About Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures

Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures (AITF) provides innovation, research and commercialization services delivering economic and social benefits across Alberta.

We’re here to address the grand challenges and priorities of Alberta’s agriculture, forestry, oil and gas, environment, health, and pipelines sectors. If you're in one of these sectors and want help with a new product, or a push off the starting line, we're here to help.

If you're looking for solutions, assistance moving technologies to market, or want to connect with businesses and organizations in your sector - we can help. Whether you're an entrepreneur, start-up, researcher or in industry, Tech Futures is keen to hear from you.

 

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 a suite of services and programs to attract and develop world-class research teams in Alberta. We help start-up companies establish and grow, provide quality management and ISO consulting services Canada-wide, and offer ongoing, continuous support from ideation to commercialization.

Discover what we can do for you. Explore the sections below or contact us today

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30 Oct 2014

ASTech's AITF connnection in 2014

ASTech's AITF connnection in 2014
The 25th Anniversary ASTech Awards Gala was held on October 24, and a few names with an Alberta Innovates connection popped up! Find out who they are, what they've done, and how they've been recognized...
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29 Oct 2014

Alberta: the best investment in Canada

Alberta: the best investment in Canada
The Calgary and Edmonton regions ranked as the top-two investment locations in Canada in a recent report by the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses (CFIB). AITF's Investments and Transactions group recently took part in NACO’s National Angel Summit and the Banff Venture Forum to find out more about investment in Canada...
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28 Oct 2014

AITF Chair partners with GoA, Lockheed Martin

AITF Chair partners with GoA, Lockheed Martin
Thanks to a $2.7 million grant from the Government of Alberta and Lockheed Martin, AITF Strategic Chair Robert Wolkow and colleagues are looking to commercialize the world's first atomic-scale computing technology. Learn more...
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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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Upcoming Events
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9/29/2014 - 10/3/2014

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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AITF Chair partners with GoA, Lockheed Martin

Thanks to a $2.7 million grant from the Government of Alberta and Lockheed Martin, AITF Strategic Chair Robert Wolkow and colleagues are looking to commercialize the world's first atomic-scale computing technology. Learn more...
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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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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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  • Life Sciences & Health Care Event(10/29/2014 - 10/30/2014)
    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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  • Accelerate SOUTH50 Conference(11/5/2014 - 11/6/2014)
    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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  • BioAlberta Industry Achievement Awards & AGM(11/25/2014 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
    11/25/2014 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    BioAlberta Industry Achievement Awards & AGM

    Celebrating Alberta's life sciences founders, researchers and entrepreneurs. The evening will be a gathering of key players and industry stakeholders in the Alberta life sciences community.

    Date: Tuesday, November 25, 2014
    Location: Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts, 205 8th Avenue SE, Calgary
    Agenda:  Annual General Meeting             4:00 - 5:30 pm
                    Cocktail Reception                      5:30 - 6:30 pm
                    Dinner & Awards Gala                 6:30 - 8:30 pm

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  • Propel Energy Tech 2015(1/27/2015 - 1/28/2015)
    1/27/2015 - 1/28/2015

    Propel Energy Tech 2015

    The PROPEL Energy Tech Forum presents the most innovative emerging and established energy technology companies in the oil & gas industry from across North America at this conference.

    Date: January 27-28, 2015
    Location: Westin Hotel, Calgary, Alberta

    For more information and to register

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  • Innovation Summit 2015(3/31/2015 - 4/2/2015)
    3/31/2015 - 4/2/2015

    Innovation Summit 2015

    Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) presents a three-day conference that will provide an opportunity for COSIA member companies to showcase how each of them is striving toward environmental performance improvement in the oil sands. Sessions will be hosted across COSIA's four Environmental Priority Areas of Tailings, Water, Land and Green House Gases as well as Monitoring.

    Date: March 31 - April 2, 2015
    Location: Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Alberta

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

 

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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