Clean technology investment will increase, says RBC

As climate concerns mount, Canada’s challenge will be to better sell ourselves as a responsible, cleaner energy producer, says the report

Clean technology investment will increase, says RBCCanada will remain a major producer and supplier of energy to the rest of the world and that role will increase as new oil pipelines are built and LNG export capacity comes on stream, says a new report by RBC Economics. "We expect Canadian oil sands producers, already large investors in clean technology, to continue…

Alberta’s two biggest cities ranked low in tech appeal

Calgary was ranked sixth and Edmonton 10th in the 2019 Canadian Tech Talent report. Toronto was tops with 54 per cent growth in five years

Alberta’s two biggest cities ranked low in tech appealCalgary is sixth overall in a national report ranking major Canadian cities on competitive advantages and appeal to tech workers and employers. The 2019 Canadian Tech Talent report, by commercial real estate firm CBRE, placed Calgary behind Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Waterloo Region and Montreal. Edmonton was ranked 10th. The report said Calgary has 38,500 people…

SAIT digital technology school gets $30-million boost

Largest donation ever will help position SAIT as a leader in digital transformation and education

SAIT digital technology school gets $30-million boostSAIT plans to establish a a new school that will provide the latest in digital education, thanks to a $30-million donation from Calgary businessman and philanthropist David Bissett. It is the post-secondary school’s largest gift in its history. The school will help position SAIT as a leader in digital transformation and education, the school said.…

With a little help, clean tech will revive Alberta’s economy

Let’s hope our government has the vision to ensure we make the most of this golden opportunity

With a little help, clean tech will revive Alberta’s economyAll the hand-wringing and anger over the way the Rest Of Canada treats Alberta and its oil and gas sector obscures the fact that some very, very interesting things are developing in clean technology. It seems that cynical Canadians both to the east and west of this province are too ready to dismiss claims that…

Building a stronger Alberta economy with artificial intelligence

John Shillington of Amii taks about connecting research and expertise to industry and helping Alberta businesses build their capacity for machine learning

Building a stronger Alberta economy with artificial intelligenceJohn Shillington is president and CEO of Amii. What is Amii Innovates and what do you do? Shillington: Amii Innovates is a program run by the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii). It enables and supports Alberta-based businesses as they grow their in-house business and technical capabilities around artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. At Amii,…

Alberta cities lack tech talent of other major North American markets

Toronto ranked third, Vancouver 12th, Montreal 13th and Ottawa 19th in top-50 list: CBRE report

Alberta cities lack tech talent of other major North American marketsAs Calgary and Edmonton try to establish a significant tech industry in Alberta, a report released on Thursday by commercial real estate firm CBRE indicates just how far behind Alberta is when it comes to tech talent. Neither Alberta city made it to the top 50 list in North America for tech talent. But both…

Swirltex’s quest to recycle the toughest waste waters

CEO Melanie McClare talks about its revolutionary technology and the role the Creative Destruction Lab played in growing the company

Swirltex’s quest to recycle the toughest waste watersMelanie McClare is CEO of Swirltex. What is Swirltex and what does it do? McClare: Swirltex is a Canadian water tech startup based in Calgary. Our vision is to unlock opportunities to reuse and recycle the toughest waste waters and decrease the global industrial water footprint. We have developed a revolutionary membrane technology that can…

Alberta companies to spend $18.4 billion on digital transformation

CED research says spending will take place across all the core sectors, led by agribusiness

Alberta companies to spend $18.4 billion on digital transformationResearch by Calgary Economic Development indicates that Alberta companies will spend $18.4 billion on the digital transformation across all industrial sectors by 2022 as business embraces opportunities in the new economy. In a news release on Tuesday, CED said Calgary is the first city in Canada to measure the digital spend forecast across its key…

TECTERRA support reaches 269 Alberta tech startups

Companies have collectively generated more than $120 million in revenues from supported projects, says non-profit

TECTERRA support reaches 269 Alberta tech startupsTECTERRA, a non-profit organization geospatial technology innovation support centre, has directly supported 269 startups and small and medium businesses since its inception in 2009. And those companies have collectively generated more than $120 million in revenues from supported projects. “We’re proud to have supported startups and small companies to develop and market new technology right…

Vision, not ideology, will lead Albertans into the future

Alberta’s leaders need to recognize that technology is changing everything, everywhere, and fast. Here's a roadmap

Vision, not ideology, will lead Albertans into the futureThe Alberta election on April 16 will be won or lost on the basis of how Albertans view its economy. A pivotal part of that is the health of the province’s associated innovation ecosystem. In March, the Alberta Council of Technologies Society (ABCtech) and Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) together surveyed more than 500 business and…
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