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Technology Commercialization Services and Industry Funding

NEWS: Strengthening support for innovative technology companies in Alberta  

On January 21, 2016, the Government of Alberta announced funding for an initiative that supports innovative Alberta businesses to commercialize high-tech made-in-Alberta solutions. The funding is focused on helping further diversify and strengthen the provincial economy.

Enhanced Innovation Voucher and Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) Support

The Enhanced Innovation Voucher and Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) Support program will receive $5 million in additional funding to help small innovative and technology-based businesses gain access to services and expertise they need to get their ideas and products to market.

The program helps small- and medium-sized innovative and technology-based business access services such as marketing, planning, feasibility or business formation, as well as accelerated technology and product development activities such as prototyping, demonstration and testing.

For more information and to apply, please visit our Micro Vouchers, Vouchers and Product Demonstration Program page.

Through the addition of more Technology Development Advisors, the business-friendly initiative also enhances innovation system navigation and offers improved access to government programs for SMEs.

To find a Technology Development Advisor near you, please visit our Regional Innovation Network page.

More details about this announcement can be found on the Government of Alberta website.

For more information on these programs, please contact grants.techfutures@albertainnovates.ca.

AITF Technology Commercialization Programs

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AITF manages a number of high-demand technology commercialization programs on behalf of the Government of Alberta with a growing number of subscribers. Due to the competitive nature of these programs, AITF searches for high-value investments with a strong focus on commercialization that will provide economic and social benefits for Alberta.

AITF carefully reviews each application received. Investment decisions are based on a holistic evaluation of the applying company, the project, the technology, the market, the impact and/or benefit of the project to the Province of Alberta, the clarity, structure and compliance with program requirements, and the funding history between AITF and the applicant.  

These programs offer support to Alberta-based SMEs in a variety of ways to help accelerate their growth and success. These programs are

For more details on the programs, and for how to apply, please see the forms and guidelines.

CNC Challenge 2.0

Researchers are invited to apply to CNC Challenge 2.0. This program supports early-stage work to demonstrate technical feasibility of CNC in high-value applications with potential for commercialization. Application deadline is April 13, 2016.  Full details.

Centres for Research and Commercialization

Technology commercialization, funding and support is also provided through AITF's Centres for Research and Commercialization:


Regional Innovation Network

AITF also provides technology commercialization support, mentorship and funding throughout the province via the Regional Innovation Network.


Licensing Opportunities

Alberta Innovates-Technology Futures (AITF) has a variety of technologies available for licensing. We will work with companies, from small to large, to set up mutually beneficial licensing deals to enable technology transfer out into industry. With more than 90 years in applied research and development, we are an experienced commercialization partner. AITF’s licensing opportunities are the result of our world-renowned research programs. Learn more.


NOTICE OF AMENDMENTS:

Forms may be amended by AITF in its sole and absolute discretion from time to time, with notice of the amendment together with any amendments provided on this website.  No additional notice is required to any party regarding any amendments.  The Applicant understands its obligation to review AITF’s website periodically and ensure the parties involved in the Project understand the current terms governing the Investment.