View this email in your browser

Nominations Open for the 2019-2020 Technology Alberta Board of Directors

Technology Alberta is pleased to feature Alberta Technology Companies that collectively are hiring 1000 people over the next year. See below for this Month's Feature Companies.

1) Absorb LMS
2) Intellimedia
3) Mover
4) Pason

1) Search started for new CEO of TEC Edmonton
2) Dr. John Wilson appointed president, chief executive officer, Innovate Calgary
3) 14 U of A clean energy projects receive funding boost
4) AI, Robotics, Cybersecurity, Exponential Health and More - Announcing the First Cohort of Speakers for the SingularityU Canada 2019 Summit
5) Alberta-Europe Technology Collaboration Fund
6) Alberta Investor Tax Credit program

Innovation Events:

 1) Wed, February 6, 13, 20, 27 12 PM - Calgary: Rainforest Alberta - Lunch Without Lunch
 2) Wed, February 6, 13, 20, 27 11:45 AM - Edmonton: Rainforest Alberta - Lunch Without Lunch
 3) Wed, February 6, ATB  7:00 PM - Calgary - Tech on Tap: Where Technology Meets Biology
 4) Mon, February 11 5:30 PM -  Edmonton: Leading Through Change - Lougheed Leadership College Lectures
 5) Wed, February 13 6:00 PM - Edmonton: Founders vs. Funders: The Battle for Startup Capital
 6) February 19 and 20 - Edmonton: Oteenow Employment and Training Society: Industry Engagement Conference and Tradeshow
 7) Thu, February 21 4:00 PM - Edmonton - Rainforest Alberta: Connector
 8) Tue, February 26 6:00 PM - Calgary - Alberta IoT Technology Association: The Future of Alberta's Economy
 9) Thu, February 28 5:30 PM - Edmonton - An introduction to Exponential Technologies and the Alberta Clean Tech ecosystem
10) Tue, March 5 8:40 AM - Calgary: W21C Research and Health Innovation Day
11) March 5 and 6 Edmonton: Blockchain & Technology Symposium Event & Pitch Competition 
12) Wed, March 6 9:00 PM Calgary: 2019 New Materials, Biomaterials, and Nanomaterials Workshop
13) April 23-24 - Edmonton - 2019 SingularityU Canada Summit
14) June 5 to 7 - Calgary - Inventure$ 2019

Volunteer Opportunies

1) Chief Information Officer: Technology Alberta

Nominations Open for the 2019-2020 Technology Alberta Board of Directors

Technology Alberta is pleased to announce that nominations for the 2019-2020 Board of Directors are open. Technology Alberta’s Board of Directors governs the association's activities and represents the Alberta advanced technology eco-system to the outside world. Technology Alberta's primary role is to support the growth of Alberta's small to medium sized businesses.

As Volunteers, Board Members have the opportunity to drive the future direction of the association by participating in the nomination of board members. The Technology Alberta community is unique, and we rely on our members to identify the leaders who will provide thoughtful insight and vision to the organization.

Technology Alberta is led by a group of committed and passionate entrepreneurs and experts from a number of industries. They are driven by their shared vision of a diversified and thriving Alberta economy that is sustained by a strong and world-class advanced technology eco-system.

Please Contact for more information



ABTEC1000: Technology Alberta is pleased to feature Alberta Technology Companies that collectively are hiring 1000 people over the next year. This initiative was originally called the ABTEC100, but there are so many jobs out there - we have expanded it to ABTEC1000.  See below for this Month's Feature Companies.

Absorb develops learning technology. Working with purpose and expanding the limits of what's possible for Learning Management Systems so customers can confidently steamroll their competition. Absorb Software anticipates the next trend in order to propel eLearning, so customers don't have to. Through design, security and customer service Absorb seamlessly conquers a spectrum of customer challenges.

