The Mayor’s Innovation Challenge invites creative thinkers to share their ideas for how The City of Calgary can advance innovative energy solutions to build a more resilient community. If you have an idea for a pre-commercial venture, a commercial-ready product that just needs a push, or a new way that we can improve our [...]
The Tribal Council Funding program provides core operational funding to tribal councils to deliver programs and services to their member First Nations and to support their capacity development. In 2014-2015, the Tribal Council Funding program provided about $30.5 million to 78 tribal councils.
The Indigenous Peoples Resilience Fund (IPRF) is an Indigenous-led effort to respond to urgent community needs while taking a long-term view on building community resilience. The Fund is governed by an Indigenous Advisory Council that approves all governance, resilience fund projects, communications and fund‐raising strategies and recommendations related to the work of fulfilling the purpose of [...]
Startup Global (formerly the Canadian Export Challenge) connects a pan-Canadian cohort of entrepreneurs wanting to build global businesses with a network of partners dedicated to their success. Startup Global supports entrepreneurs to go global. We provide global and exporting exposure through workshops, bootcamps, pitch building, advisory support, digital resources and more—all packaged in an [...]
The Accelerating Innovations into CarE – Concepts Program serves to advance early-stage health research that demonstrates high commercial potential in priority areas of precision health. AICE-Concepts enables innovators to accelerate their journey across four domains of commercialization: Product Development, Business Readiness, Product-Market Fit, and Regulatory Compliance.
City Council approved another $15.9 million in a growing list of municipal supports for Calgary’s business community. The package provides targeted financial support to business owners as they look to re-open, in sectors impacted most by the pandemic. The City is supporting restaurants, pubs, bars, fitness centres, and entertainment establishments, including nightclubs and live [...]
NGIF Industry Grant’s Innovation Challenge is a $5.5 million (CAD) call to accelerate clean technology solutions across the natural gas value chain. NGIF is accepting industry grant funding applications for innovations that have the potential to generate significant environmental and economic performance benefits in the following strategic focus areas: Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Hydrogen Carbon [...]
The Alberta Jobs Now program will provide up to $370 million to help private and non-profit businesses with job supports to get thousands of Albertans back to work. Employers can apply for funding to offset the cost of hiring and training unemployed or underemployed Albertans in new or vacant positions.
Foresight’s Launch program helps you learn what it takes to compete and win in emerging markets – from developing a minimum viable product (MVP) to validating the business model to learning how to effectively communicate with investors and funding partners.
Every year, we select 36 of the most entrepreneurial undergrads and recent grads from coast-to-coast who we believe have what it takes to build Canada’s next narwal. Whether you have a pre-existing early stage startup that you want to take to the next level, or you have an idea that you want to turn into a [...]