Industry Commercialization Associates Program – Alberta Innovates

Receive up to $120,000 in Government Funding.

Alberta Innovates’ Industry Commercialization Associates Program offsets a portion of costs related to hiring an associate to perform technical commercialization activities. Contribution is paid as a monthly stipend plus an annual Expense Allowance of up to $7,000 to cover a portion of non-salary costs incurred by the researcher. Associates may be hired as a part-time or full-time employee.

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Industry Commercialization Associates Program

Amount of Funding

Successful applicants may receive up to 75% to max. of $120,000 of the Associate’s salary.

Amount of Funding from the Canadian Government

Industry Commercialization Associates Program

Eligible Applicants

To be a successful applicant all businesses must meet the following criteria:

  • For-profit organizations or SMEs (>500 FTEs & >$50M in annual gross revenue);
  • Exist as a corporate person, with up-to-date corporate filings;
  • Be authorized to undertake the proposed project, and execute a grant with Alberta Innovates on our standard terms; and not otherwise prohibited from receiving Alberta innovates funding;
  • Be incorporated in Alberta AND/OR incorporated in another jurisdiction and extra-provincially registered in Alberta, OR;
  • Be a General Partnership, Limited Partnership, or Limited Liability Partnership and registered in Alberta; and
  • Companies must be Alberta-based with an Alberta footprint, which includes a significant physical and corporate operational presence in Alberta;
  • Appropriate Alberta ownership; and
  • Discernible intent that operational benefits will flow primarily within the Province of Alberta.
Eligible Applicants for Canadian Government Funding

Industry Commercialization Associates Program

Eligible Activities

An activity may be eligible if:

  • Align with the objectives of the Industry Commercialization Associate Program;
  • Be stepped with critical “go/no go” milestones;
  • Be completed within the 1-year term;
  • Outline the financial contribution required by Applicant; and/or
  • Comply with other criteria that Alberta Innovates may develop from time to time.
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Industry Commercialization Associates Program

Program Deadline

No deadline. Continuous intake of applications. Applications are approved in 6-8 weeks from submission.

Program Deadline for Canadian Government Funding
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