President’s Note – September 18th

September 18, 2023 Gail Powley 0

Another great week in Alberta’s Innovation ecosystem! – Beginning with the launch of Life Sciences Week across Alberta: Technology Alberta is excited to join API and provincial champions collaborating to host events during Life Sciences Week on September 25-29. – Then the opening of the Open Learning Lab in Calgary. Technology Alberta is honoured to be […]

President’s Note – September 11th

September 11, 2023 Gail Powley 0

Back to School and the TechAB-Cs One of the best parts of supporting Alberta’s tech sector, is the opportunity we have to engage with Alberta’s Post-Secondaries – professors, students, and champions! Whether it is at University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of Lethbridge, Red Deer Polytech, NAIT, SAIT, Bow Valley, […]

President’s Note – September 4th

September 4, 2023 Gail Powley 0

Back to School .. and Welcome to Alberta’s Tech Community What a great summer – and leading through to an exciting September, October, and November <Yay – ASTech Awards – Save the Date. Waitlist Tickets, Sponsor> Of course, what is even more exciting for Alberta’s post-secondary students – is that “Back to School” can also […]

President’s Note – August 28th

August 28, 2023 Gail Powley 0

Lethbridge – Come for the Welcome, Stay for the Innovation Lethbridge’s annual Whoop-Up Days Fair (Aug 22-26) was a central spot to connect with the local community. Together with Alberta Innovates’ RIN (Regional Innovation Network) partners, RINSA – we shared information on Alberta’s exciting and growing tech sector  – and opportunities for Alberta’s students to participate by working for […]

President’s Note – August 21st

August 21, 2023 Gail Powley 0

New Nominations Record Set Again – Thanks to A Provincial Village! We are thrilled to announce that the ASTech Awards nominations record has been shattered for the 2nd consecutive year! Thank you to the provincial village that supports all of Alberta’s innovators, and of course to the innovators themselves. More […]

President’s Note – August 14th

August 14, 2023 Gail Powley 0

The Importance of Nominating – 2 days to ASTech Awards deadline The 2023 ASTech Awards is the 34th year of the Alberta Science, Technology, and Leadership Awards – which honours discovery and innovation at an annual Academy Award-style event. Last day for Nominations is Tuesday, August 15 – so Recommend, Apply or Nominate Now as there are […]

President’s Note – August 8th

August 8, 2023 Gail Powley 0

Alberta’s Strength in Agriculture and Technology The AgSmart conference really showcased Alberta’s Strength in Agriculture and Technology at institutions, programs and companies such as:–         Dr. Joy Agnew VP Research, Olds College of Agriculture & Technology’s announcement on additional participants in theCanadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network (CAAIN)–        Entrepreneurs Mokah and GeoffShmigelsky atOneCupAI the cattle recognition software company, busy this […]

President’s Note – August 1st

August 1, 2023 Gail Powley 0

Touring across the province has been invigorating for our team at Technology Alberta. Whether through our following programs or partnered initiatives – we are so pleased to work with our Alberta-wide team of volunteers, entrepreneurs, and staff to collaborate and connect with audiences ranging from the public, industry, government, and […]

President’s Note – July 27th

July 27, 2023 Gail Powley 0

Really looking forward to Technology Alberta being in the CARIN (Central Alberta Regional Innovation Network) tent next week, on our Alberta summer tour – destination: Olds for AgSmart (thanks for the invite, Lorna!) AgSmart is held August 1 and 2, and is produced by Olds College, and never fails to impress. I’m […]

President’s Note – July 18th

July 18, 2023 Administrator 0

Subject: Public Speaking, and Speaking to the Public – Alberta Tech  Technology Alberta and the ASTech Awards are at provincial festivals throughout the summer – going far and wide, starting from the outstanding ASTech Awards Calgary Launch event during Stampede week, to next week’s Edmonton’s K-Days Innovation Showcase, and then off to Lethbridge’s Whoop-Up Days in August. […]

President’s Note – July 12th

July 12, 2023 Administrator 0

July – LinkedIn to the Action It has been exciting to watch events across the province, like the Stampede – through the lens of LinkedIn. It has been long known that the Stampede is more than a rodeo, fair, and festival – but a great week of business socials. Nothing […]

President’s Note – July 4th

July 4, 2023 Administrator 0

Keeping on Course: Leaning-in to Community and Collaboration Exciting to see such a province-wide interest in collaborating for the benefit of Alberta’s entrepreneurs continuing throughout the summer.  Technology Alberta’s June ICE entrepreneur-led session had us partnering with the ERIN ( Regional Innovation Networks supported by Alberta Innovates) – and showcased the work of entrepreneurs like Health Gauge (see press release […]

President’s Note – June 23rd

June 23, 2023 Administrator 0

Learning gives Energy – Inspiring Innovation It is my honour to be writing this note from our 2nd edition of the “Adaptive Leadership Course for Tech Professionals”. With all the courses that I have been to, it is exciting to be inspired and surprised – by not only the instructor, but the students. This […]

Program Manager’s Note – June 16th

June 17, 2023 Julia Mackay 0

The energizing summer months are here! Students are between semesters and looking to bring their fresh perspectives and skills to our growing Alberta Tech SMEs. This past month, I had the pleasure to go for coffee with a FIRST Jobs student who was hired full-time by her FIRST Jobs company after completing her […]

Community Note – June 10th

June 12, 2023 Administrator 0

Value of a Neighbour, Community, and a Culture of Connectedness Time is ticking – Get those nominations in! We are thrilled to be continuing the 34 year tradition of the ASTech Awards. The enthusiasm for these prestigious awards is already evident – and we are excited to see the amazing work […]

President’s Note – June 3rd

June 3, 2023 Ian 0

Value of a Neighbour, Community, and a Culture of Connectedness On Monday, we had the pleasure of hosting “ICE Series 5: Best Practices in Building Innovative Communities and Collaborative Research Parks – from Waterloo to Alberta”. One resounding theme was that research parks are more than just buildings – they […]

President’s Note – May 27th

May 28, 2023 Ian 0

Where Worlds Meet – AI Week and Inventures From the Alberta Tech Community – Thank you to the AMII team for their outstanding work on Upperbound (formerly AI Week) and this amazing week of events! It was exciting to see Cam take on this ambitious vision of an International “AI Festival” and for Stephanie to […]

President’s Note – May

May 16, 2023 Julia Mackay 0

It is starting to look like May has alot in store for Alberta’s Scale-ups – SME Tech Companies that are looking to grow – Growth Catalyst is an Alberta-wide business accelerator with a twist; it’s for scale-ups not start-ups. Participating companies come from technology (hardware, software, AI, and manufacturing) but many are […]

President’s Note – April

May 16, 2023 Julia Mackay 0

ASTech Awards and April Showers Opportunities My how time flies – it is not only April already, but also Nominations are now Open for the ASTech Awards! The34th Annual ASTech Awards (Alberta Science, Technology, and Leadership Awards) broke records for the number and Alberta-wide reach of nominations last year.. and as records are made to be […]

President’s Note – March 21st

March 24, 2023 Administrator 0

President’s Note: An AMII Sandwich – and a Community Coming Together Well, another great week for Alberta’s Tech Sector: – Monday: Juno Awards in Edmonton – with AMII being the Juno’s first ever AI Partner– Tuesday: Sold-out ICE Event with ERPBC – 4 Award-winning Entrepreneurs– Friday night: Women Techmakers from Google – […]