Calgary Innovation Coalition

Together we are creating the future of the Calgary region’s technology ecosystem.

We are Calgary’s Regional Innovation Network.

Supporting local innovation entrepreneurs, startup development and enterprise in incubating growth and diversification of the Alberta economy.

The Calgary Innovation Coalition (CIC) is a network of agencies in Calgary and the surrounding municipalities of Airdrie, Cochrane, Okotoks, and Strathmore that support innovation driven ventures. Our collective presents a single vision and voice regarding the priorities of the Calgary regions innovation community, a unique model for collaboration in Alberta’s innovation ecosystem. The Calgary Innovation Coalition is proud to be supported by Alberta Innovates’ Regional Innovation Network (RIN) program, a government funding initiative that helps us drive economic prosperity in the region by supporting innovation-driven entrepreneurs, startups and enterprises.

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About the CIC

Fostering Calgary's technology future

Our members include Government agencies, Non-Profits, For-Profits, and support agencies that accelerate the development and growth of start-ups. Our members work with startups and scale-ups at all stages of the client journey, operate in diverse industries and sectors (Ag, Energy, Life Sciences, AI/ML) and serve all business segments (marketing, strategy, mentorship, acceleration). Read more

Regional Innovation Networks

A Pan-Alberta technology innovation strategy

Regional Innovation Networks (RINs) are entrepreneur-centric, community-based networks with the goal of providing programs, entrepreneurial support and development, and services to accelerate the growth of technology and knowledge-based businesses.Read more


Generously funded by

Powered by Alberta Innovates.

Alberta Innovates provides a range of funding opportunities, from small business grants to large industry parternship investments. Investing in Alberta.

Enabling connections

Enabling connections

Leading the way forward

Leading the way forward