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Edmonton region a top destination for tech company expansion

Last week the CBRE published its 2021 Scoring Tech Talent report ranking North American jurisdictions based on their attractiveness to companies se…

PBG BioPharma Inc. Receives Health Canada Cannabis Processing Licence

Leduc-based biopharmaceutical company PBG BioPharma announced this week that Health Canada has issued the company a Standard Processing Licence u…

Edmonton Journal Story: Edmonton ranks fastest-growing tech sector in North America, makes CBRE’s top 50 list for the first time

The following article, written by reporter Dustin Cook, appeared in the Edmonton Journal on July 14, 2021.  Edmonton’s tech sector labour force …

From Polykar Inc. CEO – Why I Chose Edmonton and Alberta to Grow My Company

Written by Amir Karim, President & CEO, Polykar Inc.  Yesterday, my company Polykar, a world-class manufacturer of sustainable packing s…

AI innovation will make thyroid ultrasounds faster and easier

MEDO co-founders Dornoosh Zonoobi (left) and Jacob Jaremko. The U of A spinoff comp…

Edmonton ranked a top city in the Americas to invest and conduct business for the future

Edmonton has been ranked among the top five large American cities for Human Capital and Lifestyle by fDi Intelligence, a world leader in invest…

#YEG #YoungEducatedGrowing – By the numbers

In the spring of 2019, not long after Edmonton Global was formed, we commissioned a study to determine where our regional strengths lay from th…

Accessing incentives for agriculture investments just got easier

Just last week, Alberta announced updates to the Canadian Agriculture Partnership (CAP) grant process, making it easier to access funding. CAP …

Edmonton Global recognizes National Indigenous History Month

A short guide to the business community’s role in reconciliation. The Edmonton region is located in central Alberta, Canada, and is home to many…

Edmonton’s hydrogen economy will catapult Canada into a clean energy powerhouse

This op-ed was co-authored by Don Iveson, Mayor of the City of Edmonton and Malcolm Bruce, CEO of Edmonton Global and first appeared in the Jun…

Wild + Pine – Leveraging tech, talent and trees to tackle climate change

Chris Kallal, CEO and founder and Kaitlyn Scaber, Director of Projects & Sustai…

Opinion: New Edmonton plant a giant leap forward for Alberta’s hydrogen economy

Air Products Hydrogen Facility op-ed from Edmonton Global CEO Malcolm Bruce featured in the Edmonton Journal this week: Air Products has announc…

CBC Radio Interview: Fuelling the future with hydrogen with Brent Lakeman

Brent Lakeman of Edmonton Global sat down Thursday morning with Mark Connolly of CBC Radio Edmonton AM to discuss the Hydrogen Initiative and t…

Air Products to build world’s largest net-zero hydrogen energy complex in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region

Today, Air Products (NYSE:APD), a world leader in hydrogen production, announced a multi-billion dollar plan to build a landmark, net-zero hy…

Edmonton could dominate “Fuel of the Future” market with clean energy supply

Existing infrastructure and programs offer excellent opportunities to support a hydrogen economy in Canada. Alberta is currently Canada’s leading …

Edmonton International Airport teams up to “ag-celerate” food exports

Edmonton International Airport (EIA) is launching a new manufacturing facility to help emerging Canadian food innovators access new markets by fi…

Edmonton region to attract direct air flights

  Edmonton Global, in partnership with the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board, BOMA, NAIOP, and the Greater Edmonton Region Chambers of C…

Merck Canada to invest in Alberta synthetic data project

New partnership will explore the ability to use synthetic data to unlock health data utilization. Today Health City and the Institute of Health …

Roche Canada Launches National Artificial Intelligence Centre of Excellence

Roche partners with AI leaders Amii, Mila and the Vector Institute to drive digital transformation in health Hoffmann-La Roche Limited (Roche Ca…

Edmonton company blazes new trail in drug discovery

A University of Alberta spinoff company, 48Hour Discovery is using their technology to both de-risk and accelerate the drug discovery process. …

New partnership aims to leverage Edmonton’s strengths in AI/ML expertise

Attabotics partners with Amii, AltaML to boost AI capabilities for supply chains Two key organizations in the Edmonton region AI ecosystem, …

Fast-growing Edmonton startup helps get new drugs to market sooner

DrugBank began in a U of A bioinformatics lab and is now used by scientists, pharmaceutical companies and other customers around the world. An…

U of A rises 20 spots in leading global ranking of top universities

Quality of faculty members and research performance bolster best-ever showing in latest CWUR rankings. The University of Alberta struck deep int…

