Save the date for November 28, 2023 for our Plug and Play Alberta Food & Beverage EXPO followed by our Sustainability EXPO.
At this event, we will be showcasing top technology innovators from across our Sustainability and Food & Beverage industry-specific startup accelerator programs. Many of the startups in our programs are leveraging Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Internet of Things, and other combinations of technologies to accelerate innovation within their respective industries.
The startups pitching have spent the last 12 weeks collaborating with our corporate partners, advisory panel, and mentors to foster growth and expansion.
Join us for an exciting day filled with pitches, enlightening innovation discussions, and valuable networking opportunities with startups, corporates, investors, mentors, and industry experts.
The main event will take place in Calgary, with the venue to be announced soon.
About Plug and Play Alberta
Plug and Play Alberta is building a world-class innovation platform to attract top technology and investment to the region and support Albertan entrepreneurs to scale and grow, hire tech talent, and propel digital transformation across the province. Plug and Play is part of the Alberta Scaleup and Growth Accelerator Program that is run by a consortium led by Alberta Innovates. The consortium, which also includes the Government of Alberta, Edmonton Unlimited, the Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund, and Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan), allocated $35 million over three years to retain business accelerators. It’s part of the Alberta government’s goal to help create 20,000 jobs and increase technology firm revenue to $5 billion by 2030.
About Alberta Innovates
Alberta Innovates manages nearly 1,300 projects in a portfolio valued at $1.33 billion. We work with innovators in all sectors of the economy and all corners of the province to drive entrepreneurship, applied research and industry development. With our impact-based funding programs and services, we are transforming energy systems for a net-zero world, promoting the responsible use of land and water, leveraging provincial strengths in agriculture, and contributing to improved health and well-being by harnessing digital tech and data. We are also advancing emerging technologies and strengthening entrepreneurship for a strong and diversified economy. We operate in 11 locations with more than one million sq. ft. of industrial testing and lab facilities, and 600 acres of farmland. We employ nearly 600 highly skilled scientists, business and technical professionals. From funding to commercialization, we are Alberta’s innovation engine!
Watch a video to see what entrepreneurs say about our coaching and support.
Learn how Alberta Innovates.
About Edmonton Unlimited
Headquartered in Alberta’s capital city, Edmonton Unlimited leverages, unites and promotes home-grown innovation as a gateway to solving the world’s most pressing problems. We provide programs, tools, and support for Edmonton innovators, and harness the power of the public and private sectors, ground-breaking academic research and purpose-driven investment to build a shared prosperity and open international markets. From sustainable climate solutions to public health and digital education, Edmonton is a leading global centre for inspiration, ingenuity and inclusion. Learn more about Edmonton Unlimited.
About Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund
Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund was created as a wholly owned subsidiary of The City of Calgary in 2018 to support catalytic investments within the city to help diversify and transform the economy. The fund is administered by Calgary Economic Development and has a volunteer Board of Directors. For more information, visit our website.