Alberta participated in the nanoIsrael 2014 conference which was a showcase of nanotechnology companies and research in Israel. Among the displays were consortium exhibits from Germany, Spain and Alberta. Phase Sensors was among five companies chosen to display Alberta’s application of nanotechnology to solve problems in the oil and gas industry. The delegation visited several potential collaborators through activities arranged between the Israeli and Albertan governments. We were able to tour the IDE desalination plant and Technion University during the trip. IDE has hundreds of water treatment facilities worldwide and explained that fouling problems are quite severe in water treatment for oil sands extraction facilities.