Edmonton-area municipalities will co-invest to attract business to the region

Thirteen Edmonton-area municipalities have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at improving collaboration to bring more investment to th…

Edmonton region leads in manufacturing productivity

A strong and growing cluster Did you know the Edmonton Metropolitan Region is home to one of Canada’s major manufacturing clusters? In fa…

Opinion: Edmonton region poised to capitalize on the hydrogen economy

A hydrogen manufacturing unit at the Scotford Shell site, near Fort Saskatchewan. F…

Government of Canada supports Alberta agri-food sector with investment in BioNeutra

Federal investment of $2.94 million will double BioNeutra’s manufacturing capacity, enabling this growing firm to capitalize on global consumer…

Global R&D acceleration creates opportunity to grow pharmaceutical sector in Alberta, say experts

“Internationally, the biotechnology sector is more exciting now than it’s ever been,” said Dr. Lorne Tyrrell, director of the Li Ka Shing Insti…

Event highlights – The California market for hydrogen

Understanding international demand for Alberta hydrogen exports As the world transitions to renewable energy sources, hydrogen will play an in…

Unleashing the global potential of cellular agriculture

Future Fields co-founders Matthew Anderson-Baron, Jalene Anderson-Baron and Lejjy G…

Business incubator expands

Food companies that are not yet big enough to build their own processing facilities can rent suites at the Agrivalue Processing Business Incuba…

We’re Hiring: Senior Manager, Business Development

The Senior Manager, Business Development is a central role to the Investment and Trade team. This role will focus on investor services, deal flow m…

Biotech innovators see ‘growing opportunity’ in Alberta’s drug and vaccine industry

Alberta’s world-class talent and expertise, as well as its biotechnology infrastructure, will help the sector thrive through COVID-19 and beyon…

New tech converts waste into clean energy

    Stamped Engineering has developed a clean energy technology that converts organic waste into useable a clean energy source in three …

Investors should look to Alberta for their biotech investments

Competitive advantages combined with new government policy create near-term investment opportunities in western Canada The pandemic has crea…

Edmonton tech firm building bridges to net zero future

IFS has entered into an agreement with Westcan Bulk Transport and have implemented IFS’ technology on one of their trucks with five more to be ou…

Temperature Log Confirms Geothermal Power Generation Potential in Alberta

Photo courtesy of Voltage Wireline Inc. No. 1 Geothermal LP is pleased to announce that its recently completed detailed temperature …

We’re hiring: Manager, Engagement & Partnerships

Opportunity Edmonton Global is seeking a Manager Engagement & Partnerships to join our Strategy & Innovation division.  Th…

Edmonton’s Global Connectivity Advantage

Part 1- Planes This is Part 1 of a 2-part series Planes, trains and…boats? Rethinking the global connectivity of the Edmonton Me…

BioNeutra to develop new ‘gut health’ nutraceutical products

Canadian research organizations to provide funding for the multi-phase project BioNeutra Global Corporation has announced the la…

Locally developed drug secures FDA approval

Aurinia becomes one of only nine Canadian companies to secure this approval Earlier this month, Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. announc…

Edmonton nanotech to provide better, more reliable COVID testing

Dr. David Antoniuk, P.Eng. is the CEO of Applied Quantum Materials Inc. Applied Quantum Materials (AQM), a local nanotechnology firm…

New Solar manufacturer to set up at EIA

WeFaces Technology Inc. to develop and manufacture advanced solar products at Alberta Aerospace and Technology Centre An example of the …

Edmonton’s ShookIOT acquired by Chicago-based software company

Edmonton’s ShookIOT founders Dave Shook and Leanna Chan recently announced the company’s acquisition by Chicago-based software company Uptake. …

Appointment announcement – Chris McLeod, Vice President, Global Marketing and Communications

Edmonton Global is pleased to announce that Chris McLeod, MBA has been promoted to the role of Vice President, Global Marketing and Commun…

ATB Capital Markets focuses on Growth and Innovation: Advancing traditional and growth industries

ATB Capital Markets, the capital markets arm of ATB Financial, has broadened its sector expertise and resources to include an expert te…

Canadian Rockies Hemp Corporation Closes Financing to Complete Build-Out of North America’s Largest Industrial Hemp Processing Facility

Canadian Rockies Hemp Corporation Logo (CNW Group/Canadian Rockies Hemp Corporation) On February 2, 2021 Canadian Rockies Hemp Corporation&…

