Alberta Innovates ScaleUp Gap Program
Alberta has a scaleup gap. While half of all start-ups survive over five years, only 0.1 per cent of small firms become mid-sized, and only two per cent of mid-sized firms become large. We want to help Alberta’s scaling startups grow so they can positively contribute to our economic growth and prosperity. Unlike other global Accelerators, participation in the Alberta Scaleup and Growth Accelerator Program is free of charge and they do not take equity from participating companies. In addition, we also offer our Accelerator alumni the opportunity to join our Fund and Fellowship network that will continue to nurture companies as they grow.
We’ve 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.
Bōde is Canada’s first online real estate marketplace and an easier way to buy and sell a home. Bōde is reimagining real estate with an intuitive, universal platform that gives everybody with an index finger the ability to control their real estate
destiny. Along with the support, data and simplicity of the platform, Bōde reduces commissions by 75% by only collecting a flat 1% service fee, to a maximum of $10,000, when the deal is closed.
Calgary Sports and Entertainment
Here at Calgary Sports and Entertainment we take pride in providing the best entertainment experience in southern Alberta. Since 1980 the Calgary Flames have been a staple in the city of Calgary and throughout southern Alberta. When individuals and companies think of the best way to enjoy a night out, they quickly think of the Flames. CSEC is known for not only providing great entertainment over all 5 of our teams but also providing long lasting experiences and memories that stay with our fans for many years. We are also a major contributor to charitable community efforts with the Flames foundation donating more than $4.3 million to Alberta charities over the last year. The teams under Calgary Sports and Entertainments umbrella includes the Calgary Flames (NHL), Calgary Wranglers (AHL), Calgary Roughnecks (NLL), Calgary Stampeders (CFL) and Calgary Hitmen (WHL).
CANARIE connects Canada to the world. Our programs equip researchers, students, and startups in Canada to excel on the global stage. Together with our 13 provincial and territorial partners, we form Canada’s National Research and Education Network (NREN). This ultra-high-speed network connects Canada’s researchers, educators, and innovators to each other and to global data, technology, and colleagues. To strengthen the security of Canada’s research and education sector, we collaborate with our partners in the NREN, government, academia, and the private sector to fund, implement, and support cybersecurity initiatives. We also provide identity management services to the academic community and boost Canada’s startups with cloud resources and expertise in emerging technologies. Established in 1993, CANARIE is a non-profit corporation, with most of our funding provided by the Government of Canada.
Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation
A solution accelerator for the aging and brain health sector, CABHI provides funding and support to innovators for the development, testing, and dissemination of the latest ideas and technologies that address unmet brain health and seniors’ care needs. Established in 2015, it is the result of the largest investment in brain health and aging in Canadian history. CABHI is a unique collaboration of healthcare, science, industry, not-for-profit and government partners whose aim is to help improve quality of life for the world’s aging population, allowing older adults to age safely in the setting of their choice while maintaining their cognitive, emotional, and physical well-being.
Correct-AI is a Canadian company with the mission to assist customers to operate their vehicles safely and more efficiently. Correct AI’s PROX-EYE™ System improves the operational performance of human drivers by assisting their decisions and actions. Correct-AI’s PROX-EYE™ combines proprietary artificial intelligence software, LiDAR, and cameras into a cost-effective tool that promises to revolutionize the way heavy industrial vehicles are managed, both safely and efficiently, in challenging worksite situations. When installed and operated on heavy industrial equipment, PROX-EYE™ provides intelligent warnings to equipment operators of imminent dangers pertaining to potential collisions and road conditions. PROX-EYE™ is equipped with onboard memory and telematics functions, which allow users to record how equipment moves around sites and report on any threatening situations. Correct-AI’s PROX-EYE™ outperforms other tools and systems on the market through its use of artificial intelligence to reduce false-positive operator alerts and increase efficiency.
Credivera is a workforce identity solution that verifies a person’s ability to perform their job. Credivera provides seamless credentials verification between employers, issuers and workforces. As an aggregator of identities, Credivera works with authorized issuers to enable the creation and presentation of digital identities across all high-risk industries. We empower everyone to manage their credentials from wherever they are, supporting individual privacy and industry compliance. Built on global standards for verifiable credentials, the product is compliant with the European eIDAS program, Microsoft Verified ID, Open Badges, ISO, Mobile Driver’s License and W3C (world wide web consortium) digital credential standard.
