Innovate Edmonton Welcomes Division Heads to Support Early and Mid-Stage Edmonton Innovators

September 20, 2021 Diana Feng 0

Edmonton’s early and mid-stage innovators can expect elevated support from Innovate Edmonton with the launch of two new divisions, Scaleup Edmonton and Accelerate Edmonton, expanding on our well-established Startup Edmonton group. Head of Scaleup Edmonton Chloe Chalmers, Head of Accelerate Edmonton Dawn Newton, and Head of Startup Edmonton Christian Tokarski have joined Innovate Edmonton as program division leads. Together, they will steward current programs and develop future strategies to support innovation-intensive entrepreneurship at every stage of growth.  “Innovate […]

New scholarships help Alberta workers upskill for careers in artificial intelligence

August 25, 2021 Diana Feng 0

Amii’s Machine Learning Technician Certification prepares Albertans for roles of the future EDMONTON, AB (August 19, 2021) – The Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) is offering 20 scholarships for the Machine Learning Technician Certification, a nine-week program that empowers participants to gain new skills and abilities toward technical careers in artificial intelligence […]

UCalgary Postdoc Industry Fair

August 25, 2021 Diana Feng 0

UCalgary Industry Fair for postdocs is an hour-long, virtual event organized by the Postdoctoral Fellows Association of the University of Calgary (PDAC) on the occasion of the Postdoc Appreciation Week 2021. This event will take place on Monday, September 20th at 2pm MDT over multiple Zoom breakout rooms. The participation […]

Product Demonstration Program

July 20, 2021 Diana Feng 0

Please note: Product Demonstration Program version 2.0 is currently underway, and is closed for new applications. Product Demonstration Program version 3.0 is launching in the fall with Expressions of Interest applications opening September 7, 2021.  Accelerating innovations to commercialization  The Product Demonstration Program is designed to de-risk the commercialization process […]

AI talent in western Canada grows

June 25, 2021 Diana Feng 0

Five new exceptional AI researchers are joining Canada’s thriving AI ecosystem. Appointed through the CIFAR Pan-Canadian AI Strategy, the Canada CIFAR AI Chairs are all affiliated with Amii, based in Edmonton, one of the world’s preeminent centres of AI, and will take up faculty positions at the University of Alberta and the University of British Columbia (UBC). […]

AI innovator Richard Sutton named to Royal Society

May 13, 2021 Diana Feng 0

Rich Sutton, a University of Alberta computing science professor, a fellow and Canada CIFAR AI Chair at the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii), and one of the founders of modern computational reinforcement learning, has been elected as a fellow of the venerable Royal Society, the world’s oldest national scientific institution. Sutton, who joined […]


May 7, 2021 Diana Feng 0

NSERC and Mitacs are pleased to build on the success of their existing partnership with a new joint initiative that will support the R&D efforts of Canadian university researchers and their partners, while supporting highly qualified personnel including students and/or postdoctoral fellows.Through NSERC’s Alliance grants and Mitacs’s Accelerate, this new […]

Water infrastructure projects support jobs, economy

October 27, 2020 Administrator 0

Together, the governments of Canada and Alberta, with the support of municipalities or other community organizations, will provide more than $107.5 million to complete eight infrastructure projects in northern and southern Alberta as approved through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP). “Investing in essential services like drinking water treatment […]

Supporting innovative research at UCalgary

October 23, 2020 Administrator 0

The University of Calgary has received $11.8 million in funding this year, supporting leading-edge research that will help establish Alberta as a national and international hub for quantum computing and related spinoff industries. This work will position Alberta as a leader in solving global health challenges and advancing technologies for […]

Investing in innovation at the U of A

October 22, 2020 Administrator 0

The University of Alberta is receiving almost $6.3 million, which will help fund leading-edge research in areas like artificial intelligence (AI), health science, seniors care, and uses of advanced laser technology. Positioning Alberta as a world leader in advanced AI technologies, $4.5 million of the funding from the province’s Major […]