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Innovation Impact

Learn how UCalgary researchers, students, postdocs, and staff are making a positive difference in our world. 

University innovation, knowledge engagement and commercialization deliver tangible impact that includes job and new venture creation, product and service sales, and new research opportunities.

It creates economic impact through social and technical advances that lead to new technologies, policies and behaviors, and healthier societies. In Canada, research universities are responsible for 83% of all contracted private-sector research.

Growing innovation at the University of Calgary aligns with federal and provincial Government and City of Calgary strategies for economic growth, builds upon our existing strategies for enhancing the value propositions of the university (Student Experience and Impact), and is derived from our commitment to excellence in Research and Teaching. 

Innovation News

UCalgary-created family intervention program reaches international audiences

Nicole Letourneau's ATTACH (Attachment and Child Health) program will be implemented in Brazil and Denmark in 2024

For the oil and gas industry, the future is quantum

Canadian Natural explores quantum solutions, participating in UCalgary’s partnered Quantum City Challenge

UCalgary alum works on securing our digital future using quantum technology

Jordan Smith says university’s innovation and mentorship ecosystem was pivotal to supporting startup QTi, a provider of quantum-based security solutions

UCalgary’s research expertise helps company validate new wound-care technology

W21C Research and Innovation Centre generates evidence to show feasibility and impact of NanoSALV’s cutting-edge product


Energy vs Climate podcast: Take a deep dive into CO2 removal technologies

Panel discussion about the commercialization barriers and opportunities in strategies to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere

Moo-ve on over, there’s an exciting new solar project in town

Agrivoltaics project receives $3M from Emissions Reduction Alberta, paving the way for solar energy generation alongside cattle farming

Innovation Events