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.

BIO & INDUSTRIAL
TECHNOLOGIES

ACADEMIC
PROGRAMS (iCORE)

ENVIRONMENT
& CARBON
MANAGEMENT

OIL & GAS

NANOTECHNOLOGY

HEALTH

BUSINESS
SERVICES &
INDUSTRY
FUNDING

News
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22 Dec 2014

Alberta collaboration leading the charge on strengthening pharmacy immunization

Alberta collaboration leading the charge on strengthening pharmacy immunization
A new project enabling pharmacies to collect flu immunization records is supporting Alberta's first electronic immunization record sharing between pharmacy providers and Alberta Health's Provincial Immunization Registry...
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17 Dec 2014

Alberta named national hub for glycomics research

Alberta named national hub for glycomics research
Based in Edmonton, the Canadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet) is one of five national Networks Centres of Excellence named to conduct ground breaking research that focuses on addressing various major health and life sciences issues...
Author: AITF Staff
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5 Dec 2014

Effectively navigating and managing technology-driven change

Effectively navigating and managing technology-driven change

The Conference Board of Canada is bringing together small- and medium-sized enterprises this January to learn more about how technology-driven change management can improve a company's bottom line. Register now for these workshops in Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg ...

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2 Dec 2014

Research chair to investigate tailings challenges

Research chair to investigate tailings challenges
With support from Alberta Innovates-Energy and Environment Solutions (AI-EES) and partners, a new Industrial Research Chair appointed by Natural Sciences Engineering and Research Council of Canada on a five-year term will be investigating challenges presented by mine tailings, such as oil sands tailings...
Author: AITF Staff
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17 Oct 2014

New facility leads Alberta in responsible resource development

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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12/3/2014 7:00 PM

The Lens of Science: Wildlife Cameras in the Cooking Lake Moraine

A presentation by Dr. Jason Fisher, Alberta Innovates-Technology Futures.

Wildlife is all around us, often secretive and unseen. This makes researching difficult, and there is much still unknown about how wildlife use our Alberta landscapes. Wildlife cameras offer a glimpse into the lives of elusive mammal species.

What:  A free public event, with free refreshments
When: Wednesday, December 3; doors open at 7 pm, presentation at 7:30 pm
Location: Council Chambers at the Strathcona Community Centre (the same building that houses the Strathcona County Library)

 

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Alberta welcomes Finland at Canada 3.0 Conference

With the fourth round of the Alberta-Finland Innovation and Commercialization program now open, AITF invited our Finnish partners to attend the Canada 3.0 conference, which took place in Calgary in late October. The visit provided an opportunity for the Finns to develop a firsthand understanding of the opportunities available in Alberta...
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Effectively navigating and managing technology-driven change

The Conference Board of Canada is bringing together small- and medium-sized enterprises this January to learn more about how technology-driven change management can improve a company's bottom line. Register now for these workshops in Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg ...

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12/11/2014 - 12/13/2014

2014 Global Innovation Summit

This event will include visits to sites of innovation around Alberta. Highlights of the event will include the release of the Global Federation of Competitiveness Council (GFCC)'s report Best Practices in Competitiveness Strategy, featuring case studies from GFCC member countries, and the release of the 2014 Global Competitiveness Principles.

This is an opportunity to connect with public and private sector leaders from around the world who have come to Alberta to witness first-hand the dynamic business and policy environments that have driven the province's rapid rise to a competitive position on the world stage.

Date: December 11-13, 2014
Location: Banff, Alberta

 

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12/11/2014 - 12/13/2014

2014 Global Innovation Summit

This event will include visits to sites of innovation around Alberta. Highlights of the event will include the release of the Global Federation of Competitiveness Council (GFCC)'s report Best Practices in Competitiveness Strategy, featuring case studies from GFCC member countries, and the release of the 2014 Global Competitiveness Principles.

This is an opportunity to connect with public and private sector leaders from around the world who have come to Alberta to witness first-hand the dynamic business and policy environments that have driven the province's rapid rise to a competitive position on the world stage.

Date: December 11-13, 2014
Location: Banff, Alberta

 

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2014 Global Innovation Summit

This event will include visits to sites of innovation around Alberta. Highlights of the event will include the release of the Global Federation of Competitiveness Council (GFCC)'s report Best Practices in Competitiveness Strategy, featuring case studies from GFCC member countries, and the release of the 2014 Global Competitiveness Principles.

This is an opportunity to connect with public and private sector leaders from around the world who have come to Alberta to witness first-hand the dynamic business and policy environments that have driven the province's rapid rise to a competitive position on the world stage.

Date: December 11-13, 2014
Location: Banff, Alberta

 

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Alberta collaboration leading the charge on strengthening pharmacy immunization

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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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