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

OIL & GAS

NANOTECHNOLOGY

HEALTH

BUSINESS
SERVICES &
INDUSTRY
FUNDING

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15 Jan 2015

Call for Alberta Innovates Board positions

Call for Alberta Innovates Board positions
Are you interested in helping provide leadership for Alberta’s innovation system? The Minister of Innovation and Advanced Education is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving as Members on the Boards of Alberta Innovates-Technology Futures, Alberta Innovates-Bio Solutions and Alberta Innovates-Energy and Environment Solutions...
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13 Jan 2015

Winning hand for A.I. research at U of A

Winning hand for A.I. research at U of A
Cepheus doesn't need to bluff. The program, developed by U of A researchers in the Computer Poker Research Group, including Alberta Innovates Centre for Machine Learning's Michael Bowling, has solved heads-up limit Texas hold ‘em. While Cepheus won't likely be allowed in a casino any time soon, the program is paving the way for future innovations in the real-deal games of defense, transportation, and more...
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22 Dec 2014

Alberta collaboration leading the charge on strengthening pharmacy immunization

Alberta collaboration leading the charge on strengthening pharmacy immunization
A new project enabling pharmacies to collect flu immunization records is supporting Alberta's first electronic immunization record sharing between pharmacy providers and Alberta Health's Provincial Immunization Registry...
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17 Dec 2014

Alberta named national hub for glycomics research

Alberta named national hub for glycomics research
Based in Edmonton, the Canadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet) is one of five national Networks Centres of Excellence named to conduct ground breaking research that focuses on addressing various major health and life sciences issues...
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5 Dec 2014

Effectively navigating and managing technology-driven change

Effectively navigating and managing technology-driven change

The Conference Board of Canada is bringing together small- and medium-sized enterprises this January to learn more about how technology-driven change management can improve a company's bottom line. Register now for these workshops in Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg ...

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Cepheus doesn't need to bluff. The program, developed by U of A researchers in the Computer Poker Research Group, including Alberta Innovates Centre for Machine Learning's Michael Bowling, has solved heads-up limit Texas hold ‘em. While Cepheus won't likely be allowed in a casino any time soon, the program is paving the way for future innovations in the real-deal games of defense, transportation, and more...
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1/16/2015 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Medical Technology Seminar

Taking Prototypes to Commercial Products

Date: Friday, January 16, 2015
Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: UBC Lecture Theatre, Surrey Memorial Hospital, 13750 96 Avenue , Surrey, BC
Cost: Free (registration required)

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SME Workshop

Plan to participate in a one-day workshop on how to effectively navigate and manage technology driven change. This workshop will be available in both Edmonton and Calgary

The Conference Board of Canada with support from NRC-IRAP will be bringing together leaders from small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to discuss ways you can be ready and adaptable to the transformative power of enhanced technology-driven change management that can improve your bottom line.

Date: January 21, 2015 (Edmonton), January 22, 2015 (Calgary)
Fee: $75

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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

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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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  • BioAlberta Speaker Series - Launch(1/27/2015 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM)
    1/27/2015 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    BioAlberta Speaker Series - Launch

    BioAlberta is launching a monthly speaker series on January 27, 2015.

    The first speaker of the series is Dr. Ray Muzyka.  Dr. Muzyka was originally trained as a doctor and co-founded BioWare, a video game development studio focusing on story and character, in the early 1990s. He will be speaking on leadership and entrepreneurship, from the perspective of his experiences running and growing BioWare from a basement videogame startup to a division of a public company a couple of decades later with 1400 full time staff.

    Location: Ledgeview Business Centre, 9797 - 110 Street, Edmonton
    Cost: Member Rate:    $20; Non-Member Rate:   $30

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  • Oil Sands Monitoring Symposium(2/24/2015 - 2/25/2015)
    2/24/2015 - 2/25/2015

    Oil Sands Monitoring Symposium

    The Oil Sands Monitoring Symposium in Edmonton, Alberta on February 24-25, 2015

    Location: Shaw Conference Centre
    Cost: No cost; however, participants must register in advance. Online registration is available now. 

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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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  • AccelerateAB 2015(4/28/2015 - 4/29/2015)
    4/28/2015 - 4/29/2015

    AccelerateAB 2015

    AITF is a proud sponsor of AccelerateAB, the annual celebration of technology startups in Alberta. With the goal of connecting and exposing local startups to key mentors, investors, and partners, AccelerateAB brings together 450+ of the most innovative entrepreneurs, corporations, universities, foundations and other leaders from across the province and the Silicon Valley. Produced by the A100, the C100 and the local community partners (including us), this event provides an opportunity to dramatically increase the prevalence and success of Alberta's entrepreneurs, drawing international attention to what's percolating here in the province.

    April 28, Roundtable Sessions: By invite only; watch for applications in February
    April 29, Conference: 1-5 pm; Community Reception 5-6:30 pm
    Location: Roderick Mah Centre, Mount Royal University, Calgary

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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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