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April 2016 - Alberta has a new way to drive research and accelerate great ideas into innovations to improve our lives and economy. Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures and the three other Alberta Innovates corporations (Bio Solutions, Energy and Environment Solutions and Health Solutions) will be consolidated this summer into one corporation called Alberta Innovates, along with a new applied research services subsidiary. The new corporation will make it easier to identify and access services and supports for researchers, companies and partners. Alberta Innovates is an investment in the future with the goal of growing and diversifying the provincial economy with productive and focused research, innovation and commercialization. For our partners in research, industry, government and academia, you can continue to reach us in our current offices. For news and updates, visit www.albertainnovates.ca, follow us on Twitter and visit our Facebook page.
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24 May 2016

New Whitecourt plant converts pulp to biogas

New Whitecourt plant converts pulp to biogas
Millar Western Forest Products Ltd. has spent more than $42 million on a new facility to convert biological waste from its Whitecourt pulp mill into biogas. While the economics of green energy are challenging, with government support, environmental and production dividends could be powerful motivators for companies to take a serious look at the technology...
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20 May 2016

Remote sensing workshop yields useful data

Remote sensing workshop yields useful data
AITF Calgary and Edmonton played host to two environmental data workshops last month, to identify the next steps required to commercialize the application of integrated geomatics, remote sensing, data analytics, and visualization technologies. The workshops were held with support from the Government of Alberta, Alberta Data Partnerships, TECTERRA and LOOKNorth...
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18 May 2016

geekStarter students stem the flow of blood

geekStarter students stem the flow of blood
A team of student researchers from a Lethbridge high school was recently awarded $16,000 through MindFuel's geekStarter program, with support from Alberta Innovates, to create a biological device able to coagulate blood rapidly. The technology would be used to stop bleeding in emergency situations occurring in remote locations where it takes time to reach a hospital...
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17 May 2016

Canadian businesses investing less in innovation

Canadian businesses investing less in innovation
Canadian businesses are spending less money enterprising R&D, but the Alberta government plans to spur innovation during the economic downturn by offering a tax credit for investors and is investing $5 million dollars in additional funding to the Enhanced Innovation Voucher and the Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises Support programs, which are run by Alberta Innovates...
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16 May 2016

Study suggests culling results in more illegal killings, not fewer

Study suggests culling results in more illegal killings, not fewer
A new study concludes government-sanctioned culling results in more illegal killings of large carnivores, not fewer, as previously believed. In a recent National Geographic article, Alberta Innovates' Jason Fisher provides commentary on the study, co-authored by researchers from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and the University of Wisconsin...
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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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