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Program Overview

– Alberta Innovates believes in the benefits of developing and commercializing new technology and knowledge-based products to Alberta’s global competitiveness.

– The Alberta Innovates has two voucher programs (Voucher Program and Micro-voucher Program) to support technology development and help small to medium-sized businesses reduce time to market and improve their competitiveness.

– These programs help subsidize the costs of service providers for the development of technologies in the mid-to-late developmental stages.

– Funding of up to $100,000 can be received to cover the costs of the following activities:

Innovation grant

Company Eligibility

– Be a for-profit SME (fewer than 500 full time employees, less than $50M annual gross revenue).

– Demonstrate the relationship between the Applicant and the Service Provider does not create a conflict of interest.

– Have a physical presence in the province of Alberta.

– Be a legal entity:

  • Incorporated in Alberta, or
  • Incorporated federally AND extra provincially registered in Alberta, or
  • A general partnership, limited partnership or limited liability partnership AND registered in Alberta

– Be in good financial standing with Alberta Innovates and its subsidiaries (i.e. InnoTech Alberta, C-Fer Technologies)

Service Provider Eligibility

– At arm’s length from the applicant

– Provides services/products at reasonable market rates

– Be legally permitted to enter, remain in, and perform services in Canada during the project term

– Be in good financial standing with Alberta Innovates and its subsidiaries

Project Eligibility

Voucher Program

– Have clear, critical “go/no go” milestones

– Completed within the 2-year term

– Submit to other criteria that Alberta Innovates may develop periodically

Micro-Voucher Program

– Completed within the 12-month term

– Submit to other criteria that Alberta Innovates may develop periodically

Project activities include but are not limited to the following:

– New product research and development

– Leading-edge design, engineering and prototype development

– Advanced product testing and refinement

– Patent development

– Advanced market assessments

– Other technology development activities may be considered on a case by case basis

Eligible Expenses

– Labour costs for individuals identified to be performing the service for the provider

– Materials that can be specifically identified for use in the project

– Software critical to the project

– Capital assets critical to the project (on a case by case basis)

– Other costs pre-approved by Alberta Innovates

Funding

This program offers up to $10,000 for the Micro-Voucher program and up to $100,000 in funding for the Voucher program over the course of the project.

The Micro-Voucher Program funds one service provider while the Voucher Program funds up to three service providers, and Applicants are to contribute 25% of total eligible project costs.

Deadline

These programs have a continuous intake period.

For assistance in preparing your submission and to position your application for approval contact EVAMAX Group to help you with the process.

Exploring Cannabis-Based Medicines and Tools (mCannabis) Program for Albertans | EVAMAX Group

Alberta Innovates has proudly announced the Exploring Cannabis-Based Medicines and Tools (mCannabis) Program on December 9, 2019.

The said program aims to provide new opportunity for stakeholders in Alberta’s Cannabis ecosystem collaboration. 

In connection with this, the coordination between stakeholders is projected to result to advance Cannabis research and innovations that aim to enhance patient care, improve patient outcomes, support the training of healthcare professionals, and responsibly grow Canada’s Cannabis industry. 

Related: Expanding the Cannabis Industry Through Big Data 

These opportunities will align to Alberta Innovates’ three research and innovation priorities, the Alberta Research and Innovation Framework (ARIF), and will create economic and health value for Alberta citizens. 

Also, Alberta Innovates acknowledges the collaborative support from the Campus Alberta Neurosciences during launching of the program. 

Objectives of mCannabis Program: 

  • Understand Cannabis phytochemicals for putative pain or analgesic properties (Stream 1).  
  • To improve patient outcomes and to responsibly grow Canada’s Cannabis Industry by understanding how Alberta Innovates can support the use of post-market surveillance data (Stream 2).  
  • Provide a platform of engagement among medical Cannabis stakeholders to coordinate and collaborate to generate evidence and knowledge for more informed Cannabis use.  
  • Provide advisory support for entities seeking engagement and input with healthcare delivery professionals and patients.  
  • To promote Alberta-based research and innovation into local and global markets to support Canada’s Cannabis industry. 
  • To realize economic and health benefits for Albertans. 

Related: High but Not Dry: This Canadian Province is Taking the Cannabis Industry by Storm

Benefits of mCannabis Program: 

Projects that are up to $300,000 for a maximum term of 24 months will be supported by the said program.  

Who can apply: 

  • For potential Applicants seeking funding support for Stream 1 (i.e., phytochemicals and pain), Applicants must demonstrate a significant legal and physical presence in Alberta. 
  • This opportunity is intended for any interested parties working with Cannabis. For potential Applicants seeking to contribute Big Ideas for Stream 2 (i.e., request for ideas – how can Alberta Innovates support the use of post-market data), anyone can apply. Intake is open to all Cannabis-related stakeholders. 

Deadline of Application:  Applications will be accepted until 4:00 pm MST, January 29, 2020. 

