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About Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures

Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures (AITF) supports innovation, research and commercialization taking place across Alberta. Our work is focused on the growth and development of technology-based sectors, the commercialization of technology, and the provision of business and technical service. In addition, we support initiatives that encourage a strong science, technology and entrepreneurial culture in Alberta.

We work collaboratively, with a wide range of partners, to create the entrepreneurial culture Alberta needs to grow new and existing businesses and industries.

We’re here to address the grand challenges facing Alberta’s priority sectors: agriculture, forestry, oil and gas, the environment, health, and pipelines.

We also offer a suite of business services with programs which cultivate the development of world-class research teams in Alberta. We assist companies with the acceleration of growth and success, and provide quality management and ISO consulting to businesses and organizations across Canada. Our business services aim to provide continuous support from ideation to commercialization. Discover more below or contact us today.   

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23 Oct 2014

Update: Edmonton Journal covers AITF post-doc

Update: Edmonton Journal covers AITF post-doc

Zack Storms, AITF engineering post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Alberta, is off to Berlin for the Falling Walls Conference, which is bringing together some of the brightest minds in innovation. Zack is working with colleagues to design a food packaging material with a built-in biosensor that could alert consumers and producers in the event of bacterial contamination...

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21 Oct 2014

New strategy supports Alberta small business

New strategy supports Alberta small business
The Prentice Government is giving small businesses a stronger voice in government, easier access to information, regulatory guidance, and entrepreneurship support. Read more...
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17 Oct 2014

New facility leads Alberta in responsible resource development

New facility leads Alberta in responsible resource development

C-FER Technologies is leasing a new $14 million research and testing facility to further enhance Alberta’s leadership in advancing technologies that increase safety and improve efficiency in support of responsible resource development...

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2 Oct 2014

Nanotechnology award honours AITF partner

Nanotechnology award honours AITF partner
Ingenuity Lab, Alberta’s first nanotechnology accelerator and AITF partner, has been named ‘Best Nanotechnology Research Organization 2014′ by The New Economy magazine, just under two years after its inception. The award was presented to Ingenuity Lab Director Carlo Montemagno last month at the London Stock Exchange studios. Read the full release...

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2 Oct 2014

geekStarter work showcased in Calgary

geekStarter work showcased in Calgary
AITF-supported geekStarter students had a busy September "taking science to the streets" during Calgary's Beakerhead festival and workshop. In partnership with MindFuel, the students entertained and intrigued guests by showcasing their talents... 
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Upcoming Events
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National Biotechnology Week Networking Celebrations

National Biotechnology Week is September 26 - October 3, 2014 and BioAlberta with BIOTECanada and partners from the Canadian research and innovation community is celebrating with events in Edmonton and Calgary.

In Edmonton:
Monday, September 29, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Century Grill, 3975 Calgary Trail NW
Register for Edmonton

In Calgary:
Thursday, October 2, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Location: Catch and the Oyster (Hyatt Regency Hotel Downtown, 100 - 8th Avenue SE
Register for Calgary

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10/4/2014

Green Energy Doors Open 2014 (GEDO14AB)

Alberta’s Green Energy Doors Open 2014 (GEDO14AB) is an annual, single-day, province-wide showcase providing you with access to Decentralised Energy (DE) projects, businesses, manufacturing sites, education programs and other related initiatives. GEDO 2014 takes place Saturday, October 4th...

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10/8/2014

CE Certification Seminar for Medical Devices

Want to gain access to the EU Market? Participate in the CE Certification Seminar for Medical Devices, presented by The Government of Alberta, International and Intergovernmental Relations, in cooperation with Alberta Innovates-Technology Futures, BioAlberta, the Ward of the 21st Century (W21C) and the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service.

Date: October 8, 2014
Location: University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine
Cost: Free

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10/9/2014 4:30 PM

Can Leadership be Taught? - Free public lecture

The Peter Lougheed Leadership College (PLLC) presents a free public lecture - Can Leadership Be Taught?  This lecture will be given by the Right Honourable Kim Campbell, the Founding Principal of the PLLC.

Date: Thursday, October 9, 2014, 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Location: 150 TELUS Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton

Parking is located in the Timms/Telus Car Park in the parkade directly under the building.

