Innovation Ecosystem Directory

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150 Startups

150 Startups is a multi-year Alberta-wide initiative designed to build a more resilient economy and expand Alberta’s entrepreneurial capacity by...

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321 Growth Academy

Growing your startup, scale-up or social enterprise courses in sales and marketing designed to help you grow your business, faster.

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A100

The A100 is a non-profit, member-driven organization who volunteer their time and energy to help the next generation of tech entrepreneurs thrive in...

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Academic Entrepreneur in Residence

The Academic Entrepreneur in Residence (AEIR) program offers mentorship and practical support when and where it’s needed. We are supercharging innovation...

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ACAMP

An industry-led advanced technology product development centre focusing on electronics hardware, firmware, software, sensors, and embedded systems.

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Alberta Enterprise

Connecting Alberta innovators and entrepreneurs to money, markets, and mentors.

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Alberta Innovates - Clean Resources

We develop and invest in applied research and innovation programs to sustain, grow and diversify the energy and resource industries, develop clean technology, reduce...

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Alberta Innovates - Entrepreneurial Investments

The innovation journey is rarely a linear, sequential process. We assist high-growth, high-potential SMEs to reduce the time it takes to commercialize technology and...

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Alberta Innovates - Post Secondary Investments

We invest in Alberta’s post-secondary institutions to strategically develop capacity in people, key infrastructure, collaborations and projects necessary to create...

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Alberta Innovates Summer Research Studentship (SRS)

Available to University of Calgary undergraduate students, the SRS provides motivated students with exceptional academic records an opportunity to participate in medical or health-related...

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Alberta Women Entrepreneurs

A not-for-profit organization dedicated to enabling women to build successful businesses. AWE provides unique programs and services to women at all stages of...

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Alberta Women's Science Network

AWSN’s primary focus is to connect, unite, support and promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs throughout the province. As a network, AWSN creates...

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AMII

As one of Canada’s preeminent centres of artificial intelligence, we thrive in our unique role in bridging world-leading research and industry. Join us as we...

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Applied Pharmaceutical Innovation

Based in Edmonton, API is a not-for-profit institution with an expert interdisciplinary team that works with a network of collaborating organizations. As a whole, we...

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Athabasca University Micro Course: Designing Your Research for Impact

This free micro-course walks emerging scholars through novel and productive ways of approaching work through multi-modal knowledge...

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Avatar Innovations

Avatar Innovations' Accelerator takes early-stage solutions and partners them with customers, capital and expertise to create investor-ready business opportunities.

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Biomedical Engineering Studentship (BME)

Available to undergraduate students to work on biomedical engineering-related projects with researchers in a number of different partner groups across campus. The...

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BLG Business Venture Clinic

A student-run, pro bono legal clinic that provides legal information to Calgary-based entrepreneurs. Services include: memos on incorporation and...

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BRAIN CREATE Program

The BRAIN CREATE focuses on the development of neurotechnologies to study, monitor, and manipulate brain function to promote...

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Branch Out Neurological Foundation

Accelerates tech and non-pharma solutions to neurological disorders by Filling the Research Funding Gap, Ensuring Scientific Validity. Inspiring an entrepreneurial Culture in...

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Business Link

Business Link is Alberta’s small business hub. We are a nonprofit organization that helps people navigate the steps toward starting their own businesses. We provide...

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Calgary Foundation

The Foundation facilitates collaborative philanthropy by making powerful connections between donors and community organizations for the long-term benefit of Calgary and...

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Calgary Hacks: Computer Science Undergraduate Society

A 24-hour hackathon programming competition. Teams up to 5 create a solution based on the topic given for each respective hackathon.

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Calgary Innovation Coalition

The Calgary Innovation Coalition (CIC) is a group of organizations in the Calgary region that support innovation-driven entrepreneurs, startups, and enterprises. Our collective...

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Campus Alberta Neuroscience

Campus Alberta Neuroscience (CAN) is at the epicenter of important innovations and efforts relating to brain health and the neuroscience community...

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Canadian Glycomics Network

Supported by the Government of Canada through the federal Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) Program, GlycoNet is a pan-Canadian initiative bringing together...

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Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

CIHR currently integrates research through a unique interdisciplinary structure made up of 13 "virtual" institutes. CIHR's Institutes are not buildings or...

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City Building Design Lab

A collaborative hub in the heart of downtown Calgary, allowing us to partner with surrounding municipal, community and creative organizations. A digital robotic fabrication lab and...