How growing global electric car sales could be a boon for Alberta

Lithium used in batteries found in brine already pumped by oil operations Lithium, a key component in electric vehicle batteries, can be…

Edmonton region tech companies raise more than $246 million since January 2020

Jeff Bell, Director of Research and Business Intelligence weighs in on what he’s seeing in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region’s tech sector …

University of Alberta and Brass Dome Ventures Ltd. launch imYEG accelerator to increase commercialization of research-driven innovations

New industry-led accelerator will address and overcome the earliest barriers faced by researchers just starting on the path to commercialization. …

Stantec named fifth most sustainable company in the world, first in North America

Stantec was named the fifth most sustainable company in the world and first in North America by Corporate Knights, which released its 2…

Interview: Ray Muzyka, Co-Founder of BioWare

Ray Muzyka is the founder and former CEO of BioWare, and an impact investor. IBR: You and your co-founder Dr. Greg Zeschuk originall…

Jobber’s success helping pave way for continued tech growth in Edmonton

Sam Pillar, Jobber’s CEO and co-founder, says the new financing will help the Edmonton firm grow to become a global technology company. (Submitte…

Developing strategies for the Edmonton Metropolitan Region’s economy

This morning Lynette Tremblay, Global Edmonton’s Vice President, Strategy and Innovation joined Danielle Smith on her talk show on 630 …

Technology & Innovation in the Edmonton region – it’s an opportunity right now

For companies looking to adopt artificial intelligence (AI) and other innovative technologies into their business operations, the Edmon…

The Edmonton region’s nutraceuticals industry – it’s an opportunity right now

Image supplied by BioNeutra Nutraceuticals are part of a large and growing market in natural health products that include things like functional…

The Edmonton region’s pharmaceutical industry – it’s an opportunity right now

Entos Pharmaceuticals (CNW Group/Entos Pharmaceuticals) The Edmonton region has all the ingredients needed to attract investment into pharmaceut…

The Edmonton region can compete to win

The Edmonton region can compete to win. It’s time to unlock our global potential

Jeff Bell joins Edmonton Global

Edmonton Global is excited to welcome Jeff Bell as its new Director of Research and Business Intelligence. Jeff has more than 15 years of ex…

Jobber recognized as fastest growing

Jobber’s Forrest Zeisler and Sam Pillar. Photo credit, Globe and Mail Jobber, has been recognized as one of North America’s fastest-…

API grows pharma manufacturing capacity

Applied Pharmaceutical Innovation (API) has passed an important milestone in securing the Edmonton Metropolitan Region’s place as a global play…

AltaML named Fast 50 company to watch

AltaML has received a Deloitte Fast 50, Companies-to-Watch award. The award spotlights emerging companies that exhibit strong growth an…

No shortage of awards for BioNeutra

Edmonton region company’s product named top ingredient & ranked fasted growing What began as a struggling start-up in the Edmonton Resea…

Greater Edmonton Region Well-Suited to Become Canada’s First Hydrogen Node

New report from Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Hydrogen Task Force Builds on Previous Finding that Canadian Hydrogen has a Market Poten…

Canadian Innovators Take Rising COVID Cases Head-On

Dr. Mark Curial demonstrates use of the portable Aerosol Containment Tent (ACT) on a mannequin (credit: MACH32 Edmonton-based compan…

Most affordable major city in Canada – Edmonton

Affordability and high salaries – a major draw for attracting top tech talent Edmonton has been earning high marks when it comes housing aff…

Consider Canada City Alliance Identifies New Path Forward for Canada’s Foreign Direct Investment Strategy

Direct consultation with Federal Minister Navdeep Bains identifies greater role for Canada’s leading cities/metro regions The Consider Canad…

Alberta project validates first synthetic health dataset in province

Project Increases Data Accessibility While Maintaining Patient Privacy  The health innovation community has one more approach to…

HOW NABATI FOODS IS CARVING OUT A SPOT IN THE PLANT-BASED FOOD MARKET

The Edmonton-based company sells cheesecakes and cheese shreds, and will soon launch a line of meat alternatives and expand into the U.S….

