Alberta Innovates

Company Description

Alberta Innovates (AI) is the province’s largest research and innovation agency, touching every corner of the province for the benefit of all Albertans. From funding to commercialization, Alberta Innovates is Alberta’s innovation engine that is working to solve today’s challenges, create new opportunities and forge a healthy, sustainable, and prosperous future for Albertans today and for generations to come.

Innovation has never played a more significant role in the future for Alberta. Alberta Innovate’s ability to develop existing industries while introducing new opportunities for growth is critical for Alberta’s future prosperity.

Alberta Innovates mandate is to deliver 21st-century solutions for the most compelling challenges facing Albertans, to support and accelerate research, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Alberta Innovates works closely with partners and collaborators in government, industry, academia, and others to design, deliver and evaluate programs and services to help achieve its mandate.

AI is uniquely positioned to identify and nurture the research and innovation taking place in the province to:

  • Keep Alberta relevant and competitive in the global marketplace.
  • Contribute to a sustainable and diversified economy.
  • Prepare Alberta for a low carbon future.
  • Keep Albertans healthy through the advancement of medical knowledge, treatment, and best clinical practice.

Alberta Innovates has 5 key areas of focus within their 2020-2025 business planning cycle with this being:

  • Digital Health
  • Clean Resource Technologies
  • Smart Agriculture
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Entrepreneurial Ecosystem


To be indisputably recognized as a leader – provincially, nationally, and internationally – in catalyzing research and innovation in Alberta.

Core Principles:

Like the air we breathe, AI’s core principles of accountability, integrity, and respect, give life and meaning to their work and to the impact made in their organization, provincially and globally.

Core Values:

Alberta Innovates values aren’t just words. They guide decision-making; they inspire us to do better and to build a great workplace culture.  Our “Five C’s” are commitment, collaboration, can-do spirit, curiosity, and creativity, and they mean something different to every employee. That’s why we don’t define them.

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