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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

Quantum City Challenge: Quantum experts from around the world invited to work on 3 problems specific to Alberta

Global computing competition, open until March 2024, unveiled at sold-out inaugural qConnect summit

UCalgary and community co-researchers tackle stigma of diabetes in homeless population

Calgary-based production brings lived experiences of diabetes to the screen

UCalgary researcher wins prestigious award for helping develop non-opioid painkillers

Ketul Patel receives Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation—Postdoctoral for his work developing a first-of-its-kind, non-addictive medication to treat chronic pain


UCeed company aims to change standard of care for chronic pain

Zymedyne Therapeutics is one of 44 startups in UCeed's investment portfolio


Now Innovating: Celebrating UCeed and social impact

A conversation with Dr. Lorian Taylor, PhD, of LyfeMD and Pete Santosham, executive director, UCeed Funds, Innovate Calgary

UCalgary faculty, alumni recognized at 2023 ASTech Awards

34th annual awards celebrate Alberta’s science and technology innovation community

Innovation Events