The UCeed Energy Fund is focused on advancing energy innovation across a wide spectrum of fields, including areas like energy efficiency solutions, carbon capture, utilization and storage, and renewables.

UCeed Energy is possible thanks to a founding gift from business leader, Don Archibald, and support from the Tamaratt Fund at Calgary Foundation and UCalgary's Global Research Initiative. Backed by venture philanthropy, the fund will support energy enterprises from the University of Calgary and other leading research universities across Canada to advance new technologies. 

UCeed supports a balance between security, affordability and sustainability in how we access energy in our daily lives. Through great investments, we aim to help solve major energy system challenges and strengthen the energy landscape, for a cleaner, more efficient future.

Sustainable energy is an opportunity – it transforms lives, economies and the planet

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Award and fund eligibility


$50,000 up to $300,000 investment


  • Applicant must have an established relationship with a leading Canadian research university or has licensed or assigned intellectual property developed from one

  • For-profit enterprise

  • Technology Readiness Level (TRL): Stage 1-9

  • Must be incorporated prior to receipt of funds

  • Minimum one (1) full-time employee within six (6) months of UCeed investment

Applicants are encouraged to download the Reference Document and develop your responses prior to completing the application form as you will not be able to save during the submission process.

Application deadline

Funding is awarded competitively, based on a selection process conducted at least three times per year.  Applications must be submitted by the following deadline for consideration in the next intake period: March 15, 2023.

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Our Investments

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Don Archibald

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