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How Energy and Tech Can Work Together – And Why They Must Start Now

Sep 16 2014
By: boastcapital
Categories: Business Resources, News
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Guest post written by Max Fawcett. This article originally appeared on the Canadian Digital Media Network website.

Over the last few years, the energy sector has been the driving force behind the Canadian economy. Meanwhile, the high-tech sector has seen some of its brightest stars fade, even as startup activity has skyrocketed. But on Oct. 28, the two will meet in Calgary as part of the Canada 3.0 program at the annual Canadian Energy Supply Chain Forum (CESCF), to build relationships and develop networks that could help both sides solve each other’s problems.

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WINN To Launch Call for Proposals Sept 30, 2014

Sep 10 2014
By: boastcapital
Categories: Business Resources, Innovation Funding
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WINNproposalsIf you’ve considered developing a new product or launching a new technology in Western Canada, the second call for proposals for the WINN program is right around the corner. Less than a year ago, the federal government announced the Western Innovation Initiative (WINN), a funding program available to help innovators commercialize technology-based products, processes, and services. Over the next 5 years, WINN will provide up to $100M in repayable assistance to applicable small-to-medium businesses (SME’s).

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10 Tips for Grant Writing Success

Jul 16 2014
By: boastcapital
Categories: Business Resources, Innovation Funding
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grantwritingsuccessimageWriting applications for non-dilutive funding? Learn 10 tips for grant writing success. 
 

Douglas Hagedorn has leveraged a number of innovation grants from Alberta Innovates Tech FuturesTECTERRA and more to fund his technology company Tactalis. Tactalis creates tablet computers with tactile feedback that help people who are blind and visually impaired explore, create and share interactive digital media.

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Alberta Innovates Tech Futures Updates Voucher Programs

Jun 24 2014
By: boastcapital
Categories: Business Resources, Innovation Funding, News
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Alberta Innovates Tech Futures (AITF) is part of the research and innovation ecosystem that is helping to build healthy and sustainable businesses in Alberta. The government-funded organization offers a variety of programs and services to help SME’s, entrepreneurs, researchers and investors develop and commercialize local technology.

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