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Frontier Science

Welcome to Alberta, Canada's pinnacle of discovery science.

Edmonton Alberta Canada

DiscoveryLab: taking it to market

This is an open forum for academics and start-ups to explore opportunities to develop and commercialize new technologies and business plans that have evolved from their ideas and research.

We offer a space for collaboration and partnering, and host quarterly events where anyone can pitch a plan to a panel of local legal, business management, marketing, financial and investment experts.

NANUC NMR chamber

NANUC chamber for magnetic resonance spectrometers


We welcome academic collaborators and industry partners.


DiscoveryLab was initiated by Michael Overduin and coworkers with a grant from the John R. Evans Leaders Fund awarded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation, Alberta Innovates, Department of Economic Development and Trade, and the Province of Alberta.

The funding was announced at NANUC by the Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan on March 14, 2016. The press included the CBC, Edmonton Journal and Sun, iNews, University of Alberta and Global News.

Supported by:

Department of Biochemistry
Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

Funded by a John R. Evans Leaders Fund Award

university of alberta canada foundation for innovation alberta innovates