Environmental Innovation: Water Innovation

By mmuise

Environmental Innovation supports economic development, environmental performance and healthy communities through investments in knowledge and technology gaps in two major programs: Water Innovation Program and Land and Biodiversity.
The Water Innovation program aims to ensure Alberta has the quality and quantity of water, when and where it is needed. It supports water innovation that will:
1. Help to create a cleantech industry in water treatment;
2. Improve water use, conservation, efficiency, and productivity by 30 percent by 2030; and/or,
3. Provide safe, secure, and reliable water resources while maintaining healthy aquatic ecosystems.

Comments on Funding:

Project funding can be up to and typically does not exceed $2 million per project from the Process. The continuous intake programs normally support 25 – 50% of total project costs, with remaining funding from other project partners and other funding agencies (including cash and in-kind support).

Deadline: Continuous Intake

Applicants must:

  • be technology developers;
  • be industry,
  • be industrial associations;
  • be small and medium-sized enterprises;
  • be research and development (R&D) organizations;
  • be post-secondary institutions;
  • be municipalities;
  • be not-for-profit organizations;
  • be government research labs;
  • be individuals;
  • have advancing technology development within a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) range of 3-7;
  • be not required to be based in Alberta but must demonstrate a clear value proposition for the province;
  • have strong end-user partnerships and/or funding from other organizations (preferred);
  • be encouraged to engage and include Alberta’s post-secondary and research institutions in the project consortium where appropriate;
  • have projects meeting the eligibility criteria:
    a. can be either for innovation-commercialization or knowledge generation;
    b. be aligned with Government of Alberta’s priorities, including the 2030 Innovation Targets;
    c. be developing innovative projects to:
    - help create a cleantech industry in water treatment;
    - enable continual improvement in water use, conservation, efficiency and productivity;
    - provide safe, secure and reliable water resources while maintaining healthy aquatic ecosystems.
  • When the applicant is not based in the province it is especially encouraged to have Alberta-based partners.
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