Our region thrives because of the support of investors, elevators, an extensive startup support system, and established and prominent research hubs. Innovation in the region is inclusive - it's happening across diverse sectors and includes social, cultural, sustainable and indigenous innovation.
The Edmonton Region is a place to challenge boundaries, unlock your potential, and achieve the unthinkable.
Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan) diversifies the economy across the Canadian Prairies. PrairiesCan leads in building a strong, competitive Canadian economy by supporting business, innovation and community economic development.
Health/Wellness Research in research of diseases
Rainforest Alberta is a movement of people working together to improve Alberta’s innovation ecosystem. Rainforest is about bringing people together and facilitating those serendipitous collisions between diverse groups of people.
The Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing (CIM-TAC)is a key hub of the central Alberta innovation community. We focus on product and process development, improvement through innovative technical services, and applied research projects.
ScaleGood fund is a Social Impact Venture Capital VC fund that invests in companies who have the promise of a strong financial return coupled with measurable social impact goals. Impact Investing and Financial Returns is what we’re looking for.
Through our Scaleup Edmonton program division, Edmonton Unlimited offers programming to help companies scale their business once they have validated their product-market fit.
The SMART Network is a state-of-the-art center for researchers from engineering, medicine, rehabilitation, computer science, neuroscience, and social sciences who have come together to generate knowledge related to neural injuries and diseases, and to translate that knowledge into intelligent medical devices and innovative rehabilitation interventions.
Smart Technology (ST) Innovations is a non-profit health technology development center for advancing health innovations from discovery to market. They are located at the University of Alberta (UofA) campus