Community and campus collide in newly launched Social Innovation Hub

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The Social Innovation Hub is where research, innovation, and community collide to create positive social change. Powered by Innovate Calgary, the Social Innovation Hub (SIH)  provides critical support to innovators and startups solving social problems to help them launch and scale. The hub actively collaborates with partners in the University of Calgary’s innovation ecosystem to support innovators working to build a more inclusive and resilient social economy.

On Jan. 31, 2023, members of the public were invited to see the space at University Research park, #290-3553 31st St. N.W., and hear from Dr. Ed McCauley, president and vice-chancellor, University of Calgary; John Wilson, CEO and president, Innovate Calgary; and Jordana Armstrong, director, social innovation, on the future of the hub. Guests also heard from a dynamic panel of social entrepreneurs who are illuminating new pathways of scaling social impact, such as leveraging policy advocacy, innovative technology solutions, and evidence-driven, relational approaches to creating social change.

“We are excited to bring people from different sectors with diverse backgrounds and interests together in the hub, with the shared goal of translating revolutionary research and ideas into meaningful change,” says Wilson.

“UCalgary is Canada’s entrepreneurial university and Innovate Calgary proudly supports this work as a central support for researchers, startups, students and community. Our work together can be a significant game-changer and truly shape the future of Calgary’s social and economic economy.” 

 

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