Current Roles (Calgary):

⦁ Software Developer 
⦁ Software Developer
⦁ Client Onboarding Specialist
⦁ Product Development - Developer
⦁ Product Implementation Analyst - Business Intelligence
⦁ Solution Architect
⦁ Solution Architect
⦁ Solution Architect
⦁ Senior Manager, Marketing Operations (Calgary)
⦁ Product Implementation Analyst - Business Intelligence

Intellimedia offers services and solutions that maximize the value of systems and data to power and achieve organizational success. Equipped with extensive knowledge and experience in business process, data management, and integration, Intellimedia helps organizations expand capabilities of existing systems, as well as complements them with customized solutions. Our goal is to ensure solutions are tailored to help maximize all the benefits your technology and information has to offer.

Intellimedia is committed to providing education analytics and integration solutions to help schools power student success! Among our flagship education solutions are Dossier Education Management System, InteliLink and SchoolEngage.

Current openings at Intellimedia (Edmonton):  
  • Junior Developer
  • Solution Architect

Mover is a software-as-a-service startup specializing in enterprise cloud-to-cloud data migrations.

Current openings at Mover (Edmonton):  
  • Senior Software Developer
  • Customer Success

Pason products are designed to be durable, mobile and reliable to meet today’s demanding rig conditions. Technologies monitor critical operations at the rig in real-time to provide an accurate overview of current rig activity. This translates to increased rig up-time, improved efficiency and reduced operating costs. Pason provides knowledge to clients that require operations to run on schedule. Pason’s Data Hub is critical for real-time drilling data analysis – anticipating, identifying and optimizing performance issues that affect a company's bottom line.

Current Roles (Calgary):
⦁ Junior Software Developer (Datahub)
⦁ Software Developer (Site Reliability Team) 
⦁ EDR Technical Support Analyst
⦁ Product Line Manager (Junior) - Rigsite Data & Acquisition
⦁ Software Developer (Full Stack Developer)
⦁ Technical Communicator (Spanish)



Search started for new CEO of TEC Edmonton

Technology Alberta Note: Interested candidates should contact TEC Edmonton for Further Info.

News Release: TEC Edmonton CEO Chris Lumb Resigns Effective June 30, 2019

Posted: January 18, 2019

Innovation awards 044

Edmonton, AB, Canada (January 16, 2019). Effective June 30, 2019, Chris Lumb will resign as the chief executive officer of TEC Edmonton, a joint venture between the University of Alberta (UAlberta) and Edmonton Economic Development (EEDC). Since December 2009, Lumb has led the not-for-profit that accelerates emerging technology companies and commercializes UAlberta research into business opportunities.

“On behalf of the board, we thank Chris for his tremendous work leading the TEC Edmonton team and being an instrumental force in developing Edmonton as a leader in innovation and entrepreneurship,” said Wayne Karpoff, chair, TEC Edmonton board of directors. “Over the last decade, we’ve been fortunate to have Chris’s expertise, determination and passion. The growth we’ve seen over the last several years is very much in part due to Chris. We wish him the best in the next chapter of his journey.”

More Info


Dr. John Wilson appointed president, chief executive officer, Innovate Calgary

A message from Interim Vice-President (Research) André Buret
January 10, 2019
John Wilson has been appointed president, chief executive officer, Innovate Calgary. Photo courtesy of Innovate Calgary

John Wilson has been appointed president, chief executive officer, Innovate Calgary. Photo courtesy of Innovate Calgary

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. John Wilson, PhD, as president and chief executive officer, Innovate Calgary, effective Jan. 1, 2019. 

In this role, Dr. Wilson will be responsible for the management and operation of Innovate Calgary, the innovation transfer and business incubator centre at the University of Calgary. Dr. Wilson will also work with the Office of the Vice-President (Research) (VPR) to support our innovation-driven research community via the Research Services Office, the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking, the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Global Research Initiative in Sustainable Unconventional Hydrocarbon Resources, and other university research institutes

More Info


14 U of A clean energy projects receive funding boost

U of A spinoff that turns windows into solar panels among projects sharing more than $20 million from Alberta Innovates.

