Innovation and Entrepreneurship @UAlberta
We offer many services, resources and programs to champion, foster and support entrepreneurship at UAlberta. From help launching a research driven spinoff, to patenting or licensing support, to entrepreneurship mentoring and education, to helping students and post-graduates pursue a business idea. Highlighted below are some of these programs, resources and supports.
Business accelerator providing the expertise and resources to transform ideas and technologies into new business opportunities. Services include: technology evaluation and protection, mentoring, licensing support, potential funding opportunities, physical space.
TEC Edmonton is a non-profit joint venture between UAlberta and the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation. When launched in 2006, no other North American business accelerator merged university IP civic and university-based entrepreneurial services.
Since 2013, TEC Edmonton has been ranked one of the world's best university business incubators by UBI Global
. In 2018, we were ranked world’s 3rd best university linked business incubator
Supports and champions students and post-graduates, helping them become entrepreneurial thinkers and change agents through education, support, collaboration and mentorship. We also help them implement new ideas and create new companies and ventures.
UAlberta Heath Accelerator
Venture Mentoring Service (VMS)
Helps develop strong and capable entrepreneurs by coaching and guiding them through challenges, so they own their decisions, rather than relying on others for answers. The VMS program is open to all UAlberta members (students, faculty, staff, and alumni), and is modeled on a similar highly successful Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) program.