Edmonton’s Innovation and Digital ICT sector benefits from a reputable talent pipeline, a competitive business cost environment, Government investment and support, and a diverse array of incubators and research facilities that are some of the top performers in the world.
Included in this space is Startup Edmonton, TEC Edmonton (a joint venture between Edmonton Economic Development Corporation and the University of Alberta and Canada’s top business incubator), the Edmonton Research Park and Advanced Technology Centre, and the National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT).
Our city's diverse economy and strong industry means that there is a fertile ecosystem here for innovative digital companies to employ their technology in impactful ways. With robust industries such as Agriculture, Oil and Gas, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Government, Tourism, Construction, Retail, and Forestry, Digital ICT companies have a wealth of industrial application opportunities across the region.
AI research hub in the world - the University of Alberta
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There’s a unique spirit in Edmonton. A belief—no, an expectation—that we can compete with the best in the world, and win.
The ICT sector is reliant on an educated workforce. Albertans are among the best educated people in North America, and Edmonton has the proven capability to develop, attract and retain key labour required to sustain aggressive industry growth. Edmonton’s six public post-secondary institutions are among the finest in the world at what they do: educate the leaders of tomorrow. They’re very different but they share a common spirit, to take a risk and strive for excellence.
The University of Alberta is the province’s flagship University and research institution with expertise in engineering, health sciences, and business. As a top four university in Canada and a top-100 university in the world, the U of A is situated amongst the most highly regarded institutions around the globe.
Edmonton has facilities and networks to support growth in high-tech industries, especially in Nanotechnology, Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence.
Facilities in the region include: Alberta Centre for Advanced Microsystems and Nanotechnology Products (ACAMP), Alberta Machine Learning Institute (AMII), Department of Computing Science at the University of Alberta, NanoFAB Centre, and the National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT).
That spirit, combined with the talent and work ethic of Albertans, makes Edmonton an ideal place to build a world-class company.
Some of the world's biggest digital ICT success stories have originated in our innovative city. Included in this groundbreaking list are: