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Canadian Innovation Week

May 15 – 19, 2023

Powered by The Rideau Hall Foundation, Canadian Innovation Week (CIW) is a five-day celebration recognizing and supporting ingenuity across all sectors.

Organizations across the country share stories of inspiring Canadian innovators and innovations that are changing the world one idea at a time.

CIW brings together purpose-driven leaders from around the country who are innovating for good whether it be in science, technology, health, education, finance or other sectors.

Get involved

Join us as we come together and Innovate for Good, working to solve some of Canada’s biggest challenges and inspire the next generation of innovators.

Celebrate by sharing UCalgary innovators on social media with the hashtag #CIW23, inspired by the following themes.

Innovate for the planet

Canadian innovators are working to support the country’s transition to a greener and more sustainable future by making ground-breaking contributions in various fields including science, meteorology, education, and more.

Innovate for health

Addressing the global health decline, Canadian innovators are making a significant impact in health and well-being. Their groundbreaking contributions in healthcare equity, medical research, and related fields contribute to a healthier future.

Innovate for equity education

Equitable education requires innovation across all sectors, including new techniques, technology-based learning, and community solutions, to close the educational equity gap in Canada and internationally.

Innovate for competitiveness

Addressing economic instability through innovative policies, technology, and programs improves the lives of Canadians. Expanding economic opportunity, leads to inclusive, sustainable economies globally.

Explore innovation at UCalgary

We are a leading destination for those who are taking action to move their ideas toward implementation and community impact.

Innovate Calgary Energy Transition Centre

Innovate Calgary

Innovate Calgary has been the innovation transfer and business incubator centre for the University of Calgary for over 30 years, fostering entrepreneurship and bringing new technological discoveries to the world.

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UCeed Social Impact Fund

UCeed funds, trains, mentors, and supports startup companies during the critical transitional stage between innovation demonstration and commercialization. The UCeed Social Impact Fund offers a unique partnership in social finance supporting an ecosystem of organizations focused on addressing social issues in our communities.

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Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning

The Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning (TI) is dedicated to better understanding and improving student learning. Through the College of Discovery, Creativity and Innovation, the TI enables undergraduate students to conduct interdisciplinary research and inquiry-based experiential learning.

The Innovation@UCalgary ecosystem supports these efforts through a culture of entrepreneurial thinking and a determination to trailblaze and innovate. Learn more

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Now Innovating: A Research-to-Impact Series

Sharing the stories of UCalgary researchers who have moved their discoveries forward and their innovation journeys to implementation and creating impact.

This series aims to inspire researchers and community partners to take new steps toward transforming discoveries into solutions, products, and services. 

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

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