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June 16: AI4Society is a hub for ethical artificial intelligence collaboration at the University of Alberta

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: AI4Society is a new initiative at the University of Alberta that will serve as a hub for ethical artificial intelligence collaboration; Startup Edmonton showcased its first Propel startup cohort; C-Tribe Festival founder Sahr Saffa spoke about racial bias in tech on Speaking Municipally; Avenue Edmonton profiled the rise of Edmonton's gaming industry; AltaML and PROTXX have partnered to expand data analytics capabilities; applications now open for Connection Silicon Valley's new market acceleration program.

June 9: Edmonton Police tech accelerator questioned amid Black Lives Matter protests

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: the Community Solutions Accelerator launched by the Edmonton Police Foundation earlier this year has come under fire from activists; Hempact has won $10K at an Inventures pitch competition; Growing Greener Innovations has won a CANIE Award; ERIN is now accepting applications for its Coach program; the City has launched a number of environmental rebate programs; Alberta Innovates is looking for a Technology Development Advisor.

June 2: Start Alberta and the A100 want to expand the reach of Alberta's innovation ecosystem

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Start Alberta has launched a new campaign called the Start Alberta Partners Initiative; Laser City has launched a new platform for online day camps; the Edmonton Regional Innovation Network has named its new program director; Edmonton was ranked 91st in StartupBlink's 2020 global ranking; and Avenue Calgary has featured the Alberta Innovation Corridor.

May 26: Tech trailblazers cast cautious eye on city’s new innovation path

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Taproot Edmonton dives into the new innovation entity; Alberta Enterprise Corporation has announced $10 million for Accelerate Fund III; Alberta Innovates has announced the winners of the COVID-19 Data Science Hackathon; DrugBank has received an investment from Accelerate Fund II; Wyvern has been selected to participate in the Seraphim Space Camp accelerator; and DevFacto has released Sparrow for Microsoft Teams.

May 19: Edmonton-based Food Search Inc. among CODEVID-19 hackathon winners

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Food Search Inc., an Edmonton-based project led by Vinson Luong and Tyler Findlay, won the the "Scarcity and the Economy" category of the CODEVID-19 hackathon; a board member profile for the new innovation entity is now available; Alberta's Industrial Heartland Hydrogen Task Force has launched; SAM and Phase Sensors are profiled; coParenter has partnered with CourtCall.

May 12: City Council unanimously endorses new innovation entity with $5M/year in funding

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: a new organization with a mandate to make innovation a major economic driver in Edmonton will be established by the fall; Startup TNT celebrates its first anniversary; voting is open for the CODEVID-19 people's choice award; Inventures Unbound programming details have been released; applications are being accepted for the Incubator for Technology Start-Ups; nearly 160,000 users have registered for the ABTraceTogether app.

May 5: Concerns raised about Alberta's new contact tracing app

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: ABTraceTogether, Alberta's new contact tracing app, has already been downloaded more than 100,000 times even as critics raise concerns about its functionality, privacy implications, and cost. SAM raises $3.6M to fuel growth; Accelerate Fund II has invested in Dryrun; ERIN has named its subcommittee members; Startup TNT is conducting a community survey; and local tech is featured in a new video by Edmonton Global.

April 28: Open letter calls on provincial government to support technology and innovation

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: an open letter to the provincial government calls for support for tech companies; ACAMP launches A95 reusable respirator; Jobber co-founders named recipients of Junior Achievement innovator award; Improbable's Scott Nye is the new president of Digital Alberta.

April 21: Innovate Edmonton cuts raise concerns for local tech community

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: EEDC is under fire from the former head of Innovate Edmonton over whether advocacy for the city’s technology sector has been abandoned; Startup Edmonton co-founder Cam Linke has been named CEO of Amii; ClickDishes has launched in Japan; AltaML is applying machine learning to improve safety in oil and gas facilities; Jobber was named to the Best Workplaces in Canada list.

April 14: iSmartWays raises funding to deploy connected vehicle technology

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: iSmartWays raises funding to deploy connected vehicle technology; Amii has joined the Roche COVID-19 Data Science Coalition; Resume Free selected for Women in Cloud accelerator; Alberta Data Institute launches new data refinement platform; Richard Sutton interviewed about future of AI for the New York Times; ERIN steering committee applications are due April 21.

