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Industry & Government Challenges

Challenge areas have been identified and area ready for the SME, industry and entrepreneurial community to respond with proposals.  Applications will be reviewed by ADP, the ODAA Steering Committee, and a technical advisory panel (if required).



1. Renewables Challenge

As an example of a regulatory process to support the development renewable energy, the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) has developed a process to review and approve renewable energy project in Alberta that can be found here: http://www.auc.ab.ca/involving-albertans/renewable-power-generation/Pages/default.aspx. The regulatory process also involves Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) and the Alberta Electricity Systems Operator (AESO) in which the developer needs:

*This example is included to provide context for this Challenge and not to indicate that AUC, AEP or AESO are providing additional funding, resources or intent to procure.

2. Fire / Flood Information

3. Open Call

The Steering Committee will accept proposals from proponents who identify an industry need outside of the Challenges presented. The proponent will need to demonstrate how the proposed project supports new product development to serve an industry challenge, solving real business needs, , preferably with a potential customer, industry or strategic partner as a project collaborator. The proponent must use the fund to demonstrate a viable working prototype. Proposals must include a letter of support from a potential customer and/or industry proponent.


In order to be eligible for the ODAA funding, the proponent must meet one of the following:

An SME must:

  1. have less than 500 employees worldwide, including employees at any affiliated companies; and
  2. be a commercial, for-profit enterprise, i.e. non-profit organizations don’t meet the definition.

**Proposals with collaboration partners (industry, not-for-profit or government) should demonstrate partner support/commitment and leveraging (cash/in-kind).