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, we work closely with the Research Service Office to help bridge the gap between discovery and innovation. From ideation to commercialization, Innovate Calgary has successfully supported the innovation-driven research community for 32 years.

Our knowledge transfer and commercialization services include, but are not limited to:

  • Intellectual Property Management
  • Licensing or Company Formation
  • Technology/Innovation Marketing
  • Supporting Research Partnerships
  • Accelerator Programs



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.