Morteza Javadi shines a flashlight on the silicon-based liquid film he is developing with U of A chemist Jonathan Veinot through the spinoff company Advanced Quantum Materials. The project was one of 29 across Alberta that received $20.4 million in new provincial funding. (Photo: Michael Brown)


Before coming to the University of Alberta from Iran in 2012 to pursue an education in nanotechnology, Morteza Javadi knew he loved chemistry but wasn’t sure how his education would help him beyond university.

Turns out he didn’t have to leave the university at all to begin his career in the private sector where he perfected a technology that is rewiring the thinking behind solar energy.

“I never thought that one day I’d graduate and just start an industry job,” said Javadi, who stepped into a career with U of A spinoff Applied Quantum Materials (AQM)—developing a silicon-based film that turns windows into solar panels—without switching lab benches.

Read More


AI, Robotics, Cybersecurity, Exponential Health and More - Announcing the First Cohort of Speakers for the SingularityU Canada 2019 Summit

Meet the First Cohort of Summit 2019 Speakers

SingularityU Canada today announced the first cohort of speakers for The Summit 2019. Building on the success of the inaugural Summit in 2017, SingularityU Canada is expanding the conversation and sharing the best of Canadian and international technology, innovation, and the big ideas that are shaping our world today - and in the future.

The first cohort of speakers includes experts in Robotics, Blockchain, Future of Food, Exponential Health, Cleantech, Cybersecurity and more; Dr. Irwin Adam(Future of Food), Dr. David Bray (Cybersecurity), Anne Connelly (Blockchain),  Dr. Philip Marc Edgcumbe (Exponential Medicine), Suzanne Gildert (AI and Robotics), Jane Kearns (Cleantech), Jeffery Rogers (Leadership and Innovation), Dr. Tiffany Vora (Exponential Health), Shawn Kanungo (Innovation), Pascal Finette (Corporate Innovation) and Matthew Spoke (Blockchain).

     Dr. Irwin Adam

      Future of Food Faculty

      Dr. David Bray 

    Impact & Disruption Faculty 

     Anne Connelly

         Blockchain Faculty

 Dr. Philip Edgcumbe

           Medicine Faculty

      Pascal Finette

    Chair, Entrepreneurship &                         Open Innovation 

    Dr. Suzanne Gildert

             AI/Robotics Faculty 

    Shawn Kanungo

      Disruption Strategist &
          Keynote Speaker

       Jane Kearns

         Cleantech Faculty

     Jeffrey Rogers

         Principal Facilitator,
        Singularity University 

      Matthew Spoke

          Blockchain Faculty


    Dr. Tiffany Vora

 Faculty Director & Vice Chair,
 Singularity University
 Digital Biology and Medicine

Will You Be at The Summit?

Join leaders from across Canada in Edmonton, Alberta on April 23rd & 24th for the SingularityU Canada Summit 2019. 

With a focus on the big questions surrounding Energy, Health, Citizenship, and Prosperity, the Summit features a dynamic and hands-on program that will enable attendees to learn from cutting edge experts about the transformative impact that technologies like artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, advanced manufacturing, and digital medicine will have on our lives and our world.

Join us in Edmonton, meet like-minded forward-thinkers and join a growing network of thought leaders, trailblazing practitioners, and impact startups for two days full of inspiring talks, thought-provoking panel discussions and stimulating workshops

Reserve your spot


Alberta-Europe Technology Collaboration Fund


Building on the success of the Alberta-Germany Collaboration Fund for Product Development and Commercialization (established in 2012) and the Alberta-Canada-France Joint Industrial R&D Projects Program (established in 2015), the German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research and the Alberta Government’s Ministry of Economic Development and Trade introduced the Alberta-Europe Technology Collaboration Fund in February 2018.


