About Innovate Calgary

Bridging research excellence to business.

Industry partnerships

Intellectual property

Entrepreneurial support services

About us

Innovate Calgary is the innovation transfer and business incubator centre for the University of Calgary. As part of the Office of the Vice-President (Research) portfolio, and as a member of the UCalgary innovation ecosystem, we 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.  

Innovate Calgary also manages the programming for the Life Sciences Innovation Hub that offers access to infrastructure, equipment, expertise, and startup support services for life science-based companies.  

For over 30 years, we have supported UCalgary’s innovation-driven community. We work alongside the university to create new initiatives to transition discovery to the market.

Our knowledge transfer and commercialization services include, but are not limited to:

  • Intellectual Property Management
  • Licensing or Company Formation
  • Technology/Innovation Marketing
  • Supporting Research Partnerships
  • Startup Programs and Services