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Collaborative Creativity for Social Innovation and Human-Centered Design

Be a changemaker. Learn to leverage collaboration, creativity, communication and critical thinking to achieve innovative outcomes in educational and other...

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Creative Destruction Lab - Rockies

This nine-month program is laser-focused to accelerate business growth. Highly successful entrepreneurs and angel investors work with founders to break down...

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Cybera - Data Science for Albertans

Cybera's Data Science for Albertans program gives students, graduates, and those looking to re-skill the opportunity to improve their overall data science and...

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Cybera - Data Science for Consultations

Cybera's Data Science Consultations program periodically provides organizations, start-ups, academics and researchers with one-on-one training and access to...

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DMZ

World-leading incubator for tech startups around the world. We help startups build great businesses by connecting them with customers, capital, experts and...

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Elevate

Publicly searchable catalogue for students looking for experiential learning opportunities. Elevate is where students go to look for volunteer...

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Embedded Certificate in Entrepreneurial Thinking

The Embedded Certificate in Entrepreneurial Thinking is a partnership between the Haskayne School of Business and the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking to...

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Experience Ventures

Experience Ventures, powered by the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking at the University of Calgary, enables college and university students to make an impact alongside...

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FUSE Collective

Our aspiration is to provide students with a broad knowledgebase and aperture for seeing real-world opportunities and challenges. Powered by an open collective culture, Fuse is...

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Fuse33

Calgary's makerspace for artists and makers.

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Futurpreneur

A national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Their mentoring program matches...

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Futurpreneur - Financing

Collateral-free loans up to $20K/business.

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Genome Alberta

A not-for-profit corporation that initiates, funds, and manages genomics research and partnerships. We strive to be the leading source of information and...

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Global Community Challenge YYC

Engaging students to identify potential solutions for local organizations in the Calgary community that have an impact globally.

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Harvest Venture Builders

Builds and supports the startup ecosystem in the prairies having created a playbook for growing and launching businesses. Their team helps remove the...

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Haskayne Research

From small businesses, scalable startups, large companies and social enterprises, there are examples of entrepreneurship all around us. Conceiving, starting and...

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Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Are you interested in taking academic courses that will make a real difference in your career? Want to participate in exciting extracurricular activities that will...

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Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking

Created with a transformational gift from the Hunter Family Foundation in 2017, the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking is UCalgary’s...

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Hunter Hub Solutions Lab

A multi-week challenge that invites students from all disciplines to work together and inspire real change. Students participate in developing innovative solutions.

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iGem Calgary

The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Competition assembles student teams from high schools, colleges, and universities around the world to...

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Innotech Alberta

Working with Alberta Innovates, InnoTech links basic research and commercial outcomes in accordance with the strategic directions for research and innovation as set out by...

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Innovate Calgary

Innovate Calgary is the innovation transfer and business incubator centre for the University of Calgary. Our mission is to guide entrepreneurs in building...

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Innovate Calgary - e2i: Evolve to Innovate

Transform your discoveries into practical solutions with funding, support and mentorship.

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Innovate Calgary - CATALYZE

Social enterprise startups working with youth to support progress in the social impact space.

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Innovate Calgary - Expert Advisor Program

Get the advice you need to start up, accelerate and flourish.

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Innovate Calgary - GrinSTEM Fellowship

GRInSTEM is an energy and environmental-focused entrepreneurial fellowship program that targets high-potential, entrepreneurial recent graduates (Masters or PhD) and postdoctoral scholars of...

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Innovate Calgary - Venture Backbone

Incredible discounts for startups. We are dedicated to supporting startups at they...

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Innovate Calgary - Venture Ready

Preparing early-stage startups for raising venture capital. Looking to raise capital for your venture but...

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Innovation 321 and 323

Curriculum courses open to all students from all programs. Innovation 321 and Innovation 323...

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Graduate Students

As a grad student at UCalgary, you have access to opportunities and resources to help develop an innovative business idea or commercialize your research. Learn about hands-on...

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Innovation Masterminds Edmonton

Innovation Masterminds (imYEG) is a pre-accelerator, designed to facilitate the launch of successful commercial ventures from academia. The University of Alberta engaged...

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Innovation Supercluster Initiative

Canada's five Superclusters are accepting members from industry, academia, Indigenous groups and non-profit organizations. It's a great opportunity to...

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Innovation Workshop Series

Workshops to connect researchers at academic institutions with potential industry partners; provide opportunities for industry to work closely with academic institutions in...

