Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan)
Inventures Unbound Sponsor
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.
Servus Credit Union
Inventures Unbound Sponsor: Innovation of Work Programming
Servus Credit Union is proud to sponsor Innovation of Work programming at Inventures Unbound and Inventures 2021.
Calgary Economic Development
Inventures Unbound Sponsor
Calgary is an economic force and a catalyst for today’s trailblazers. This is a diverse city that embraces change and change-makers, and supports and sustains its communities and its people. There is opportunity here – to start a business, start a new life or start an adventure. And everyone is welcome to be part of the energy.
Learn more at calgaryeconomicdevelopment.com
Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA)
Inventures Unbound Sponsor
For more than 10 years, ERA has been investing the revenues from the carbon price paid by large final emitters to accelerate the development and adoption of innovative clean technology solutions. Since ERA was established in 2009, they have committed $616 million toward 186 projects worth $4.5 billion that are helping to reduce GHGs, create competitive industries and are leading to new business opportunities in Alberta. These projects are estimated to deliver cumulative reductions of 35 million tonnes of CO₂e by 2030.
Canadian Blockchain Consortium
The Canada Blockchain Consortium (CBC) was founded to unite Canada’s diverse community of blockchain business owners, developers, adopters and those interested in exploring this technology’s transformative potential. Through our inclusive ecosystem, we can educate and bring prosperity back to our nation.
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.
The Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network (CAAIN) is a not-for-profit organization co-developed by industry, academia, and non-profit partners and created through investment from the Government of Canada’s Strategic Innovation Fund. CAAIN enables the accelerated application of digital and automated technologies in the agri-food industry by supporting network participants in leveraging their resources, building connections, and delivering impactful research and innovation projects. CAAIN’s goal is to drive productivity, cost efficiency, employment, and value chain premiums for Canada’s agri-food sector by converting data into intelligence, shaping automated ecosystems, and creating smart farm platforms for scaling technologies.
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.
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.
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.
Headquartered in Alberta’s capital city, Innovate Edmonton leverages, unites and promotes home-grown innovation as a gateway to solving the world’s most pressing problems. We harness the power of the private sector, ground-breaking academic research and purpose-driven investment to build a shared prosperity and open international markets. From sustainable climate solutions to public health and digital education, Edmonton is a leading global centre for inspiration, ingenuity and inclusion.
At Platform Calgary, we are simply that — a platform. We bring together the resources of Calgary’s tech ecosystem and collaborate with our partners to support our city’s bright minds, offering innovators, especially those in the early stages of a great idea or business, the space to catalyze, collide, and connect. As the home of Startup Calgary, we are the champions for every entrepreneur making their first steps. Through collaboration and targeted programming, we are a hub that will be an engine for technology-focused economic diversification and job creation.
NGIF Cleantech Ventures
NGIF Cleantech Ventures is a $50 million industry-led venture fund making equity investments in early-stage, high-growth startups with solutions that enhance the environmental and economic performance for Canada’s natural gas sector. NGIF is focused on growing cutting edge clean technology companies into commercial scale enterprises.
Economic Developers Alberta
Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) is Alberta’s leading economic development network. For almost 50 years, it has been committed to advancing the economic development profession by providing resources, professional development and networking opportunities. As a non-profit organization, it is governed by a volunteer board of directors that represent the interests of its membership.