Diversifying the economy with cutting-edge tech

July 28, 2021 Diana Feng 0

The Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER) fund is supporting a new facility in southern Alberta that will create jobs and cut emissions by transforming agricultural waste. Alberta’s government is using $4.7 million from the TIER fund through Emissions Reduction Alberta to create a $28.6-million facility in Lethbridge County that […]

Thousands of Albertans are getting back to work

July 27, 2021 Diana Feng 0

Since launching in May, the Alberta Jobs Now program has approved approximately 2,700 applications from employers. This will help nearly 14,000 Albertans get back to work in the coming months. This is a clear signal that Alberta’s economy is ready to reopen, recover and grow. The program is seeing the […]

AltaML Announces the WE Accelerate Program

July 26, 2021 Diana Feng 0

Edmonton, AB – July 14, 2021 – AltaML, a leading applied AI studio, is excited to announce a collaboration with Microsoft Canada and the University of Waterloo to deliver work- integrated learning experiences for students as a part of the Waterloo Experience (WE) Accelerate program. As a part of the 10-week […]

Note from the President – July

July 21, 2021 Diana Feng 0

In this newsletter we are very pleased to profile: Companies through their Participation in the FIRST Jobs Program, where these 50 Alberta Companies are providing opportunities that will keep Alberta’s Talented Students in Alberta Companies through our regular ABTEC3000 feature– where again another 30 Alberta SME Tech Companies are actively hiring this month – and […]

Budget 2021: New cyclotron for southern Alberta

July 20, 2021 Diana Feng 0

The project, kick-started with $18.6 million over three years in Budget 2021, will allow Calgary to produce its own consistent supply of radiopharmaceuticals – a special class of drug that can help diagnose and treat many types of cancers, bone disease, strokes, epilepsy or dementia. Quick facts A cyclotron is […]

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 […]

The Silicon Valley of the North

July 15, 2021 Diana Feng 0

There are now multiple contenders for the Silicon Valley of the North title: Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, and Edmonton are among the fastest growing talent pools for tech in North America, according to a new report from CBRE Group.  Background: CBRE Group, an American real estate and investment firm, compiled data on North America’s […]

Edmonton to Calgary at 600 km/h: TransPod plans Alberta hyperloop

July 11, 2021 Diana Feng 0

Need to go from Edmonton to Calgary? With emerging hyperloop technology being developed by Canadian-based TransPod, the journey could soon take roughly an hour without having to set foot on an airplane or burn fossil fuels. According to a feasibility study recently released by TransPod, the system will carry passengers […]

Canadian Space Tech Companies Partner to Deliver Next Generation Earth Observation Data

July 11, 2021 Diana Feng 0

SkyWatch Space Applications Inc. (“SkyWatch”), a Waterloo-based space technology startup, announced today it has signed an agreement to deliver data management capabilities to Wyvern, a commercial satellite company headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Founded in 2018, Wyvern was created to make high-quality hyperspectral data accessible and affordable.Wyvern’s data will unlock […]

Meeting Calgary’s Infrastructure Needs of Tomorrow, Today

July 7, 2021 Diana Feng 0

Professional engineer Vivin Thomas, capital projects engineer with the Calgary Parking Authority, drives around the concrete-laden and tree-flanked roads of the East Village in the black BMW he spends his spare time fixing up. He zooms beside, atop, and below his past development projects, while a basketball lolls about in […]

CRIN’s $80 million technology competitions support Canada’s expansion in clean technology

July 4, 2021 Diana Feng 0

Calgary, AB, March 24, 2021 — The Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN) announces $80 CAD million for three large-scale technology competitions that will create positive environmental improvements for Canada’s oil and natural gas industry and end users. Through the Government of Canada’s $100 million commitment from the Strategic Innovation Fund, CRIN’s three […]