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The Innovation Centre Community Grows in August

Published: Monday, August 8th, 2022

Platform’s partner community just keeps growing! We’re excited to welcome some new partners to the growing list of 90+ partners. Our partners are playing an important role in helping us achieve the collective goal of tripling Calgary’s tech sector in the next ten years. A warm welcome to our new partners: 



Biohubx: Biohubx is an industry facing not-for-profit organization that supports life science companies as they commercialize, scale and grow. We provide technical services, quality and regulatory support, private and shared laboratory and office space and access to many opportunities and resources in the Alberta and global Life Science ecosystem. 


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Business in Calgary: With a strong focus on the stories and visions of our entrepreneurs and featuring the drivers of our local economy in energy, real estate, technology, investment and manufacturing, Business in Calgary seeks to highlight the diverse elements that make our city a truly great place to live and work. Editorial content includes stories on the education, arts and culture, human resources and leadership sectors, among others, with opinion-editorial pieces offering our readers balanced and informative views on the political scene as it relates to the business community. 


The European-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research: The European-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research (ECCIR) is a non-profit organization that facilitates innovative collaboration between European and Canadian SMEs, government agencies, and research institutions. 

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New Idea Machine: New Idea Machine is a custom software development company that bridges the gap between education and experience. We provide hands-on team-based work on real agile software projects led by senior industry leaders. All to the benefit of graduates from short-form educational opportunities like bootcamp programs. Most importantly, we work with companies in the innovation ecosystem to find job opportunities for our experienced team members, to help launch their new careers.

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SAIT ARIS: Established in 2020, the Centre for Innovation and Research in Advanced Manufacturing and Materials (CIRAMM) aims to identify and address challenges faced by the industry as manufacturing and materials systems evolve into smarter and cleaner solutions. CIRAMM is a research institute affiliated with the Applied Research and Innovation Services (ARIS) at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT).

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500 Global: 500 Global is a venture capital firm that invests early in founders building fast-growing technology companies. We focus on markets where technology, innovation, and capital can unlock long-term value and drive economic growth. We work closely with key stakeholders and advise governments and corporations on how best to support entrepreneurial ecosystems so startups can thrive.

If you’re interested in joining Platform Calgary’s momentum, get in touch! Or, learn more about ways you can support us in making Calgary a global hub for startups and innovation.