Enhanced Innovation Vouchers program now available

Alberta Innovates -€“ Technology Futures is now offering an enhanced Innovation Vouchers program to help small technology and knowledge-driven businesses in Alberta move ideas from concept to commercialization more quickly. Eligible businesses may now qualify for vouchers worth up to $15,000, for services such as conducting opportunity assessments or for specialized services required to assist the entrepreneur related to business development and mentoring for the purpose of supporting the advancement of technology, small scale prototyping or intellectual property services. Businesses may also still qualify for larger vouchers of up to $50,000 for more substantial technology development activities such as product prototyping, lab verification or field testing.

As a not-for-profit organization, Cybera is actively engaged with spurring and supporting innovation that will advance the economic well being of all Albertans. Cybera works with the Innovation Voucher program, offering support for new businesses with technology-driven initiatives.

The first deadline for applications is August 1, 2011. For more information about the Innovation Vouchers program, click here.