The overarching goal of this program is to help participants become more globally competitive by developing innovative technologies and research-based alliances with the potential to foster economic growth. Further goals include:

  • Connecting industry players and researchers across multiple jurisdictions;
  • Development of new models of collaboration between Alberta and Europe that leverage key research & technology capabilities, address common priorities, and accelerate the commercialization of technology; and
  • Launching revolutionary product development and commercialization projects that aim to bring new products and services to market, and deliver economic benefits to citizens in both jurisdictions
More Info



Alberta Investor Tax Credit program

Presentation given to the  Technology Leaders and Champions (TLC) luncheon - CEO Round Table held in January, 2019

Disa Brownfield
Manager, Investment Programs, Government of Alberta

A discussion on the Alberta Investor Tax Credit Program (AITC) managed by the Program Delivery and Engagement Branch, Government of Alberta.

View the Presentation here.


Innovation Events

Rainforest Alberta Calgary – Lunch Without Lunch


Come collide with other individuals as passionate, involved, or curious about the future of Calgary's innovation ecosystem.

Anyone with interest in learning more about the Rainforest Alberta is welcome to join - be prepared to introduce yourself!

**You must register for each individual week**

1. What is Rainforest?
2. Introductions
3. Announcements
4. Networking

- - - - - - - - - -  


Wed, February, 6, 13, 20, 27 2019

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM MDT


Nucleus Calgary

100 6 Avenue Southwest

Calgary, AB T2G 2C4



Rainforest Alberta - Lunch Without Lunch - Edmonton

LWOL is an informal get-together for Edmonton entrepreneurs, small business owners, academia, investors, and service providers. Anyone looking to encourage collisions between people and create connections that will help drive the success of entrepreneurs in Alberta's innovation system is welcome to attend.

Lunch without Lunch runs every Wednesday at Work Nicer Beaver House. 


DATE:  Wed, February 6, 13, 20, 27 2019
TIME:   11:30 AM - 1:30 PM MST
PLACE: Work Nicer Coworking (Beaver House)
              10158 103 Street Northwest #100
               Edmonton, AB T5J 0X6
                View Map


  • 11:45 Check In (bring your lunch!)
  • 12:00 Welcome
  • 12:10 Who is in the Room?
  • 12:25 Entrepreneur Profile
  • 12:45 Networking

February 6th - Ashif Mawji of Rising Tide

Ashif is a serial social entrepreneur and investor who has built & sold several enterprises and is heavily engaged in the community. He presently serves as a Venture Partner at Rising Tide (a San Francisco Bay Area Venture Capital firm).

Ashif was awarded the 2002 Ernst & Young Prairies Entrepreneur of the Year award and in 2005 was named as one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40 and in 2007 named BDC’s Entrepreneur of the Year (Alberta) and has received Canada’s 50 Best Managed companies award three years in a row. Ashif received NAIT's Alumni of Distinction Award and was also recognized as one of the Top 50 Graduates in 50 years. In 2017, Ashif was named an Honorary Col for the 20th Field Artillery Regiment (Canadian Army) in addition to receiving the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee medals as well as the Alberta Centennial Medal. In 2017, Ashif received an Honorary Degree (Bachelor of Business Administration) from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT).

Ashif has serves/served on several boards, including Edmonton Police Foundation (Chair), Sarah McLachlan School of Music, Young Presidents Organization Alberta (Chair), Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation, Kids Kottage, Alberta’s Promise, Economic Development Edmonton, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Corent Technology, University Hospital Foundation, Citadel, Edmonton Opera and others. Ashif has also been a Prairies and National judge for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year program.

February 13th - Sean Collins of Terra Pingo

February 20th - TBD

February 27th - Colin Bramm of Showbie

Register for LWOL


ATB Tech on Tap: Where Technology Meets Biology


Technology is all around us, impacting the way we work, communicate and experience the outside world. As we move into 2019 there is a shift from traditional user interfaces toward something far more integrated with our very beings. A new kind of human, more connected than ever.

