April 2016 - Alberta has a new way to drive research and accelerate great ideas into innovations to improve our lives and economy. Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures and the three other Alberta Innovates corporations (Bio Solutions, Energy and Environment Solutions and Health Solutions) will be consolidated this summer into one corporation called Alberta Innovates, along with a new applied research services subsidiary. The new corporation will make it easier to identify and access services and supports for researchers, companies and partners. Alberta Innovates is an investment in the future with the goal of growing and diversifying the provincial economy with productive and focused research, innovation and commercialization. For our partners in research, industry, government and academia, you can continue to reach us in our current offices. For news and updates, visit, follow us on Twitter and visit our Facebook page.
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27 Apr 2016

Entrepreneurs clean up nicely with Alberta Innovates

Entrepreneurs clean up nicely with Alberta Innovates
Opportunities for entrepreneurs are many – but which are tailored to your needs? Alberta Innovates through the Regional Innovation Network connects businesses to technical and financial support with the help of its Technology Development Advisors, including Michael Kerr, who recently visited the Rocky Mountain Soap Company in Canmore to learn more about how it has benefited from such support...
Author: AITF Staff

20 Apr 2016

Water disinfection nanotech trials begin at NAIT

Water disinfection nanotech trials begin at NAIT
A new water disinfection prototype development project funded by Alberta Innovates is kicking off at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology’s Centre for Sensors and Systems Integration. BioLargo Water's technology combines iodine, water filter materials, and electrolysis within a water filter device to kill pathogens such as Salmonella, Listeria and E.coli...
Author: AITF Staff

15 Apr 2016

AMFI Welding Demonstration showcases latest automations

The Alberta Manufacturing and Fabrication Innovation (AMFI) Program hosted a Welding Demonstration on April 12 and 13 at AITF Edmonton, featuring technical presentations, networking, and live demonstrations of welding automation systems for high-mix low-volume weld applications…
Author: AITF Staff

15 Apr 2016

Acreage and popularity increasing for hemp

Nearly 60 producers, processors, funders and business development officers met at AITF Vegreville for the 'Hemp – It’s growing!' workshop on April 6 to learn about hemp agronomics, the state of the industry, and a facility tour. The workshop was presented by the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance (CHTA) and drew people from across the prairies and as far away as Quebec...
Author: AITF Staff

14 Apr 2016

RigArm helps make guiding drill pipe safe, efficient

The quick-changing conditions present 85 feet above the rig floor make it difficult to use an automated system for guiding drill pipe into and out of the rack efficiently and safely. With support from AITF, Calgary-based RigArm has taken the initiative to develop such a system using an approach similar to self-driving cars to manage variables present on a drilling rig while keeping up the speed and keeping workers out of harm's way...
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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