Innovation Hub

Advance your aerospace research or launch your startup at the only dedicated collaboration space for Alberta’s rapidly growing aerospace ecosystem.

What is the Aerospace Innovation Hub (AIH)?

The Aerospace Innovation Hub, in collaboration with the University of Calgary, offers incubation space, equipment, accelerator programming, and a community for companies developing the next generation of technologies for the aerospace and advanced manufacturing sectors.

Lab space and equipment for aerospace prototyping

Accelerator programs

Business advice and support

Financial support for IP strategy development and protection

Corporate partnerships to validate technologies

Venture capital and seed funding activities

Signs the Aerospace Innovation Hub could be a fit for you…

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  1. You have a technology or startup in aerodynamics and propulsion, space systems, numerical methods and computing, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), airline and commercial transport industry, or software applicable to aviation or space
  2. You have an entrepreneurial mindset and want to advance innovation in the aerospace industry
  3. You’re looking for opportunities for non-dilutive funding, seed funding, and/or corporate partnerships
  4. You’re seeking mentorship and expert advice from experts in the aerospace ecosystem

Get the support you need for takeoff

Expert Advisors

Learn from leading aerospace and business experts from across North America.

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IP Protection Services

Learn about the importance of intellectual property and develop your IP strategy.

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Innovation Programs

Get tailored support for refining your ideas, developing prototypes, and scaling your venture.

Explore programs

Network with Calgary’s expansive aerospace community

Connect with industry leaders

Get direct feedback on your innovation from experts in the sector.

Meet like-minded aero-innovators

Work alongside other aerospace hub members and share experiences and learnings throughout your innovation journey.

The Aerospace Innovation Hub will light the path from lab to industry impact. A beacon for researchers and budding startups, the hub will attract aerospace and advanced manufacturing innovators from around the world to Calgary and create a critical mass of industry activity that anchors and catalyzes our city’s aerospace ecosystem.

Dr. Ed McCauley

President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Calgary

AIH membership pricing

Member (Resident)

Monthly and annual rates are available to best suit your needs.



Lease options are available to best suit your company’s stage.


  • Access to prototyping labs and over $3 million in equipment
  • Access to co-working desks, meeting, and event space
  • Access to Aerospace Innovation Hub’s Expert Advisor program
  • Access to co-working space
  • Access to Aerospace Innovation Hub’s Expert Advisor program
  • Access to discounts through Venture Backbone

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Innovating together

Together with our funders and partners, we are advancing the aerospace industry and shaping a brighter future for all.



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