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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23 Jul 2015

AITF innovators are ASTech finalists in 2015

AITF innovators are ASTech finalists in 2015
This year, four individuals and organizations with an AITF connection are ASTech Awards finalists for their outstanding efforts in the field of science and technology. Find out who is in the running and what makes them extraordinary innovators in Alberta… 
Author: AITF Staff

21 Jul 2015

Be a part of choosing a new app for Alberta

Be a part of choosing a new app for Alberta
Service Alberta's "Apps for Alberta" open data competition, launched this past February, is coming to a close. Vote by July 24 for your favourite entry in the People's Choice category. Winners across the four categories are eligible to receive part of $70,000 funding by AITF...
Author: AITF Staff

15 Jul 2015

AITF receives EnviroAnalysis Founders award

AITF receives EnviroAnalysis Founders award

AITF and Alberta Innovates - Energy and Environment Solutions (AI-EES) were honoured July 13 in Banff at EnviroAnalysis 2015: The Environmental Solutions Conference. AITF's Julius Pretorius and researchers were on-hand to receive the award and present on their work...

Author: AITF Staff

14 Jul 2015

Bio-Cultural Symposium crosses oceans for ecology

Bio-Cultural Symposium crosses oceans for ecology
A Bio-Cultural Monitoring Symposium was held July 13 at AITF Edmonton, bringing together various environmental and Aboriginal community stakeholders from at home and abroad…
Author: AITF Staff

9 Jul 2015

‘Farming Smarter’ yields knowledge

‘Farming Smarter’ yields knowledge
AITF researchers Ralph Lange, Jan Slaski and Rod Werezuk took part in a Farming Smarter Field School near Lethbridge recently, where they learned about the hottest topics in provincial agronomy, including hail damage to crops and industrial hemp...
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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