Connecting with innovators, academics, governments and the public

Connecting with innovators, academics, governments and the public

Emissions Reduction Alberta – Oil Sands Innovation Challenge

July 26, 2017

ERA is making $50M in funding available, with maximum grants of $10M per project, to advance innovative technologies that reduce GHG emission and improve the cost competitiveness of bitumen production and processing.

To help innovators understand the funding opportunity, ERA CEO, Steve MacDonald, and Executive Director Technology and Innovation, Mark Summers, will host a webinar Wednesday, July 26 at 10 a.m. MST.

Participants can review the guidelines and additional details about the ERA Oil Sands Innovation Challenge here:

People interested in this funding opportunity can register for the July 26 webinar on the ERA Oil Sands Innovation Challenge here:

Oil Sands Trade Show & Conference

September 12–13, 2017

The main topics for 2017 are: tracking and efficiency analysis, energy efficiency, new maintenance regimes and greater resilience/operating efficiency. New for 2017, a series of free seminars are being offered on the trade show floor, which will highlight all the latest technologies and services being offered. Exhibitors will present case studies and explain how their products and services can benefit their buyers.

TechStock 2017

September 14, 2017

An exhibition-style event presented by Innovate Calgary, TechStock 2017 focuses on the theme Driving Change - Social Impact through Innovation. It will explore how technology and social innovations are making a profound impact on our society and driving change in areas such as oil and gas, health, education, and more. Hosted during Beakerhead, it includes exhibits and opportunities to meet with companies and organizations that are driving change for an afternoon of engaging, hands-on activities, technology displays, food trucks and more.

Canadian Ecotoxicity Workshop

October 1–4, 2017

Formerly known as the Aquatic Toxicity Workshop (ATW), CEW is Canada’s predominant annual meeting in the field of ecological toxicology and related disciplines.  It provides the opportunity to share information on current and emerging topics of regional, national and international importance related to contaminants in ecosystems, both aquatic and terrestrial.

Mines & Technology Conference 

October 2–4, 2017

The fourth annual event will focus on optimizing mining efficiency with cutting-edge technologies.From the presentation of cutting-edge technology by leading solution providers to a discussion on the practical challenges of minimizing safety and environmental concerns while optimizing mine operations, Mines and Technology will address only the most critical topics and concerns of the target market and how these can be best resolved.

Xplor, Québec Mining Exploration Convention

October 18–19, 2017

Xplor brings together more than 1,000 participants every year: investors, entrepreneurs, prospectors, engineers, geologists and service providers. This key event for the mining industry offers networking opportunities and a high quality conference program.

67th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference

October 22–25, 2017

The 67th annual Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference will be held in Edmonton from October 22 to 25. With the theme Chemical Engineering - Future Solutions, the conference will include a panel discussion on the "Future of Energy," coordinated by Joy Romero, vice president, Technology & Innovation, Canadian Natural, participants from the oil and gas industry, government and academia.

SPARK 2017

November 6–8, 2017

Hosted by Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) and Alberta Innovates to support game-changing solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and advance the bioindustrial sector. It is intended to inspire, motivate and support researchers and innovators by connecting them with others working to advance innovative technology—including bioindustrial solutions. By taking a "complete solutions” approach to accelerating the development of new products and technologies that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or advance Alberta’s bioindustrial sector along the path to commercialization, it aims to provide an opportunity to collaborate and share knowledge.