Our region thrives because of the support of investors, elevators, an extensive startup support system, and established and prominent research hubs. Innovation in the region is inclusive - it's happening across diverse sectors and includes social, cultural, sustainable and indigenous innovation.
The Edmonton Region is a place to challenge boundaries, unlock your potential, and achieve the unthinkable.
The Peter S. Allen MR Research Centre is 100% research dedicated, state-of-the-art facility of Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta. It is a home of two full-body MRI systems (3T Siemens Prisma, and 4.7T) backed by a group of very skilled and enthusiastic professionals and provides a wide range of possibilities in magnetic resonance research and clinical research applications.
NAIT’s hands-on, technology-based education and applied research are essential to the productivity and prosperity of Alberta. Graduates have the knowledge and skills employers want. They leave NAIT confident, prepared and in demand.
The Centre for Grid Innovation supports Alberta’s energy transition to an electrified and renewable electricity grid of the future. The centre provides expertise in micro-grid developments, solar installations, and electric vehicle integration, as well as a microgrid testing and validation environment to facilitate new product development.
The Centre for Innovative Media motion capture studio is a 2000 square foot, custom engineered motion and performance capture space in NAIT’s Productivity and Innovation Centre. This motion capture studio opened in early 2021 to meet the needs of a wide variety of technical projects. The studio can capture high fidelity performances involving multiple actors, props and finger tracking. The studio can also assist with motion capture for virtual production and life sciences applications. We have professional technicians with over 10 years’ experience producing animation for TV and film and video games.
The campus is home to three crane simulators, three mobile crane and three boom trucks, and has allowed NAIT to increase capacity in its Crane and Hoisting program by 80 per cent, to accommodate more than 430 students each year
The facility works exclusively with industry to solve problems defined by industry and in collaboration with industry. They have specialities in energy, sensors, additive manufacturing and more
The Technology Access Centre for Sensors and System Integration is a world-class systems integration centre staffed with professional researchers who provide industry with prototyping, product enhancement, testing, and characterization services related to sensors and system integration.
The Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute (NMHI) is a multi-faculty, interdisciplinary teaching and research institute located at the University of Alberta. They are dedicated to discovering how the brain and nervous system function, determining the basis for disease, and translating discoveries into improved prevention and treatment options for individuals impacted by neurological and mental health related diseases and disorders.