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The Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta (RINSA) is here to help businesses bring new products or processes to market.  RINSA also networks with other innovation systems in Alberta to maximize efficiency and province-wide collaboration.

The purpose of RINSA is to offer entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized businesses access to:

  • Innovation support, technology transfer and commercialization programs
  • Marketing, business development, training and export development services
  • Networking, match-making and business incubation opportunities
  • Funding at various stages (vouchers, angel investment, venture capital)
  • Funding through Community Futures’ lending services for start-up and/or expansion

RINSA is a collaborative partnership of Lethbridge CollegeEconomic Development Lethbridge, Blood Tribe Economic Development and the University of Lethbridge, with support from Community Futures Lethbridge RegionSouthGrow Regional InitiativeAlberta Southwest Regional Alliance and NRC-IRAP.

For more information on RINSA and how it can help your business, contact Renae Barlow, VP Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Economic Development Lethbridge/Tecconnect at 403-332-6021 or