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.

BIO & INDUSTRIAL
TECHNOLOGIES

ACADEMIC
PROGRAMS (iCORE)

ENVIRONMENT
& CARBON
MANAGEMENT

PETROLEUM

NANOTECHNOLOGY

HEALTH

BUSINESS
SERVICES

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20 Nov 2014

Attracting and engaging new rural entrepreneurs

Attracting and engaging new rural entrepreneurs

The Government of Alberta has announced the extension of the Next Generation Advisory Council mandate supporting Alberta’s future agricultural and rural leaders. The Council will continue to examine ways to engage and support entrepreneurs to lead agriculture, food and rural businesses...

Author: AITF Staff
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20 Nov 2014

CSA Technical Committee appoints Bhavin Rawal

CSA Technical Committee appoints Bhavin Rawal
AITF's Regulatory Affairs Program Lead, Bhavin Rawal, was recently appointed to the Canadian Standards (CSA) Technical Committee on Medical Devices. One of the major tasks facing the committee will be revising ISO 13485, which informs some of the Regulatory team's work and will likely bring AITF's, Alberta's, and Canada's perspective to international discussions.
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19 Nov 2014

Nehal Thakor appointed as CAIP chair

Nehal Thakor appointed as CAIP chair

University of Lethbridge researcher Nehal Thakor has been appointed a Campus Alberta Innovation Program Chair of Synthetic Biology and RNA-based Systems. Nehal’s research into the regulation of gene expression has implications for many fields, from biofuel production to cancer treatment...

Author: AITF Staff
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18 Nov 2014

Nano-infused lubricants featured in Jet-Lube video

Nano-infused lubricants featured in Jet-Lube video
Edmonton-based Jet-Lube of Canada Ltd. engaged the National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT) with a request for support in exploring how nanotechnology could be used to enhance lubricants. NINT turned around and engaged AITF's nanoWorks program, creating a triple threat that is driving innovation in the lubes industry, as shown in a new video...
Author: AITF Staff
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17 Nov 2014

Lethbridge team earns gold in Boston

Lethbridge team earns gold in Boston
Supported by AITF's geekStarter program, the University of Lethbridge team was awarded a gold medal on November 3 at the iGEM Giant Jamboree 2014 in Boston, for a project that may one day lead to a new cell therapy to repair damaged neurons in the brain...
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AITF Chair partners with GoA, Lockheed Martin

Thanks to a $2.7 million grant from the Government of Alberta and Lockheed Martin, AITF Strategic Chair Robert Wolkow and colleagues are looking to commercialize the world's first atomic-scale computing technology. Learn more...
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World's largest plant DNA project sprouts discoveries

In 2008, Gane Wong, AITF Strategic Chair in Biosystems Informatics, began a $2 million unprecedented project to study the gene sequences of 1,000 plants. Now, the University of Alberta’s 1,000 Plants Initiative (1KP) has published its first findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...

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11/5/2014 - 11/6/2014

Accelerate SOUTH50 Conference

Think someday you might start your own entrepreneurial business? If you want to be in a room with experienced entrepreneurs, start-up firms, mentors and investors, Accelerate SOUTH50 is the event you want to attend.

Date: Wednesday, November 5 & Thursday, November 6, 2014
Location: The Coast Hotel & Convention Centre - 526 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta
Cost: All-event access pass $50

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11/5/2014 - 11/6/2014

Accelerate SOUTH50 Conference

Think someday you might start your own entrepreneurial business? If you want to be in a room with experienced entrepreneurs, start-up firms, mentors and investors, Accelerate SOUTH50 is the event you want to attend.

Date: Wednesday, November 5 & Thursday, November 6, 2014
Location: The Coast Hotel & Convention Centre - 526 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta
Cost: All-event access pass $50

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11/7/2014 - 11/8/2014

Rocky Mountain Regional ACM Programming Contest

About 60 teams in our time zone will be participating in an ACM programming competition and a record number of 18 local teams from Calgary, Saskatoon, Lethbridge, and Edmonton are looking forward to an exciting event! The winning team will participate in the World Finals in Morocco in May 2016. On Friday evening, November 7, stop by and support the practice session or stop by on Saturday, November 8 for the main event.
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International honour for AITF-supported U of A PhD

PhD candidate Nermeen Youssef, with support from AITF, was awarded second place at the international Falling Walls Lab finale in Berlin on November 8. She joined AITF post-doc Zack Storms and fellow U of A PhD student Diana Martinez Tobon at the event…
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C-FER leak detection unit gets Wired, with video