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Innovation4Health

Innovation 4 Health connects students with industry. It is a catalyst for innovation that connects innovators with real-world challenges in...

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Innovative Solutions Canada

We back innovators. From funding to expert advice to driving new collaborations, our flagship programs and services are designed to help businesses innovate, create...

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Institute Community Support (ICS) Summer Studentship

The objective of this award is to target the early stage of the student's academic training to increase research capacity and...

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Integrated Management Platform to Accelerate Clinical Trials (IMPACT)

The Integrated Management Platform to Accelerate Clinical Trials (IMPACT) provides an accelerated path to health innovation market approval for less capital.

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Intellectual Property Strategy

The Government of Canada is investing $85.3 million over five years to help Canadian businesses, creators, entrepreneurs and innovators understand, protect and...

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Knowledge Engagement and Innovation Grant

This grant is intended to support innovation in our communities through collaborative knowledge generation, a focus on the public sphere, and real-world...

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LabNEXT

Connects scholars to a variety of library services and experts that will enhance your research. Access collaborative space for research-related meetings, work sessions, or...

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Lab NEXT Makerspace

The Lab NEXT Makerspace, located on the third floor of the Taylor Family Digital Library, provides hands on access to technologies for DIY making...

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Lab NEXT Virtual Reality

The applications for using virtual reality in teaching, learning and research are endless. The Taylor Family Digital Library offers three virtual reality...

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Launchpad

Launchpad is a six-month, co-curricular program, aiming to build entrepreneurial thinking skills in undergraduates and graduate students, post-docs, and...

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League of Innovators

League of Innovators is a national charity that empowers young people to be their own bosses in life and career.

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Life Sciences Fellowship

Level-up your digital health or life sciences venture with funding. R&D infrastructure and professional development support. 

 

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Life Sciences Innovation Hub

Transform your life and medical science research into real industry solutions.

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Maker Multiplex Labs (M2)

A space dedicated to the maker community at UCalgary. Engage with this diverse community and access this lab space to grow your skills with new technologies and...

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Map the System

Hosted by the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Oxford, Map the System is a one-of-a-kind interdisciplinary challenge that requires...

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McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health

The McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health offers various funding, scholarship, and studentship opportunities for trainees, staff, and students.

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Microsystems Hub

A high-tech machine shop for micro- and nano-scale technology fabrication. Access for small business and academics...

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Mitacs

A national not-for-profit that helps industry and non-profit partners solve strategic challenges by leveraging Canada's world-class post-secondary talent and...

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Mount Royal University - Innovation Accelerator

To support the development of high-impact talent that is essential to the continued economic prosperity of Alberta. Courses, experiential learning, mentorship, innovation...

NAIT - Applied Research Centres

Six applied research centres are industry driven, and move at the speed of business, with partners holding the intellectual property. We are focused on...

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National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP)

Provides advice, connections, and funding to help Canadian small and medium-sized...

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Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada funds visionaries, explorers and innovators who are searching...

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Northern Alberta Clinical Trials and Research Centre

NACTRC aims to provide the research community with the highest level of support. NACTRC formed in 1999 as a collaboration between Alberta Health Services and...

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NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA)

Support for research work experience in the natural sciences and engineering. Undergraduate students work full-time on...

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O'Brian Centre Summer Studentship (OCSS)

To encourage students to undertake an experiential learning opportunity in a health research setting at the University of Calgary.

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One Health Summer Institute

Participants will learn how scientific inquiry from different disciplinary perspectives and engaging people on all sides of the problem can lead to more constructive, sustainable and...

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Palix Foundation

The Palix Foundation is a private foundation in Alberta working in the related areas of childhood development, addiction, and mental health.

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Parex Resource Innovation Fellowships

Fellowship program for researchers across UCalgary who are immersed in academic research and community partnerships leading to start-ups or technology advancement...

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Patent Collective Pilot Program

The Patent Collective pilot program will help its members better leverage IP in their drive to grow to scale and will also provide the Government with insight to better...

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Platform Calgary

Platform Calgary provides programs designed to help move innovation and technology-based business forward.

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Platform Calgary - Alberta Catalyzer

Alberta Catalyzer delivers business support and advice to founders, entrepreneurs and startups in the early stages of development, preparing them...

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Platform Calgary - Discover

A program that helps entrepreneurs engage with customers, how to test product ideas, and how to measure the results.