Join us for a beer as we explore current developments in wearable technology today, followed by a glimpse into the future of biotech as we look at what comes next.



Lisa Stirling Software Engineering Team Leader | Garmin International

Lisa is fascinated by the space where technology and humanity collide. Before joining Garmin in 2012, she studied the use of bioelectrical interfaces to stimulate and measure muscle activation for purposes ranging from spinal cord injury rehabilitation to sport performance. With her experience as a researcher and an athlete, Lisa understands how important it is that Garmin’s wearable products are both innovative and invaluable to the user. Lisa’s team of kinesiologists and exercise scientists bridge the gap between engineers and end users, and in doing so, continue to transform the way Garmin products are developed.


Shannon Hoover Co-Founder | MakeFashion

Shannon is an innovator and technologist as well as leader in the Canadian Maker movement. He is the co-founder of the globally renowned Fashion Technology startup Makefashion and WearLabs, as well as Calgary Maker Faire and Fuse33 Makerspace. He is devoted to improving his community and world through subversive change and art directed engineering. Passions include wearable tech and augmented self projects for MakeFashion and collaborating internationally to leverage maker culture improve quality of life.


Nav Dhunay Managing Director, Innovation | ATB Financial

Serial entrepreneur and founder of Calgary-based Ambyint Inc. and Imaginea Ai, Nav is one of the leading figures in oil and gas technology innovation and is a serial entrepreneur having attained a hard-won collection of tech startup hits in his history. Currently, as the Managing Director of Innovation at ATB Financial, Nav has his sights set on the strategic and disruptive power of Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Open Banking as a platform for driving disruptive innovation in the Fintech space. Nav is also the Managing Partner of Takes Grit, an early stage micro VC investment firm.



7 p.m. - Doors open, snacks served and beer time begins

7:30 p.m. - Welcome & Introductions

7:35 p.m. - "Developments in Wearable Technology" with Lisa Stirling, Software Engineering Team Leader at Garmin

8:00 p.m. - "The role of Wearable Tech in Fashion" with Shannon Hoover, Co-Founder of MakeFashion

8:30 p.m. - Networking break

8:45 p.m. - "Biotech - the Next Iteration of Wearables" with Nav Dhunay, Managing Director of Innovation at ATB Financial

9:10 p.m. onwards - Networking and beer time resumes


Please contact Claire Bourgeois at with any questions.



Leading Through Change - Lougheed Leadership College Lectures

Date: Monday, February 11, 2019
Location: Telus Centre, 111 Street 87 Avenue Northwest, Room 150

Bradley Clark is the former Executive Director of the Edmonton Drug Treatment Court. This lecture will discuss leading through change by highlighting key lessons learned from Brad’s personal experiences over the past decade specifically while leading a period of incredible change within the Community Corrections Branch of Alberta Correctional Services.

More Info


Founders vs. Funders: The Battle for Startup Capital

Date: February 13, 2019. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: Work Nicer Coworking, Beaver House, 10160 103 Street NW

One of the most challenging aspects of starting a business is securing funding. There are plenty of options out there for entrepreneurs, but getting the amount of capital you need when you need it can feel like a battle.

Join us the evening of February 13 to witness the first “duelling panel” between entrepreneurs, investors and lenders for startup capital. The founders will be sharing how bank loans, private equity, venture capital and bootstrapping brought their company success while the funders will be sharing what they look for before they cut a cheque. You’ll learn firsthand what strategies can help you win your own fight for capital to start and grow your business. The duelling panel will be followed by a musical performance of two duelling pianos and a networking hour to connect with other event attendees.
This event is perfect for entrepreneurs who want to hear all sides about the different ways to fund their startup and witness in real time the fight for which source of capital is best. Please join us for an evening of inspiration, entertainment and networking!


