UCalgary community pitches innovative startup ideas at Launchpad Liftoff Competition 

At the second annual Launchpad Liftoff Competition, organized by the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking in cooperation with the Schulich School of Engineering, students and researchers from the University of Calgary took to the virtual stage to showcase their unique company concepts. Improved health and wellbeing, greater travel experiences, and environmental sustainability were among the […]

Searching for the next Google: launch of McGill Innovation Fund to make history 

Today McGill University announced the launch of the McGill Innovation Fund, a funding program that will support both the development of innovative technologies as well as the spinoff companies that emerge from the University. The fund will be open to all McGill members who have declared a Report of Invention to the Office of Innovation […]

McGill Innovation Fund aims to find Canada’s next Google 

Innovation. If ever there was a buzzword with staying power, this is it. Governments, corporations, and universities alike celebrate it, cherish it, and compete for it. But can they actually make it happen? And – in the particular case of academia – who does it even benefit if it does happen? One of the misconceptions […]

Innovation thrives within new precision health program | News | University of Calgary

Afirst-of-its kind University of Calgary program embracing innovation at the vanguard of health care is welcoming people from all disciplines who want to become impactful agents of change. The application deadline for the new precision health program that brings together future leaders, entrepreneurs and educators with the goal of improving health care is June 30. The program […]

University of Alberta precision health and entrepreneurship platforms get a boost to accelerate innovation

Three University of Alberta projects have received funding from Alberta Innovates aimed at accelerating health innovation in the province. PRECISE, ADEPT and the University of Alberta Health Hub & Accelerator have been awarded support through the Health Innovation Platform Partnerships (HIPP) program. The program seeks to enable a health innovation ecosystem that is robust, co-ordinated and a competitive […]

We have Liftoff! UCalgary students pitch inspiring venture concepts 

Calgary students put their entrepreneurial ideas into action and imagined a different future. For farmers: a tool to monitor seed quality before harvest. For young women: an educational skin-care product. For vulnerable populations: EcoDome housing. Innovative new products and services like these, and more, occupied centre stage when the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking, in partnership […]

McGill Dobson Centre surpasses $1-billion milestone in startup seed funding 

The McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship has reached a remarkable milestone: The startups it has supported have now raised more than $1 billion in seed funding (source: Crunchbase). “To sustain a steep growth curve, startups often need to burn capital before achieving profitability. This new milestone demonstrates the strong momentum that our startups are experiencing,” says […]

$110M for nine innovative McGill research projects

Today, Élisabeth Brière, Member of Parliament for Sherbrooke and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages announced funding results from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) Innovation Fund (IF) for universities in Quebec. Nine McGill research projects received nearly $45 million in funding through this CFI-IF competition. Combined, the nine McGill-led […]

UCeed funds fuel health startups helping patients with a variety of conditions

UCeed is fostering innovation, helping to commercialize new technologies, and accelerating start-up companies. As UCalgary’s pre-seed and seed funding program, UCeed has selected four companies to pursue its first round of investment. From new ways to treat asthma to cancer care products, the first round of investees is an exciting and diverse group. “We’re thrilled to […]