Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions (AI Bio) invests in research and innovation to grow prosperity in Alberta's agriculture, food and forestry sectors.

We are a research agency funded by the Government of Alberta that works with partners to identify, coordinate and fund research projects. We help solve industry challenges with solutions that deliver economic, environmental and social benefits.  Read more about AI Bio in BrochureHighlights Report 2014Success Stories, Annual Report, and Business Plan.

Conferences Hosted by AI Bio:

Bioindustrial Innovations: Unlocking Value and Tackling Climate Change. November 23-25, 2015, Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Canada.

Impact Innovation 2016 - SAVE THE DATE for Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Impact Innovation 2015 - Photos, videos and powerpoint presentations are now online.

Ingredients for Success, The Conference on Food Innovation 2015 - Photos, videos and powerpoint presentations are now online.


July 15, 2015

DuPont Pioneer opened a new facility in the County of Lethbridge, July 8 that will work to develop ultra-early maturity corn hybrids. As well, the facility will be used to develop canola hybrids and soybean varieties for the area...Funding for this facility was provided by the Alberta Government, the Alberta Crop Industry Fund as well as Alberta Innovates Bio solutions. Getting the funding helped DuPont Pioneer get this facility up and running much sooner. 

July 06, 2015

EDMONTON … Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions (AI Bio) has launched a new funding program, "Alberta Bio Future Product and Technology Commercialization,"  aimed at helping companies with pre-commercial or commercial development of new bioindustrial products or bioindustrial technologies.

July 04, 2015

What a success! AI Bio hosted "Ingredients for Success: the Conference on Food Innovation 2015" on May 26 and 27, 2015 at the Deerfoot Inn & Casino, in Calgary. Of the 162 attendees, 61 attendees represented food processors or food related businesses and 10 were from commodity associations. The program was compelling enough to keep attendees in their seats to the very last minute! Attendees learned the latest about food innovation on day one, and about food safety on day two. Held in conjunction with the conference were the Alberta Food Awards hosted by the Alberta Food Processors Association. Winner of the AI Bio-sponsored award of "Most Innovative food ingredient, food product or beverage with Alberta grown/raised ingredients" was Mountain Meadows Food Processing (Caryll and Norman Carruthers) with their "No Nuts Chocolate Peabutter portion paks." Photos, videos and the speakers' powerpoint presentations are posted on the event webpage.



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