6:00 p.m. - Doors open
6:15 p.m. - Welcome & introductions
6:30 p.m. - The Duelling Panel
7:30 p.m. - Q&A
8:00 p.m. - Musical performance & networking
9:00 p.m. - Event close



Jane Halford of Bolt Transition


Kristina Williams of Alberta Enterprise Corporation

Oteenow Employment and Training Society: Industry Engagement Conference and Tradeshow 

Date:  February 19th and 20, 2019
Location: Treaty Six Territory at the DoubleTree by Hilton in west Edmonton.

The conference will highlight the importance of engaging industry from various sectors within central and northern Alberta. The event will host Indigenous Stakeholders (Leaders and ASETS Agreement Holders from Treaty Six, Treaty Eight and the Metis Settlements), Industry and Government for two days to collaborate on strategies to increase employment opportunities and workforce participation for Indigenous peoples. This gathering is critical for the Indigenous communities involved, the ASETS Agreement Holders are exploring muti year funding agreements with Service Canada to provide resources for skills development training for employment. Keynote presentations and best practices will be presented to foster relationship building between Industry and Indigenous peoples. An evening dinner reception is planned to
commemorate Oteenow’s 20th Year Anniversary to celebrate our past, present and future.

In closing, we look forward to your particpation and meeting you at the conference. For more informationabout registration or sponsorship, please do not hesitate to contact Gina Potts at 587.594.7321 or


Rainforest Alberta - Connector - Edmonton

Rainforest Alberta - Connector is an informal get-together for Edmonton entrepreneurs at all stages (from ideation to exiting), small business owners, and service providers looking to encourage and promote collisions between people and create connections that will help drive the success of entrepreneurs in Alberta's innovation system.

Our Connector events run the evenings of the 2nd last Thursday of each month. Join us to meet new like-minded people, celebrate successes and learn from failures, and build a community that supports and promotes entrepreneurship across the Province. 


DATE:  Thur, February 21 2019
TIME:   4:00 to 6:00 PM MST
PLACE: Advanced Technology Centre
              9650 20 Avenue Northwest
              Edmonton, AB T6N 1G1
              View Map

  • 4:00 PM Check-In
  • 4:20 PM Welcome & Introduction of the Rainforest
  • 4:30 PM Entrepreneur Profile - TBD
  • 5:00 PM Roundtable Connections
  • 6:00 PM End





Alberta IoT Technology Association: The Future of Alberta's Economy

Please join us in officially launching Alberta IoT. We have invited dignitaries from all levels of government, numerous organizations, and the general public to come learn about IoT and network with our member companies. There will be presentations from the association, dignitaries, and a keynote presentation from Nav Dhunay, President and CEO of Imaginea. Member companies will be positioned at tables throughout the room displaying their products/services and they will answer your questions about IoT Technology and Alberta IoT. We will also have focused networking areas and a door prize draw just before the conclusion of the event.
Each ticket covers your entry to the event, appetizers, and one drink. Join as a member company at and get a discount on event tickets!

6:00p Cocktail Reception
6:45p Introductory Presentations/SpeechesTop

  • Alberta IoT Overview - Mark Scantlebury, Chairperson, Alberta IoT
  • City of Calgary - TBD
  • Province of Alberta - TBD
7:30p Keynote - The promise of advanced tech and Alberta's advantage - Nav Dhunay, Imaginea AI
8:00p Focused Networking
8:55p Door Prize Draw
9:00p Event Concludes


An introduction to Exponential Technologies and the Alberta Clean Tech ecosystem

Date: February 28, 2019
Time: 6 pm – 8 pm
Location: Central Edmonton Location - TBA

Details: The discussion will focus on the services available to support Albertans to develop and work in the growing clean technology (“cleantech”) sector. We have invited speakers to give insight on global connections, different government and private initiatives, as well as local entrepreneurs to share their experience. During this event, representatives from Singularity University will introduce the future landscape of global learning and innovation using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges.

