About Us

Kinetica Ventures bridges the energy industry and technology innovators to accelerate world-class energy technologies. We support industry partners by working with technology developers who have emerging innovation that addresses industry’s key challenges, lowers costs and improves competitive advantages. This unique industry-driven program works closely with key energy sector partners in four areas: hydrocarbon recovery and processing; energy transport; carbon capture, reuse and storage; and renewable energy

We understand industry’s needs and we search the globe to find innovative solutions from the world’s emerging technology developers. Along with our strategic partners, we work with those technology developers to help de-risk and accelerate the most promising solutions using a successful commercialization model that includes access to expertise, capital and relationships. We facilitate effective commercialization.

Kinetica, a division of Innovate Calgary, is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, an international energy hub. 



Focus Areas

Technologies that improve hydrocarbon recovery and processing, including improving cost competitiveness, efficiencies, and environmental performance. Can include resource management, products processing, water management, waste disposal, and product quality (conventional, oil sands, natural gas).

Technologies that make the transport of energy by electrical grid, pipeline, rail or other modes safer, more efficient and cost effective. Includes monitoring and response technologies, operations and management approaches and alternative materials.

Technologies that allow cost-effective capture, storage and re-use or conversion of CO2 and other greenhouse gases (GHG). Also, technologies that reduce or mitigate GHG production, including energy efficiency.

Renewable energy technologies that improve on the cost competitiveness of biofuels, hydro, solar, wind and others, as well as enabling technologies such as SmartGrid and energy storage.

Opportunities List

Kinetica Ventures works closely with energy industry partners to identify and prioritize innovation opportunities, and find solutions for these opportunities. We have initiated discussions with many of the major energy players in Alberta’s energy sector, which has resulted in our detailed Opportunities List.

What we do

Understand Industry's Challenges

Work with Energy Industry Partners to increase our understanding of the challenges in de-risking and adopting innovation.

Find Potential Solutions

Conduct global tech scouting to find solutions from other sectors and regions that can be adapted to help transform the energy sector.

De-Risk the Solutions

Work with innovators to help them understand industry's needs and de-risk their innovative offering so it is ready for pilot testing and adoption by the energy industry.

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