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  • Where is innovation happening?

There’s a tech idea around every corner

Edmonton’s tech ventures start locally, but their positive effects can be seen on a global scale. From humble beginnings in makeshift basement offices or co-working spaces to growing and scaling inside one of the city’s tech incubators, Edmonton’s local tech companies can be found all across the city. Founders and startups seek collaboration and support and as such have established tech clusters along Edmonton’s innovation corridor which stretches from NAIT through the downtown core to the University of Alberta.

Welcome to Tech City

Everyone has a different nickname for Edmonton — The Big E, The Chuck, Oilers Nation, Gateway to the North. And, you cannot forget our former slogan — The City of Champions. Edmonton is becoming known as “a primary mover in the tech industry” according to Google’s head of communications. How did we get here and how do we tell others?

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Local hubs building community.

Our Mission

Innovate Edmonton, a division of Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC), supports our city’s most driven tech-sector entrepreneurs and visionaries. The division’s purpose is to help founders and their teams bring ground-breaking ideas to market – whether as a startup or a high-potential scaleup – by bringing together the right people, resources and funding. For more information, visit edmonton.com/innovate.

Startup Edmonton

Startup Edmonton delivers foundational programs that help creators and founders start and grow new tech enabled businesses. They bring together developers, mentors, talent and investors to help shape and support ideas into successful companies..

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Advanced Technology Centre

Advanced Technology Centre

The Advanced Technology Centre (ATC) provides a collaborative work environment, with short term leases, for growth-stage technology companies. They offer accelerating partner programs and community support services.

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Edmonton Made

Edmonton Made is a marketing platform that connects local businesses with consumers beyond Edmonton. They offer members access to community and resources to help them grow and scale.

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Post-Secondary & Education

Edmonton is a city of innovative thinkers renowned for its knowledge and world-class research, with several post-secondary institutions making new discoveries every day.

University of Alberta

Partnering with EEDC to form TEC, the university hosts world-class research and facilitates its commercialization. The U of A has been ranked one of the world’s top university business incubators since 2013. UAlberta bolsters Edmonton’s Innovation sector through its business, engineering, and tech & research-based programs.

MacEwan University

MacEwan University encourages innovation and tech through its Social Innovation Institute. The program offers tools, mentorship, and connections to ensure that innovation is nurtured on campus. MacEwan is well known in Edmonton’s innovation sector for its Design and Marketing & Communication programs.

NAIT

NAIT offers polytechnic education and programs that are future-focused and keep a finger on the pulse of the industry. Their Productivity and Innovation Center, launched in 2018, helps businesses create industry solutions through innovation and applied research. NAIT is highly reputed in the city’s innovation hub for its courses focused on health, science, technology and the environment.

 

More Universities, Colleges, and Schools

Edmonton is host to many post-secondary schools throughout the city and its core offering a host of programs targeted at every kind of student and career path. Norquest College, Concordia University, King’s University College, Newman Theological College and more each offer key choices for prospective students.

 

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