This event will also feature representatives from the upcoming SingularityU Summit, in partnership with Technology Alberta, to be held in Edmonton in April 23-24 at the Edmonton Convention Centre.  A great opportunity to introduce individuals and companies to the SingularityU movement. Singularity University is a global learning and innovation community using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges and build a better future for all. Singularity University Summits have been held in major cities around the world for over 10 years, and participants have stated their experiences have been transformative.  Learn more about the summit here

Jessica Ambler, Sector Development Officer, Emerging Technologies, Technology Partnerships and Investments Branch, Economic Development and Trade 
GreenSTEM –GreenSTEM is an emissions-focused entrepreneurial pilot program for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Masters and Ph.D. graduates.

David Lynch, General Manager, Research and Development, Enerkem
David Lynch has over 20 years of experience in the development of new products and processes, as well as directing facility operations. Currently, he manages the operations and activities of Enerkem’s pilot and laboratory facilities in Alberta. Research activities include conversion of heterogeneous feedstock to syngas and scalable advanced bio-products.

Representative for SingularityU Canada Summit - SingularityU empowers a global community to develop and implement solutions that harness and advance exponential technology. Building on the success of the first SingularityU Canada Summit, we are expanding the conversation and sharing the best of Canadian and international technology. Learn about the transformative impact that technologies like artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, and digital medicine will have on our lives and our world.

More speakers to be announced soon – stayed tuned!!

5:30 Registration
6:00 Opening Statements
6:10 Speaker Introductions
7:00 Q/A
7:45 Networking

Register Here



W21C Research and Health Innovation Day

March 5 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

  W21C Research Health Innovation Day 2019

W21C will be hosting an event on Foothills Campus to highlight the research and partnerships that inspire us to make health care better.

More Details Here

March 5, 2019

Blockchain & Technology Symposium Event & Pitch Competition 

Date:Edmonton March 5th and 6th.
 Location:Shaw Conference Centre

The Bitcoin Rodeo Symposium is set to bring the best of blockchain, robotics, machine learning and IoT together. The event will bring together industry leaders, founders, investors and government partners in the space. The event will seek to showcase the positive growth in Alberta’s tech industry and bring together entrepreneurs, partners and customers with capital.
The goal of the Bitcoin Rodeo Symposium is to connect innovative tech companies, that are either pre commercial or commercial, with venture capital, government, banking, and private equity funding sources. Companies looking to pitch will have 6 minutes in front of our panel of judges for an entry fee of $599.00 CAD with 100% of the proceeds going to the winner. The winner will be determined by a 50/50 split decision between our panel of judges and the audience measured through live polling. We want to help small Alberta businesses thrive. Connecting them with other businesses, capital, and customers is the best way to promote business in our province.
For event registration & further information visit: Here.

2019 New Materials, Biomaterials, and Nanomaterials Workshop

Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: ICT 516,University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, Alberta

The workshop will focus on various technologies and applications of New Materials, Biomaterials, and Nanomaterials. Topics of interest include but are not limited to solving industry problems using new materials such as, soft material, space materials, nanomaterials, biomaterials, electronic materials, hard materials, sensing materials, preservation materials, growth materials.

The workshop will: (1) connect researchers at academic institutions with potential industry partners, (2) provide opportunities for industry to work more closely with academic institutions in Alberta through internships, shared research, and partnerships, and (3) highlight and develop funding opportunities between researchers and industry partners (e.g. NSERC CREATE, or NSERC Collaborative R&D grants).

 Please register at:

 If there is a particular Alberta based company that you would be interested in engaging with but have had no prior contact, please forward the company name and we will attempt to bring them to the workshop.


Dr. Belinda Heyne (Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry)

Dr. Gregory Welch (Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry)

Dr. Yujun Shi (Professor, Department of Chemistry)

Dr. George Shimizu (Professor, Department of Chemistry)

Dr. Christine Sharp (Outreach and Engagement Specialist - Faculty of Science)

2019 SingularityU Canada Summit - Canada’s Premier Innovation and Technology Summit is Coming to Alberta

About SingularityU
Singularity University (SU) was co-founded in 2008 at the NASA Research Park in Mountain
View, California. They are not a “traditional academic university,” but rather a think-tank
and an ecosystem of world- renowned technology experts, social entrepreneurs and leading
futurists. SU help inform, inspire and transform individuals and organisations to create a
more abundant future and shape our collective future.

