Innovation, Creativity, Entrepreneurship (ICE) Engineering Incubator

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Whether you're curious about venturing into the dynamic world of entrepreneurship, developing a new prototype, or looking to scale an existing tech-based initiative — we've got suitable programs to support you through this journey. Immerse yourself in ENGG 260, an academic course that combines theories of innovation with practical product development and business planning, fostering an interdisciplinary learning environment. Alternatively, all Faculty of Engineering Co-op students have the option to take a step into real-world entrepreneurship with our Entrepreneurial Co-op Program, offering mentored, self-directed work terms that blend technology innovation with strategic business planning. The ICE Engineering Incubator also offers the entry-level Explorer & the more advanced Innovator Programs — programs that are open to all University of Alberta students, staff, researchers, and recent alumni at no cost.

Who We Serve

Makers, creators, and innovators across the University of Alberta campus ecosystem — including undergraduate students, researchers, faculty, and alumni who've graduated within the past five years.

What We Believe

Our goal is to help students and alumni at the University of Alberta gain experience and exposure to tech-based entrepreneurship: whether that's in the classroom or through scaling your next project into a successful venture.

How We Help

ICE facilitates access to mentors, multiple tiers of free-of-charge programs & interdisciplinary workshops to suit your needs, a cutting-edge co-working space in the heart of ETLC, and resources (such as funding or industry connections) to help you get started in your entrepreneurship journey and navigate steps along the way.

Our Programs

The Explorer Program

Igniting curiosity and equipping aspiring entrepreneurs with the fundamental skills and knowledge to navigate and thrive in the world of entrepreneurship, from idea conception to scaling, in both tech-driven and traditional business landscapes.

The Innovator Program

An immersive journey that transforms ambitious entrepreneurs into resilient innovators, guiding them from problem validation to prototype creation and market strategy, ultimately turning innovative ideas into tangible realities in the dynamic world of business.

Explore Our Programs

Get Involved

Join the Incubator

Dive into the exciting world of entrepreneurship with ICE. Whether you're a budding entrepreneur or an established innovator, we've got the right fit for you with our Explorer and Innovator Programs. Check out our programs today and embark on your journey of discovery and creation.

Become a Mentor

Empower the next generation of innovators by becoming a mentor at the ICE. Your industry expertise and guidance can help our passionate innovators achieve their dreams. Help us make a difference together and shape the entrepreneurial landscape of tomorrow.

Workshops + Events

The ICE team is working on developing digestible content to support entrepreneurs across all early stages of idea exploration to product development and market validation. Stayed tuned in the coming months as we conduct focus groups and launch programming based on identified needs and resources.

Upcoming Events

Hours of Operation


Tuesday - Thursday

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Contact Us

ICE Engineering Incubator

2-040 Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex (ETLC)

University of Alberta — North Campus

9120 116 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2V4