About Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures

Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures (AITF) provides innovation, research and commercialization services delivering economic and social benefits to Alberta.

We’re here to address the grand challenges and priorities of the province's agriculture, forestry, oil and gas, environment, health, and pipelines sectors. If you need help with research, new product development, or a push off the starting line for your business, contact us. If we don't have the services you need, we'll direct you to others in the innovation system who do.

With the problems you need to solve, the new technologies you plan to take to market, and the business connections you need to make - we can help.


We work collaboratively, with a wide range of partners, to create the strong science, technology and entrepreneurial culture Alberta needs to grow new and existing businesses and industries.

We offer services and programs to:

  • Attract and develop world-class research teams in Alberta.
  • Help start-up companies establish and grow
  • Provide quality management and ISO consulting services across Canada
  • Solve basic and applied research problems moving technologies from ideation to commercialization.

Discover what we can do for you. Explore the sections below or contact us today.








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26 May 2015

Home furnace CO2 captured with AITF-funded device

Home furnace CO2 captured with AITF-funded device
Three Calgary-area entrepreneurs say they’ve invented a device that traps greenhouse gas emissions produced by home furnaces, bringing the battle against global warming to the suburbs. The trio received an AITF voucher to help fund the project…
Author: AITF Staff

25 May 2015

Emerald Awards finalist fast-tracks forest reclamation

Emerald Awards finalist fast-tracks forest reclamation
Oil well construction in northern Alberta occurs primarily in winter when the ground is frozen. Wells are often drilled, logged, and abandoned within the same season. Vegreville’s Circle T Consulting is being recognized as a finalist for a 2015 Emerald Award in part for their work to improve the speed of well-site revegetation...
Author: AITF Staff

21 May 2015

TECTERRA pledges $4.8 million to geomatics

TECTERRA pledges $4.8 million to geomatics
TECTERRA committed $4.8 million of funds to support the geomatics technology sector in Canada during the last fiscal year, bringing their total contribution to the sector to over $33.9 million to date. TECETERRA is an AITF Centre for Research and Commercialization... 
Author: AITF Staff

20 May 2015

MARIOS evolution meeting needs of members, industry

MARIOS evolution meeting needs of members, industry
Over 100 participants attended the sixth annual MARIOS spring workshop at AITF Edmonton on May 5 to 7. The workshop featured sessions focused on slurry pipelines, composite overlays, welding, phased array ultrasonics and corrosion. This year's workshop featured an additional half-day session not included in previous years... 
Author: AITF Staff

15 May 2015

Connectica Wins a 2015 Gold Hermes Creative Award

Connectica Wins a 2015 Gold Hermes Creative Award
AITF partner Silvacom is being honoured as part of the 2015 Hermes Creative Awards for its work Alberta Innovation System map Connectica, launched in January. This year alone there were over 6,000 Hermes entries from throughout the United States, Canada and 22 other countries...
Author: AITF Staff

Upcoming Events
Do you have an event you’d like to add to the calendar? Please email julie.griffiths@albertainnovates.ca.

Pulp and Paper Course at Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures. June 15-19, 2015. Full details


Introducing Connectica: a new self-service tool for SMEs and service providers to connect with other provincial innovators, in alignment with AITF's strategic priority for contributing to an effective Innovation System.

The Innovation Family

Bio Solutions supports research and innovation growing prosperity in Alberta's agriculture, food and forestry sectors.

Health Solutions supports research efforts to further our understanding of health and disease, and to produce results that will make a difference to the health, economy and societal wellbeing of Albertans and people around the world.

Energy and Environment Solutions supports energy and environmental research and innovation in Alberta and is working to develop solutions for the biggest challenges facing these sectors.

Alberta Innovates-Technology Futures supports research and innovation activities directed at the growth and development of technology-based sectors, the commercialization of technology, the provision of business and technical services, and initiatives that encourage a strong science, technology and entrepreneurial culture in Alberta.

Alberta Innovates–Technology Futures was created on January 1, 2010, it was built on the successes of the former Alberta Ingenuity, former Alberta Research Council, former iCORE, and nanoAlberta.With roots stretching back almost 90 years, these organizations were well-known in the research and innovation community, not only within Alberta, but internationally as well. By bringing the separate entities together, the intention is to harness the creativity, innovation and outstanding research being conducted by all, and translate that into a new and improved organization that can build on the foundation laid by each entity.AITF shares the vision of each former organization - to leverage technology in order to make Alberta a great place to be, now and for future generations.

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