Five years ago, the Alberta government undertook the task of reviewing all of its agencies related to innovation in the province.
It was an ambitious plan driven by the hope of adding more rigour to a system where Albertan businesses, government, and universities could collaborate, share resources, experts, and ideas across sectors. A further focus was enhancing efficiency, targeting research in areas of strategic importance to the province, and going beyond traditional industries (such as oil and gas ) and expanding capacity to commercialize new technologies. From this review, a new government funded body, Alberta Innovates, was born.
Today, Alberta Innovates is a globally competitive research and innovation system focused on the key areas of agriculture, forestry and life sciences; health and medical research; energy, water and the environment.
Four corporations make up the Alberta Innovates family, they are: Bio Solutions, Health Solutions, Energy and Environment Solutions and lastly Technology Futures. In a short period of time, each organization has taken on a leading role in creating and funding projects within the province in their selected areas, while at the same time, they maintain a highly integrated relationship.
For a more in-depth look at each corporation, click on the corresponding title below:
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