Digital Innovation in Clean Energy (DICE)



Funding is open to all categories of lead applicant including technology developers, industry, industrial associations, small and medium-sized enterprises, research and development (R&D) organizations, post-secondary institutions, municipalities, not-for-profit organizations, government research labs, individuals and others, who are advancing technology development within a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) range of 3-7.

Applicants are not required to be based in Alberta, but must demonstrate a clear value proposition for the Province and be able to clearly demonstrate alignment to the program area priorities.


The Digital Innovation in Clean Energy (DICE) program supports the development of digital technologies that create value and jobs while reducing emissions in the energy sector. This is inclusive of technologies in artificial intelligence and machine learning, blockchain, industrial internet of things, unmanned aerial vehicles (drones), virtual and augmented reality, digital twins, etc. While many of these technologies have multi-sectoral potential, the energy industry represents both a wealth of data to de-risk technologies along with cash flow to create value to the developer and the end user.

Program Webinar

There was a free, 1-hour Digital Innovation in Clean Energy (DICE) III program webinar on Monday, December 11, 2023, from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM MST. The session involved a formal presentation, followed by a question and answer session. Click here view the recorded webinar.

Click here to view the accompanying webinar slides.

Agency Name: 
Alberta Innovates
Contact Name: 
Esther Ekpe Adewuyi
Grant Amount: 
$250,000 per project; 18 months
Grant Location: 
External Deadline: 
Thursday, February 1, 2024
Internal Deadline: 
Thursday, January 18, 2024
Grant Type: 
Grant Area: 
Natural Science
Grant Eligibility: