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 policies and processes, we want to hear from you.
This competition seeks to tap into our entrepreneurial spirit, attract new talent and leverage local expertise to spur energy innovation and transformative economic development.
We’re looking for submissions that:
- Fit within one of the following streams:
- pre-commercial/start-up opportunities;
- commercially-ready technologies and processes; or
- city policy and planning.
- Are new and have not been piloted in Calgary.
- Are data-driven, utilize technology and have the potential to deliver results.
Three finalists will be selected from each project stream. Finalists will have the opportunity to meet with experts and mentors from the community who have generously offered their services to help refine their business case. They will also be able to meet with staff from The City of Calgary (or ENMAX) to get more information on how their idea can be realized or implemented.
In early September, finalists will pitch their idea to a panel of community and business leaders led by Mayor Nenshi. They will choose one winner from each stream. These winners will work with an Innovation Champion from The City of Calgary (or ENMAX) to further refine their idea. They will also have the opportunity to meet with senior officials from Western Economic Diversification to discuss their innovation or idea and potential for federal government support.
Deadline DateJune 18, 2021
Contact Name: City of Calgary
Phone Number: 311 403-268-CITY