Energy Transition Centre

Launch and scale your cleantech startup with exclusive access to facilities, funding, and industry networking.


What is the Energy Transition Centre?

The Energy Transition Centre (ETC), in collaboration with the University of Calgary, gives cleantech startups access to networking opportunities with energy giants like Suncor, Cenovus, Canadian Natural, TC Energy, TransAlta, and others.

Business advice and support

Meeting rooms and event space

Venture capital and seed funding opportunities

Exclusive first look invites to member events

Unique downtown location with access to industry players, startups in the energy transition space

Opportunities for collaboration with energy transition startups

Signs the Energy Transition Centre could be a fit for you… 

Request a Meeting

  1. You have a technology or startup related to cleantech energy (solar, wind, biofuel, carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS), geothermal, etc.)
  2. You have an entrepreneurial mindset and want to accelerate the global energy transition
  3. You’re looking for opportunities for non-dilutive funding, seed funding, and/or corporate partnerships
  4. You’re seeking mentorship and advice from experts in the energy ecosystem

Discover support that fuels business growth

Expert Advisors

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

Meet the team

IP Protection Services

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

Learn more about IP

Innovation Programs

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

Explore programs

Access our hub facilities

Office space and meeting rooms

Access to offices or assigned/drop-in desk space and meeting rooms.

Event and collaboration space

Access an exclusive hub event space with a floor-to-ceiling LED screen – perfect for panel discussions and presentations.

World-class energy researchers

Access to highly trained talent, and numerous university professional development and entrepreneurship programs.

Network with Canada’s largest energy ecosystem

Connect with industry leaders

Get direct feedback on your innovation from experts at the University of Calgary, SAIT, and energy leaders like Suncor, TC Energy, Shell, and others.

Meet like-minded innovators

Work alongside other Energy Transition Centre members and share experiences and learnings throughout your innovation journey.

Energy Transition Centre membership pricing


Member (Resident)

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


  • Access to co-working desks, meeting, and event space
  • Access to the Energy Transition Centre Expert Advisor program


Ideal for members who want the flexibility of drop-in access.


  • Drop-in desk space
  • Access to the Energy Transition Centre Expert Advisor program

News from the ETC


Two impactful events focusing on the future of energy!

Avatar Ventures Team

Avatar Ventures Announces First Close of $2.5MM for it’s Inaugural Leadership Fund I


Todd Hirsch named Director of the Energy Transition Centre   

Let’s advance the energy transition together

Start the Conversation

Learn more about the Energy Transition Centre and how your startup can benefit.

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