Alberta Innovates’ Industry R&D Associates Program offsets a portion of costs related to hiring an associate to perform technical research and development 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 must be hired as a full-time employee.

  • Amount: Level 1 – Up to $52,500 annual stipend. Level 2 – Up to $67,500 annual stipend. Additional Expense Allowance of $7,000 annually.
  • Timeline: Continuous intake of applications. Application approvals in 6-8 weeks from submission.
  • Eligibility: Alberta advanced technology businesses, incorporated, with a technology that is undergoing development. Must have plans to commercialize R&D outcomes upon project completion.
  • Project Themes: Pre-competitive research, prototype development, market capture, and demonstration and feasibility investigation of innovative technologies.

Top Industry R&D Associates Program Resources

  • Industry R&D Associates Program Overview: Learn more about Alberta Innovates’ Industry R&D Associates Program, including an overview its funding contribution, eligibility, and application process.

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