Innovation at the U of A


The University of Alberta is a world-renowned research institution where ideas transform into remarkable realities. From accelerating solutions in energy, climate transition and food sustainability to forging new paths in artificial intelligence, health and Indigenous leadership, U of A expertise is sought out on today’s most pressing local and global issues. United with partners in industry, academia and government, we are looking to the future – and leading with purpose.

Forward with Purpose: A Strategic Plan for Research and Innovation


This first institutional strategic plan for research and innovation presents a bold new step in defining areas for maximum impact to address the grand challenges of our time.

Read the full plan

World-changing Innovations

Amit Kumar, a world-leading expert whose research informs Alberta’s hydrogen strategy

Hydrogen: the next big thing in Alberta energy

Alberta has the resources, infrastructure and workforce to produce a cleaner energy source for local and global markets.

U Of A President Bill Flanagan (left) and Amii CEO Cam Linke

Shaping the evolving landscape of AI

Already global leaders in artificial intelligence, the U of A and Amii will soon welcome 20 new faculty members whose work reflects transformational impacts in health, energy, Indigenous leadership and more.

Research lab

Leading in pandemic preparedness

The PRAIRIE Hub for pandemic preparedness brings together experts across Western Canada to accelerate the development and commercialization of vaccines, antivirals and diagnostics.

Sociologist Temitope Oriola

Addressing pressing social issues

U of A researchers are addressing key knowledge gaps in archeology and the justice system.