Industry Associations and Ecosystem Partners

About Alberta Tech
Over a thousand tech companies exist in Alberta but how many Albertans can name more than a few? Even for those of us in the tech industry, it can be hard to keep up.
At About Alberta Tech, the goal is to introduce Albertans to Alberta Tech companies. Why did they start? Where did they start? What are they growing towards? And most importantly,
how are they positively impacting Alberta, and helping our province diversify.

Advanced Technology Development Group
Founded in 2007, ACAMP is a unique industry-led advanced technology product development centre that entrepreneurs count on to move their innovation from proof-of-concept to manufactured product by providing access to multidisciplinary engineers, technology experts, unique specialized equipment, and industry acumen.
We focus on electronics hardware, firmware, software (ML/AI), sensors, and embedded systems. We are the only advanced technology product development group in Canada that provides a full range of support at each stage of the product development process.

Alberta Clean Technology Industry Alliance
ACTia is the leading voice for Alberta’s cleantech sector; fostering local and global connections between technology developers, entrepreneurs, investors and customers; and is accelerating industry development.

Alberta Innovates
Alberta Innovates is the province’s largest research and innovation agency. From funding to commercialization, we are Alberta’s innovation engine. We are working to solve today’s challenges, create new opportunities and forge a healthy, sustainable and prosperous future for Albertans today and for generations to come. We are where innovation happens, and we touch every corner of the province for the benefit of all Albertans.

Alberta IoT Association
The Alberta IoT Association is a nonprofit consisting of organizations with a vested interest in the success of the Internet of Things in the province of Alberta. Our mission is to position Alberta as the worldwide center of excellence for the Internet of Things technology.

Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute
amii have invested in advanced AI research for decades. Now, we’re here to steer your company to the best path forward to adopt these breakthroughs. We partner with companies of all sizes, across industries, to drive innovation strategy and provide practical guidance and advice, corporate training and talent recruitment services. The true potential of AI is unlocked when you build internal capabilities, and that’s where we excel.

The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta
Created on April 10, 1920, APEGA regulates the practices of engineering and geoscience in Alberta on behalf of the Government of Alberta through the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act.
We are the largest association of self-regulated professionals in Western Canada. Our members work in diverse industries, contributing significantly to Alberta’s economic success and enhancing the quality of life Albertans enjoy.

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs
AWE is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to enabling women to build successful businesses. AWE provides unique programs and services to women at all stages of business through advising, financing, mentoring, and network development.

Alberta Women’s Science Network
AWSN’s primary focus is to connect, unite, support and promote STEM programs throughout the province. As a network, AWSN creates a collaborative environment where member groups and volunteers help each other, learning from each others’ experiences, successes and challenges. Along with our long-term volunteers, we have been fortunate this year to gain many new creative minds, who are lending their time and expertise across the board and our various committees.

BioAlberta
BioAlberta is a member-driven association that represents and promotes the province’s vibrant and diverse life sciences industry. Through our many partnerships and collaborations, we are dedicated to promoting Alberta’s life science sectors, locally, nationally and internationally.

Canadian Women’s Network
CWN connects Canadian female founders with women leaders globally. Our expansive network provides opportunities for female leaders anywhere in the world to connect and do business with Canada.

Clean Resource Innovation Network
CRIN is a pan-Canadian network focused on ensuring Canada’s energy resources can be sustainably developed and integrated into the global energy supply. By identifying industry challenges, we create a market pull to accelerate commercialization and wide spread clean technology adoption by bringing together industries, entrepreneurs, investors, academia, governments and many others.

Cybera
Cybera is Alberta’s not-for-profit organization, responsible for driving economic growth through the use of digital technology. Our core role is to oversee the development and operations of Alberta’s cyberinfrastructure – the advanced system of networks and computers that keep government, educators, not-for-profits, and entrepreneurs at the forefront of technological change.

Digital Alberta 
Our members represent a wide variety of digital professions and specializations including agencies, artists, developers, designers, educational and cultural institutions, freelancers, start-ups, students, and video technicians – just to name a few.

Government of Alberta
The Alberta government website provides information on organizational structure, work of ministries, policies, programs, and other valuable information.

The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC)
A not-for-profit national centre of expertise for the digital economy, ICTC are the trusted source for evidence-based policy advice, forward looking research, and creative capacity building programs, with a team of over 80 qualified professionals across Canada.

InnoTech Alberta
For nearly a century, InnoTech Alberta have been Canada’s premiere applied research organization, and the heart of Alberta’s innovation engine. From generating new ideas to testing, de-risking and scale-up, our work has always focused on productive commercial applications and end-uses that build business in Alberta.
Through our world-class researchers, leading-edge facilities and strategic investments, we pave the path of innovation that will feed, grow, fuel and build Alberta’s economy. We help our industry partners reduce impacts on our environment, improve water management and transform waste into useable products.

International Society of Automation
The ISA Calgary and Edmonton Sections are proud to be among the largest ISA sections in the world. Providing Standards, Conferences, and Educational Opportunities for Industrial Instrumentation and Information System Professionals.

Mitacs
Mitacs is a nonprofit national research organization that, in partnerships with Canadian academia, private industry and government, operates research and training programs in fields related to industrial and social innovation. 

Raiforest Alberta
Rainforest Alberta is a movement of people working together to improve Alberta’s innovation ecosystem. We believe the province has the right ingredients necessary to be fertile ground for growing innovative ideas into sustainable, globally competitive ventures.

Sustainable Development Technology Canada
SDTC is an arm’s-length foundation created by the Government of Canada to fund new clean technologies.
We support Canadian companies – clean technology trailblazers – who are leaders in their efforts to develop and demonstrate new environmental technologies that address climate change, clean air, clean water and clean soil.
We work across public and private sectors to get new ideas to market faster and grow firms to scale sooner. Through our work together we create economic and environmental pro

Start Alberta
Start Alberta is the digital platform and gathering space for Alberta’s tech community. Companies, founders, investors, students and anyone interested in our digital economy can explore our community and ecosystem through Start Alberta.
Alberta has always been an innovative, resilient and entrepreneurial place to be, today, we are bringing these values and mindset to the tech industry. Through our dashboard powered by Dealroom, you can explore the over 1000 tech companies that call Alberta home. 

TECTERRA
TECTERRA is a geospatial technology innovation support centre that supports the Canadian development and commercialization of geomatics technologies. The first centre of its kind, TECTERRA works with industry, entrepreneurs, researchers, and government affiliates to enable the use of geospatial technologies in addressing local, national and global challengesWe provide networking, professional development, and informal mentoring opportunities to individuals including, but not limited to, Engineering, Technology and Science.

TECHNATION
TECHNATION is Canada’s national business association representing a diverse membership that is at the forefront of Canada’s digital economy. Our members include some of the largest global tech companies, but also a high number of innovate small and medium sized companies. Talent is the foundation of both Canada’s rapidly expanding ICT sector and of ICT-based innovations and capabilities in every sector of our economy.

Western Economic Diversification Canada
For more than 30 years, Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) has been working to diversify the western economy while improving the quality of life of western Canadians. We aim to be a leader in building a strong, competitive West by focusing on business development, innovation and community development.