Here’s the latest on a wide range of innovation in the Edmonton region. Feel free to share it and let us know how we can improve the Blast. Let’s begin!Here’s the latest on a wide range of innovation in the Edmonton region. Feel free to share it and let us know how we can improve the Blast. Let’s begin!


Local health innovators honoured in 2022 Edifier Awards

Health innovators and companies from the Edmonton region were honoured in this year’s Edifier Awards, which salutes the contributions of individuals and businesses in making Edmonton a better place. The successful nominations includes:


Funding & Support for Entrepreneurship


Tech


Climate Emergency & CleanTech

  • Mayor Amarjeet Sohi told Taproot he would work with the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board and other regional partners to invest further in hydrogen while fostering better alignment on climate change. “Whether it’s investing in technologies that reduce emissions or investing in technologies that capture emissions and utilization of those emissions, I think that’s an area where there’s potential for us to continue to work,” Sohi said.
  • Edmonton’s greenhouse gas emissions have dropped by the equivalent of 2.5 million tonnes of CO2 over 2019 and 2020, according to new data, and the city is working to determine why. “I am incredibly excited that we’ve finally peaked and are on the decline for emissions,” said Chandra Tomaras, the city’s director of environment and climate resilience. Data for 2021 is expected to be released early this year.
  • There’s a favourable forecast ahead for wind and solar energy in Alberta, reports CBC News. Currently, 23% of Alberta’s power comes from renewable resources.

Digital Inclusion & Education


Food Security & AgTech


Public Health


Social Impact


Arts & Culture


Bits & Pieces


Mentions


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