Join Edmonton Global at World Summit AI

World Summit AI is the world’s leading and largest AI summit bringing together the global AI ecosystem of industry, technology, startup…

New rapid COVID-19 test taking off at EIA

GLC, Edmonton company, testing new technology exclusively at airport  In partnership with GLC Medical (GLCM) Inc., a subsidiary …

Edmonton receives platinum certification for the Data for Canadian Cities Project

September 21, 2020 Today, the World Council on City Data (WCCD) recognized the City of Edmonton for achieving ISO 37120 Platinum c…

Showcasing Alberta’s AI advantage

Alberta’s government is supporting artificial intelligence and machine learning, with $9 million in funding for the Alberta Machine Int…

Canadian town seeking Australian farmers and Agrifood investors

Although rising global temperatures by just two to three degrees will most likely cause crop failures in many other parts of the world, Canada,…

Edmonton ICE District properties earn international award

Stantec Tower, JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District, and The Legends Private Residences in downtown Edmonton’s Ice District have been awarded the …

Newly released white paper explores the Edmonton Metropolitan Region’s potential as a ‘hydrogen node’

The Transition Accelerator has released a white paper – Towards Net-Zero Energy Systems in Canada: A Key Role for Hydrogen. The report …

ATCO TO BUILD ALBERTA’S FIRST HYDROGEN BLENDING PROJECT WITH ERA SUPPORT

Canadian Utilities, an ATCO company, announced it has been awarded $2.8 million in funding from Emission Reductions Alberta’s (ERA) Nat…

Invest in Canada report studies the Edmonton region’s strength in AI

The Edmonton Metropolitan Region was featured in a recent report – Betting on Red and White: International Investment in Canadian AI. The r…

Canada introduces more study and work permit flexibility

Three new measures have been introduced to help individuals pursue Canadian study and work opportunities amid the coronavirus pandemic. Cana…

U of A researchers develop tool to help build better prosthetic limbs

(Photo: Getty Images) Neuroscientists look into the complex physical and mental co-ordination needed for seemingly simple movements. …

COVID-19 continues to spark growth for Edmonton education tech firm

Showbie looks to scale hybrid learning – raises $5 million in a Series A round led by Vancouver-based Rhino ventures. Th…

TransPod signs deal with Alberta to develop hyperloop track connecting Edmonton, Calgary

Image credit: TransPod Toronto-based AutoTech startup TransPod has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the provincial go…

Songistry – using artificial intelligence to rock the music industry

“We’re solving some incredible problems within the global music industry,” says Curtis Serna, CEO of Songistry, “and we’re thrilled to …

Alberta’s plant-based food sector receives federal support

Parliamentary Secretary Terry Duguid announces more than $2.6 million to help Alberta businesses grow and create jobs August…

FunnelAI Announces Global Expansion and AI Business Development Strategy Through a Partnership with Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute

The industry’s leading real-time artificial intelligence (AI) semantic search platform provider, FunnelAI, located in Texas, USA, has p…

Granify – Powering the world’s biggest brands

Jeff Lawrence, CEO, Granify Edmonton region e-commerce giant uses big data to predict the future More than 3 billion shopper sess…

$58 MILLION ANNOUNCED FOR NATURAL GAS INNOVATIONS WORTH $155 MILLION

ERA supports 20 projects that create jobs, attract investment, and reduce emissions Leveraging artificial intelligence and machi…

Fort Saskatchewan chosen for new ATCO project

FORT SASKATCHEWAN, ALBERTA, (Tuesday, July 21, 2020) – Fort Saskatchewan is pleased to be chosen as the site of ATCO hydrogen blending …

Talent in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region

Edmonton Global has launched their latest video highlighting another regional asset of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region –  Talent. …

RJ Maclean – Disrupting the status quo to bring innovation to the energy industry

Kiely Maclean, President and CEO of RJ Maclean. RJ Maclean is working to modernize the energy industry, using innovative technology…

Data and trends with Tomas

The unique blend of data scientist, economist, and Swedish dairy farmer all rolled into regular updates on our region, economics, and trends. Keep …

THE ALBERTA PETROCHEMICALS INCENTIVE PROGRAM WILL ENHANCE ALBERTA’S ABILITY TO ATTRACT INVESTMENT

July 9, 2020 – Fort Saskatchewan – The Government of Alberta today announced the Alberta Petrochemicals Incentive Program (APIP), designed to attra…

World’s-largest airport solar farm arriving at EIA

Alpin Sun to build 627-acre facility on west-side of airport lands. July 7, 2020 (Edmonton, AB) – Edmonton International Airport (EI…

Another global ranking for Edmonton region

The Edmonton Metropolitan Region was featured in Startup Genome’s 2020 Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER).   …

Alberta – lowest corporate tax rate in Canada

The Alberta government has announced a Job Creation Tax Cut aimed at making Alberta a magnet for new business investment. This corporate tax cut wi…