 

If you are interested in Exploring Cannabis-Based Medicines and Tools (mCannabis) Program or tax incentives  and other sources of funding, schedule a call with EVAMAX for a free grant consultation.  

 

Reference: www.albertainnovates.ca

 

CanEXport

 

Program Overview

– Alberta Innovates believes in the benefits of developing and commercializing new technology and knowledge-based products to Alberta’s global competitiveness.

– The Alberta Innovates has two voucher programs (Voucher Program and Micro-voucher Program) to support technology development and help small to medium-sized businesses reduce time to market and improve their competitiveness.

– These programs help subsidize the costs of service providers for the development of technologies in the mid-to-late developmental stages.

– Funding of up to $100,000 can be received to cover the costs of the following activities:

Innovation grant

Company Eligibility

– Be a for-profit SME (fewer than 500 full time employees, less than $50M annual gross revenue).

– Demonstrate the relationship between the Applicant and the Service Provider does not create a conflict of interest.

– Have a physical presence in the province of Alberta.

– Be a legal entity:

  • Incorporated in Alberta, or
  • Incorporated federally AND extra provincially registered in Alberta, or
  • A general partnership, limited partnership or limited liability partnership AND registered in Alberta

– Be in good financial standing with Alberta Innovates and its subsidiaries (i.e. InnoTech Alberta, C-Fer Technologies)

Service Provider Eligibility

– At arm’s length from the applicant

– Provides services/products at reasonable market rates

– Be legally permitted to enter, remain in, and perform services in Canada during the project term

– Be in good financial standing with Alberta Innovates and its subsidiaries

Project Eligibility

Voucher Program

– Have clear, critical “go/no go” milestones

– Completed within the 2-year term

– Submit to other criteria that Alberta Innovates may develop periodically

Micro-Voucher Program

– Completed within the 12-month term

– Submit to other criteria that Alberta Innovates may develop periodically

Project activities include but are not limited to the following:

– New product research and development

– Leading-edge design, engineering and prototype development

– Advanced product testing and refinement

– Patent development

– Advanced market assessments

– Other technology development activities may be considered on a case by case basis

Eligible Expenses

– Labour costs for individuals identified to be performing the service for the provider

– Materials that can be specifically identified for use in the project

– Software critical to the project

– Capital assets critical to the project (on a case by case basis)

– Other costs pre-approved by Alberta Innovates

Funding

This program offers up to $10,000 for the Micro-Voucher program and up to $100,000 in funding for the Voucher program over the course of the project.

The Micro-Voucher Program funds one service provider while the Voucher Program funds up to three service providers, and Applicants are to contribute 25% of total eligible project costs.

Deadline

These programs have a continuous intake period.

For assistance in preparing your submission and to position your application for approval contact EVAMAX Group to help you with the process.

Exploring Cannabis-Based Medicines and Tools (mCannabis) Program for Albertans | EVAMAX Group

Alberta Innovates has proudly announced the Exploring Cannabis-Based Medicines and Tools (mCannabis) Program on December 9, 2019.

The said program aims to provide new opportunity for stakeholders in Alberta’s Cannabis ecosystem collaboration. 

In connection with this, the coordination between stakeholders is projected to result to advance Cannabis research and innovations that aim to enhance patient care, improve patient outcomes, support the training of healthcare professionals, and responsibly grow Canada’s Cannabis industry. 

Related: Expanding the Cannabis Industry Through Big Data 

These opportunities will align to Alberta Innovates’ three research and innovation priorities, the Alberta Research and Innovation Framework (ARIF), and will create economic and health value for Alberta citizens. 

Also, Alberta Innovates acknowledges the collaborative support from the Campus Alberta Neurosciences during launching of the program. 

Objectives of mCannabis Program: 

  • Understand Cannabis phytochemicals for putative pain or analgesic properties (Stream 1).  
  • To improve patient outcomes and to responsibly grow Canada’s Cannabis Industry by understanding how Alberta Innovates can support the use of post-market surveillance data (Stream 2).  
  • Provide a platform of engagement among medical Cannabis stakeholders to coordinate and collaborate to generate evidence and knowledge for more informed Cannabis use.  
  • Provide advisory support for entities seeking engagement and input with healthcare delivery professionals and patients.  
  • To promote Alberta-based research and innovation into local and global markets to support Canada’s Cannabis industry. 
  • To realize economic and health benefits for Albertans. 

Related: High but Not Dry: This Canadian Province is Taking the Cannabis Industry by Storm

Benefits of mCannabis Program: 

Projects that are up to $300,000 for a maximum term of 24 months will be supported by the said program.  

Who can apply: 

  • For potential Applicants seeking funding support for Stream 1 (i.e., phytochemicals and pain), Applicants must demonstrate a significant legal and physical presence in Alberta. 
  • This opportunity is intended for any interested parties working with Cannabis. For potential Applicants seeking to contribute Big Ideas for Stream 2 (i.e., request for ideas – how can Alberta Innovates support the use of post-market data), anyone can apply. Intake is open to all Cannabis-related stakeholders. 

