Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) and Alberta Innovates to co-host conference for innovators and researchers

Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) and Alberta Innovates have teamed up to host SPARK 2017. This conference is for researchers and innovators working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) through new products and technologies. It will also include a focus on advancing Alberta's bioindustrial sector.

The conference will take place November 6-8 in Edmonton at the Shaw Conference Centre. Register now to take advantage of early-bird rates.

Topics will include opportunities for researchers and innovators, financing and growing a clean tech business.

“We need to bring the right people together to spark innovation and deliver new technologies to reduce GHG emissions in Alberta,” said ERA CEO Steve MacDonald. “Through SPARK 2017, ERA and Alberta Innovates are connecting innovators and researchers to people who can help them succeed.”

“Alberta Innovates is working with ERA to accelerate development of new products and technologies that reduce industry’s environmental impact, generate jobs and build a diversified, lower carbon economy in Alberta,” said Alberta Innovates CEO Laura Kilcrease. “SPARK 2017 is the perfect venue for idea generators to find new ways to move their ideas to commercialization.”

SPARK 2017 is expected to attract 400 or more attendees from the oil and gas, agriculture, forestry, clean technology and bioindustrial sectors.