Upcoming Innovation Community Event Featuring RUNWITHIT Synthetics

January 11, 2023 Julia Mackay 0

­Time: Tuesday, January 17, 2023 4:00-6:00 PM (HYBRID)Location: 103 Street Centre, Edmonton Join us and 100 Innovation Community members – entrepreneurs, academia, government funders, and more – at this Entrepreneur-led event. Hear more about the future, renew and build your networks, and enjoy food and refreshments at the beautiful 103 Street […]

ASTech Awards recognize wide range of innovators

November 9, 2022 Navneet Dhillon 0

“Originally published by By Karen Unland for Taproot Edmonton” A long-running awards ceremony that almost didn’t happen doled out 42 honours to leaders in science and technology in Alberta in front of a sellout crowd, with 22 of the awards going to Edmonton-area innovators. The ASTech Awards nearly ceased after 2021, but Technology […]

Support the ASTech Awards

October 14, 2022 Julia Mackay 0

Join us to inspire innovation in Alberta and become a part of a dedicate community by sponsoring the ASTech Awards. For information on sponsorship packages, please contact us at astechawards@technologyalberta.ca or fill out our Sponsorship Form.

33rd Annual ASTech Awards- One Month Away

October 7, 2022 Julia Mackay 0

33rd Annual ASTech Awards- November 4 2022 at NAIT, Edmonton Early Bird Pricing ENDS October 21 Technology Alberta is hosting information sessions each week leading up to the awards, discussing key areas such as Sponsorship and the Company Innovation Showcase. The sessions will be held on Wednesdays in October, at […]

Venture capital statement: Martin Long

August 19, 2022 Charffy Wang 0

Parliamentary secretary for small business and tourism Martin Long issued the following statement in response to the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association’s second-quarter report: “Thanks to the Alberta government’s determination to diversify the provincial economy, attract investment, and create jobs, Alberta’s venture capital investment has continued its sustained, […]

Attracting investment to Alberta’s Industrial Heartland

August 15, 2022 Julia Mackay 0

Aug 12, 2022 A pilot project in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland will reduce red tape and streamline regulatory approvals to help attract new investment and create good jobs for Albertans. The Designated Industrial Zone, or DIZ, aims to make industry operating in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland more competitive by addressing application backlogs, […]

Agri-food industry flourishing in Alberta

July 14, 2022 Navneet Dhillon 0

Alberta has reached key investment milestones, attracting almost $1.5 billion in new agri-food investment and creating about 3,000 jobs for Albertans since 2019. With a focus on diversifying and maximizing growth opportunities in new and emerging industries, the province has reached the investment milestone one year earlier than expected. The […]

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 […]