Partners - Inventures 2023


Partner Programming Opportunities

Expand your universe by being part of the Inventures experience.

Inventures provides an exceptional opportunity for dynamic businesses and non-profit organizations to offer conferences, forums or workshops that align with and complement core Inventures programming.

Partner Programming allows you to showcase ideas and innovations to a captive audience through the Inventures global lens, positioning your organization as key player in the innovation landscape. Be part of a rich and robust experience, extend your reach and promote your organization’s thought leadership.

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Created with a generous gift from the Hunter Family Foundation in 2017, the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking is UCalgary’s central community hub that transforms lives and economies through fostering entrepreneurial thinking in students, faculty and the community. Our mission is to create and support game-changing innovators and accelerate their ideas from conception to impact. The Hunter Hub contributes to the University of Calgary’s strategic vision to be the most entrepreneurial university in Canada. Tenet I2C is one of the initiatives within the Hunter Hub, a pitch competition specifically designed to support the growth of healthcare innovation across disciplines.

Twitter: @hunterhubyyc


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Bow Valley College

As Alberta’s largest college with 17,500 full- and part-time learners, Bow Valley College is a leader in business, health, community studies, creative technologies, adult upgrading, and English Language Learning.

Twitter: @BowValley

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Lethbridge College Global HR Forum

The Lethbridge College Global VR Forum is your opportunity to experience first-hand the potential that virtual reality (VR) offers. Listen to global leaders share insights on artificial intelligence, AgTech, Net-Zero emissions, and more – all within a virtual environment. Participate in a collaborative VR activity with design leaders from around the world. A variety of Virtual and Augmented Reality devices will be made available for attendees to demo. The event is organizations by the Spatial Technologies Applied Research & Training (START) initiative at Lethbridge College.

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Indigenomics Institute

Indigenomics honors the powerful thinking of Indigenous wisdom of local economy, relationships and human values. Indigenomics is about increasing the role and visibility of Indigenous peoples in the new economy. It is about understanding indigenous ways of being and worldview. Indigenomics draws on ancient principles that have supported indigenous economies for thousands of years, and works to implement them as modern practices.

Indigenomics welcomes you to an Indigenous worldview. It brings to the forefront human values and practice. It invites dialogue, and thought provoking insight into possibility of the Indigenous relationship both in Canada and beyond. It explores the pathway of the threshold of the indigenous relationship and modern economies.

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Regional Innovation Networks

Helping turn ideas into reality.


Innovation is happening everywhere across Alberta! Alberta Innovates funds eight amazing Regional Innovation Networks (RINs) that are entrepreneur-centric, community-based and dedicated to accelerating the growth of technology and knowledge-based businesses in all regions across the province.

The Calgary Innovation Coalition (CIC) is a group of organizations in the Calgary region that supports innovation-driven entrepreneurs, startups and enterprises. They hold monthly tactical meetings to ensure entrepreneurs are navigating the community efficiently and finding the services and resources they need to create economic prosperity.
The Central Alberta Regional Innovation Network fosters the entrepreneurial spirit that is present in Central Alberta and helps technology and knowledge-based companies move from idea to export in a faster, more seamless way. Their goal is to add diversity to the Central Alberta economy and promote innovation in sectors like smart agriculture, advanced manufacturing, and energy.
The Edmonton Regional Innovation Network (ERIN) is a coalition of organizations in the Edmonton region that supports innovation startups and enterprises. They provide programs aimed at improving market readiness, increasing profitability, and longevity, and help entrepreneurs start and grow innovative businesses.
The East Central Alberta Regional Innovation Network envisions a vibrant, innovative, and diverse business environment in the region that creates jobs and grows opportunities for local businesses to export to the global market. They are passionate about helping small businesses innovate, grow, diversify the economy and build a strong entrepreneurial culture in Alberta.
The Wood Buffalo Regional Innovation Network serves Northeast AB and supports initiatives, programs, services, and events that strengthen the entrepreneurial and innovation community in the region. They work to capture innovation on the front lines, attract technologies and talent, and inspire a whole new generation of entrepreneurs across Fort McMurray and the entire Wood Buffalo region.
The Grande Prairie Regional Innovation Network provides innovators and entrepreneurs in northwestern Alberta with the resources, knowledge and connections to develop, validate, manufacture, market and launch innovations into the marketplace. Their expansive innovation ecosystem has access to resources and expertise in a wide variety of areas, in Alberta and across Canada.
APEX: Southeast Alberta Regional Innovation Network supports small and medium enterprises in the region to develop and commercialize new technology and knowledge-based products or services. They help industry clients accelerate technology development and deployment, grow their businesses and enhance competitiveness. They support research and the growth of business, and help the start-up community to build new technology and drive new ideas.
The Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta (RINSA) operates with a client service model focused on the client, outcomes and collaboration. They collectively assist start-ups and small businesses to successfully navigate the commercialization system through programs, services and resources, with a focus on technology and innovation.


No matter where you are in Alberta, there’s an innovation network waiting to help turn ideas into reality and make your mark on the world!