• Edmonton’s Innovation Ecosystem

    The innovation ecosystem is a collective of people, organizations and places that are deeply connected and networked in the pursuit of ideas that create economic opportunities. The Edmonton Innovation Ecosystem Community (EIEC) is committed to actively working together to create the best possible environment for technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.

     

    Want to give us input? Starting with pilot engagement sessions in December, EEDC will develop a mechanism for ongoing feedback and engagement with the tech community.
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Collective. Collaboration.

Build the community

Whether you are a founder, student, corporate employee, professor or government employee the community benefits when a broad network of people and organizations come together.

Be a contributor

Help advance the innovation economy by sharing your experiences, providing constructive feedback and actionable solutions and sharing ideas with a diverse community of members.

Grow our innovation system

Connect with entrepreneurs, service providers, supporters and other ecosystem members to share new ideas on how we can work together to grow a sustainable startup community.

Get Involved

The Edmonton Innovation Ecosystem Community (EIEC) is working to expand the breadth and depth of the entrepreneur community in our city. Join us as we work together to improve access to mentors, increase connections with talent and attract investors to Edmonton.

Edmonton Advisory Council on Startups

  • The application process for the inaugural advisory council has closed for students and entrepreneurs and the selection process will begin soon.
  • The application process for investors is still open until December 14. Apply here.

Edmonton Entrepreneur Engagement Sessions

  • The sessions will be held at the Edmonton Expo Centre (7515 118 Ave) or the Chamber of Commerce at the Edmonton World Trade Centre (9990 Jasper Ave) on the following dates:
    • Wednesday, December 12 at the Expo Centre
      8:00 am – 10:00 am
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    • Thursday, December 13 at The Edmonton Chamber of Commerce
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    • Saturday, December 15 at the Expo Centre
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Edmonton Innovation Ecosystem Community Meeting #6

  • Tuesday, December 11 at the Shaw Conference Centre
  • RSVP to attend by filling out the form below

Join Us!

Get in touch and get involved in the Edmonton Innovation Ecosystem Community by attending an upcoming meeting, contributing to the innovation economy or connecting with other community members.

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Resources

Check here for updates to community research and resources that can help you stay informed and connected with the EIEC.

Community Updates

Innovation Advisory Council

  • Selection committee is meeting weekly and will provide an update about the selection criteria and process at the next EIEC meeting on December 11.
  • The goal remains to have the inaugural committee formed before the end of 2018.
  • The application process is now closed and selection will begin soon.

Community Groups

  • The Original 50 are a group of entrepreneurs who experienced the full cycle of business growth.  This group took part in early engagement sessions with EEDC in late 2017.  Check back here for a published list of members.
  • The Startup 16 are community members who reached out to EEDC and City Council expressing a desire to be more active in ecosystem work.  A meeting between EEDC and the Startup 16 resulted in the conceptualization of the Innovation Advisory Council.

Community News

  • Taproot publishes local tech and innovation news in its weekly Tech Roundup.  This newsletter is a valuable source of information, helping to bring together the wide range of activities, events and groups that make up Edmonton’s diverse innovation ecosystem.