Braintoy: AI for Everyone

October 29, 2020 Administrator 0

Did you know that even data scientists can get frustrated by the complexity of creating and deploying artificial intelligence and machine learning? AI and ML have a reputation for being a black box, which is a problem for businesses looking at implementing AI, for software companies creating solutions with AI […]

Stash: Made in Alberta Password Management

October 28, 2020 Administrator 0

When was the last time you hit “Forgot my password” when you tried to log in to one of your accounts? I can think of at least once this week for a site that I don’t visit very often. And if I’m honest, chances are that the next time I […]

Note from the President

October 28, 2020 Administrator 0

October is proving to be one of the busiest months of the year: Nominations are open for the StartAlberta Awards (Nominations Deadline Oct 11; Event Nov 16) Edmonton Regional Innovation Network is accepting submissions for Community Initiatives Startup Week Events: Edmonton Oct 19-23; Calgary Nov 17 Launch Party And it […]

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 […]

Protecting jobs in the construction industry

October 22, 2020 Administrator 0

Proposed changes to the Builders’ Lien Act are the first in almost 20 years and address long-standing concerns within the construction industry, including payment timelines, lien periods and adjudication. “We are answering calls and addressing concerns from the construction industry to protect jobs by ensuring everyone throughout the supply chain […]

Laying the groundwork for geothermal development

October 22, 2020 Administrator 0

Alberta is uniquely positioned to attract investment in this emerging industry because of its geothermal resources, leadership in drilling technology and extensive oil and gas expertise. However, development has been limited as, without a specific regulatory framework, geothermal project applications have been assessed on a case-by-case basis, which is inefficient […]

Supporting Alberta’s economic recovery in the legislature

October 21, 2020 Administrator 0

In late September, Government House Leader Jason Nixon asked Speaker Nathan Cooper to recall MLAs to the chamber a week earlier than initially planned in order to debate an ambitious suite of bills. “Alberta’s legislature passed more bills than any other, including the federal Parliament, over the course of the […]

Working together to boost Alberta’s recovery

October 21, 2020 Administrator 0

Supports to energy companies will include an exemption from property taxes for three years when drilling new wells and building new pipelines. The government will also eliminate the Well Drilling Equipment Tax province-wide for new drills. Additionally, the government will lower assessments for less productive oil and gas wells while […]

Growing Alberta’s venture capital industry

October 20, 2020 Administrator 0

The Accelerate Fund provides money to Alberta’s early-stage tech startups and entrepreneurs, matching dollars already raised through angel investing, to assist with the operational and administrative costs of launching a new business. “Investing in technology and innovation is a key component of our recovery plan. The investment today was made […]

Launch of farmer-led research in Alberta

October 20, 2020 Administrator 0

The $37-million annual agreement will see the organization prioritize agriculture research projects that reflect the needs of farmers and ranchers in Alberta. RDAR has also finalized its initial research priorities and will release a targeted call for proposals. “Alberta’s farmers and ranchers told us that they wanted to direct research […]

Alberta’s barley program moving to Olds College

October 18, 2020 Administrator 0

An initial $10.5-million grant over three years will fund the program at Olds College. The college will take ownership of the program, providing it the capacity to support more world-leading research. “Olds has long been the centre of agriculture research innovation, so it was a natural fit. From practical on-farm […]

Expanding research at the University of Lethbridge

October 17, 2020 Administrator 0

In July, Alberta’s government and the University of Lethbridge signed a $1.8-million agreement, which saw three programs transferred to the university and provided it with the financial capacity to recruit three researchers. The research programs that now reside with the University of Lethbridge are: Apiculture and pollination Specialty crops and […]

TIER funds leading-edge tech in Lacombe

October 16, 2020 Administrator 0

his funding is part of the province’s commitment of $750 million for job-creating emissions reduction programs through the TIER fund, which will directly support almost 9,000 jobs when matching investments are included, and inject $1.9 billion into Alberta’s economy. Alberta’s government will provide $10 million from the TIER fund through […]

Investing in research at Lethbridge College

October 15, 2020 Administrator 0

Alberta’s government is increasing research capacity by supporting the transition of the Alberta Irrigation Technology Centre (AITC) and the Brooks Greenhouse to Lethbridge College. Details are currently being finalized for a $2-million agreement that will see the college manage the 200 acres and three pivots at the AITC. In addition, […]

More STEAM opportunities for students

October 14, 2020 Administrator 0

More high school students will have a hands-on summer experience solving world problems with science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM). Alberta’s government is partnering with Shad Canada to create more opportunities for Grades 10 and 11 students to take part in a STEAM and entrepreneurship summer program. Through a […]

Introducing EnsureworX: VizworX launches new breakout company

October 2, 2020 Administrator 0

VizworX is excited to announce the launch of EnsureworX, a breakout company focused on the sales of their latest product, Panoptica.  Panoptica is an innovative 3D model review solution that leverages mixed reality. Available on the Microsoft Hololens, iPad Pro, virtual reality, and most web browsers, Panoptica is a cross-device […]