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Product and Technology Commercialization

Program update

(Sept. 10, 2015) 

Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions received 44 proposals (letters of intent) for project funding during the first stage of the selection process for the Alberta Bio Future, Product and Technology Commercialization program.

Letters of intent are being reviewed and assessed by the AI Bio Selection Committee for alignment with the program purpose and objectives, and evaluation criteria. These are outlined in the Program Guidelines for Alberta Bio Future: Strategic Priority Area: Product and Technology Commercialization

Applicants who are successful in the first stage will move to the next step in the application process. They will be contacted directly by November 2015 and invited to submit a full proposal. Final selection of projects to receive funding will be made in early 2016.


For applicants invited to submit a full proposal

If you are invited to submit a full proposal under the ABF Product and Technology Commercialization program, you must complete the proposal in the online application system.

These General Instructions for Applicants for the Research Funding Online Application System are provided for your reference to help you access your letter of intent and use the online system. 

It is also recommended you download this sample form as a reference to assist you in preparing your full proposal.


About this program

The Product and Technology Commercialization program was launched July 6, 2015. The deadline for letters of intent was Sept. 2, 2015. 

This Alberta Bio Future (ABF) program has a total of $3 M in available funding.

It will support projects that focus on:

  • New bioindustrial products and bioindustrial technologies that will be commercialized within three years.
  • Project activities will include pre-commercial or commercial development:
  • Pilot or scale-up work, prototype development.
  • Research - however, only as an activity required to directly support commercialization, i.e., market research, research to gain certification or implement codes or standards, etc.

Requests for projects funds will be a minimum of $250,000 and a maximum of $1,000,000. 

Information on biomass characterization developed in the project will be made publicly available to advance the bioindustrial sector.


Alberta Bio Future program contacts

Steve Price, Executive Director, Bioindustrial Innovation

Christine Murray, Director, Agricultural Technologies

Pat Guidera, Director, Forest Technologies


Last updated: Tuesday, March 1, 2016