April 7: Edmonton Regional Innovation Network receives $2.7 million from Alberta Innovates

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: the Edmonton Regional Innovation Network has been approved for $2.758 million by Alberta Innovates; HonestDoor has raised its first round of funding; Smart Access has been selected to participate in C100's 48Hrs in the Valley; Inventures has been rescheduled to 2021 with new virtual programming on the way; a roundup of what local tech organizations are doing in light of COVID-19.

March 31: Fighting COVID-19 misinformation

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Timothy Caulfield has received funding for a research project that aims to address the spread of COVID-19 misinformation; COVID19.PINK won the first weekly prize in the CODEVID-19 hackathon; the Alberta Innovation Corridor is hosting a virtual town hall; Innovate Edmonton VP Cheryll Watson has been appointed to the Startup Genome Advisory Board; Startup TNT and other events have moved online.

March 24: #YEGTechCares campaign is raising $175K for Edmonton's Food Bank

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: more than a dozen local tech companies have come together for the #YEGTechCares campaign which aims to raise $175,000 for Edmonton's Food Bank; local startups are putting together resources and making services free to help during the COVID-19 pandemic; CompuVision has launched a new radio segment called IT Minute.

March 17: Hackathon encourages apps to help survive the COVID-19 pandemic

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: the organizers behind the Dev Edmonton Society have launched a hackathon called CODEVID-19; the Alberta Innovation Corridor is conducting a COVID-19 company impact assessment; Jobber was named to Fast Company's list of the World's Most Innovative Companies; U of A researchers get $540K from NSERC for machine learning project; Cybera has launched a new logo; PCL Construction is working on techology to protect project sites from water damage.

March 10: Student DevCon connects students to Edmonton's tech community

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: nearly 300 students attended Student DevCon to learn about the opportunities available within the local tech community; City Council's Executive Committee will discuss the next steps for the new innovation entity; Tiffany Linke-Boyko is the new president of We Know Training; Startup Edmonton's first cohort of Propel is underway; delegation led by Edmonton Global is in Ottawa to advocate for Edmonton.

March 3: Budget 2020 cuts another $10.7M from Alberta Innovates

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Budget 2020 includes a further $10.7 million reduction in funding for Alberta Innovates; Stream.ML has been accepted into the THRIVE Accelerator; Wyvern and FRENT will pitch at AccelerateAB in April; Jobber has won a Stevie Award for Customer Service; the Edmonton Police Service confirms it used Clearview AI facial recognition technology.

February 25: DrugBank wins $125K Startup TNT Investment Summit, 2S Water and Future Fields also funded

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: DrugBank won the $125,000 Startup TNT Investment Summit pitch competition last week; ACAMP and TELUS have announced a new partnership on mobile tech and robotics; Aatif Baskanderi is the new director of Startup Edmonton; the Edmonton Police Foundation and Alcanna Inc. have launched the Liquor Store Theft Challenge; and Growing Greener Innovations has received a US patent.

February 18: Reducing the carbon footprint of Bitcoin mining

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: A new algorithm developed by University of Alberta computing scientists promises to make Bitcoin mining more energy-efficient; Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi says there are real opportunities for the Alberta Innovation Corridor; FORGE Hydrocarbons has received an equity investment from Shell Ventures; Beamdog is featured by Edmonton Global; CWB is launching a conversational AI-powered banking tool; and female tech entrepreneurs are recognized in the 2020 AWE Awards.

February 11: Edmonton Police look to artificial intelligence and machine learning to help solve crimes

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: the Edmonton Police Service is assessing the use of facial recognition technology and is launching a new Community Solutions Accelerator; Tevosol and ez enRoute are pitching at the NASA iTech competition; Intellitix has acquired a majority stake in CrowdBlink; Stephanie Enders is leaving Innovate Edmonton for Amii; CompuVision has been named a top employer and one of Canada's best managed IT companies; and the survey on the new innovation entity closes this week.

February 4: Startup Edmonton launches 12-week pre-accelerator called Propel

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Startup Edmonton has launched a new 12-week pre-accelerator program called Propel; the five finalists for the Startup TNT Investment Summit have been selected; the City has launched a survey to gather input on the new innovation entity; Accelerate Fund II talks about its investment in Smart Access; YEG Innovation Compass enters the next phase; and BioWare celebrates 25 years of game development.

