Alberta Innovates - Alberta Bio Future Program Annual Report 2017-18
Significant efforts and investments have been made to diversify the province’s economy to leverage the abundant biomass resources available in Alberta. The Alberta Bio Future program (ABF) highlights the strong partnership between Alberta Innovates and Alberta Economic Development and Trade (EDT) in expanding activities related to our agricultural and forestry fibre, and the bioindustrial sector that relies on those feedstocks.
The period 2017-18 saw the continued delivery of a number of funding efforts under Alberta Bio Future, and also a realignment of some subprograms to create a clearer and more predictable progression of funding support for those seeking to engage with us. During the 2017-18 fiscal year, we launched four new subprograms and had 78 active projects in various stages of development, from initiation through to completing their final reports. This report provides insight into our approach, describes our activities under the various subprograms, highlights a number of the projects we are involved in, and finally, identifies relevant opportunities we see emerging.