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Every great idea needs a generator. At the University of Alberta, we’re proud to give great ideas power. We’re kicking off Canadian Innovation Week early by turning a spotlight on 30 of the many ways our research is bringing real change to real people — from developing vaccines to bringing Indigenous studies to learners around the world. Check back daily to see how we’re partnering to power new ideas and industries — we can’t wait to share it all with you.

Vaccine Generator

Michael Houghton, Lorne Tyrrell and the Li Ka Shing Applied Virology Institute are meeting today’s health challenges.

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Change
Generator

The Faculty of Native Studies' online courses illuminate historical and current events and relations from an Indigenous perspective for learners around the world.

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Leadership
Generator

Philomina Okeke-Ihejirika leads a partnership with West African universities to mentor tomorrow’s diverse community leaders.

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Energy
Generator

David Bressler makes low-carbon jet fuel from oils like restaurant grease to help the aviation industry cut its emissions.

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Healthy-aging
Generator

The U of A Smart Condo allows researchers to test new technologies that support an aging population and people with mobility impairments.

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Efficiency
Generator

Reza Nasseri has incorporated U of A professor Mohamed Al-Hussein’s research to work towards Landmark Group of Builders' goal of building net-zero homes.

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Jacob Jaremko

Diagnosis
Generator

Co-founded by the U of A's Jacob Jaremko, Medo is using AI to extend the reach of ultrasound imaging.

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Freedom
Generator

Vivian Mushahwar has invented tiny implants that could outsmart paralysis and give people their step back.

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Battery
Generator

U of A spinoff Recion Technologies has developed technology to unconventionally and sustainably extract lithium.

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Treatment
Generator

U of A spinoff PulseMedica is developing ultra-precise noninvasive treatments for degenerative eye diseases.

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Partners in Innovation

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Fast-growing Edmonton startup helps get new drugs to market sooner

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University of Alberta and Brass Dome Ventures Ltd. launch imYEG accelerator to increase commercialization of research-driven innovations

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University of Alberta and TELUS partner on a 5G ‘living lab’

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