Company Showcase

2023 Space Availability!

The ASTech Awards offer a unique platform to connect with industry leaders, showcase your innovations, and engage with peers and potential partners. It’s an incredible opportunity for business development and networking.

Please fill out our Company Showcase EOI Form to reserve your spot in 2023 at either of our events in Edmonton (October 27), Calgary (November 3), or both!


The Manufacturing & Export Enhancement Cluster supports Western Canadian manufacturers in overcoming operational challenges through implementation of manufacturing best practices and Smart Manufacturing solutions.

 VL Energy‘s mission is to commercialize Predictive Emissions Monitoring System (PEMS) that help companies meet environmental regulations, improve work safety, reduce emissions, and optimize operations. Our goal is to contribute to a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable world

Rapid Infection Diagnostics Inc. (RID) is a Calgary-based company that leverages advanced mass spectrometry to enable a suite of rapid diagnostic tests that reduce microbiology testing times from days to hours. Currently, our assays can detect bloodstream and urinary tract infections 40 and 30 hours faster than current technology.

RUNWITHIT is a Synthetic Twin Company supporting investments in better futures for people and our planet with an optimization sandbox to measure interconnected impacts and outcomes. RUNWITHIT’s Synthetic Futures platform recreates living populations, and natural and built environments to converge expertise and data, augment intelligence through advanced AI and agent-based scenario simulation, and visualize accessible and compelling decision-support analytics.

Exro Technologies Inc. is a leading clean technology company that has developed new generation power electronics that change how the world optimizes energy by expanding the capabilities of electric motors and batteries.

Wave View Imaging is developing new breast scanning technology that is pain-free and timely. Our approach aims to provide breast health information, at point of care, without discomfort. Our device can be used to scan women at any age. It is inexpensive and simple to operate.

SmileSonica Inc. is an Edmonton-based medical device company focused on evidence-based non-invasive therapeutic ultrasound dental technologies which include 51 owned and licensed patents. The dental industry challenge we are solving is the enhancement of the effectiveness and efficiency of dental treatments involving bone remodeling in orthodontic, periodontal and dental implant treatments.

 specializes in transforming large, complex data sets into comprehensive solutions as an enterprise software development company. We integrate immersive technology, custom data visualizations, artificial intelligence and machine learning to create innovative and flexible custom enterprise applications.

Onlea’s mission is to produce mindful online learning and our goal is to advance quality online learning experiences around the world by crafting interactive products that promote student engagement and retention. We are a Canadian company producing flexible, mobile-friendly, interactive learning courses, educational experiences, and assessment solutions.

Zero Point Cryogenics manufactures cryogenic equipment called dilution refrigerators, which are the primary low-temperature platform for quantum computers. The company is focused on designing robust and reliable dilution refrigerators to enable quantum technology research and innovation. ZPC is the only manufacturer of its kind in Canada and is working to support Canada’s National Quantum Strategy.

Taproot Publishing – We help communities understand themselves better.

We see a future in which communities are served by sustainably funded acts of journalism facilitated by technology. We equip individuals and organizations with the information they need to contribute to their community, make good decisions, and stay engaged with others.

The FIRST Jobs program connects Alberta Tech Companies (SMEs – Small-to-Medium Enterprises), developing innovative technology with talent from all disciplines from post-secondary institutions across Alberta.

FIRST (First Industrial Research, Science, or Technology) Job placement program by Technology Alberta, with support from the Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada, will create over 400 employment opportunities for students and recent graduates in Alberta through 2024.

Technology Alberta is a non-profit organization that works with industry, government and academia to support small to medium-sized tech businesses across Alberta. Helping to make Alberta’s entrepreneurial advanced technology companies the global vendors of choice.

Past Exhibitors2022

Bio-Stream Diagnostics Inc. has developed a low-cost point-of-care biomarker detection platform designed to provide highly accurate test results that lead to faster diagnosis and treatment at lower costs. Based on organic-electro-chemical transistor (OECT) technology, this ultra-rapid testing platform will improve healthcare outcomes on a global scale.

Zero Point Cryogenics manufactures cryogenic equipment called dilution refrigerators, which are the primary low-temperature platform for quantum computers. The company is focused on designing robust and reliable dilution refrigerators to enable quantum technology research and innovation. ZPC is the only manufacturer of its kind in Canada and is working to support Canada’s National Quantum Strategy.

I-STEAM Pathways is an experiential education program for Indigenous Students offered by the University of Alberta. This interdisciplinary program allows First Nations, Métis or Inuit students to gain research experience in environmental fields including science, engineering, education, and environmental law and policy.

The NXT-GEN Accelerator Program is a category-leading entrepreneurship program for students seeking to accelerate the growth of their business acumen, the development of innovation-driven enterprises, and connections with the technology community. With both academic and industry backing, NXT-GEN connects key ecosystem stakeholders with aspiring student entrepreneurs, bridging a key gap to bring a talent pipeline of the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders into the local ecosystem.

 is helping the industry transition to digital shipping documents. Regulations require shipping documents to accompany dangerous goods and hazardous waste during their transport, however, when an emergency event occurs, Emergency Responders cannot access those paper documents from the Truck. EnviroApps is making lives better by improving safety, ensuring compliance, saving costs and making ESG data collection effortless.

