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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1 Dec 2015

Nominate someone for an Emerald Award today!

Nominate someone for an Emerald Award today!
Nominate your colleagues and clients today for an Emerald Award before February 19. The awards, which take place June 8 in Calgary, recognize outstanding environmental achievements of businesses, individuals, not-for-profits, community groups, youth and governments...
Author: AITF Staff

30 Nov 2015

Calgary abuzz about Canadian hemp scene

Calgary abuzz about Canadian hemp scene
Nearly 200 people participated in the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance’s sold-out annual conference held in Calgary on November 17 to 19. Several hemp experts, including AITF's Jan Slaski, believe Canada’s industry arrived at a crossroads in 2015 for a few reasons...
Author: AITF Staff

25 Nov 2015

U of C post-doc named AITF fellow for ICT work

U of C post-doc named AITF fellow for ICT work
The University of Calgary's Kasun Hemachandra is one of four postdoctoral scholars recently awarded AITF / Eyes High Postdoctoral Fellowships. It recognizes researchers who demonstrate excellence and innovation in platform technologies such as ICT, nano, or omics...
Author: AITF Staff

19 Nov 2015

European ambassadors receive warm AITF welcome

European ambassadors receive warm AITF welcome
A group of Nordic and Baltic ambassadors descended on AITF Vegreville for a visit on November 13 as part of a whirlwind tour of Alberta. The group was shown work AITF is doing in the agriculture, energy, environment and forestry sectors...
Author: AITF Staff

17 Nov 2015

The CPTC launches new website

The CPTC launches new website
The Canadian Pipeline Technology Collaborative (CPTC) has officially launched its new website. The CPTC is Canada's hub for the advancement of technology and innovation in the pipeline sector. See the website to find information and updates on programs. Continue to check back often for blog entries and messages from the CEO...
Author: AITF Staff

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


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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