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Platform Calgary - Startup Essentials

Introductory sessions to equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to help build and grow your tech startup.

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Prairies Economic Development Canada (formerly Western Economic Diversification)

Supporting business, innovation and community economic development unique to Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

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Product Calgary

Product Calgary is a group of product managers passionate about growing professionally, networking with other product managers, and building the professional community here in Calgary.

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PURE Awards

Experience research outside the classroom. This program provides up to $7,500 of financial support to undergrads to conduct research for 8-16 weeks between May and...

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Rainforest Alberta

An informal organization of people working together to improve Alberta's innovation ecosystem. Community members meet with Calgary's broader innovation community weekly.

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SAIT - Applied Research and Innovation Services

Four dedicated research areas with digital and environmental science...50,000 square feet of specialized research labs and facilities dedicated to providing services needed to take products from concept to prototype.

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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports...

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SPARK Calgary

A one year translational research program supporting digital health innovators within UCalgary and other local academic institutions.

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ST Innovations

Smart Technology (ST) Innovations is a non-profit health technology development center for advancing health innovations from discovery to market. We are located at...

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Startup Calgary

Startup Calgary creates opportunities for entrepreneurs and startups to connect and collide, helping your ideas become reality. With their knowledge, know-how and...

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Startup TNT

A community of entrepreneurs, scientists, investors, innovators and startup supporters that gathers every week to have fun, share stories, and build great...

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Strategic Innovation Fund

The Strategic Innovation Fund's (SIF) objective is to spur innovation for a better Canada by providing funding for large projects.

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Strategic Timelines

There are over 150 federal and Alberta innovation funding programs available to Albertan technology-driven businesses. We can assist with...

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Tangent Design Engineering

Tangent Design Engineering Ltd. Is a Calgary, Alberta based engineering firm that has been in business for 17 years helping companies create and optimize...

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TECTERRA

A geospatial technology innovation support center that supports the Canadian development and commercialization of geomatics technology. We work with...

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TELUS Innovation

TELUS and the Schulich School of Engineering have partnered in this one-of-a-kind national event designed to bring Canadian innovations to market in the...

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TENET i2C

An acceleration program to transform medical research into new companies, culminating in a $100K pitch competition. The TENET i2c program provides funding and...

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The Accelerator

A Canadian seed accelerator providing curriculum, services, mentors, and connections during two five-month programs per year.

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Trico Foundation Social Entrepreneurship Centre

The Trico Foundation Social Entrepreneurship Centre is developing social enterprise education, and student experience, supporting curriculum development and...

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Tundra ACE Program

Helping commercialization of disruptive technology solutions in methane emission reduction, reducing op costs, reduction of carbon tax burdens, and more.

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UCeed

A philanthropically powered early-stage investment program accelerating UCalgary and community-based start-up companies to advance problem-solving research, create jobs and fuel the economy.

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UCeed Haskayne Student Fund

Co-curricular program between UCalgary and Innovate Calgary to educate the next generation of investors through actual fund investment and management.

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Valhalla Private Capital

Investor-led business growth private capital angel network.

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Valhalla Private Capital Basecamp

A bootcamp designed to provide insight from an investor's perspective on how to effectively pitch business ideas to investors.

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Venture Capital Catalyst Initiative

As part of Budget 2021, the Government of Canada is making historic investments to support Canadian entrepreneurs in their efforts to start-up, scale up, and...

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Venture Mentoring Service Alberta

A mentorship program that supports the individual entrepreneur providing objective, conflict-free guidance on the various challenges and opportunities that entrepreneurs face.

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Venturepark Labs

A non-profit that supports early-stage entrepreneurs in the food and wellness categories.

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Visualization Studio

Ever wish you had a bigger screen?  The visualization studio features a 34.5 million pixel, 16 X 6 foot display wall.  This is a great space for visualizing...

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Ward of the 21st Century (W21C)

A collaborative space and diverse team that enables researchers and industry to bring new ideas, prototypes or products for testing in pre-clinical and clinical environments.

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Weston Brain Institute

The Institute addresses gaps and inefficiencies in scientific research by supporting high-risk, high-reward projects while leveraging world-class business and...

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Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub

The Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub will serve as a one-stop source of knowledge, data and best practices for women entrepreneurs. Through a competitive process, the...

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Zetta

Zetta is a digital innovation hub that brings together three exciting digital innovation spaces: Digital Design Lab, Virtual Reality Lab, and the Internet of Things Lab.

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