“It takes a village:” Highlights from the Health and Life Sciences Showcase

The Health and Life Sciences Showcase brought an action-packed day of learning, connecting and collaboration for the region’s health and life sciences community. From the breakfast fireside chat with Dentons to the BioAlberta gala and awards, the day was full of eye-opening moments.

Although Dr. Verna Yiu could not join us to give the lunch keynote […]

By |September 27th, 2017|Innovation Community|0 Comments

More Funding to Support Alberta’s Entrepreneurs

At TEC, one of our most central philosophies has always been “entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs,” meaning, our in-house experts help innovators and entrepreneurs grow their companies by drawing from a wealth of real-world experience.

This is why we’re thrilled that the Alberta Entrepreneurship Incubator Program recently announced $1.5 million in funding to support increased program offerings from […]

By |July 27th, 2017|Innovation Community, TEC Innovation District|0 Comments

iSmartways: Making smart transportation smarter


Imagine a world in which vehicles, public transit, and traffic infrastructure communicated with one another to reduce congestion and seamlessly control the flow of traffic. It sounds like something from a science fiction movie, but one company with a close connection to a research lab at the University of Alberta is making it a reality.

iSmartways […]

By |July 5th, 2017|Innovation Community|0 Comments

Edmonton is Canada’s Health City

The idea of Edmonton as “Canada’s Health City” has been around for a little over a year now, but what is  “health city” and what does it mean for Edmonton? That’s what was answered last Thursday, June 15, at the official launch of the Health City Initiative. From the overall strategy to specific goals to […]

By |June 21st, 2017|Innovation Community|0 Comments

TusStar and TEC Edmonton make an entrepreneurial match

When two organizations with common goals and interests come together, exciting things happen.

Last week, Ms. Bo Liu, President of TusStar VC, the seed and investment arm of Tsinghua University’s subsidiary TUS Holdings, paid TEC Edmonton a visit as a follow-up to an April MOU signing between TEC Edmonton and TusStar.

The visit provided an opportunity for […]

By |June 8th, 2017|Innovation Community|0 Comments

Ask Me Anything at TEC Innovation District

Typically when entrepreneurs encounter a business problem, they have to rely on themselves and their partners to troubleshoot a solution. While a bootstrapping, do-it-yourself ethos is what launches startup companies in the first place, it’s impossible for an early-stage company to have all the expertise required in-house.

This is where “Ask Me Anything” at TEC Innovation […]

By |May 30th, 2017|Innovation Community, TEC Clients|0 Comments

G2V Optics: Shining a light on indoor farming

Anyone who’s lived through winter in Northern Alberta knows how few precious daylight hours there are in the winter months, and how short the growing season is once spring finally arrives. Now imagine being able to grow plants all year round.

G2V Optics is improving the technology that makes it possible to grow plants indoors by […]

By |May 17th, 2017|Innovation Community, TEC Clients|0 Comments

15th VenturePrize celebrates past, present & future of entrepreneurship

The 15th VenturePrize Awards celebration on May 4th at The Westin Edmonton did not disappoint. The event showcased innovative, Alberta-based technology companies as the Alberta Student, DynaLIFE, TELUS ICT and Fast Growth Awards were given out.

As it marked the final VenturePrize event, the evening celebrated the past, present, and future of entrepreneurship by recognizing each […]

By |May 10th, 2017|Innovation Community, Venture Prize|0 Comments

Innovation Makes Sense Celebrates UAlberta Researchers

We know that in the last five years, TEC Edmonton has helped form 22 spinoff companies form, bringing their innovations one step closer to commercialization. But how much do we know about where these innovations start? TEC Edmonton’s annual Innovation Makes Sense event celebrates where innovations originate, which is the researchers from the University of […]

By |October 19th, 2016|Innovation Community, Technology Management|0 Comments

Why attend Accelerate?

If you haven’t yet heard, on August 25, TEC Edmonton and the Office of Small & Medium Enterprises of Public Works & Government Services Canada are bringing seven federal organizations under one roof to help innovators get the assistance they need. The event will take place all afternoon at TEC Edmonton’s TEC Centre in the […]

By |August 9th, 2016|Innovation Community|0 Comments