INVENTURE$ international advisory group to shape Alberta Innovates’ new flagship innovation experience

EDMONTON, Alberta, Nov. 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On its one-year anniversary, Alberta Innovates’ announced its new innovation experience INVENTURE$ -- to be hosted June 6 to 8, 2018 in Calgary. Over 50 technology innovators, industry leaders and experts from around the world have been tapped to help create a dynamic program. Access to these global thought leader’s advice, networks and insights will be instrumental in creating the right atmosphere and ensuring the best mix of attendees and speakers at this new conference.

Here are just a few of the recently announced advisory group members:

The advisory group is currently developing programming and recruiting speakers and invited guests. The event will spark new ideas, innovations and partnerships; spur economic diversification initiatives and generate investment in Alberta. Connections made at INVENTURE$ will help create a more integrated innovation ecosystem. Conversations will help accelerate the development of new products and technologies and take them closer to commercialization.

“We want to connect the big ideas with the businesses and backers they need to get off the ground. By bringing motivated and thoughtful people together, we will make great things happen,” said Laura Kilcrease, CEO, Alberta Innovates. “Alberta has a tremendous opportunity to create a unique experience, one that will showcase our expertise in research and innovation, while demonstrating our province has the capacity to deliver innovation that can serve global markets.”

INVENTURE$ will bring research, innovation, capital access, commercialization, experiential learning and entrepreneurial communities together. The unique conference experience will attract venture capitalists, angel investors, early adopters, startups, business educators, service providers and more from Alberta and around the world.

Themes for INVENTURE$ include: health, clean energy (emissions reductions, water), food and fiber (forestry, agriculture, biotech), sensoring, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), construction building, autonomous vehicles, gaming/software/ICT, nanotechnology and omics (genomics, etc.).

The Main Stage component will feature high-profile keynotes, executive panel discussions and major announcements. Interactive Break-out Sessions will provide opportunities to connect one-on-one and collaborate with like-minded influencers. An Innovator Showcase will host live pitch events and a Youth Entrepreneurs Showcase will display the best in student innovation, technology and business success.

Media inquiries may be directed to:
Bruce Marpole
Communications and Marketing, Alberta Innovates

About Alberta Innovates
Alberta Innovates has a mandate to deliver 21st century solutions for the most compelling challenges facing Albertans. We do this by building on our province’s research and technology development strengths in the core sectors of health, environment, energy, food and fibre and platforms such as artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, and omics. We are working with our partners to diversify Alberta’s economy, improve our environmental performance and enhance our well-being through research and innovation.

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