When C-FER Technologies held the grand opening of a $14 million facility last month, it was a much-publicized event. Now, U.S.-based magazine and website Wired is featuring C-FER's ELDER test apparatus, which can be found at this new facility...
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Lethbridge team earns gold in Boston

Supported by AITF's geekStarter program, the University of Lethbridge team was awarded a gold medal on November 3 at the iGEM Giant Jamboree 2014 in Boston, for a project that may one day lead to a new cell therapy to repair damaged neurons in the brain...
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Nano-infused lubricants featured in Jet-Lube video

Edmonton-based Jet-Lube of Canada Ltd. engaged the National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT) with a request for support in exploring how nanotechnology could be used to enhance lubricants. NINT turned around and engaged AITF's nanoWorks program, creating a triple threat that is driving innovation in the lubes industry, as shown in a new video...
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Nehal Thakor appointed as CAIP chair

University of Lethbridge researcher Nehal Thakor has been appointed a Campus Alberta Innovation Program Chair of Synthetic Biology and RNA-based Systems. Nehal’s research into the regulation of gene expression has implications for many fields, from biofuel production to cancer treatment...

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BioAlberta Industry Achievement Awards & AGM

Celebrating Alberta's life sciences founders, researchers and entrepreneurs. The evening will be a gathering of key players and industry stakeholders in the Alberta life sciences community.

Date: Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Location: Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts, 205 8th Avenue SE, Calgary
Agenda:  Annual General Meeting             4:00 - 5:30 pm
                Cocktail Reception                      5:30 - 6:30 pm
                Dinner & Awards Gala                 6:30 - 8:30 pm

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  • BioAlberta Industry Achievement Awards & AGM(11/25/2014 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
    11/25/2014 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    BioAlberta Industry Achievement Awards & AGM

    Celebrating Alberta's life sciences founders, researchers and entrepreneurs. The evening will be a gathering of key players and industry stakeholders in the Alberta life sciences community.

    Date: Tuesday, November 25, 2014
    Location: Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts, 205 8th Avenue SE, Calgary
    Agenda:  Annual General Meeting             4:00 - 5:30 pm
                    Cocktail Reception                      5:30 - 6:30 pm
                    Dinner & Awards Gala                 6:30 - 8:30 pm

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  • 2014 Global Innovation Summit(12/11/2014 - 12/13/2014)
    12/11/2014 - 12/13/2014

    2014 Global Innovation Summit

    This event will include visits to sites of innovation around Alberta. Highlights of the event will include the release of the Global Federation of Competitiveness Council (GFCC)'s report Best Practices in Competitiveness Strategy, featuring case studies from GFCC member countries, and the release of the 2014 Global Competitiveness Principles.

    This is an opportunity to connect with public and private sector leaders from around the world who have come to Alberta to witness first-hand the dynamic business and policy environments that have driven the province's rapid rise to a competitive position on the world stage.

    Date: December 11-13, 2014
    Location: Banff, Alberta

     

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  • Propel Energy Tech 2015(1/27/2015 - 1/28/2015)
    1/27/2015 - 1/28/2015

    Propel Energy Tech 2015

    The PROPEL Energy Tech Forum presents the most innovative emerging and established energy technology companies in the oil & gas industry from across North America at this conference.

    Date: January 27-28, 2015
    Location: Westin Hotel, Calgary, Alberta

    For more information and to register

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  • Innovation Summit 2015(3/31/2015 - 4/2/2015)
    3/31/2015 - 4/2/2015

    Innovation Summit 2015

    Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) presents a three-day conference that will provide an opportunity for COSIA member companies to showcase how each of them is striving toward environmental performance improvement in the oil sands. Sessions will be hosted across COSIA's four Environmental Priority Areas of Tailings, Water, Land and Green House Gases as well as Monitoring.

    Date: March 31 - April 2, 2015
    Location: Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Alberta

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  • Impact Innovation 2015 Speaker Session(5/13/2015 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM)
    5/13/2015 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Impact Innovation 2015 Speaker Session

    • Learn more about Alberta Innovates-Bio Solutions
    • Be informed about the science and innovation being done
    • Make connections with others in Alberta's research and innovation system

    Save the Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015
    Location: Zeidler Hall at the Citadel Theatre, 9828 - 101A Avenue, Edmonton
    Time: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

    Admission: complimentary      Registration is not open yet.

    Event website: http://bio.albertainnovates.ca/about/corpevents/impactinnovation2015/

     

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

 

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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