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29 Sep 2014

AITF post-doc headed to international competition

AITF post-doc headed to international competition

Zack Storms, AITF engineering post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Alberta, is off to Berlin for the Falling Walls Conference, which is bringing together some of the brightest minds in innovation. Zack is working with colleagues to design a food packaging material with a built-in biosensor that could alert consumers and producers in the event of bacterial contamination...

Author: AITF Staff

24 Sep 2014

MindFuel videos: From Seed to Final Product

MindFuel videos: From Seed to Final Product

From Seed to Final Product, AITF biomaterials expertise is being brought to young Albertans in a fun and interactive medium, with a new video series produced in partnership with MindFuel, formerly the Science Alberta Foundation. Learn more and see the resource…  

Author: AITF Staff

19 Sep 2014

ISO 9001 and 13485 QMS Consulting

ISO 9001 and 13485 QMS Consulting

ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 Quality Management System consulting could be the next big step in commercializing your medical product. Are you ready to take that step? Find out how... 

Author: AITF Staff

11 Sep 2014

Mechanical device for diagnosing spinal conditions

Mechanical device for diagnosing spinal conditions

Diagnosing spinal conditions is difficult and often unreliable using current imaging-based procedures. Edmonton-based VibeDx™ is challenging this trend by using a device to measure vibrations in the spine—a process that has proven much more effective in reaching an accurate diagnosis… 

Author: AITF Staff

9 Sep 2014

Biochar network expands as knowledge grows

Biochar network expands as knowledge grows
AITF Vegreville was the host site for an Alberta Biochar Initiative (ABI) workshop on August 27 and 28, featuring 40 reps from industry, researchers, and policy-makers. Learn more about the event and find the latest updates on biochar...
Author: AITF Staff

Upcoming Events
«October 2014»
9/29/2014 - 10/3/2014

National Biotechnology Week Networking Celebrations

National Biotechnology Week is September 26 - October 3, 2014 and BioAlberta with BIOTECanada and partners from the Canadian research and innovation community is celebrating with events in Edmonton and Calgary.

In Edmonton:
Monday, September 29, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Century Grill, 3975 Calgary Trail NW
Register for Edmonton

In Calgary:
Thursday, October 2, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Location: Catch and the Oyster (Hyatt Regency Hotel Downtown, 100 - 8th Avenue SE
Register for Calgary

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Green Energy Doors Open 2014 (GEDO14AB)

Alberta’s Green Energy Doors Open 2014 (GEDO14AB) is an annual, single-day, province-wide showcase providing you with access to Decentralised Energy (DE) projects, businesses, manufacturing sites, education programs and other related initiatives. GEDO 2014 takes place Saturday, October 4th...

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CE Certification Seminar for Medical Devices

Want to gain access to the EU Market? Participate in the CE Certification Seminar for Medical Devices, presented by The Government of Alberta, International and Intergovernmental Relations, in cooperation with Alberta Innovates-Technology Futures, BioAlberta, the Ward of the 21st Century (W21C) and the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service.

Date: October 8, 2014
Location: University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine
Cost: Free

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About Alberta Innovates

Alberta Innovates functions as a globally competitive research and innovation system. Within the system government, industry and academia interact to develop solutions to global challenges and use knowledge for the growth and diversification of Alberta’s economy. Alberta Innovates operates as an integrated system aligned with the strategies and priorities of Government of Alberta line departments.

Four corporations make up the Alberta Innovates 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.

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.


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