Calgary Innovation Spaces

Lynn’s list of active Co-Work/Accelerators/Incubators Innovation Spaces in Calgary.

Last updated May 17, 2018

Co-work = shared space
Incubator = closed offices
Accelerator = programming (which may include use of co-work space)

Featured Space:

STEM Learning Lab

http://stemlearninglab.com/

  • Opened May 2018
  • Accelerator“, Co-work
  • STEM, EdTech, Design Thinking
  • South-East, near Calgary Farmers’ Market

The Spaces (in alphabetical order):

The Accelerator (program based at The Collective 1212)

http://www.theaccelerator.tech/

  • Accelerator
  • Software, hardware
  • Inglewood area
  • Now accepting applications for cohort #4  for Summer 2018

ATB X Accelerator

http://www.atb.com/business/experts/Pages/ATB-X-Accelerator.aspx

  • Accelerator
  • Software, social
  • Beltline area
  • Cohort #4 underway Spring 2018

Assembly

http://www.assemblycs.com

  • Co-work, Incubator
  • Software, communications
  • Kensington area

The Bridge

http://www.thebridgeco.works/

  • Co-work
  • Social Venture/Impact
  • Downtown

Calgary Chamber of Commerce Ignite

http://www.calgarychamber.com/interact/ignite

  • Accelerator
  • Small Business
  • Downtown

CETAC West

http://cetacwest.com/

  • Accelerator
  • Environment, green energy tech
  • University area

The Collective 1212

http://www.thecollective1212.space

  • Co-work
  • Software, hardware
  • Inglewood area

The Commons

http://www.thecommonscalgary.com

  • Co-work, Incubator
  • Software, communications
  • Inglewood area

Communo

http://commun-o.com/

  • Co-work, Partnerships
  • Freelance ICT workers, teams companies
  • Inglewood area

cSPACE

http://cspacekingedward.com/

  • Co-work
  • Creative technologies
  • Under development in South Calgary area

Creative Destruction Lab

https://www.creativedestructionlab.com/

  • Accelerator
  • Various
  • University and Downtown
  • Calgary Cohort #1 underway Spring 2018

District Ventures

http://www.districtventures.ca/

  • Accelerator
  • Consumer products
  • Kensington area
  • Cohort #5 underway Spring 2018

District Ventures with IBM

http://www.dv-ibm-innovation-space.com/

  • Accelerator
  • Bluemix and Watson applied to Health/Fin/Ag/Clean/Natural Resources Tech
  • Kensington area
  • Now accepting applications for cohort #3 for Summer 2018

The Edison

http://edisoncalgary.com/

  • Incubator, Co-work
  • All technology
  • Downtown

EFFECTIVE

http://effectiv.ca/

  • Co-work, Mentoring
  • Software
  • Beltline (MTech building)

Emerge

http://www.emergehub.ca/

  • Co-work
  • General, Administration
  • South-East – 17th/International Avenue

Global Business Centre

https://www.calgaryeconomicdevelopment.com/industries/global-development/global-business-centre/http://www.emergehub.ca/

  • Co-work
  • International Businesses Visiting Calgary
  • Downtown

HustleCo

https://hustleco.space/

  • Co-work
  • General, Marketing, Social
  • South-Central

Imaginea

https://imagineaenergy.com/

  • Investments
  • Clean Energy
  • Downtown

Innovate Calgary

http://www.innovatecalgary.com/

  • The original Incubator, owned by University of Calgary and City of Calgary, also have The Inc. Co-work space
  • Large variety of tech companies and service providers
  • University area

Kinetica Ventures with Innovate Calgary

http://www.kineticaventures.com/

  • Co-work
  • EnergyTech
  • Downtown

Kinetica Innovations Centre at SAIT

https://www.innovatecalgary.com/kics/

  • Co-Work Lab Space
  • Clean Energy
  • SAIT

RBC with Innovate Calgary

https://www.calgarytechnologies.com/entrepreneurs-and-enterprises/rbc-sea/

  • Accelerator
  • Social enterprise
  • University area

TELUS with Innovate Calgary

https://www.calgarytechnologies.com/entrepreneurs-and-enterprises/tta/

  • Accelerator
  • Big data, analytics, telecommunications, internet of things (IoT), health sectors
  • University area
  • Accepting applications for cohort #3 by May 22

Nucleus/Rainforest/OddFellows

https://www.nucleuscalgary.com/

  • Incubator, Events
  • Technology startups
  • Downtown

Regus

https://www.regus.com/workspace/canada/ab/calgary

  • Co-Work, Incubator
  • Anything
  • Downtown Calgary and 3000 locations worldwide

ResourceYYC

https://www.resourceyyc.org/

  • Co-work
  • Energy tech
  • Beltline area

Rocketspace

http://www.rocketspace.com/tech-campus/calgary

http://calgaryherald.com/business/local-business/silicon-valley-based-tech-accelerator-to-move-into-old-encana-place-tower

  • Co-work, IncubatorAccelerator
  • Tech
  • Downtown

STEM Learning Lab

http://stemlearninglab.com/

  • Accelerator“, Co-work
  • STEM, EdTech
  • South-East, near Calgary Farmers’ Market

Tecterra

http://www.tecterra.com/

  • Accelerator, mentoring, funding
  • Geospatial
  • South-East, near Calgary Farmers’ Market

The Space at 921

https://www.thespaceat921.com/

  • Co-work
  • Mindful creatives
  • Inglewood

Tundra ACE

http://tundraace.com/focusareas/

  • Accelerator
  • Energy
  • South-East

WaterNext

https://waternext.ca/

  • Mentoring and Investments
  • Water
  • University Area

Work Nicer

http://worknicer.ca/

  • Co-work
  • Software, creative
  • Downtown

Zone Startups Calgary with GE & TELUS

http://calgary.zonestartups.com/

  • Accelerator
  • Industrial Internet, IoT, EnergyTech, HealthTech
  • Downtown
  • Continuous intake

Links to The World-wide Spaces

This site http://coworkingmap.org/ lists 1400 co-work spaces in the world but misses many (e.g. only lists 1 in Calgary)

This site http://copass.org is an international co-work space membership pass for digital nomadic workers.

WeWork https://www.wework.com/locations

My current Favorite Space

http://kohub.org/ – Ko Lanta, Thailand

Future Spaces

These are ones I’ve heard may be on the horizon.

Platform

  • Large mixed space, varied
  • Tech, Varied
  • Downtown, East Village

http://calgaryherald.com/business/local-business/yedlin-calgary-takes-big-step-forward-with-platform-project

 

If you have any others you think should be on the list, send me an email to: lynn.sutherland@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

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