Sponsors - Inventures 2023


Sponsors play an integral role in igniting discovery, facilitating new connections and enriching the innovation community. We are grateful for the invaluable contributions our partners make to the Inventures experience.

Be among the change makers who are pushing the boundaries of innovation. Put the spotlight on your brand, industry knowledge and thought leadership by becoming a sponsor of Inventures 2023. Opportunities can be tailored to meet your strategic goals and budget.

Contact us to explore sponsorship options: inventures@albertainnovates.ca



By seeing beyond the possible, Alberta Innovates solves some of the biggest industry challenges. We support research, the growth of business, and we help the start-up community to build new technology and drive new ideas. We put innovation into action to build a bright future for all Albertans. Our broad scope allows us to make the lives of Albertans better today and for generations to come. We contribute to a diversified economy, cleaner and sustainable environment, and healthier communities. Visit albertainnovates.ca to learn more.





At ATB Financial, we put people first. We got started in 1938 to help Albertans through tough economic times. In that time, we’ve grown and changed from one small Treasury Branch to become the largest Alberta-based financial institution, with assets of $58.5 billion. Along the way, we’ve transformed people’s understanding of what banking can–and should–make possible. And we’re just getting started.


ERA was created in 2009 to help deliver on the province’s environmental and economic goals. ERA takes action on climate change and supports economic growth by investing in the pilot, demonstration and deployment of clean technology solutions that reduce GHGs, lower costs, attract investment, and create jobs in Alberta.

PrairiesCan is proud to sponsor Cultivating AgTech programming at Inventures 2022.

Prairies Economic Development Canada is the department that diversifies the economy across the Canadian Prairies. PrairiesCan leads in building a strong, competitive Canadian economy by supporting business, innovation and community economic development unique to Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.


Gowling WLG is an international law firm built on the belief that the best way to serve you is to be in tune with your world, aligned with your opportunity and ambitious for your success. Focused on key global sectors, including energy, financial services, life sciences, natural resources, infrastructure, real estate and tech. Around the world, our 1,500+ legal professionals and dedicated business support teams apply our deep sector knowledge to understand your business and help you succeed.


Clients in Canada and around the world trust Bennett Jones to solve their most complex legal matters.
What sets them apart from their competitors is their ability to deliver an outstanding client experience, deep knowledge of their clients’ businesses and industries, their history of building long client relationships, and our roster of highly skilled lawyers.


NGIF Capital is a Canadian venture capital firm offering grant and equity financing for cleantech startups with solutions for the gaseous energy sector. NGIF Capital is unique as it brings Canada’s energy industry leadership to every investment taking startups and their ideas from concept to commercialization. NGIF Capital operates Industry Grants (the original Natural Gas Innovation Fund), the Emissions Testing Centre, and Cleantech Ventures.

Department of National Defence


The Department of National Defence supports the Canadian Armed Forces who serve on the sea, on land, and in the air with the NavyArmyAir Force and Special Forces to defend Canadians’ interests at home and abroad.


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.


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.


Founded in 1999, Mitacs has grown far beyond its original focus on applied and industrial research in mathematics. Today, we support a wide range of disciplines, from STEM to social innovation; broadened our undertaking to include college and undergraduate students, as well as new graduates and postdocs; and expanded our network of businesses, hospitals, municipalities, and not-for-profit organizations of all sizes and in all sectors. With close to 400 employees and regional hubs in Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver we are an integral part of Canada’s innovation ecosystem.


The University of Alberta in Edmonton is one of the top teaching and research universities in Canada, with an international reputation for excellence across the humanities, sciences, creative arts, business, engineering and health sciences.


A community of pioneers and discoverers. We’ve been ranked amongst the world’s top universities and we’ve done it by pushing our limits, challenging ourselves to do better, and seeking knowledge – wherever that journey takes us. We’re never afraid to question conventional wisdom, and we share what we find openly and eagerly. It’s an approach that’s led to exponential growth since we were founded in 1966.


Red Deer Polytechnic offers a growing mix of programs in various subject areas and a breadth of credentials, including apprenticeships, certificates, diplomas, micro-credentials and degrees.  RDP offers programming that prioritizes applied learning, industry relevance and multi-disciplinary opportunities. This provides students with engaging learning experiences, direct pathways to employment and well-rounded skillsets that empower them for impact in their workplaces and the world.