Deadline of Application:  Applications will be accepted until 4:00 pm MST, January 29, 2020. 

 

If you are interested in Exploring Cannabis-Based Medicines and Tools (mCannabis) Program or tax incentives  and other sources of funding, schedule a call with EVAMAX for a free grant consultation.  

 

Reference: www.albertainnovates.ca

 

CanEXport

 

Program Overview

The Product Demonstration Program (PDP) looks to provide Alberta-based companies with the opportunity to develop novel and innovative technologies. The government of Alberta and the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade are providing incentives for your business to reduce time to market and commercialize your product.

In 2015, Alberta Innovates (AI) surveyed and identified key performance indicators identified by businesses that led to the success of technology development and implementation. One key factor pointed out by several companies was establishing a partner who could help transition from prototyping to sales. As a result, Alberta Innovates created the Product Demonstration Program to help companies with novel technologies find a strategic partner who could aid in the sales department.

Eligible Companies

To qualify as an Applicant, an Alberta SME is required to satisfy the following criteria:
• be a for-profit SME;
• demonstrate that the SME has engaged with a strategic partner(s), and that the relationship does
not create a conflict of interest;
• have a physical presence in Alberta;
• meet the following definition of an SME: a company with fewer than 500 Full-Time employees, and
less than $50,000,000 annual gross revenue;
• be a legal entity:
1. incorporated in Alberta; or
2. incorporated federally or in another jurisdiction and extra-provincially registered in Alberta; or
3.  a General Partnership, Limited Partnership or Limited Liability Partnership and registered in
Alberta;
• have no outstanding balance or otherwise owe money to Alberta Innovates or its subsidiaries.

Eligible Projects

To qualify for funding all projects must:
• have the participation of an Alberta-based SME as the Applicant, and at least one Strategic Partner;
• start after the execution of the Agreement between Alberta Innovates and the Applicant and must
have clear, critical “go/no go” milestones;
• be completed within two (2) years unless an extension is specifically approved in writing by Alberta Innovates;
• submit to other criteria that Alberta Innovates may develop from time to time.

Project activities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Technology optimization critical for market acceptance
  • Manufacturing of a prototype for a demonstration project
  • Applications for regulatory approval and certifications critical for market acceptance
  • Testing of a prototype in an operational environment
  • Results assessment or verification of technical data.

Eligible Expenditures

  1. Salary and benefits (one-time)
  2. Materials
  3. Capital assets & Software
  4. Sub-contractors

Funding

This program offers up to $300,000 in funding over a maximum 2-year project. The funding amount will be determined on a per-company basis depending on the needs of your business. The amount funded by Alberta Innovates must be matched by the applicant.

Application Deadline

This program has a continuous intake period.

 

For assistance in preparing your submission and to position your application for approval contact EVAMAX Group to help you with the process.

 

 

Program Overview

The Alberta Bio Future (ABF) program encourages strategic alliances between businesses and academic, research and government institutions. These alliances must focus on novel or enhanced bio-industrial products and technologies. The main purpose of this program is to utilize Alberta’s biomass and create a market that is competitive, profitable and efficient. Undoubtedly, the bio-industrial sector remains untapped, this program allows businesses the ability to enter the industry with more wealth of knowledge, by partnering with other institutions you will be better prepared to mitigate challenges.

In particular, the ABF Opportunities program is relevant for companies who would not be able to conduct their projects in a timely manner without funding. This is especially important for companies who are transitioning from research to commercialization but don’t have the financial means to do so efficiently, while also being in a time-sensitive position.

Eligible Companies

Applications must be submitted by:

  • Researchers based in Alberta, and researchers elsewhere conducting projects with
    a benefit to Alberta, or
  • Operating companies or industry groups based in Alberta.

Eligible Projects

Projects must:
• Be completed by December 31, 2020

  • Have the project work carried out primarily in Alberta.
    • Have a direct application to the bio-industrial sector. (Note: Bioindustrial products exclude food, feed or pharma products in this sub-program.)
    • Develop bio-industrial products and bio-industrial technologies that use renewable,
    sustainable biomass, with a focus on agriculture and forestry biomass, produced or available in Alberta.
    • Focus on developments leading to a competitive advantage for Alberta companies or other direct benefits to Alberta.
    • Engage a project team with demonstrated competence, experience, and the organizational capacity to successfully complete the project.

Eligible Expenditures

  1. Salary (one-time)
  2. External Consultants
  3. Travel
  4. Equipment
  5. Materials/Supplies

Funding

Funding for approved full proposals will be established on a per-company basis based on your needs.

Application Deadline

Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2019.

 

For assistance in preparing your submission and to position your application for approval contact EVAMAX Group to help you with the process.