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New funding opportunity: Campus Alberta Small Business Engagement (CASBE) program

Posted on: Jun 3, 2021

Alberta Innovates has announced that the 2021-22 Campus Alberta Small Business Engagement (CASBE) program is now open for new applications.

Details can be found below.

Interested members of the CUE community are invited to contact the Office of Research Services (research@concordia.ab.ca) for more information.


From Alberta Innovates

The CASBE program is a partnership between Alberta Innovates and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) to fund collaborations between small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Alberta and researchers from Alberta post-secondary institutions.
This is a continuous intake program and we will continue to accept applications until the 2020-21 budget is exhausted. 
There are two streams of funding to help Alberta SMEs adopt emerging technologies developed with the support of researchers:
1. Stream I with a maximum of $25, 000 in available funding from Alberta Innovates and $25,000 from NSERC, and
2. Stream II with a maximum of $150,000 in available funding from Alberta Innovates leveraging NSERC’s contribution for a maximum of two years for a total of $300,000.
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Advanced data management and analytics
  • Automation (including robotics)
  • Communications networks and services
  • Cybersecurity
  • Human interaction with digital media
  • Internet of Things (IoT)/Machine-to-machine systems
  • Lightweight materials and technologies
  • Nanotechnology
  • Quantum computing
  • Quantum materials