Canada's leading business-to-business innovation community

When we say innovation, we are talking about our steadfast entrepreneurial spirit in Calgary. We are risk-takers who are not afraid to create change. An innovation ecosystem has emerged in our city and continues to thrive throughout. This booming breadth of business is driven by a variety of stakeholders, including; educators, enterprises, startups and public agents. Being home to Canada’s leading business-to-business innovation ecosystem is vital to managing challenges and identifying future opportunities. Generating new ideas and commercializing existing ideas allow Calgary to compete at a global level in innovation. Strengthening our innovation community will accelerate ideas and allow Calgary to become a global leader in innovation.

Digital transformation in innovation

Calgary companies are forecasted to lead an $18.4 billion spend on digital transformation in Alberta through 2024. Spending will be spread across all key sectors: energy, agribusiness, transportation & logistics, life sciences & health, manufacturing and creative industries.

  • $100M

    The Clean Resource Innovation Network was allocated $100M to pursue zero-carbon energy

  • Life Sciences Innovation Hub

    The LSI Hub opened at UCalgary to bridge groundbreaking research and business opportunities

  • Top 20 Fintech Hub

    Calgary is ranked among the top 20 fintech hubs to watch in 2020

Start Alberta

Get an inside look at Calgary’s startup ecosystem. Explore Start Alberta’s digital platform and discover data and stories on Calgary companies, founders, investors, and events all in one central place through the Ecosystem Dashboard, powered by Dealroom.

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