The Social Innovation Hub (SIH) is the next step toward building a collaborative ecosystem that drives a more inclusive, resilient, and equitable Alberta. Operated by Innovate Calgary, the hub will catalyze UCalgary’s social innovation ecosystem by bringing together community stakeholders, researchers, and innovators to drive new solutions to our most complex societal challenges. Prairies Canada has invested $2.65 million to support Calgary’s social economy in making the hub a reality.
“Complex social challenges require sustainable, community-serving solutions. Today’s federal investment through PrairiesCan will help establish the Social Innovation Hub, an inclusive space for researchers and community partners to collaborate and establish mutually beneficial partnerships,” says Dr. William Ghali, vice-president (research).
“By bringing evidence-informed solutions and enterprising models together, the SIH will launch and scale innovation, and move the needle on our most pressing social challenges.”