Technology Funding

ERA is investing in a diverse portfolio of transformative, sustainable technologies that reduce GHG emissions and position Alberta for success in a lower emissions economy.

How to Apply

  • 1. Make sure your idea aligns with ERA’s areas of focus as identified in our Technology Roadmap.
  • 2. Check the Current Opportunities section below to find out if there are any funding opportunities available for submission.
  • 3. For any Current Opportunities of interest, be sure to read the Guidelines Document to fully understand the scope and focus of the opportunity.
  • 4. Submit an Expression of Interest. See the Funding Process section for further detail about the application process.
  • 5. If your proposal is shortlisted, you will be notified by ERA and invited to submit a Full Project Proposal.

Funding Process

ERA uses a Call for Proposals process that is divided into two stages, the Expression of Interest (EOI) stage and the Full Project Proposal (FPP) stage.

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Technology Roadmap Areas of Focus

  • Cleaner Oil & Gas

    Transformative technologies and innovation to reduce the GHG footprint of Alberta’s fossil fuel supply chain and explore alternative fuel and value-add opportunities that can help sustainability grow and diversify the province’s energy economy.

  • Low Emitting Electricity System

    Technology and innovation to support a reliable, lower carbon electricity system, including reducing the GHG footprint of Alberta’s electricity supply mix, increasing the deployment of renewable energy, and enabling a smarter electricity grid that can power Alberta’s homes and businesses.

  • Food, Fibre, & Bioindustries

    Innovation processes and technologies to advance Alberta’s bioeconomy, and reduce GHG’s, including novel agriculture and forestry practices; bioenergy and biomaterials; waste management and waste energy; and enhanced carbon retention.

  • Low-Carbon Industrial Processes & Products

    Technologies to deliver GHG reductions through energy efficiency, industrial process innovation, and low-GHG materials and chemicals.