Alberta Innovates - Commercialization Associates

This program provides funding to businesses to enable them to hire a commercialization professional to advance their business readiness level and accelerate commercialization.

How Much Funding?

Up to $105,000/year to subsidize full-time employment of critical human capital or part-time employment of Level 3 Associate.

Amount of funding is dependent on the level of associate:
- Level 1 – full-time, up to $52,500 per year
- Level 2 – full-time, up to $75,000 per year
- Level 3 – full or part-time, up to $105,000 per year

Applicant must provide at least 25% of the Associate's salary in cash

Who Qualifies?

- For-profit SME (less than 500 full time employees; less than $50M in annual gross revenue)
- Demonstrate the relationship between the Applicant and the Associate does not create a conflict of interest
- Be a legal entity incorporated in Alberta
- Does not currently have more than 2 active Alberta Innovates-funded Associates

Eligible Activities & Expenditures

Commercialization of innovation
- Project must be completed within 1 year period

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