Alberta Innovates - Industry R&D Associates Program

This program provides funding to businesses to enable them to hire a research and development professional to advance their technology in order to accelerate commercialization.

How Much Funding?

Up to $67,500/year to subsidize full-time employment of critical R&D human capital

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 $67,500 per year

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

Who Qualifies?

Alberta
- 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

Program Deadline

Ongoing

Why EVAMAX?

96%+

Approval Rate

75%

Time Saved

33%

Fee Saved