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The Alberta Council of Technologies Society has a growing subscriber base of 15,000 people, sharing a common interest in the commercialization of emerging technologies.  Subscribe for FREEMembership - with benefits, is $100/year or $25 for seniors and students. Beta Testers welcome to test our pending offerings in Relationship and Knowledge Management.  Current initiatives:


Growing small technology businesses.  "The Missing 'M' in SME. Why small technology businesses fail to grow" is our focus for 2014 including a survey conducted in Feb/Mar (MEDIA RELEASE OF RESULTS). The Survey has been followed by the conduct of pan-Alberta site consultations through Sep/Oct - see the SCHEDULE.  Of particular interest is the impact of early exits - depriving enterprises AND Alberta of valuable assets.  ABCtech's provincial co-host for the consults is Alberta's Certified Management Consultants  Site co-hosting opportunities are still available for Red Deer and Grande Prairie.


Fusion Energy.  Our global assessment was completed March 31st and the Report released June 25th. For an insight into what we have discovered in our visits to Fusion Energy projects in Asia, Europe and the USA, including the results of our Alberta Workshops on commercial and research opportunities, as well as the PPTs of project representatives who attended our November 2013 International Forum - Visit  HERE  including the Fusion Energy Assessment Report.

Unified Communications Plan.  Communications is essential for promoting the commercialization of emerging technologies. Social Media.  We have introduced several social media forums:

Scoop.it      Pinterest      Google+     Facebook     Twitter

We are currently beta testing options for enhancing relationship and knowledge management for our subscribers. Also, we are drawing together our suppliers for developing a unified communications plan under the leadership of HABIT, formerly Ignition Media. The Plan is to include a complete review of ABCtech's communications options and messaging and how best to support our theme for 2015 - see below.


 
ABCtech Media Productions.  The Program "The Next Question" has been created for US public radio and features audio clips from interviews sizing up emerging technologies: fusion energy, genomics & cell therapies, levitated transportation, data analytics and privacy. Our producers are Troy Media for print and Arrowseed for video and audio content. Let us know if you have a story to tell.
Creativity & Convergence.  Our 10th year anniversary is to be celebrated in 2015 with the hosting of an ambitious project - the launch of a collaborative economic development initiative to establish Canada's first Innovation Zone engaging municipal/county representatives in the NW quadrant of the Edmonton Capital Region and helping develop the receptive infrastructure to attract emerging technologies fitting for the area.  Stay-tuned. Let us know if you are interested in the convergence of arts and technology, culture and science.

 
Data Analytics.  After three years of hosting Analytics, Big Data, and The Cloud - the Industry Advisory is endorsing for 2014 the Canada 3.0 Conference in Calgary October 28-30th and the SMART City Symposium in St. Albert, September 18th.  Do let us know if you are interested in presenting or would like to attend as we have several 50% discount passes for ABCtech Members. For 2014 we are assessing the merit and design of a proposed Industry Analytics Centre.

 

QuikTech Notes.  Our seasonal newsletter serves as a monitor of what's in the news about emerging technologies.   QuikTech Notices are generated featuring Member editorials and links to associated topics of current interest. Advertising is limited. Editorials are welcome.  To become a Subscriber to ABCtech's and its Newsletter click HERE or to become a Member HERE

 
Industry Advocacy.  Our Advisory Networks meet to  consider how to advance the commercialization of emerging technologies: fusion energy, data analytics, maglev transportation, 3-D manufacturing, genomics and cell therapies, cleanTech, with another just forming as an Advisory for 2015 - our 10th Anniversary, themed Convergence & Creativity.  Do let us know if you`d like to participate.