The following technologies have been assessed and reviewed by our expert team and are currently available for licensing or sponsored research.

Best practice programs to support early-phase startups from idea to revenue.

  • Programs / Workshops
    • Discover


      Understanding customer behaviour is essential to your startup success. This applied program teaches how to engage customers and discover their motivations, preferences and needs. 

      Register now for spring 2018 

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    • Validate


      This applied program will guide founders through the validation of a product and business model. By the end, you will have sufficient knowledge to decide whether the venture is viable, and if so, feel confident to begin sales and running a business. 

      Registration for winter 2018 coming soon

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    • 321 Sales Academy: Sales 101

      321 Sales Academy: Sales 101

      A full-day crash-course in B2B sales for business and technical founders and execs..

      Registration for spring 2018 now closed

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    • 321 Sales Academy: Lean Sales

      321 Sales Academy: Lean Sales

      This program includes eight half day sessions plus a one-on-one coaching session. 

      Registration for spring 2018 now closed

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    Programs / Workshops

  • Accelerator Programs
    • Kinetica Ventures

      Kinetica Ventures

      Kinetica bridges the gap between the energy industry and energy technology developers/companies. We help to validate and curate energy startups making it easier for industry adoption or acquisition.

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    • TELUS Accelerator Program

      TELUS Accelerator Program

      Applications for Cohort 3 are now open!  

      An eight-month program designed to accelerate your company's business model, technology and operational backbone. Its goal is to support the development of growth-stage companies with technologies that TELUS could potentially use, integrate or commercialize. 

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    • RBC Social Enterprise Accelerator Program

      RBC Social Enterprise Accelerator Program

      Applications are closed

      The RBC SEA #2 is a six-month program designed to accelerate startups whose mission is to create social impact while ensuring that profitability is core to their business model. This is a competitive program open to six startups, specifically those with a focus on health and nutrition, persons with disabilities, youth, education, new arrivals, the environment and affordable housing.

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    Accelerator Programs

  • Services
    • CEO Roundtable

      CEO Roundtable

      A monthly peer advisory forum for CEOs, board members and founders of technology companies to openly discuss their challenges in a confidential, safe environment. The goal of the roundtables are to provide "just-in-time" advice on current issues, enhance accountability and accelerate actions/decisions. 

      "This roundtable has transformed our company, period. There are not enough good things I can say about this group. Even banks recognize its significance toward the foundation for a strong company." - Jeremy Bridge

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    • Venture Mentoring Service of Alberta (VMSA)

      Venture Mentoring Service of Alberta (VMSA)

      The Venture Mentoring Service of Alberta (VMSA) is a volunteer organization that provides objective, conflict-free guidance to entrepreneurs in southern Alberta. Each entrepreneur is matched with a team of mentors, which gives a more in-depth experience than traditional one-on-one relationships.

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    • Startup Visa

      Startup Visa

      Canada's Startup Visa (SUV) Program is intended to attract foreign entrepreneurs who wish to establish new, high-growth businesses in Canada that will support innovation and job creation. 

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    • Funding Support

      Funding Support

      Prepare your approach to venture financing through performing a "12 Point Business Assessment".

      Having a plan to fund your business from many sources, which may include equity investors, is just as important as your business plan.

    • Intellectual Property

      Intellectual Property

      Questions about intellectual property? Want to learn more? Connect with our partners at Innovate Calgary. 

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We accelerate the impact of Calgary's innovation-driven ventures by providing access to space, programs, mentorship and capital. From first time entrepreneurs to established businesses, our advisors, coaches and partners are here to help in each stage of startup and business development.

Learn more about our new corporate structure here


  • Our Shareholders

    University of Calgary

    The University of Calgary is a publicly funded research-intensive university founded in 1966, with 14 faculties offering more than 250 academic programs, and more than 50 research institutes and centres.  As one of Canada’s top comprehensive research universities, UCalgary combines the best of university tradition with the city of Calgary’s vibrant energy and diversity.

    Calgary Chamber

    Led by a team of volunteers and full-time staff, the Chamber provides a forum for debate on critical issues, an innovative public policy solution provider and a destination for networking with other members of the Calgary business community.

    The Chamber seeks to link the innovation and entrepreneurial spirit of Calgarians to provide constructive solutions to critical policy issues and influence decisions at all levels of government. From networking events, to advertising and sponsorship opportunities, to professional development at our many Chamber events - the Chamber is the leading business organization in Calgary.

    City of Calgary

    The Corporation of The City of Calgary is designated by the Province of Alberta through the Municipal Government Act as the official administrative body for Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

    The City of Calgary delivers more than 500 lines of business, from road design and transit planning to dog licensing, enforcement, environmental protection and staffing and running public recreational facilities.

  • Board of Directors

    • Heather Herring, Board Chair
      Principal, Makeitso Inc.

    • Evan Hu
      Adjunct Professor, Mount Royal University Bissett School of Business

    • Dr. Edward McCauley
      Vice President (Research), University of Calgary

    • John Reynolds
      Associate Vice President Research, University of Calgary

    • Brad Zumwalt
      Partner, Zinc Ventures

    • Gord Follett
      Vice President of Finance, Bridgewater Bank

    • Linda Dalgetty
      Vice President, Finance & Services, University of Calgary

    • Ray DePaul
      Director, Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Mount Royal University

    • Jim Dewald
      Dean, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary

    • Alex Zahavich
      Vice-president, Corporate Development and Applied Research, SAIT Polytechnic

    • Dan Furst
      Legal Counsel, Suncor Energy

    • Sujatha Kamma 
      Program Director, Alberta Health Services


  • Our Publications

    All publications here were created as Innovate Calgary, prior to our new corporate structure. Learn more about the seperation of Innovate Calgary and CTI here

  • Careers

    • Career Opportunities

    CTI supports innovation-driven entrepreneurs and enterprises focused on business growth by providing access to space, programs, capital, advisors and mentorship, thought leadership and our network. We provide a unique environment for employees by combining a flexible work environment with great exposure to the breadth of Alberta's growing innovation sector.

    Deadline: Position will remain open until filled 

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    Accounting Administrator 
    Deadline: Position will remain open until filled

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Stakeholders & Partners