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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25 Jun 2015

Sweet success for AITF sweetgrass

Sweet success for AITF sweetgrass
Canada celebrated Aboriginal Day this past Sunday, June 21. Now, AITF is celebrating the development of new “Mistahiya” sweetgrass, developed at AITF Vegreville, with the potential to help Canadian aboriginal communities and the ecosystems they inhabit… 
Author: AITF Staff

22 Jun 2015

AMFI welding sessions meld minds and build connections

AMFI welding sessions meld minds and build connections
Nearly 50 participants from industry attended the first demonstration session of the expanded Alberta Manufacturing and Fabrication Innovation (AMFI) Program at AITF Devon on June 17. The AMFI Program, in collaboration with some of the world’s largest suppliers of welding equipment, showcased new technologies, some of which have never before been seen in Canada…
Author: AITF Staff

16 Jun 2015

Nano-infused bandages tackle superbugs

Nano-infused bandages tackle superbugs
Silver comes in first for Edmonton-based Exciton Technologies Inc., whose silver-infused bandages leverage the natural antimicrobial properties of the metal to treat wounds faster and more effectively, as shown in a new video. Exciton received support from the National Institute of Nanotechnology (NINT) through AITF's nanoWorks program... 
Author: AITF Staff

9 Jun 2015

AITF hemp program keeps growing

AITF hemp program keeps growing
Hemp potential in the Peace region is being more intensely investigated, thanks to an increased number of summer daylight hours. Such growing conditions generate a taller, more fibrous stalk, ideal for producing fabrics and industrial materials, while shorter plants (such as those in the southern part of the province) favour hemp seed, oil and protein for food markets. A recent article in Western Producer tells more...
Author: AITF Staff

3 Jun 2015

Fire-resistant native grasses benefit Alberta

Fire-resistant native grasses benefit Alberta
Could less-flammable native grasses along over one million kilometres of Alberta's industry right-of-ways prevent or limit the spread of grass fires? Decade-long work by AITF, along with Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD) and FPInnovations, is featured in a new video about the fire-resistant qualities of Alberta’s native grasses...
Author: AITF Staff

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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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