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One–of–a–kind Resources.

Alberta Innovates brings one-of-a-kind resources to our partners. You can access Alberta's researchers who are top experts in their field. And you can also access one-of-a-kind infrastructure and equipment that can save you millions of dollars and years of work.

We have a combination of natural resources in Alberta that cannot be duplicated anywhere else in the world. Our integrated health system and unique demographic profile together form a 'living lab' and relevant test market for jurisdictions all around the world. We bring one-of-a-kind resources in the form of funding, assistance, and business connections specifically to help small and medium-sized companies to help commercialize discoveries.

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