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DICE Open Call 3.0 has $2.5 million for digital tech that reduces emissions

December 6, 2023  By  Anthony Capkun

December 6, 2024 – Alberta Innovates announced the availability of $2.5 million in funding through the Digital Innovation in Clean Energy (DICE) program—up to $250,000 per project, for a term of 18 months.

The DICE program supports “the development of digital technologies that create value and jobs while reducing emissions in the energy sector”.

“The DICE competition provides opportunities for positive collisions between technology developers and those in the energy sector with pressing needs,” said Laura Kilcrease, CEO, Alberta Innovates. “Reducing greenhouse gases, creating value for energy companies, and de-risking new technologies provides Alberta-based companies a clear advantage over their competitors and, when they succeed, it’s good for all Albertans.”

The technologies involved in DICE Open Call 3.0 could include artificial intelligence and machine learning, blockchain, industrial internet of things, unmanned aerial vehicles, virtual and augmented reality, digital twins, and so on. The program intends to use data to de-risk technologies along with cash flow to create value to the developer and the end user.


Proposals may involve:

• New clean energy sources and storage technologies that are efficient, cost-effective and reliable.
• Technologies that optimize resource extraction and processing.
• Discovery, development, and production of non-renewable and renewable energy resources, value-added and alternative products, the minerals value chain, and green technologies.
• Advancing commercialization opportunities in areas of existing strength, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, and quantum science.
• Technologies that increase productivity, improve efficiency, reduce environmental impact, and achieve a low-carbon future.
• Harnessing the digital economy across sectors, including infrastructure, broadband, and big and open data to encourage digital adoption.

DOWNLOAD the DICE Open Call 3.0 Program Guide (PDF): DICE-3pt0-Program-Guide-2023-11-30

Applications are due February 1, 2024, by 3 pm MT.

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