Board Director

Alberta Innovates is a provincial crown corporation. The vision is to be indisputably recognized as a leader – provincially, nationally, and internationally – in catalyzing research and innovation.

The corporation’s investments advance provincial economic growth, solve near-term challenges, enable long-term diversification and sustainable jobs. Work with researchers, innovators, industry and entrepreneurs is moving the province to a lower-carbon future, enhancing the responsible use of land and water, and contributing to the improved health and well-being of Albertans.

The corporation encompasses:

  • 600 staff across Alberta, including more than 100 PhDs
  • 10 locations, 14 investment portfolios and more than 70 programs
  • Research and entrepreneurial investments in the range of $286 million annually
  • Two applied research subsidiaries, InnoTech Alberta and C-FER Technologies
  • Three business lines concentrating in health, clean energy and bio-technology

Mandated to coalesce the broader provincial innovation system, the corporation connects promising innovators with the scientific and technical expertise, funding, networks, and applied research facilities to de-risk technologies and grow new capabilities. Entrepreneurial coaching accelerates innovators’ ideas from startup to scale for impactful application and job growth. Strategically driven and results oriented, each $1 invested by Alberta Innovates generates $6.40 in revenue by small/medium businesses and each $1 put into a leveraged project attracts $35.66 in external funding from private sector partners and other orders of government.

Alberta Innovates is also guiding development of four core emerging technologies: Data-Enabled Innovation, Digital Technology for Business Transformation, Clean Technology, and Innovative Production and Distribution.

The corporation’s unique position in the research and innovation ecosystem enables it to apply these emerging technologies across multiple sectors, and to lever cross-sectoral research and innovation partnerships to accelerate the development, uptake and spread of these technologies.

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Search for New Board Directors

Alberta seeks vision, energy and world class credentials in their Board Directors. Board Directors will actively support the Province’s efforts as a place where original thinking, entrepreneurship, and innovation is recognized and celebrated.  Core competencies include senior executive-level leadership, governance, entrepreneurial thinking, marketing/communications, strategic planning, and financial literacy. The Board is specifically seeking individuals with experience in digital health and related commercialization and scale up, and/or proven public auditing/financial compliance and large complex organization expertise.

It is recognized in Alberta as a fundamental principle and as a matter of public policy that all persons are equal. Diversity and inclusion are valued and supported on the boards of Alberta's public agencies.

If you are ready to take a leadership role in high caliber governance to ensure a positive future for Albertans, please contact Boyden’s Calgary office at 403-410-6700 or forward your resume and related materials in complete confidence to the posting on the Alberta Government Public Agency opportunities portal,