

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The DMZ is a world leading accelerator for tech startups in Canada. We help startups build great businesses by connecting them with customers, capital, experts and a community of entrepreneurs and influencers. For us, this means creating an environment where you can focus on scaling your business. We help with the rest.

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  • Environment
  • Health
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  • Oil and Gas
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The Inc.

Platform Calgary

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The Inc. is a community helping entrepreneurs go from inspiration to market. It provides early-stage startups with space to work and grow through mentorship, support and guidance. This includes dedicated startup programs and one-on-one mentoring from experienced entrepreneur advisors and coaches. Our passion is to help you move your business forward.

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