Digital Alberta is the interactive and digital media industry association for Alberta. We are a member-supported, non-profit organization at the intersection of technology and art, that represents the following industries: digital media, martech, video game development, eLearning, visual effects, animation, AI and VR/AR industries. Our members embrace technology as entrepreneurs, artists, developers, designers, educators and students.
Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security
Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security is more than just a funding program. We are accelerating concepts and propelling solutions forward, building a defence innovation ecosystem. Help solve a challenge faced by the Canadian Armed Forces and get funding to advance your research. Get feedback on your technology from military experts and build your network.
The global number of individuals aged 65+ is projected to grow from 703 million to 1.5 billion by 2050. Coinciding with the growth of our aging population is the substantial increase in age-related illnesses such as dementia, resulting in an elevated demand for well-trained formal and informal caregivers. As a solution to this increased demand, Kaleidoscope XR has created Caregiver VR, a virtual reality platform that facilitates remote immersive hands-on training for crucial skills. Through realistic VR simulations, the platform removes distance barriers enabling healthcare experts and trainees to role-play as caregivers and patients in front of a virtual classroom from anywhere in the world. Caregiver VR is designed to help caregivers train core skills in an engaging manner globally, reduce training costs, increase accessibility, and promote the growth of caregiver expertise and capacity leading to better healthcare outcomes for patients and our loved ones.
Established in 2015, Loop makes positive change to working environments through beautiful, sustainable, and innovative products. Their line of privacy pods, designed for focused tasks and virtual calls, help organizations create spaces their teams want to work in. Proudly manufactured in Alberta, and shipped globally, Loop Phone Booths can be found in the cutting-edge offices of Google X, Lockheed Martin, and SpaceX.
Founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, Microsoft Corporation was ranked in 2022 as the world’s largest software maker by revenue. It is best-known for its software products in the Windows line of operating systems, the Microsoft Office suite, and the Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers. Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox video game consoles and the Microsoft Surface lineup of touchscreen personal computers.
With the strength of a NorQuest College education, our learners have the skills and confidence to further their studies, begin new careers, provide better lives for their families, and make valuable contributions to society. At NorQuest, we have a unique ability to provide students with the skills Alberta needs in a supportive and inclusive environment. And with input from industry, business, and the public sector, we make learning relevant and rewarding.
Prairies Economic Development Canada
Founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul, Microsoft Corporation was ranked in 2022 as the world’s largest software maker by revenue. It is best-known for its software products in the Windows line of operating systems, the Microsoft Office suite, and the Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers. Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox video game consoles and the Microsoft Surface lineup of touchscreen personal computers.
Regional Innovation Networks
|The Calgary Innovation Coalition (CIC) is a group of organizations in the Calgary region that supports innovation-driven entrepreneurs, startups and enterprises. They hold monthly tactical meetings to ensure entrepreneurs are navigating the community efficiently and finding the services and resources they need to create economic prosperity.|
|The Central Alberta Regional Innovation Network fosters the entrepreneurial spirit that is present in Central Alberta and helps technology and knowledge-based companies move from idea to export in a faster, more seamless way. Their goal is to add diversity to the Central Alberta economy and promote innovation in sectors like smart agriculture, advanced manufacturing, and energy.|
|The Edmonton Regional Innovation Network (ERIN) is a coalition of organizations in the Edmonton region that supports innovation startups and enterprises. They provide programs aimed at improving market readiness, increasing profitability, and longevity, and help entrepreneurs start and grow innovative businesses.|
|The East Central Alberta Regional Innovation Network envisions a vibrant, innovative, and diverse business environment in the region that creates jobs and grows opportunities for local businesses to export to the global market. They are passionate about helping small businesses innovate, grow, diversify the economy and build a strong entrepreneurial culture in Alberta.|
|The Wood Buffalo Regional Innovation Network serves Northeast AB and supports initiatives, programs, services, and events that strengthen the entrepreneurial and innovation community in the region. They work to capture innovation on the front lines, attract technologies and talent, and inspire a whole new generation of entrepreneurs across Fort McMurray and the entire Wood Buffalo region.|
|The Grande Prairie Regional Innovation Network provides innovators and entrepreneurs in northwestern Alberta with the resources, knowledge and connections to develop, validate, manufacture, market and launch innovations into the marketplace. Their expansive innovation ecosystem has access to resources and expertise in a wide variety of areas, in Alberta and across Canada.|
|APEX: Southeast Alberta Regional Innovation Network supports small and medium enterprises in the region to develop and commercialize new technology and knowledge-based products or services. They help industry clients accelerate technology development and deployment, grow their businesses and enhance competitiveness. They support research and the growth of business, and help the start-up community to build new technology and drive new ideas.|
|The Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta (RINSA) operates with a client service model focused on the client, outcomes and collaboration. They collectively assist start-ups and small businesses to successfully navigate the commercialization system through programs, services and resources, with a focus on technology and innovation.|
Quantum City is the quantum innovation hub at the University of Calgary. In partnership with the Government of Alberta, the University of Calgary and private partner, Mphasis, Quantum City is fostering research breakthroughs in quantum technology,while connecting quantum solutions to industry. Quantum City has three priorities: recruiting talent, building infrastructure, and providing pathways to commercialization for quantum innovations.
