The Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta

RINSA provides support to entrepreneurs and small businesses rooted in technology and innovation.

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Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta


The Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta (RINSA) was formed in 2011 as a collaborative partnership between Alberta Innovates with Economic Development Lethbridge/Tecconnect, Lethbridge College, and the University of Lethbridge. It has since grown to over 10 member organizations:

  • University of Lethbridge
  • Tecconnect / EDL
  • Lethbridge College
  • Alberta Innovates
  • Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce
  • Okotoks Economic Development
  • Piikani Resource Development
  • Blood Tribe Economic Development
  • Community Futures
  • Southgrow Regional Initiative
  • Alberta Southwest Regional Economic Development

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Alberta Innovation Network

The Alberta Innovation Network, supported by Alberta Innovates, is a cooperative of regional networks across the province. Each Regional Innovation Network (RIN) is made up of like-minded organizations, passionate about growing the entrepreneurial ecosystem both in their region and across Alberta. RINs work to provide support, programming, and networking connections to small and mid-size businesses with a focus on growing and commercializing their technology and innovation.

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