Innovate Calgary is the innovation transfer and business incubator centre for the University of Calgary. As part of the Office of the Vice-President (Research) portfolio, and as a member of the UCalgary innovation ecosystem, we work closely with researchers, faculty, and students to help bridge the gap between discovery and creating economic and societal impact. We do this by going beyond traditional technology transfer services to include focused startup support programs and services for research-intensive companies.
Innovate Calgary also manages the programming for the Life Sciences Innovation Hub that offers access to infrastructure, equipment, expertise, and startup support services for life science-based companies.
For over 30 years, we have supported UCalgary’s innovation-driven community. We work alongside the university to create new initiatives to transition discovery to the market.
Our knowledge transfer and commercialization services include, but are not limited to:
Intellectual Property Management
Licensing or Company Formation
Supporting Research Partnerships
Startup Programs and Services
University of Calgary
The University of Calgary (UCalgary) is a publicly funded university offering more than 250 academic programs and housing more than 50 research institutes and centres. As one of Canada's top comprehensive research universities, UCalgary prepares its 30,000+ students for success in life through a high-quality educational experience made rich by research, hands-on experiences and entrepreneurial thinking. The creation and transfer of knowledge at UCalgary contributes every day to Canada's global competitive advantage and addresses society's most persistent challenges. The university has a clear strategic direction to be recognized as one of Canada's top five research universities; where research and innovative teaching go hand in hand and where it fully engages the communities it serves and leads.
Dr. William Ghali
Vice-President (Research), University of Calgary
Linda Dalgetty, Interim Board Chair
Vice-President (Finance & Services), University of Calgary
Associate Vice-President (Research), University of Calgary
Associate Vice-President (Research) and Director of Research Services, University of Calgary
Global Access to Medicines Principles*
Technologies commercialized through Innovate Calgary have the potential to advance health, protect the environment, and promote sustainability.
In order to maximize impact, Innovate Calgary will endeavour to adhere to the following Global Access Principles:
To enhance the economic and societal impact of medical innovations from the University of Calgary;
To extend these impacts to broader global settings; and
To ensure fair access to these technologies for relevant communities.
With these Global Access Principles in mind, we have identified seven strategies that will enable Innovate Calgary to adhere to this vision:
Innovate Calgary will:
*These principles were adapted from Universities Allied For Essential Medicines' Global Access Licensing Framework
Innovate Calgary operates as the technology transfer and business-incubation centre for the University of Calgary.
Senior Portfolio Manager, UCeed
Venture Navigator, IMPACT
Life Sciences Innovation Hub
Director, Research Partnerships
Life Sciences Innovation Hub
Expert Advisor Program - Life Sciences Innovation Hub
This program is available to all LSI Hub members and offers up to 100-hours of access to a team of experts to help advance companies to their next milestone.
Interested in becoming an Expert Advisor?
Here is a list of career opportunities within the Life Sciences Innovation Hub member and tenant companies.
Evolve to Innovate Program
Analyst, Statistics and Computer programing
Qualisure Diagnostics Inc.
Senior Scientist, Pharmacologist
Scientist, Synthetic/Medicinal Chemist (Psychedelics)
Senior Scientist, Synthetic/Medicinal Chemist (Psychedelics)
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