U of A researcher to test whether COVID-19 antibodies provide long-term immunity

A study analyzing thousands of blood samples to determine whether having COVID-19 antibodies confers long-term immunity is one of 13 U of A researc…

Entos Pharmaceuticals Announces Selection of Lead DNA Vaccine Candidates for COVID-19 and a $4.2M Award to Move Forward with Phase I/II Human Trials

In preclinical studies, two lead Fusogenix DNA vaccine (Covigenix) candidates demonstrated high immunogenicity and efficacy. Lead candidates to be …

New plant-based manufacturer sets up at EIA

Plant Plus to manufacture plant fibre products in Alberta Aerospace and Technology Centre Sugarcane fiber straw June 24, 2020…

Concordia University of Edmonton and Adventus LifeFoods Inc. announce new residency through BMO-CIAR

Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE) is proud to announce a new residency with Adventus LifeFood Inc. (Adventus) within the BMO Centr…

INNOVATION IS KEY TO THE “NEW NORMAL”

Lately, we’ve been hearing a lot about the “new normal” – what the world will look like after this global pandemic has left its mark on…

Covid-19 sparks growth for Edmonton education tech firm

More than 3 million teachers in 136 countries are finding the Showbie products invaluable in their shift to online learning  In 2012…

Token Bitters is scaling up and building international export opportunities

Token Naturals is a cannabis company located in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region, focused on extraction and derivative products  …

Edmonton’s startup ecosystem in global 100

Edmonton climbed 4 spots in StartupBlink’s global ranking of cities by startup ecosystem, placing it firmly in the top 100 at 91 out of a t…

New carbon solution in Alberta delivers use for industrial emissions

World’s largest capacity CO2 pipeline part of expandable captu…

EIA setting records with cargo charter flights

Two of the three Antonov AN-124 planes expected at EIA arrived late on Friday, May 29. (Credit to Edmonton International Airport) Mu…

Alberta Shows Stunning Growth in 2019, Opportunity in 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented event that has forced all businesses to re-evaluate their markets, risks, and priorities. In this…

Edmonton Global welcomes Mustafa Sahin as VP of Investment and Trade

Edmonton, June 1, 2020 – Mustafa Sahin joins Edmonton Global as Vice President of Investment and Trade.&nbsp…

Global Briefing: Economic impacts of COVID-19 on Business in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region

On Thursday, May 14, Edmonton Global hosted a briefing on the economic and business implications of the continued Covid-19 pandemic. …

U of A pharmaceutical institute leads effort to fill looming hospital drug shortage

Applied Pharmaceutical Innovation, a non-profit institute based at the U of A, is co-ordinating co-ordinating labs in Alberta to manufacture two dr…

Collaborate Locally, Compete Globally

The 2019 Edmonton Global Annual Report highlights the work done over the past year as we…

Meet our Leaders

Today, Edmonton Global launched a video series entitled “Meet our Leaders” highlighting businesses in key sectors that are primed for g…

University of Alberta to host COVID-19 webinar series

The office of Lifelong Learning at the University of Alberta’s faculty of Medicine & Dentistry will be hosting a weekly COVID-19 webinar se…

Global Briefing: Business and Economy of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region

On Friday, April 24, Edmonton Global hosted a briefing on the economic and business implications of the combined crisis of Covid-19 and t…

Haskap berries: northern Alberta’s new superfood

Haskap berries Photo credit: Sara Jewell Photography Growing new markets for Canada’s fruit industry When you bite into a has…

Consider Canada City Alliance Impact of COVID-19 on FDI activities in Canada

Consider Canada City Alliance Inc. | www.considercanada.com  Proposal to Government of Canada from Consider Canada City Alliance on the impa…

How the U of A’s Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology is responding to the COVID-19 crisis

Lorne Tyrrell, founding director of the Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology, says some of Canada’s top virologists at the institute are focusing on r…

City of St. Albert Announces New 600,000 SF Distribution Centre Development

The City of St. Albert and QuadReal Property Group are pleased to announce the development of a 600,000 square foot distribution facility for t…

Update on Edmonton Global’s activities during the Covid-19 pandemic

The situation across Canada, Alberta, and our region is changing rapidly. As of March 16, we have requested that staff work from home. All trav…

Opinion: It’s time to go global

Lynette Tremblay, Edmonton Global’s Vice President, Strategy & Innovation and one of the authors of GOING GLOBAL: A GUIDE TO COMPETING IN A GLO…

