ACTia organizes monthly networking events for the Alberta Clean Tech industry – alternating the location between Calgary & Edmonton.

We also organize and host industry parties, Innovator / Investor Matchmaking Events, group trips to major conferences, and work with partner associations to support additional clean tech events and opportunities.

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Funding Your Clean Tech Start Up in 2020

Jan 27 – 29- ACTia at Cleantech Forum in San Francisco


Feb 10 – 13 – ACTia at GLOBE 2020 in Vancouver

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Early June – ACTia Matchmaking Event @ Inventures 2020

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Clean Tech Drinks in Calgary

As a featured guest, Robyn shared information on the new NSERC Alliance funding program and the DND IDEaS program.

Robyn Auld is a Research and Innovation Development Officer for the Government of Canada, working for both the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME), part of Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC). As a featured guest, Robyn will be sharing information on the new NSERC Alliance funding program and the DND IDEaS program. Alliance grants support research projects led by strong, complementary, collaborative teams that will generate new knowledge and accelerate the application of research results to create benefits for Canada. DND launched IDEaS last year with an investment of $1.6 billion over 20 years to boost Canada’s current defence research and development. Applicants can include individuals, companies, academic institutions and others.

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Clean Tech Coffee Break in Edmonton

AgTech is a hot topic these days, with a growing awareness of the incredible opportunity that exists for technology to improve the efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of one of Alberta’s key industries.

Over 25 people joined us on Oct 16th for an expert panel and open discussion about clean tech in the agriculture sector.  The panelists discussed industry trends, shared tips about new funding & programs, challenges to watch out for, and provide examples of technology ventures that are succeeding in the space.

Panel Speakers:

Jason Bradley – Director Smart Ag, Olds College

Sasha Musij – Director, Agribusiness Market Development at ATB


Matchmaking Events

This style of event gives ventures a great opportunity to put their quick pitch in action and we were pleased with the number of follow-up meetings that came out of these quick discussions

Participating Venture

Speed networking is a great format to quickly determine if a potential for a relationship exists

Well attended, kept on track time-wise, good timeslot

Paul Paynter , SRC

Great event. It got my startup in front of the right people in large multinationals that I never could have connected to on my own.

Participating Venture

It was a great first event for us, and helped to expose us to a number of potential partners.

Participating Venture

It was excellent.

Participating Venture

Great event and we will be moving forward into discussion with 2 of the ventures.

Participating Investor, AEC

A great way to have targeted networking.

Participating Strategic Partner

Good opportunity to get a quick fix on priorities of strategic investors, non-dilutive/grant programs and others. It is also a good opportunity to practice and hone your pitch with instant feedback.

Participating Venture

The format of the event was a dynamic way to connect with a number of companies in a short amount of time.

Participating Investor

Well run did what it was expected to do and good participants both sides. Great to have networking with refreshments in the same spot.

Participating Investor

A very efficient process with enough conversation time to understand the business needs and decide if a follow up meeting is required. Love the format and energy from everyone!

Participating Investor

It was fantastic!

Participating Venture

Clean Tech Socials

Celebration of a successful 2019 for the clean tech sector in Alberta. Discussed ideas and events coming up for the clean tech sector in 2020!

Special Guests: James Dunn, Director – Sustainable Technology Integration for Imperial. James shared his insight into Imperial’s approach to collaboration with innovators, as well as updates from the Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN).

Special Events

Connected with the Canadian Trade Commissioner for Clean Tech based in Texas to learn about the Canadian Cleantech Innovation Days

Hosted an info session about the opportunity to pitch to O&G Industry leaders in Texas. Participants joined in person or called in remotely.

Special guest: Maria Bofill, the Canadian Trade Commissioner for Innovation in Clean Technologies based in Houston,

Special opportunity to connect with our guest ISED ADM Paul Thompson to discuss the AB cleantech sector.

Members joined us for this special opportunity to connect with Federal Innovation Science and Economic Development Assistant Deputy Minister Paul Thompson. Discussed the AB cleantech sector, Federal innovation and environmental priorities, and collaboration opportunities to advance the province’s CT sector going forward.

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