Qube’s co-founder and CEO, Alex previously worked as a professional in the oil and gas industry for over 10 years, including eight years in energy technology. He was formerly the Canadian sales and distribution manager for Ambyint and previously worked as a consultant for Aucerna in their Canadian, Australian, and US offices. Alex holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Geological Engineering from the University of British Columbia.
Founded in Calgary, The Rubic is building a future where robots seamlessly integrate into diverse operations, transcending the limitations of traditional automation. Our vision is to create robotic solutions that are not only flexible but can also easily adapt to the evolving needs of an ever-changing supply chain market. By developing systems that effortlessly integrate into ongoing operations, we aim to revolutionize the way goods are moved around the world.
ST Innovations – University of Alberta
Smart Technology (ST) Innovations is a non-profit health technology development center for advancing health innovations from discovery to market. ST Innovations offers health innovation companies, entrepreneurs, and innovators in Canada customized preclinical services, engineering, and connection to clinical expertise. We aim to remove barriers inherent in the health technology development process and allow for early innovations to be better positioned for commercialization stages of development and entering the marketplace.
At TARKKA, our passion is the art of seating and positioning to enhance lives! We are a Canadian company that designs and manufactures unique custom-fitted wheelchair seating systems for those living with spinal injury or conditions like MS and Cerebral Palsy. With backgrounds in physical therapy, clinical education and medical equipment supply, our team has extensive experience in supporting individuals who experience mobility challenges. To enhance people’s lives, there is a need for wheelchair seating systems to be comfortable, breathable, washable and that provide long-term pressure management and skin microclimate control, as protection against skin breakdown and pressure ulcer development. Utilizing additive manufacturing technologies and mass customization, our company is excited at the opportunity to apply cutting edge technology to offer unique seating solutions with the goal to enhance the life experience and health outcomes of wheelchair users.
Tech-Access Canada is a national, not-for-profit organization passionate about expanding the reach of its 60 NSERC-funded Technology Access Centres (TACs) to make their R&D support services accessible to all entrepreneurs and innovators across Canada and contributing to the development of a more inclusive innovation economy.
The Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth (USAY) strives to empower urban Indigenous youth to envision and attain a healthy sustainable future while upholding traditional Indigenous values. USAY provides direction to decision making and builds relationships with organization at all levels: governance, operations and membership, including external working relationships with various partners, funding agencies, and the community at-large.
VizworX is a software solutions company specializing in digitally transforming complex data into easy-to-understand insights. Their immersive experiences, powered by cutting-edge technologies like augmented & virtual reality, web & mobile applications, and artificial intelligence, keep users engaged. As a technology-agnostic company, VizworX identifies the right combination of technologies to solve complex business challenges and deliver tangible benefits, such as improved decision-making, enhanced learning experiences, and deep engagement with data. With VizworX, you’ll have the tools you need to navigate and succeed in today’s ever-changing digital landscape confidently.
The ultimate solution for multi-material printing. ZiprPrint is a polymer solutions company that specializes in design and additive manufacturing solutions for applications in which soft, compliant materials, composites, or otherwise functionalized materials are required. With a material library of over a dozen thermoplastics and manufacturing capabilities up to 600 mm x 600 mm x 660 mm, ZiprPrint is ready to tackle your most challenging problems.