The Research Commercialization Working Group was established in August 2021 to implement goal 3 of the Alberta 2030: Building Skills for Jobs strategy – support innovation and commercialization.
By spring 2022, the working group will deliver an action plan to ensure Alberta’s post-secondary research drives economic diversification and growth by continuing to discover and commercialize new knowledge, ideas and solutions.
The group’s work supports the economic growth and diversification focus of Alberta’s Recovery Plan and includes representatives from the energy, agriculture, health and emerging technology industries, post-secondary institutions and government.
August 2021 to Spring 2022
Results under review
Who is listening
Ministries of Advanced Education and Jobs, Economy and Innovation
The working group will implement goal 3 of the Alberta 2030: Building Skills for Jobs strategy, which is to support innovation and commercialization and provide input on the direction of emerging research and innovation directions for the province.
The working group will provide recommendations to the Minister of Advanced Education and the Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation to:
- increase research translation and commercialization in key priority sectors
- increase development, attraction and retention of talent in Alberta
- increase connectivity between government, industry and post-secondary institutions
- strengthen national and international recognition of Alberta’s world-class research expertise
- increase attraction of federal and industry investments in post-secondary research in Alberta
- 10 industry representatives from the energy, agriculture, health and emerging technology sectors
- 7 members from post-secondary institutions that are actively engaged in research (Athabasca University, the Universities of Alberta, Calgary and Lethbridge, NAIT, Olds College and Grant MacEwan University)
- 4 members from key research and innovation ecosystem organizations (Alberta Innovates, Alberta Enterprise Corporation, Council of Canadian Innovators and Applied Pharmaceutical Innovation)
- Government of Alberta representatives
Last updated: November 25, 2021