January 28: First Startup TNT pitch night draws a crowd

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: more than 100 people attended the first Startup TNT Pitch Night; DemoCamp Edmonton 48 featured seven demos; the City's Open Data Portal recently celebrated its 10th anniversary; Spontivly has officially launched its app; Jobber has been recognized as one of Canada's Best Workplaces for Inclusion; dealcloser has announced a partnership with Lawfecta.

January 21: Yardstick Assessments and ProctorU merge to form Meazure Learning

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Yardstick Assessment Strategies is merging with ProctorU to form Meazure Learning; TIQ Software CEO Jason Suriano caused a stir with a thread about Alberta's absence from CES; the City has won a Smart 50 Award; ERIN has shared its funding proposal; G2V Optics has been selected to showcase at the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit; and deacloser has been accepted into Microsoft for Startups.

January 14: Sprout Fund makes seed investment in SmartAccess

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: SmartAccess has received a seed investment from Sprout Fund; ten members of the University of Alberta community and three members of their families were among the 176 people killed when Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 crashed last week; GreenSky Capital has led a $1.25 million seed financing round in Direct-C Ltd.; EACOS has announced its new members for 2020; the Edmonton Regional Innovation Network held its first meeting; and ThresholdImpact Venture Mentoring Service is looking for a Senior Lead.

January 7: Provincial working group is exploring how to attract new investment in tech

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: a provincial working group is exploring how to attract new investment in tech, Rewardful has acquired SalesCamp, Innovate Edmonton reflects on 2019, Growing Greener Innovations earns recognition as aconscious business, Nanolog Audio is at CES in Las Vegas, and TOKU Systems is hoping to increase sales in Asia.

December 17: Scope AR acquires WakingApp

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Scope AR has acquired Tel Aviv, Israel-based WakingApp, City Council votes to create new innovation-focused entity, the University of Alberta's new Associate VP (Innovation) talks about the challenges ahead, the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute launches two new programs, RUNWITHIT Synthetics is profiled, and dealcloser announces a new partnership.

December 10: Edmonton named most open city in Canada for fourth time

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Edmonton has been named the most open city in Canada for the fourth straight time, Amii welcomes five new Canada CIFAR AI Chairs, the Alberta Innovation Corridor aims to create jobs, EACOS has shared its 2019 year-in-review, E-RIN is looking for input on programs and services, and ALIGN VR and ClickDishes have been selected to join the Canadian Digital Media Network's Soft Landing program.

December 3: Edmonton sees 26% increase in tech jobs over the past five years

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Edmonton surgest by more than 10 points to crack the top ten in CBRE's latest Scoring Canadian Tech Talent report, Rainforest Summit attendees were challenged to take action to help improve the ecosystem, Emissions Reduction Alberta is funding a feasibility study on carbon capture and storage, and Cybera is accepting applications for the Data Science for Albertans program.

November 26: Scotiabank donates $1.25M to support AI research at the U of A

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Scotiabank is donating $1.25 million across five years to fund the Scotiabank Artificial Intelligence Research Initiative in the University of Alberta’s Department of Computing Science, G2V Optics has raised a $1.875M seed round, Alberta Innovates is cutting 125 jobs, DrugBank has been accepted into CDL-West, Dr. Ray Muzyka has won the VCAA Rod Charko Service Award, and nine individuals have been selected to serve on the new E-RIN steering committee.

November 19: Kindred AI donates robotic arm to help U of A students study reinforcement learning

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Kindred AI has donated a robotic arm to the University of Alberta's department of computing science to help students get a sense of reinforcement learning, Martha White is featured in a new video on reinforcement learning, Pegasus Imagery has announced the Hyperion drone, PainWorth is a new injury claims support platform, ATB Financial has acquired the technology assets of Grow Technologies Inc., and Bits In Glass has been certified as a Great Place to Work.

November 12: Accelerate Fund II invests in G2V Optics

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Accelerate Fund II has announced an investment in G2V Optics, CEO Tiffany Linke-Boyko is leaving Startup Edmonton after nine years, Jobber has been named to the Technology Fast 500, MEDO.ai has won an award at Falling Walls Venture, the 2019 Ember Award winners have been announced, and Scope AR has announced support for Microsoft HoloLens 2.

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