Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures
Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures (AITF) helps technical industries find solutions, develop products and move technologies to market. It's building on Alberta's already established advantage in platform technologies - like nanotechnology, information communications technologies, and genomics - to enhance the technical capacity within Alberta's high-tech companies. It facilitates access to the strengths of our key partners that help support commercialization and grow new ventures. It invests in and attracts research and entrepreneurial talent who can support these priorities.
nanoAlberta is the part of AITF that focuses on coordinating nanotechnology research, development and commercialization activities in the province. It is part of Alberta’s strategy to capture a $20-billion market share of the world's burgeoning nanotechnology market. A $130-million investment over five years will expand research capacity and develop new commercial applications that will support Alberta's traditional economic strengths and spur economic growth.
University of Alberta Faculty of Engineering
The University of Alberta’s Faculty of Engineering ranks in size among the top 5% of more than 400 engineering schools in North America, with 4,000 undergraduate and 1,500 graduate students. The Faculty is also a vibrant research community that attracts more than $50 million in external research funding annually and is at the forefront of discovery. With 21 engineering programs as well as Canada’s second-largest Engineering Co-op Program, with more than 1,400 paid student placements per year, our students receive an exceptional engineering education that prepares them for rewarding careers.
Supporting nanoBridge helps the Faculty provide high-quality service to the engineering profession and the external community while supporting nationally and internationally recognized engineering research. This enhances the educational experience for students and researchers across the province.