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10/14/2014

AccelerateAB Keynote Talk - "Zero to One Hundred"

The A100 is launching the new AccelerateAB Keynote Series, which will bring together speakers, collaborative conversation, and world-class networking opportunities, leading up to the two-day conference in May 2015.

The inaugural event, to be held in Edmonton on October 14 and Calgary on October 15, will feature a keynote talk by Jack Newton, University of Alberta grad and CEO/Founder of Clio.

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Cost: $10

Registration: http://www.eventbrite.ca/o/the-a100-2057267769

 

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10/14/2014

AccelerateAB Keynote Talk - "Zero to One Hundred"

The A100 is launching the new AccelerateAB Keynote Series, which will bring together speakers, collaborative conversation, and world-class networking opportunities, leading up to the two-day conference in May 2015.

The inaugural event, to be held in Edmonton on October 14 and Calgary on October 15, will feature a keynote talk by Jack Newton, University of Alberta grad and CEO/Founder of Clio.

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Cost: $10

Registration: http://www.eventbrite.ca/o/the-a100-2057267769

 

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New facility leads Alberta in responsible resource development

C-FER Technologies is leasing a new $14 million research and testing facility to further enhance Alberta’s leadership in advancing technologies that increase safety and improve efficiency in support of responsible resource development...

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10/24/2014 - 10/26/2014

NAIT 3 Day Startup

3 Day Startup offers an intensive 72-hour practical learning environment in which participants form teams and apply new skills as they develop a company. The program focuses on integrating new concepts into practice over a complete start-up cycle.

Date: October 24-26, 2014
Location: NAIT, 11762 - 106 Street NW, Edmonton

 

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10/24/2014 - 10/26/2014

NAIT 3 Day Startup

3 Day Startup offers an intensive 72-hour practical learning environment in which participants form teams and apply new skills as they develop a company. The program focuses on integrating new concepts into practice over a complete start-up cycle.

Date: October 24-26, 2014
Location: NAIT, 11762 - 106 Street NW, Edmonton

 

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10/24/2014 - 10/26/2014

NAIT 3 Day Startup

3 Day Startup offers an intensive 72-hour practical learning environment in which participants form teams and apply new skills as they develop a company. The program focuses on integrating new concepts into practice over a complete start-up cycle.

Date: October 24-26, 2014
Location: NAIT, 11762 - 106 Street NW, Edmonton

 

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10/29/2014 - 10/30/2014

Life Sciences & Health Care Event

Export Development Canada (EDC) is looking to expand support and collaboration in the Life Sciences sector and will be coming to Calgary on 29 October 2014 and Edmonton on 30 October 2014, for a panel discussion and 1:1 meetings, in partnership with the Alberta Government and BioAlberta.

Calgary: Wednesday, October 29 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Edmonton: Thursday, October 30 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

 

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10/29/2014 - 10/30/2014

Life Sciences & Health Care Event

Export Development Canada (EDC) is looking to expand support and collaboration in the Life Sciences sector and will be coming to Calgary on 29 October 2014 and Edmonton on 30 October 2014, for a panel discussion and 1:1 meetings, in partnership with the Alberta Government and BioAlberta.

Calgary: Wednesday, October 29 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Edmonton: Thursday, October 30 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

 

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11/5/2014 - 11/6/2014

Accelerate SOUTH50 Conference

Think someday you might start your own entrepreneurial business? If you want to be in a room with experienced entrepreneurs, start-up firms, mentors and investors, Accelerate SOUTH50 is the event you want to attend.

Date: Wednesday, November 5 & Thursday, November 6, 2014
Location: The Coast Hotel & Convention Centre - 526 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta
Cost: All-event access pass $50

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11/5/2014 - 11/6/2014

Accelerate SOUTH50 Conference

Think someday you might start your own entrepreneurial business? If you want to be in a room with experienced entrepreneurs, start-up firms, mentors and investors, Accelerate SOUTH50 is the event you want to attend.

Date: Wednesday, November 5 & Thursday, November 6, 2014
Location: The Coast Hotel & Convention Centre - 526 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta
Cost: All-event access pass $50

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

 

Four corporations make up the Alberta Innovates 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.

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.

 

Alberta Innovates Connector is a free, personalized service that connects you to the resources, organizations and people that make up Alberta's vibrant and diverse research and innovation system. 

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