Nanoprecise Sci Corp is an automated AI-based predictive maintenance solution provider that specializes in the implementation of Artificial Intelligence and Industrial IoT technology for predictive asset maintenance and condition monitoring. The AI-based solution offers real-time predictive information about the genuine health and performance of industrial assets. Nanoprecise works with customers across a wide range of industries to help them eliminate unplanned downtime & increase their overall operational productivity, and with NrgMonitorTM, it aims to accelerate its customers’ journey towards net zero emission goals. Nanoprecise is headquartered in Edmonton, Canada, and works with companies across various sectors to help drive their Industry 4.0 journey.

Sarcomere Dynamics is bringing to market a near-human robotic hand. Weighing only 800 grams, with 19 degrees of freedom and generating over 2.25 kg of force at the fingertips, the ARTUS Dex is 80% lighter and over 200% stronger than the best robotic hand on the market today. Avtar’s patent pending shape memory material actuators are at the heart of this accomplishment, with force to weight ratio an order of magnitude better than conventional actuators.

Gummy Nutrition Lab is a Food Technology Company using gummies to deliver functional ingredients in the most flavorful way possible! Dedicated to science and great taste, Gummy Nutrition Lab strives to create the most delicious gummies with true-to-label functional ingredient activity. 

AWSN’s primary focus is to connect, unite, support and promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs throughout the province. As a network, AWSN creates a collaborative environment where member groups and volunteers help each other, learning from each others’ experiences, successes and challenges. Along with our long-term volunteers, we have been fortunate this year to gain many new creative minds, who are lending their time and expertise across the board and our various committees.

 UA-WiSE and WiSER, with the support of WISEST, established the Mentorship Program with the financial support of Shell. This program runs from October to March annually and aims to connect women and underrepresented individuals in STEM fields with mentors who can help foster professional development and personal discovery. Undergraduate students, graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, young professionals and experienced professionals in STEM, or with an interest in STEM fields, are encouraged to apply. The structure of the mentors-mentees are trios consisting of one undergraduate student, one graduate student or early-career professional, and one experienced professional.

 specializes in transforming large, complex data sets into comprehensive solutions as an enterprise software development company. We integrate immersive technology, custom data visualizations, artificial intelligence and machine learning to create innovative and flexible custom enterprise applications.

Health Gauge Inc. provides the Phoenix Health Watch, The Health Gauge Mobile Health Management application, and the Health Gauge Personal Health Monitoring and Management Platform. Users can use the Phoenix to track activity, sleep, blood pressure, and other bio-metric data. The app accepts data from HealthKit and Google Fit and can be used to log any health information. Data is uploaded to the Health Gauge Platform and can be shared with medical professionals and other family members.

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2019 NextGen Innovators Showcase

Sponsored by Corteva Agriscience, the 2019 Showcase features the agriculture value chain and other exhibitors who are diversifying the Alberta economy.

Agriculture exhibitors:

  • Corteva Granular: Software and data science for stronger businesses.
  • Corteva’s Farming Simulator Game: Farm, breed livestock, grow crops and sell assets created from farming using Corteva featured products.
  • AgVisorPro: Connecting farmers and agriculture experts instantaneously.
  • Deepwater Farms: Calgary’s first aquaponic closed-loop vertical farm, growing fresh leafy greens and sea bass.
  • Inner City Brewing: Amazing craft beer brewed in the heart of downtown Calgary from Alberta-grown barley, the best in the world.

Other exhibitors include:

2019 INVENTURE$ ASTech NextGen Innovators Showcase

The 2nd annual INVENTURE$ Conference in June 2019 saw an array of ASTech NextGen Innovator Showcase exhibitors connecting with more than 3,000 attendees.

Exhibitors included:

  • Amii, the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute, and three of their embers companies, Mikata Health and SAMdesk.
  • BoxOfDocs, a curated library of industry specific non-proprietary content.
  • Cadeon, data analytics, data engineering and machine learning/Ai applications.
  •, part virtual assistant, part business intelligence.
  • Deepwater Farms, using a unique blend of technologies to produce specialty greens and fish.
  • Genecis, reprogramming bacteria to make premium materials from low-value organic waste.
  • Ingu Solutions, using miniaturized inline sensors to protect pipeline assets.
  • Lobo Developments, redefining affordable living spaces.
  • TERRAHUB, helping companies commercialize Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence ideas.
  • VizworX, providing highly advanced software solutions using AR, VR and AI.

2018 NextGen Innovators Showcase

From solar oxygen and cube satellites to RFID/UAV site mapping and digital solutions for the energy industry, the 2018 NextGen Innovators Showcase highlighted the best in up-and-coming innovation in Alberta.


