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 Mar 2015

UPDATE: Waste energy study picked up by press

UPDATE: Waste energy study picked up by press
An energy-mapping study, conducted over the course of one year, is the first of its kind in Canada, bringing together AITF and other partners to investigate whether waste energy in industrial areas could be captured and repurposed for other uses. The study was released officially at a media event in Fort Saskatchewan on February 23 ...

UPDATE: March 4 - See media coverage... 

Author: AITF Staff

20 Feb 2015

Open data competition challenges developers, benefits Albertans

Open data competition challenges developers, benefits Albertans
With support from AITF, the Government of Alberta will launch the Apps for Alberta competition on February 21, which will challenge software and application developers to use public data to create working computer or mobile applications that provide social and economic value to Albertans...
Author: AITF Staff

19 Feb 2015

Auditor certification ups AITF's ISO game

Auditor certification ups AITF's ISO game

AITF’s Bhavin Rawal recently gained Lead Auditor certification to contribute to or lead QMS audits for SMEs. This not only adds to the attractive skill set of the Regulatory Affairs team but also has potential to significantly benefit Alberta’s growing companies…

Author: AITF Staff

11 Feb 2015

AITF Industry Chair awarded NSERC Chair

AITF Industry Chair awarded NSERC Chair
AITF Industry Chair Pedram Mousavi was appointed NSERC-AITF Associate Industrial Research Chair in Intelligent Integrated Sensors and Antennas on February 10, in an effort to improve industrial productivity and economic diversification as part of a five-year, $2.8 million research project...

Author: AITF Staff

9 Feb 2015

Alberta leads national network for biomedical science

Alberta leads national network for biomedical science
On February 6, an announcement by federal Health minister Rona Ambrose at the University of Alberta kicked-off the launch of the Canadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet). With support from AITF, the U of A will lead the pan-Canadian initiative to leverage and translate the deep fundamental knowledge gained over 50 years of glycomics research...
Author: AITF Staff

Upcoming Events
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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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