Activated by Innovate Calgary, the university’s knowledge transfer and business incubator, UCeed serves to support the robust pipeline of UCalgary-based health enterprises.

UCeed Health Fund is supported by the generosity of the River Fund at the Calgary Foundation and their mission to build a healthy and vibrant community where everyone belongs.

Health is a state of complete mental, social and physical well-being, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

The World Health Organization

Opportunity Fund

Opportunity Fund

Award

Up to $150,000 investment

Criteria

  • Applicant must have an established relationship with the University of Calgary as a current, past or visiting faculty member, a student, or has licensed or assigned intellectual property developed at the University of Calgary.
  • Technology Readiness Level (TRL): Stage 1-4.
  • Minimum one (1) full-time employee.

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.

Growth Fund

Growth Fund

Award

Up to $300,000 investment

Criteria

  • Applicant must have an established relationship with the University of Calgary as a current, past or visiting faculty member, a student, or has licensed or assigned intellectual property developed at the University of Calgary.
  • Technology Readiness Level (TRL): 5+.
  • Minimum two (2) full-time employees.
  • Minimum $250,000 raised by investee from external sources.

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 quarterly. Applications must be submitted by the following deadlines to be guaranteed for funding consideration in the respective quarter: June 10, 2022. 


Health

Our Investments

Learn more about our investments and how hey are making an impact.

Investment Advisory Group - Health Fund

Jehangir Appoo

Jehangir Appoo

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Mike Begin

Mike Begin

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Chen Fong

Chen Fong

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Derrick Hunter

Derrick Hunter

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James Lochrie

James Lochrie

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Alice Reimer

Alice Reimer

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Clinical Advisory Board

The marketplace success of novel therapeutics, diagnostics, medical devices, and other healthcare products often depends on nuanced factors that require frontline clinician feedback to assess. The Clinical Advisory Board (CAB) is a group of physician volunteers who leverage their networks to connect UCeed Health staff to frontline clinicians who provide feedback on the clinical utility and feasibility of healthcare products and services in development by prospective investee companies. We are deeply grateful for their valuable assistance. 

Marcia Clark

Marcia Clark

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Derek Exner

Derek Exner

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James Kellner

James Kellner

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Lindsay Machan

Lindsay Machan

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