2022 Innovation Gallery and Company Showcase Exhibitors
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.
EnviroApps 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.
VizworX 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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2022 Innovation Gallery and Company Showcase
Limited Space Available!
As we celebrate excellence in our province at the 2022 ASTech Awards, we aim to highlight some of Alberta’s outstanding innovators and companies worthy of showcasing to our attendees. Think your innovation or company is an excellent candidate and want the opportunity to showcase to our audience? With limited space available, please fill out our Innovation and Company Showcase Waitlist Form to receive more information and for the chance to be one of our exhibitors at the 2022 ASTech Awards.
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.
- 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:
- Chata.ai: Part virtual assistant, part business intelligence.
- Clean O2 Carbon Capture Technologies Inc.: Reducing your carbon footprint with soap and recycled carbon dioxide.
- Enable Community: Creating meaningful partnerships between people with disabilities and support workers based on shared interests.
- IronHub: Delivers service and technology to better capture, communicate and capitalize on your oilfield inventory.
- Metabolomic Technologies Inc.: Innovative metabolomic-based diagnostics for the healthcare market. Saving lives through early detection.
- Quebe: Environmental surveillance platform to reduce the cost of environmental compliance.
- Red Deer College Drone Repeater/Flying WiFi Hotspot Capstone Project: A flying Wi-Fi drone that could provide connectivity for workers in remote areas, or search and rescue teams.
- SAIT Centre for Innovation and Research in Unmanned Systems: Expanding the role unmanned systems play in data acquisition, management and organizational efficiencies across sectors and regulatory environments.
- TELUS SmartHome Security: Monitor and control your home from anywhere.
- TELUS LivingWell Companion: Living life on your terms.
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.
- Amii, the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute, and three of their embers companies Medo.ai, Mikata Health and SAMdesk.
- BoxOfDocs, a curated library of industry specific non-proprietary content.
- Cadeon, data analytics, data engineering and machine learning/Ai applications.
- Chata.ai, 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.
Tannas Conservation Services (ASTech Awards alumni): Addressing water contamination by replicating natural bog and fen environments through designed floating islands. tannasenvronmental.com
University of Calgary Simulation Research Group (ASTech Sustaining Member): Quickly analyzing geological subsurface data, using cutting edge, highly interactive collaborative reservoir visualization tools. collborationcentre.ca
Sciridge Technology Inc. Cloud-based visual digital core lab reduces turnaround time and costs for rock sample analysis. sciridge.com
IronSight Helping oil companies adopt innovative digital solutions to reduce the cost of coordinating industrial services. ironsight.ca
PolypDx 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. metabolomictechnologies.ca
Salu Health Gauge: Revolutionizing personal health and blood pressure monitoring. healthgauge.ca
Lenica Research Group: Supporting mental health by merging scientific research and emerging technologies in virtual reality cognitive training. lenica.ca
Solar Oxygen: Reliable powe r access for healthcare facilities in low resource settings. solaroxygen.org
Click & Push Exertion Mapping: Augmenting cloud-based way-finding to make Edmonton more accessible all year for people who use wheelchairs. clicknpush.ca
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. smartnetworkcentre.ca
NAIT Acceleration Services (ASTech Sustaining Member): Assisting SMEs scale by overcoming major challenges through collaboration, strategic planning, prototyping and funding. nait.ca/innovate
TECHNOLOGY sponsored by
RFID/UAV Asset Management and Site Mapping by SAIT (ASTech Awards alumni): Using technology to inventory assets over large dangerous and environmentally challenging conditions. sait.ca
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. sait.ca
TELUS PureFibre Technology (ASTech Sustaining Member): Enabling health-care providers to monitor health conditions in real time, 24/7, while patients are at home. telus.com/fibre
AlbertaSat (ASTech Awards alumni): The cube satellite Ex-Alta 2 will gather data to predict wildfires and evaluate post-burn effects around the world. albertasat.ca
Anti-Angiogenic Foods: Beating Cancer at its Own Game: Focusing on diet to significantly reduce the risk of developing cancer.
Eyes for the Blind: A device to assist people with visual impairment who face daily issues.
2017 NextGen Innovators Showcase
AGRICULTURE sponsored by
AirTerra Inc: Converting waste wood into specialized biochar to enhance soil health and remove carbon stocks from the atmosphere. airterra.ca
Livestock Water Recycling (left): Reducing manure volume to concentrate nutrients and recover clean water. livestockwaterrecycling.com
ENERGY sponsored by
Clean O2 Carbon Capture Technologies Inc.: A novel approach to reducing carbon emissions at any scale. cleano2.ca
Canadian Floating Fence Corporation: Through containment, XBOOM filters hydro carbons, algae and silt. canadianfloatingfence.com
Petro Niche Technology Ltd.: Petro Ninja is a mobile app for open mapping and oil and gas data access. PetroNinja.com
TransRail Innovation Group (above): More efficient, safe and environmentally friendly transportation of crude oil by rail. transrailinnovation.ca
Zedi: Sensor-sourced quality and sustainability data gathering for the AgriFood industry. zedisolutions.com
Brightsquid Secure Health Exchange: Increasing efficiency for healthcare teams and patients to participate in their own healthcare. brightsquid.com
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. cinim.org
Rearm Inc.(left): Addressing repetitive strain injuries in the arms. rearm.ca
Salu: Health Gauge’s unique method of ECG and digital pulse data capture calculates blood pressure. salu.ca
SafeTracks GPS Canada: Personal GPS monitoring system and emergency communication devices. safetracksgps.com
TELUS: Home Health Monitoring pilot and the Connected Home. telushealth.com
TECHNOLOGY sponsored by
Micro Engineering Tech: Using real-time underground monitoring of sensors to protect complex infrastructure. meng-tech.com
ParkChamp: Online sharing offering a new way to find convenient and affordable parking. parkchamp.ca
Robo Garden: Easy-to-understand educational app teaches coding to students in K-12 robogarden.ca
SAIT Applied Research and Innovation Services: Integrated UAVs as disruptive technology for the construction industry. sait.ca
SensorUp: Kit to deploy sensors to collect real time air quality data. sensorup.com
TECTERRA: The Backwards Bike is an uncomfortable and difficult exercise, much like the process of innovating. tecterra.com
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. stemlearninglab.com
TELUS Spark: Creativity leads to innovation: finding different approaches to problem solving. sparkscience.ca