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Latest News

  • 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...

  • Alberta-Germany fund targets commercialization

    The German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research (GCCIR) is pleased to announce that they are currently accepting applications to the Alberta-Germany Collaboration Fund for Product Development and Commercialization, a joint program betweem the GCCIR, Alberta Innovation and Advanced Education, and the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy...

  • Connectica

    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... 

  • GoA supports energy innovation through Kinetica

    The Government of Alberta will partner with the federal government’s Canada Accelerator and Incubator Program (CAIP) to support Innovate Calgary and its Kinetica Ventures program. Kinetica will assist in ensuring new energy-related technologies with proven market demand can become commercialized in a timely manner and benefit both industry performance and the environment...

  • 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...

  • New strategy supports Alberta small business

    A new streamlined website provides small businesses a one-stop shop for government services information at smallbusiness.alberta.ca, while a new business adviser service at The Business Link will help small businesses easily navigate government’s business programs, supports and regulatory information...

  • 10 Tips For Grant Writing Success

    Douglas Hagedorn has leveraged a number of innovation grants from Tech Futures, TECTERRA and more to fund his technology company Tactalis. Douglas shared his grant writing experience with the local tech community so they too could learn how to apply for non-dilutive funding...

  • New device makes pipe monitoring faster than ever

    The QuatBox: an innovative, practical, and durable device developed by Wilson Analytical, with engineering support from the Alberta Centre for Advanced MNT Products (ACAMP). The QuatBox not only offers a solution to the problem of corrosion inhibitor monitoring, but it acts as a lab on a tailgate. Literally...

NEW: 

To better meet the needs of our clients, AITF is continuing to redevelop its suite of funding programs. These changes will help ensure that approved Alberta entrepreneurs and SMEs can access program funding more quickly and easily. Keep watching the website for more details or email us at grants.techfutures@albertainnovates.ca for more information.


Tech Futures offers a number of programs targeted at building small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) within Alberta.

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

Programs in this area include:

Alberta Finland Innovation and Commercialization Program
Alberta Innovates nanoWorks program
Alberta-Ontario Innovation Program
Clinical Demonstration Program
GE Licensing Partnership (full program announcement coming soon)
Health Product Development Program
Industry Commercialization Associates program
Industry r&D Associates program
Micro-Vouchers, Vouchers and Product Demonstration programs
Productivity Ed-Tech Challenge
TELUS Strategic Health Care Initiative


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

To view this information as a PDF, click here

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