Spinoff Toolkit: University of Alberta Resources

The University of Alberta is heavily involved in the creation of innovative ideas, research, and businesses. Reach out to one of the areas below for access to support for building and growing your business.

Makerspaces and Coworking Space

The Elko Engineering Garage: The faculty of Engineering runs this student makerspace and provides learning resources, training and access to equipment.

The Shack: A makerspace run by the faculty of Science open to interdisciplinary undergraduate student innovators to work on hardware. 

The Pod: An application-based makerspace run by the faculty of Engineering. Students who are accepted have access to a collaborative creative space, mentors and training sessions.

Student Innovation Centre: A collaborative working space run by the faculty of Science for innovation-minded students to incubate their ideas and work on creative projects.

eHub is an on-campus hub for entrepreneurial resources, networking, and funding opportunities at the university. eHub has an undergraduate student focus.


Mentorship & Coaching

ThresholdImpact Venture Mentoring Service (VMS): An application-based service that partners experienced business leaders with university alumni or entrepreneurs. VMS focuses on early, mid, and late-stage ventures that are seeking to scale their operations.


Accelerators, Incubators & Foundries

Innovation Masterminds Edmonton (ImYeg): A new venture foundry that connects early-stage academic ventures to industry experts for mentoring, support and investment opportunities.

University of Alberta Health Accelerator: Business training, support and access to space for health science spin-offs launched by UAlberta faculty and students.