APEX Alberta is your go-to resource for all things innovation. They’re passionate about accelerating novel technology development and commercialization and helping clients unlock their full potential. APEX Alberta drives a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in Southeast Alberta by supporting research and providing SMEs with the tools and expertise to start, grow and innovate.
Their program and service providers help Alberta small businesses access:
- advice and coaching
- financing and training
- information about market expansion and grant funding
Digital Economy Programentre-corp.albertacf.com
The Digital Economy Program (DEP) is designed to help small businesses in Alberta undergo digital transformations and adopt eCommerce practices.
Alberta Small Business Resourcesalberta.ca/small-business-resources
Provides supports to help Alberta entrepreneurs and small businesses start, grow and succeed.
Community Futures Albertaalbertacf.com
Access business loans, tools, mentoring, and support for rural local businesses.
Prairies Canada Economic Developmentcanada.ca
Financial support for businesses and not-for-profit organizations with projects that advance economic growth and diversity in the Prairie provinces.
Support for Agriculture
To support continued innovation, growth and prosperity, the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) has launched its programs. This 5‐year (2023-2028), $3.5 billion investment includes $1 billion in federal programs and activities and $2.5 billion in cost-shared programs and activities by federal-provincial-territorial governments. TheSustainable CAPframework represents a cost-shared federal-provincial investment of $508 million over 5 years towards strategic programs and services for the agriculture and agri-food industry in Alberta.