Innovation

Recent work tagged innovation


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7 Summits Snacks secures chance to pitch at Startup Canada competition

An Edmonton chocolate company that makes endurance bars for athletes has been named a semifinalist for this year's Startup Global Pitch Competition.

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Bloom: Fuelling with endurance chocolate

In Episode 16 of Bloom, Emily Rendell-Watson interviews Kristyn Carriere, co-founder of 7 Summits Snacks. The Edmonton-based company has developed chocolate bars that can replace energy gels and bars for endurance athletes.

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Bloom: Applying AI to craft beer

In Episode 15 of Bloom, co-hosts Emily Rendell-Watson and Faaiza Ramji interview Kirk Zembal, co-founder of Blindman Brewing, and David Chan, product lead for industry at the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii). They discuss the craft brewery's use of artificial intelligence to make beer label art and improve its CO2 capture technology, and they explore how other businesses can determine whether AI adoption could give them an edge.

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Non-tech entrepreneurs call for more inclusive innovation ecosystem

It's challenging for innovative companies that aren't tech startups to access the funding and programming they need in Edmonton's innovation ecosystem, say two founders of non-digital businesses.

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Bloom: Redefining innovation through everyday essentials

In Episode 14 of Bloom, co-hosts Emily Rendell-Watson and Faaiza Ramji interview Nicole Sanchez, co-founder of Ruth, which makes sustainable menstrual pads, and Gillian Thomson, the founder of Skipper, which makes shower caps.

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PrairiesCan invests $17M to support innovation in Edmonton

Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan) is investing more than $17 million to support 11 companies and three service providers in Edmonton's innovation community.

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Skipper overcomes hurdles to manufacture shower cap in Canada

When Gillian Thomson set out to re-invent the traditional shower cap, she knew she wanted it to offer a better fit, more appealing design, and be reusable. Working with a manufacturer in Canada was also on her wish list.

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Bloom: Bringing products to life, investing in social issues, and Uniting the Prairies

In Episode 13 of Bloom, co-hosts Emily Rendell-Watson and Faaiza Ramji discuss the success of several local companies, including Ventrify, Areto Labs, Beamdog, and more.

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Decision to sell Edmonton Research Park assets upsets some tenants

The city's decision to sell two buildings at the Edmonton Research Park (ERP) shows a lack of vision around innovation, says a consortium of business owners who operate there. But the city says it doesn't need to own the buildings to ensure the park serves as an innovation hub.

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