Next expected deadline: Open Call

Value & Term

50% total project costs up to $150,000 per project; maximum of 18 months.

Applications will be accepted throughout the year; acceptance is contingent on availability of Alberta Innovates funding for this program.

NOTE: UPDATED FUNDING GUIDE v3 now available

What is AICE?

The AICE program provides funding support to generate real-world evidence in a clinical setting for new technologies developed by SME innovators that have the potential to address priority needs of Alberta’s health system. The funding enables the health system to test and validate the impacts of new technologies, particularly on disease pathways or workflow, with the intent of informing adoption and improving the health system and overall health of Albertans.

The AICE program will support activities that:

  • Include innovative technologies that address an Alberta health system “pull” (i.e. the product or technology must address an existing health related need in Alberta’s health system) and have a clearly articulated plan for commercialization and market entry;
  • Align with the strategic priorities of Alberta’s health system and/or focus on solving health-related problems that affect Albertans along any part of the continuum of their care or disease pathway;
  • Test and validate the impacts of new technology on patient outcomes, disease care pathways and/or workflow in a ‘real world’ clinical setting;
  • Involve implementing, testing, and evaluating SME-based technologies, including but not limited to medical devices, information technology (IT) and health informatics products, within a clinical operational environment; and
  • Are positioned to generate evidence to inform health system adoption beyond the test site(s) and involve team members and stakeholders capable of championing the evidence generated from the project to decision makers within the broader health system.

How do I apply?

Alberta Innovates has partnered with TEC Edmonton through the TEC Health Accelerator program (TEC-HA) on AICE.  All interested applicants are to contact TEC Edmonton’s Health Accelerator consultant (below) as the first step in the process to apply. These consultants will act as a broker between the health system and SMEs to ensure alignment of proposed projects with objectives of the AICE program and health system priorities and assist the health system in finding technology solutions to that fit their needs.

Aggie Mikulski
TEC Health Accelerator Consultant
TEC Edmonton
aggie.mikulski@tecedmonton.com
Phone: (780) 932-9702
Chris Carvalho
TEC Health Accelerator Consultant
TEC Edmonton
chris.carvalho@tecedmonton.com
Phone: (780) 868-9363

More detailed information on the background, objectives, eligibility and review process can be found in the AICE Funding Guide [PDF 294KB].

Sample AICE Application Form [PDF 615KB].

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For more information:
Bindi Ferguson, Lead, Partnered Solutions
Bindi.Ferguson@albertainnovates.ca
(780) 306-1099