Industry Commercialization Associates Program

NEW: Accepting Applications


Supporting business and technology development
Building a solid team with top talent is critical to the success of your business. With a focus on high potential growth SMEs in the technology and knowledge-based industries, the Industry Commercialization Associate Program helps you:

  • Accelerate and progress the commercialization of new technology and innovative products
  • Attract and retain business talent with key expertise needed for start-up and scaling SMEs in Alberta
  • Provide access to financial resources to de-risk the commercialization of new tech or innovation-based products
  • Promote revenue and export growth
  • Promote SME investment positioning

Qualified applicants may apply to receive up to $120,000 in non-dilutive funding to help cover the salary for employees hired to promote the commercialization of their business.

Applicants must commit a minimum 25% cash contribution of the total annual salary.


Supporting Alberta SMEs with a strong Alberta footprint
Eligible applicants must be Alberta-based with technologies in the mid-to-late developmental stages. In some cases, this may include some early developmental stages. Determine your Technology Readiness Level.

Additionally, eligible applicants must be in the financial position to commit a minimum 25% cash contribution of the total eligible project cost.

Read the full program here.