Project Edmonton: Improbable’s newest venture builds on SpatialOS success

From talented engineers, to artists, producers and designers, “the Edmonton region’s got a big enough footprint where there’s talented and experien…

Edmonton-developed Job Site Insights bridges construction and technology

PCL’s Mark Bryant, Canadian CIO of the Year. PCL Construction is preparing to take its cutting-edge platform to the next level  …

Beamdog: a business with ‘unimaginable’ potential for global reach

Trent Oster, chief executive officer and co-founder of Beamdog. (Photo by: Emily Rendell-Watson)  The growth of the global video game in…

Greg Zeschuk – a modern renaissance man

It’s mid-morning on a Tuesday and Ritchie Market at 76 Avenue and 95 Street is bustling. People are lined up to order pour-overs from the c…

DeZURIK opens Rapid Fulfillment Center

DeZURIK Opens Rapid Fulfillment Centre in Leduc To Provide Industrial Valves to Alberta Facilities SARTELL, MN – DeZURIK, Inc. announced the Jan…

Entos secures $109M partnership to create new inflammatory disease therapies

An Edmonton company headed by a University of Alberta cancer researcher is developing new therapies to treat autoimmune and inflammatory diseases l…

Update: EY Report on EEDC, Edmonton Global, and Tech Innovation

This afternoon, the EY report on EEDC, Edmonton Global, and Tech Innovation was presented to Edmonton City Council. The report’s recommendation…

EY Report on Economic Development and Innovation

Earlier today, the City of Edmonton released a report from EY regarding Edmonton Global, the Edmonton Economic Development Corporatio…

Custom-food manufacturer is ‘the kitchen behind the kitchen’

Custom-food manufacturer is ‘the kitchen behind the kitchen’

Global talent and IRCC programs and supports for employers

In partnership with Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Edmonton Global is hosting two information sessions on global t…

Disruption from above

How Pegasus Imagery is turning intelligence into opportunities for disaster response and beyond

Edmonton metro region leads Canada in export growth

Based on Stats Can data available at https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/en/catalogue/71-607-X2019009 New data on export growth shows the Edmonton M…

Flourishing software app Jobber blazing the trail for Alberta tech startups

Jobber’s Forrest Zeisler and Sam Pillar. Photo credit, Globe and Mail It’s been eight years since University of Alberta graduates Sa…

AMII INNOVATES ANNOUNCES FIRST COHORT, LOOKS TO ACCELERATE AI ADOPTION

Image courtesy Unsplash The Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) has launched Amii Innovates, a program aimed to guides tea…

Emerging tech sector promises better economic balance

Edmonton is home to the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute and is becoming a hub for Artificial Intelligence. Laura Kilcrease is on …

Sparking a global conversation

Edmonton Global CEO, Malcolm Bruce speaking at launch, June 20, 2019 On June 20, 2019, the team at Edmonton Global set out to start a conversati…

At the Heart of the Region

If energy is the backbone of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region, then Alberta’s Industrial Heartland is its heartbeat.   The petro…

Robotic Arms: Amii and BLINC team up to improve quality of life after limb loss

Transformation starts with learning. That’s a slogan tied to the idea of innovation, and what better place to embody this idea than the Alberta Mac…

Autonomous vehicle research receives $14.9-million provincial funding boost

The University of Alberta Faculty of Engineering has been put in the driver’s seat of a $14.9-million Centre for Autonomous Systems in Strengthenin…

Choose your AI in business adventure

There’s no doubt that artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are the next big step for enterprise. The frequency of AI projects has…

Researchers are looking to technology and education to help prepare for the increasing number of fires predicted

Fast moving wildfire, flames and smoke are encompassing everything. As another wildfire season is well underway in Alberta, it’s imp…

Engineer and entrepreneur: Nicolas Olmedo brings real-world application to robotic vehicles

Who would you send to inspect a tailings pond? To survey an unstable toxic environment? Or even mine an asteroid in space? Nicolas Olmedo would sen…

U of A EcoCar Team brings home efficiency and innovation wins

When last we saw them, the University of Alberta’s EcoCar team was preparing to leave for the Shell Eco-marathon Americas in Sonoma, Ca…

Gene responsible for toxic metal accumulation in durum wheat identified

Researchers complete genome assembly of durum wheat, identify gene responsible for cadmium accumulation. Heads of durum wheat. Research …

Using bacteria to devour greenhouse gas—and produce bio fuels

(Edmonton) Researchers across the province were awarded $20.5 million in funding today to support clean energy technology developme…

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