Inventures gathers innovators, startups and scale-ready enterprise partners, advisors and capital. It’s a one-stop opportunity to gauge fast-growing players through pitch competitions and discover investment gems across the entrepreneurial landscape.
Inventures gives you access to investors, thought leaders and fellow entrepreneurs through keynotes, panels, pitch events and informal networking opportunities.
Industry Thought Leaders, Researchers & Academics
Inventures features multiple programming streams for discovery, sharing and deeper learning in emerging and transforming industries.
Business Development & Professional Services Advisors
Inventures showcases solutions to support the startup, scale-up and commercialization of innovative new products and services.
Inventures 2022 recap
INNOVATION OVERDRIVE: Diverse Tracks
Living virtually could generate up to $5T in value by 2030. What’s involved? Who’s setting the pace? Where’s investment flowing? It varies by industry, region, and demographics. Those already leveraging the metaverse are gaining an edge, impacting everything from cybersecurity, to travel and entertainment.
Future of Work
Hybrid norms are reshaping workplaces into workspaces as digital nomads turn ‘here and now’ into ‘anywhere and anytime’. Work and life are blending into empowering experiences that put social entrepreneurship and conscious consumerism at the heart of sustainable local and global ventures.
Grow local, feed global is the new refrain as climate and geopolitics impact food security worldwide. Enter an arsenal of technologies – from artificial intelligence and machine learning to weather, water, and soil sensors, to robotics – intersect to reshape community needs and nutritional norms.
Life expectancy is increasing steadily due in part to leaps in medical science. Putting ‘healthy’ at the heart of a longer life has medical and other disciplines collaborating to transform lifelong care networks based on genomics, social determinants, precision medicine, pharma advancements and interconnected data trusts.
Pathways to net zero are being paved globally with a range of renewables, carbon-based and clean energy solutions. Advanced materials that are stronger and lighter, new and natural chemical applications and polymers, and novel processes that underpin the future economy are adapting and borrowing lessons from sustainable natural systems.
Going from startup to unicorn is a story best told by those in the trenches. Learning how to grasp knowledge fast, master new skills, spot and seize opportunities, rebound from mistakes and keep growing is the essence of entrepreneurs and those who invest in their journey.
Fueled by artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data, quantum computing has the potential to revolutionize industries. Quantum technology is set to drive breakthroughs in fintech and blockchain applications, while simultaneously enabling space tech exploration of far reaches of the universe.
3D construction, digital twinning, advanced materials and design are combining to innovate everything physical. From roads to utility grids, from bridges to buildings, technologies are remaking built environments, creating cleaner, greener, more affordable zero waste cities. Circular urban economies are reducing the pressure on natural systems and enhancing the livability and adaptiveness of communities.
PrairiesCan is proud to sponsor Cultivating AgTech programming at Inventures 2022. Prairies Economic Development Canada is the department that diversifies the economy across the Canadian Prairies. PrairiesCan leads in building a strong, competitive Canadian economy by supporting business, innovation and community economic development unique to Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.