Steven TannasTannas Conservation Services (ASTech Awards alumni): Addressing water contamination by replicating natural bog and fen environments through designed floating islands.





IronSightUniversity of Calgary Simulation Research Group (ASTech Sustaining Member): Quickly analyzing geological subsurface data, using cutting edge, highly interactive collaborative reservoir visualization tools.

Sciridge Technology Inc. Cloud-based visual digital core lab reduces turnaround time and costs for rock sample analysis.

IronSight Helping oil companies adopt innovative digital solutions to reduce the cost of coordinating industrial services.


Lenica ResearchPolypDx by Metabolomic Technologies Inc. (ASTech Awards alumni): The first and only urine-based test for the detection and prevention colorectal cancer, the third most common cancer in Alberta.

Salu Health Gauge: Revolutionizing personal health and blood pressure monitoring.

Lenica Research Group: Supporting mental health by merging scientific research and emerging technologies in virtual reality cognitive training.

Solar Oxygen: Reliable powe r access for healthcare facilities in low resourBioHIce settings.

Click & Push Exertion Mapping: Augmenting cloud-based way-finding to make Edmonton more accessible all year for people who use wheelchairs.

TheSock by Biotechnology and Health Innovations Inc. (Bio HI): TheSock plays a critical prt in saving lives as an innovative wearable electronic sock that prevents deep vein thrombosis.


NAIT Acceleration Services (ASTech Sustaining Member): Assisting SMEs scale by overcoming major challenges through collaboration, strategic planning, prototyping and funding.

TECHNOLOGY sponsored by Gowling WLG


RFID/UAV Asset Management and Site Mapping by SAIT (ASTech Awards alumni): Using technology to inventory assets over large dangerous and environmentally challenging conditions.

Solving the Problem of Accidental Opiod Addiction by SAIT (ASTech Sustaining Member): Using innovative lean design theory and cutting edge prototyping technology to ensure safe self-administration of medication.


TELUS PureFibre Technology (ASTech Sustaining Member): Enabling health-care providers to monitor health conditions in real time, 24/7, while patients are at home.

AlbertaSat (ASTech Awards alumni): The cube satellite Ex-Alta 2 will gather data to predict wildfires and evaluate post-burn effects around the world.



student 2Anti-Angiogenic Foods: Beating Cancer at its Own Game: Focusing on diet to significantly reduce the risk of developing cancer.
student 1Eyes for the Blind: A device to assist people with visual impairment who face daily issues.

2017 NextGen Innovators Showcase

AGRICULTURE sponsored by     Dow AgroSciences logo

AirTerra Inc: Converting waste wood into specialized biochar to enhance soil health and remove carbon stocks from the atmosphere.

Livestock Water Recycling (left): Reducing manure volume to concentrate nutrients and recover clean water.



ENERGY sponsored by      

Clean O2 Carbon Capture Technologies Inc.: A novel approach to reducing carbon emissions at any scale.

Canadian Floating Fence Corporation: Through containment, XBOOM filters hydro carbons, algae and silt.

Petro Niche Technology Ltd.: Petro Ninja is a mobile app for open mapping and oil and gas data access.

TransRail Innovation Group (above): More efficient, safe and environmentally friendly transportation of crude oil by rail.

Zedi: Sensor-sourced quality and sustainability data gathering for the AgriFood industry.


Brightsquid Secure Health Exchange: Increasing efficiency for healthcare teams and patients to participate in their own healthcare.

Canadian Institute of Natural and Integrative Medicine (CINIM): BreathingRoomTM is an evidence-based e-health app to build resilience and manage stress, anxiety and depression in youth ages 13-24.

Rearm Inc.(left): Addressing repetitive strain injuries in the arms.

Salu: Health Gauge’s unique method of ECG and digital pulse data capture calculates blood pressure.

SafeTracks GPS Canada: Personal GPS monitoring system and emergency communication devices.

TELUS: Home Health Monitoring pilot and the Connected Home.

TECHNOLOGY sponsored by      

Micro Engineering Tech: Using real-time underground monitoring of sensors to protect complex infrastructure.

ParkChamp: Online sharing offering a new way to find convenient and affordable parking.

Robo Garden: Easy-to-understand educational app teaches coding to students in K-12

SAIT Applied Research and Innovation Services: Integrated UAVs as disruptive technology for the construction industry.

SensorUp: Kit to deploy sensors to collect real time air quality data.

TECTERRA: The Backwards Bike is an uncomfortable and difficult exercise, much like the process of innovating.

TELUS: TELUS Technology Accelerator supports the growth of early stage tech companies in Digital Health, Internet of Things and Big Data.


Novel Pediatric Therapy (left): Investigating the ability of new cancer drugs to inhibit cell growth and induce differentiation without harsh side effects.

STEM Learning Lab: Equipping students with the problem-solving, creative and collaborative skills necessary for success in our exciting and rapidly changing society.

TELUS Spark: Creativity leads to innovation: finding different approaches to problem solving.