Founded in 1967 on traditional Blackfoot land, the University of Lethbridge is one of Canada’s top-ranked universities and leading research institutions. We are one of Alberta’s four comprehensive academic and research universities. Our motto, Fiat Lux – let there be light – refers to the illumination that comes from research and learning.


Do you have dreams to build the next innovative product, solve important challenges or reimagine the future? Are you interested in leading change, growing community or transforming business? Then NAIT’s JR Shaw School of Business is your answer.

As one of Canada’s leading polytechnic business schools, we will harness your inner talent, build your skills and feed your curiosity. Your future will be brighter because of our immersive style of learning and deep relationships with industry.





Mind Alive Inc. manufactures and distributes the latest in Audio-Visual Entrainment (AVE), Cranio-Electro Stimulation (CES), and Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) devices. These stimulation technologies are the fastest-growing approaches in alternative health. They also offer electroencephalogram (EEG) and quantitative EEG (qEEG) services.


AC Robotics started around 2010 as a Scouts team called “Geeks n Nerds” under Calgary’s 18th ANAFVO Scouts Group. It consisted of students with an interest in competing in the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). At the start of 2020, we rebranded to AC Robotics and now host several different teams with robots covering land, air, and water. All of our projects work towards boosting tech talent and create a proving ground for students to push the limits of their skills and knowledge.


In today’s competitive marketplace attention is the currency that truly matters. How do you avoid your brand’s message from getting lost in a noisy, distracted, ever-scrolling world? With captivating visual storytelling that attracts your ideal audience, gets them to stop, take notice and engage with your brand. That’s what we do! We are a full-service commercial photography, brand activation, and custom artwork studio that will get you noticed and get you business.


Mandy Stobo is a passionate artist, actor and mother. She is dedicated to her community, her family and her artwork while always taking in as many new perspectives, experiences and memories that life can offer. With a practice honoring the traditional use of figure ground relationship and formalistic approaches to creating solid, successful compositions, her contemporary work merges together a use of text, chalk and highly saturated hues of paint. For Mandy, the process of creating is just as important as the finished product. Her mark making is not left to chance, but rather follows formal elements of design and aspects of composition.


Trained as a classical Theatrical Set Designer, Ed has over 30 years of Design expertise. Ed’s work includes Academic, Regional, Off-Broadway, and International Theatrical Designs; Theater Consulting, Network Television Design, Experiential Marketing Design, Trade Show Design, and Boutique Retail Design. Ed holds a MFA in Scenic & Lighting Design from UConn & a BFA in Theater Design and Production from USC.


Located in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the world famous Banff Springs hotel stands as a landmark in the picturesque alpine town of Banff, Alberta. Canada’s “Castle in the Rockies,” has been providing legendary hospitality to our guests for more than 130 years.


Founded in 1957, the Pacific Western Group of Companies (PWT) is the largest privately-owned people transportation company in Canada. Today, PWT offers comprehensive transportation services and solutions across the country, with over 5,600 employees and numerous business locations.


Calgary Economic Development is a conduit, connector, catalyst, and storyteller for the city of Calgary. Promoting Calgary as the location of choice for people, investment and business, our work is rooted in positioning Calgary for long-term economic success and shared prosperity for all. We deliver services and initiatives focused on growing and developing across our key sectors.


The VR/AR Association (VRARA) is an international organization designed to foster collaboration between solution providers and end-users that accelerates growth, fosters research and education, helps develop industry best practices, connects member organizations and promotes the services of member companies.


Alberta IoT is a non-profit, member based association that exists to nurture and support the growth of Alberta’s Internet of Things and emerging technology sectors. Our mission is to position Alberta as the worldwide leader in IoT and emerging technology.


Elevate human potential with applied AI. Beyond experimentation, we work together to effectively use data and build tools that optimize performance, mitigate risks, and create new opportunities.


When you’re talking about innovation in Edmonton, the opportunities are limitless. From the sticky problems we solve to the brilliant people who solve them, this has always been a place that sees pathways instead of barriers, that supports and encourages one another, and a place where people can do well – while also doing good for the planet. Edmonton Unlimited is all about harnessing the power of possibility and bringing the best of Edmonton to the world.


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.




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