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

News
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26 Mar 2015

Journal of Applied Ecology features AITF work

Journal of Applied Ecology features AITF work

The Journal of Applied Ecology recently released “Wildlife camera trapping: a review and recommendations for linking surveys to ecological processes,” a research paper co-authored by AITF’s Cole Burton and Jason Fisher, among others. It will be featured in an upcoming print edition… 

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25 Mar 2015

Patents: Innovation friend or foe?

Patents: Innovation friend or foe?
“Do patents enable innovation or stifle it?” asks an Alberta Oil article published on March 17, in which Cory Fries, AITF’s Vice President, Corporate and Legal Services, provides insight into the benefits and drawbacks of the patent process, and how it might help or hinder a tech company, small or large…
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13 Mar 2015

New environmental protections for Alberta oil sands

New environmental protections for Alberta oil sands
A new framework for managing oil sands tailings ponds was announced by Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD) at C-FER Technologies on March 13. The framework places a spotlight on water use and remediation...
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13 Mar 2015

Research Crawl gives undergrads a peek at AITF work

Research Crawl gives undergrads a peek at AITF work

Students participating in the University of Alberta’s Undergraduate Research Initiative (URI) recently visited AITF Edmonton for a research crawl. They learned more about opportunities in interdisciplinary research and potential career options. See the photo story… 


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11 Mar 2015

AITF dilbit expertise proves valuable for media

AITF dilbit expertise proves valuable for media

A train derailment in northern Ontario on March 7 has added more fuel to the rail versus pipeline debate, when it comes to transporting petroleum. AITF's Harry Tsaprailis, Manager, Corrosion Engineering, and expert in diluted bitumen (dilbit), was called upon by The Globe and Mail for comment on the story, which ran March 11...

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Connectica

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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