About SingularityU Canada
SingularityU Canada is a Canadian not-for-profit that was founded in 2017 in an effort to
bring this important global movement to Canada, a customizable platform for guided
exploration. A forum that brings uncommon partners together to engage in strategic
conversations about our (possible) future.

Change is happening at an accelerated rate. Many of the changes are a result of the
exponential speed of technological advancement. The challenge with this kind of change is
that once the underlying trajectories are obvious, it’s too late: the tipping point has been
reached. Last year, organizations from the public and the private sector, from different
industries and across the country - all came together to bring Singularity University to
Canada. Our first Summit brought 1,300 leaders to Toronto for two days of strategic
conversations about our collective future.

SingularityU Canada Summit
The 2019 SingularityU Canada Summit is taking place April 23 & 24 in Edmonton, Alberta.
The summit is devoted to reinforcing Canada’s global role as a key technological innovator.
It aims to give a deeper understanding of how exponential technology will benefit nearly
every aspect of our daily lives.

Attendees can listen to and participate in expert panel presentations and open discussions.
Work and play with product demos that let you experience the future today. Meet like-
minded forward-thinkers and join a growing network of thought leaders, trailblazing
practitioners, and impact startups.
Tickets can be purchased from


INVENTURE$ 2019 is a tectonic shift in the innovation landscape – surfacing new opportunities that shape and create the future. INVENTURE$ is where you’ll make connections, forge business relationships and strike deals thanks to curated match-ups and conversations with influencers from across the globe.

It’s an experience that opens doors, opens minds and erases boundaries, bringing entrepreneurs and
startups together with venture capitalists, angel investors, service providers and thought leaders.

INVENTURE$ 2019 will bring fresh insight and new thinking on:

June 5-7, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Why Attend INVENTURE$ 2019?

FOR INVESTORS: INVENTURE$ gathers entrepreneurs, startups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) seeking partners,advisors and capital. It provides a one-stop opportunity to assess fast-growing players through pitch competitions and scan for investments across the entrepreneurial landscape.

FOR ENTREPRENEURS: INVENTURE$ gives you access to investors, thought leaders and fellow entrepreneurs through keynotes, panels, pitch competitions and informal networking opportunities. The National Angel Capital Organization is bringing more than 400 early stage investors to Calgary in an overlapping conference.

FOR RESEARCHERS, ACADEMICS AND INDUSTRY THOUGHT LEADERS: Multiple programming streams offer choices for discovery, sharing and deeper learning in emerging and transforming fields.

FOR INNOVATION SERVICE PROVIDERS: INVENTURE$ is a platform to showcase offerings to potential customers, scale and spread your networks and plug in to a larger ecosystem for knowledge-sharing.

More Info


Volunteer Opportunies

Chief Information Officer: Technology Alberta

Maintain, manage and support Technology Alberta's technologies used in the day to day operations.

A few common duties and responsibilities include
  • Create, develop and manage content for Technology Alberta's web presence
  • Coordinate web projects
  • Manage file sharing site
  • Manage email hosting
This is a volunteer position, where we ask you to commit 2 to 3 hours a week on an ongoing basis. We are looking for someone who sees the value of contributing, and who wants to make a change in Alberta's technology sector and industry. 

 Contact if you are interested.

Copyright © 2019 Technology Alberta, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you signup at our website and entered your email address on our listing.

Our mailing address is:
Suite 203 Advanced Technology Centre
9650 - 20th Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T6N 1G1
If you have any questions about Technology Alberta please contact: 

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Technology Alberta · Suite 123 Advanced Technology Centre · 9650 - 20th Avenue NW · Edmonton, Alberta T6N 1G1 · Canada

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp