2022 Water Innovation Program by Alberta Innovates – Call for Proposals

New business and funding opportunity in Alberta, Canada for innovative European SMEs active in the water sector.

Alberta Innovates is looking for project proposals which will address water innovation challenges in Alberta. These projects must fit within the following funding streams:

  • Integrated Approaches to Water Management,
  • Management of Climate Change Impacts,
  • Water and Wastewater Management in Rural, Indigenous and/or Remote Communities.

Important! It is possible for a non-Canadian company to participate but they should have a strong Alberta connection/partner and be addressing an Alberta challenge. Innovations can originate from anywhere globally, but must be researched, piloted, demonstrated, and/or implemented in Alberta. Furthermore, a problem owner, end-user and/or recipient of the generated knowledge/outcomes must be included in the project.

Successful applicants can receive up to $750.000 CAD (up to 50% of the total project costs) from Alberta Innovates.

Do you have a solution for the abovementioned water challenges in Alberta?

Submit your Expression of Interest application no later than September 15, 2022!

Please see the Water Innovation Program Guide for full program and application details.


The application process is divided into two stages: the Expression of Interest stage and the Full Proposal stage. Timeline:

ActionBy WhomTiming
EOI Submission DeadlineApplicantsSeptember 15, 2022 (3:00 PM MDT)
EOI Shortlist NotificationAlberta InnovatesOctober 31, 2022
FP Submission DeadlineApplicantsJanuary 12, 2023 (3:00 PM MST)
Funding Decision NotificationAlberta InnovatesMarch 15, 2023
Earliest Project Start DateApplicantsApril 1, 2023

For more information about the application process and funding streams, please see https://albertainnovates.ca/programs/water-innovation/2022-water-innovation-program-call-for-proposals/

About Alberta Innovates

Innovation is the catalyst for sustainable jobs, economic and community strength, improved health and environmental benefits. Alberta Innovates leads and accelerates innovation from discovery to use across all sectors in all parts of the province. As Alberta’s largest research and innovation agency, they are uniquely positioned to propel great ideas forward to improve the lives of Albertans today and for generations to come.