Innovation@UCalgary

Linking discovery, creativity, invention and entrepreneurship to solve local, national and global societal challenges.

Apply your idea to influence a positive change and create impact in our community. 

 

UCalgary is — like our city — a destination for people from around the world with ambitious dreams and the grit to fulfil them. We are pioneers and innovators and community-builders at heart. It’s in our DNA.

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Ecosystem

Learn about the ecosystem that supports innovation at UCalgary, bridging the transition from discovery to delivering solutions for society. 

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Events

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UCalgary is focused on enabling the innovation cycle from discovery to deployed solutions, by growing our innovation ecosystem and promoting a culture of innovation within our community.

Innovation is part of the broad spectrum of research and application activity at UCalgary, and our ecosystem is one differentiator that will help us take our place amongst the world’s leading research universities. 

Innovation can happen at any scale, from individual research groups, to major institutes, to faculty, student and staff initiatives. Innovation occurs at the intersection of broad domains of activity, and is inherently interdisciplinary. 

We are resourcing, catalyzing and supporting our ongoing transformation to a 21st Century innovation university. 

Our goal is to continue to grow innovation levels, engaging faculty and staff and enabling innovation experiences for undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

Innovation@UCalgary is the ecosystem that supports innovation activities at UCalgary, bridging the transition from discovery through to delivering solutions for society. We work with our on-campus community, the Calgary community, government, industry and other institutions to accelerate this process for the benefit of humankind. Solutions can take many forms, including via businesses, knowledge engagement networks, non-profit models, among others. 

Innovation@UCalgary Ecosystem

Innovators can enter or exit the Innovation@UCalgary ecosystem at any point, or even manage the process solo by leveraging the university’s flexible intellectual property (IP) policy.

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Contact us to discuss your idea, where to get support, how to get involved with Innovation@UCalgary.

Email innovation@ucalgary.ca or use the form. 

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News & highlights

2019 Innovation@UCalgary

Got an idea? New UCalgary initiative streamlines support for innovators and entrepreneurs

Launch of Innovation@UCalgary helps students, faculty, staff, and community put their ideas in motion to solve societal challenges

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What's Next YYC

Ten Calgary social enterprises vie for four $25,000 prizes at What’s Next YYC

Come and be a part of live voting for the Audience Choice Award at Nov. 21 event

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Western Economic Diversification

New federal funding supports UCalgary’s commitment to economic diversification and innovation

Western Economic Diversification Canada provides $7.2 million for four projects

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Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund

University of Calgary receives $8.5 million to support new Life Sciences Innovation Hub

Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund selects UCalgary as third recipient for funding

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