UCalgary Celebrates Canadian Innovation Week

As part of UCalgary’s partnership with the Rideau Hall Foundation, we are celebrating Canadian Innovation Week. Join UCalgary experts and researchers May 17-21, for a week of conversation, inspiration and ideas. 

UCeed in the innovation ecosystem

UCeed is a key program in UCalgary’s innovation ecosystem, which cultivates innovation and offers training, mentorship and support to enable entrepreneurs to succeed.

The program funds and supports startup companies during the critical transitional stage between innovation demonstration and commercialization.

UCeed is now funding ventures in child and general health. Apply by May 17.

Innovation Week events


News for the community


Let's talk about innovating in a time of crisis

Canadian Innovation Week, May 17-21, showcases practical solutions, inspires lively conversations and shares entrepreneurial ideas through its outstanding network of partners...

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Opinion: Let's be clear as possible, we all need to be vaccinated to end the pandemic

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Wanted: Vaccine champions

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5 factors that contribute to students finishing high school

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From inspiration to action

Join the Rideau Hall Foundation in celebrating inspiring young innovators who are changing the world one idea at a time on May 18 as part of Canadian Innovation Week. During the 2021 Calgary Youth Science Fair, UCalgary researchers shared their stories of innovative research to inspire young scientific minds.

Wild about research

Into the artic


Innovate Calgary

Innovate Calgary is the innovation transfer and business incubator centre for the University of Calgary. They work closely with researchers, faculty, and students to help bridge the gap between discovery and creating economic and societal impact. We do this by going beyond traditional technology transfer services to include focused startup support programs and services for research-intensive companies.

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Creative Destruction Lab-Rockies

Creative Destruction Lab-Rockies brings together many of the region’s most experienced entrepreneurs, investors, and scientists from diverse fields including energy, healthcare, software and hardware, industrials and clean technology. CDL startups work with these mentors to sharpen objectives, prioritize time and resources, raise capital, and engage with experts working on the frontiers of research.

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Life Sciences Innovation Hub

Life Sciences Innovation Hub — home to 127,000 square feet of incubation space including 35,000 square feet of labs. It’s home to 23 active tenants that have access to infrastructure, expertise, and advice in how to turn the research ideas of today into the products and services of tomorrow. In 2019, it created more than 240 jobs in the local economy with more on their way.

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We can answer that — a podcast series

The podcast where we sit down with UCalgary professors, researchers and experts to get the answers to five questions submitted by you.

Episode 12: Are you an Ally? 

We speak with Dr. Adam Murry, an assistant professor of Indigenous psychology, about his research project into quantifying the traits of allyship and how better understanding allyship can help both the groups who need it most and the people who want to be allies.    

Episode 13: Do no harm

We talk with Dr. Abdullah Saleh, a paediatric surgeon and director of the University of Alberta's Office of Global Surgery, about how medical practitioners traveling to lower-income countries can end up doing more harm than good, even though they're trying to help. 

Episode 14: All I want for Christmas is a Tyrannosaurus

We talk with Dr. Darla Zelenitsky, a paleontologist and dinosaur researcher, about how the fossil trade is a growing problem for researchers and museums around the world, and how it's only getting worse as record-setting sales drive prices up. 

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