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Inventors

Inventors of a fire prevention gadgetIn this section, you will be introduced to a representative selection of individuals who have contributed to the rich tradition of innovation in Alberta. By no means an exhaustive list, we hope that our collection of profiles will provide you with a clear, yet perpetually developing snapshot of inventors in our province.

You will come to know of their lives and their motivations. Learn about their experiences and how certain ideas were met with support while others fell by the wayside. Find out how some individuals and their inventions received recognition while others remaBob Kirkpatrick, inventor of metalizing process.in unknown and forgotten.

Some of the profiled inventors in this section are historical figures and some are currently at work developing and patenting new processes and products. Equally important, these profiles illustrate how innovation in Alberta today could not exist without that which preceded it.

For many, science and invention lack a human quality. To understand an invention, it is important to look at the inventor. Explore this section to discover the lives and impact of these ingenious Albertans. 

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