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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4 May 2015

Partnership to research aerial leak detection for pipelines

Partnership to research aerial leak detection for pipelines
A recently announced partnership between Enbridge Pipelines Inc., TransCanada Corporation, and Kinder Morgan Canada is leveraging AITF and C-FER expertise in aerial-based leak detection technologies to enhancing across-the-board pipeline safety. C-FER's Brian Wagg appeared on the Business News Network on May 4 to provide further context... 
Author: AITF Staff

28 Apr 2015

Business taking off for Lethbridge-based Ventus Geospatial

Business taking off for Lethbridge-based Ventus Geospatial

Business for Lethbridge-based Ventus Geospatial Inc. is taking off with support from AITF and the Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta. A leading provider of imaging gathering using unmanned aerial vehicles, Ventus’ services are in demand for use in the oil and gas, agriculture, engineering, mining, surveying and land-mapping industries...

Author: AITF Staff

22 Apr 2015

CNC community shares and compares at AITF workshop

CNC community shares and compares at AITF workshop
Over 60 participants from academia, applied research, industry and government attended a cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) workshop at AITF Edmonton on April 16. Included in the program were presentations by six nanoBridge-sponsored CNC Challenge program award winners, whose work offers the potential for ground-breaking developments using CNC across a number of industrial sectors...
Author: AITF Staff

21 Apr 2015

Workshop calls SME attention to GE IP

Workshop calls SME attention to GE IP
AITF and GE partnered last year to launch the “GE Licensing Partnership,” enabling Alberta SMEs access to currently unused or under-used GE intellectual property. Another workshop is scheduled for next month…
Author: AITF Staff

14 Apr 2015

Introducing Judy Fairburn, AITF's new Board Chair

Introducing Judy Fairburn, AITF's new Board Chair
Judy Fairburn, Executive Advisor for Cenovus Energy, has joined AITF's Board of Directors as Chair. Learn more about what she brings to our organization...
Author: AITF Staff

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

Pulp and Paper Course at Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures. June 15-19, 2015. Full details


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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