Alberta Women Entrepreneurs to receive $3 million in funding to provide more access to capital for women entrepreneurs

May 17, 2022 Julia Mackay 0

from Alberta Women’s Entrepreneurs, originally published May 13 MAY 13, 2022 – Alberta Women’s Entrepreneurs will receive $3 million in grant funding through the Women’s Economic Recovery – Capital Growth Initiative. The Capital Growth Initiative is part of the Alberta’s Recovery Plan and the additional loan fund is now available to support […]

Building Capacity for Artificial Intelligence

May 9, 2022 Julia Mackay 0

Alberta’s government is investing in the province’s first public sector artificial intelligence (AI) lab. In support of the Alberta Technology and Innovation Strategy (ATIS) and in partnership with AltaML, a leading Canadian artificial intelligence company, the AI lab (named GovLab.ai) will position Alberta for a successful digital future while improving […]

Setting Alberta’s path for tech sector growth

April 12, 2022 Diana Feng 0

Alberta’s government has released its strategy to strengthen the technology and innovation sector, create jobs and diversify the economy. Technology is a major economic driver and job creator in Alberta, and technology and innovation are essential for growth and success in all industries – from energy, cleantech and agriculture to […]

Alberta Catalyzer: If you are a founder of an innovation-driven startup, applications are now OPEN.

March 17, 2022 Diana Feng 0

Alberta Catalyzer announces second cohort Alberta Catalyzer, the pre-accelerator run by Innovate Edmonton and Platform Calgary, has named its second cohort, featuring 15 startups run by 23 founders. Among the Edmonton participants are Raj Rajakumar and Omar Yaqub of Islamic Family and Social Services Association (IFSSA), who will be working on Transform, an app created […]

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 […]