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 […]

University of Alberta spinout DrugBank closes $9 million from Brightspark, Amplitude, Theodorus to fuel drug discovery with its data platform

May 1, 2022 Jing 0

Training machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms requires quality data. In the pharmaceutical sector, obtaining this data can be tough because most of the knowledge about drugs is contained in scientific publications in an unstructured text format. Enter Edmonton-based DrugBank, which uses a “hybrid approach” that involves AI, natural […]

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 […]

New legislation spurs innovation in finance sector

March 30, 2022 Diana Feng 0

Proposed legislation would help diversify the economy by making it easier for finance and fintech companies to develop new products and services in Alberta. If passed, Bill 13, the Financial Innovation Act, will create a regulatory sandbox for financial services and fintech companies. Regulatory sandboxes offer businesses temporary relief from certain […]

Announcing the Winners of the 2021 Ember Awards

February 9, 2022 Celia Nicholls 0

Digital Alberta is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Ember Awards. Their panel of national (and international) judges selected the winners based on the originality, impact, and quality of execution of their projects. The Ember Awards were created nearly 15 years ago to celebrate the digital excellence of individuals […]

Accelerating Cleantech Innovation in Oil and Gas: New Program for Start-ups

February 5, 2022 Jing 0

CRIN and Canada Cleantech Alliance (CCTA) are collaborating on a program to accelerate early-stage cleantech innovations in the oil and gas sector. The program includes training and mentorship to enable solution developers to deliver and successfully commercialize innovations that will reduce the oil and gas sector’s emissions and footprint. Cleantech companies interested in participating should apply […]

Growing Alberta’s tech sector

January 15, 2022 Diana Feng 0

A new immigration pathway will attract tech-savvy newcomers from across the globe to help diversify Alberta’s economy and support the emerging tech industry. The Accelerated Tech Pathway will support Alberta’s Recovery Plan and strengthen Alberta’s workforce by providing a fast track to permanent residence for highly skilled tech professionals who […]

Federal investment advances Alberta’s hydrogen economy

January 14, 2022 Diana Feng 0

From: Prairies Economic Development Canada News release Funding of $1.35 million through Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan) will help modernize an Edmonton facility for Alberta firms to test their products and processes to demonstrate the value of Canadian-made technologies for the global hydrogen industry November 9, 2021 – Edmonton, Alberta – Prairies […]

Nominations open for Alberta’s highest honour

January 14, 2022 Diana Feng 0

Up to 10 individuals will be inducted into the Order this year in recognition of remarkable contributions to their community, the province and beyond. Nominations are accepted year-round but must be received by Feb. 15 to be considered for investiture this year. Nominations not selected in 2022 will be considered […]

Lilly and Entos Pharmaceuticals Enter into Research and Collaboration Agreement to Support the Development of Innovative Therapies in Multiple Neurologic Indications

January 7, 2022 Diana Feng 0

Combination of Entos’ Fusogenix nucleic acid delivery technology and Lilly’s therapeutic cargo offers potential to overcome a key challenge in delivering nucleic acid therapies to the nervous system < NEWS PROVIDED BY Eli Lilly and Company > INDIANAPOLIS and EDMONTON, AB, Jan. 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) has acquired exclusive […]

Nominate a business leader for an AWE award today!

December 25, 2021 Diana Feng 0

Nominate a business leader today! AWE Award nominations are now OPEN We are looking for nominees who have demonstrated: Entrepreneurial spirit through perseverance, the courage to take risks, and the ability to seize opportunity A strong, scalable business model with plans for future growth A dedication to building business and […]

TOP ACCELERATOR RANKING: ALBERTA’S ATC, CDL, CTA, STARTUP EDMONTON 

December 17, 2021 Administrator 0

< BY MEAGAN SIMPSON AND CHARLES MANDEL / CANADIAN STARTUP NEWS / DECEMBER 13, 2021 . © 2012-2021 BETAKIT INCORPORATED > Well known for its annual list highlighting Canada’s fastest-growing tech companies, The Narwhal Project has created a new index ranking Canada’s accelerators. The list includes 21 Canadian accelerators, incubators, and entrepreneurial programs, ranking them based on data collected […]

Rainforest Scorecard Participation

November 28, 2021 Diana Feng 0

Measuring Alberta’s Innovation Rainforest Alberta is an informal organization of people working together to improve Alberta’s innovation ecosystem. Their goal is to grow the invisible infrastructure that underlies successful innovation communities here in Alberta. Community members join by signing the social contract – a set of 10 values that guide and support […]