UCalgary is once again the No. 1 startup creator among research institutions in Canada


The January release of the Association of University Technology Manager’s (AUTM) 2021 Canadian Licensing Activity Survey once again shows that the University of Calgary is the top startup creator out of 32 Canadian academic and non-profit research institutions.

The 2021 survey had the highest response rate from Canadian institutions since 2014, allowing for a clearer picture of technology transfer activity in Canada. Through Innovate Calgary, the university’s technology transfer office, 18 startups were formed out of six faculties in the 2020/2021 fiscal year.