Nov. 10, 2020
Celebrate Innovation Week with UCalgary Nov. 16-20
The work we do at UCalgary benefits our city and accelerates innovation around the world. Nov. 16 to 20 is Innovation Week YYC, hosted by Startup Calgary, Canadian Innovation Week, hosted by the Rideau Hall Foundation and Global Entrepreneurship Week. During this week UCalgary will be sharing some of the projects, conversations, ideas and research that will define our future.
- Photo above: Dr. Jennifer Corcoran will grow SARS-COV-2 virus in a new facility at UCalgary to support research into vaccines and treatments for COVID-19. Photo by Riley Brandt, University of Calgary
Kristin Anderson, associate vice-president of community engagement at UCalgary, says the week is an opportunity to strengthen partnerships and celebrate the university’s impact on the culture of innovation in our city, our province and beyond.
“We are so proud to help our partners at Calgary Economic Development and Startup Calgary build awareness about innovation,” says Anderson. “Innovation continually improves our economy, our home life, our health, and the health of our planet — innovation deserves to be celebrated.”
Trish Redekop, manager, innovation at Calgary Economic Development and project manager of Startup Calgary’s 11th annual Launch Party, says, “UCalgary is an essential contributor to the world-class community of post-secondary institutions driving innovation in Calgary.
“UCalgary is dedicated to spurring the innovative spirit of Calgarians. They are making commitments to our innovation ecosystem in so many ways, from the UCeed funding program that will fill gaps in early-stage technology development to everyday activities and events that demonstrate their accessibility and continued support.”
Register now for Innovation Week
Whether you're an entrepreneur yourself, a glutton for research and information or a curious person with plenty of questions, Innovation Week has something for you. Plan your week now!
Check out Innovation Week at UCalgary, or browse the events below.
- 4 Steps to Starting and Succeeding as a New Entrepreneur
This webinar will show you how to confidently take action in your business and help you prepare for your transition into entrepreneurship.
- Habits for Resilient Changemakers
Cole Nakatani, Hydra Labs, will lead this interactive webinar on habits that build resiliency and confidence as changemakers.
- The Drug Repurposing Hub Information Webinar
Dr. Steven Corsello, founder, the Drug Repurposing Hub, Cambridge, will discuss the hub and the resources and services it provides.
- Leading Innovation with Vijay Govindarajan
Vijay Govindarajan will present the Three Box Solution: a simple and accessible framework for exploring innovation-led growth opportunities.
- Launch party by Startup Calgary
UCalgary is a proud sponsor of Launch Party, the event of the year for the city’s early-stage, start-up community. It features expert speakers and networking sessions.
- Navigating Clinical Trials – IMPACT
Dr. Derek Exner, medical director, IMPACT, will discuss the clinical trial resources the IMPACT program provides for new ventures.
- Innovating energy for Alberta’s future
Explore the innovative technologies fuelling change in Alberta’s energy system with sustainable energy experts from UCalgary and Shell Canada.