Innovate Edmonton presents Edmonton’s new innovation destination

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EDMONTON, AB, Jan. 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Innovate Edmonton has a bold vision to position Edmonton as the world’s innovation capital by supporting made-in-Edmonton solutions to global challenges. As part of this vision, and to accelerate local innovation and attract strategic investment, Innovate Edmonton is announcing a new public space for operations, program delivery, co-working and events. Edmonton’s newest innovation destination is set to open downtown in fall 2022 as the first home of Innovate Edmonton.

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Innovate Edmonton leases the loft-style ground floor space at 10107 Jasper Avenue, which will provide a highly visible and accessible venue for Edmonton’s diverse and growing innovation communities. Once renovated, the 18,000+ square footprint will provide ample space for Innovate Edmonton operations and three program divisions, startup community members, world-class accelerators and innovation communities from the city.

“Sustainability, accessibility, downtown revitalization and creating places for innovation were all key considerations in choosing this new space,” said Catherine Warren, CEO of Innovate Edmonton. “Edmonton’s new innovation destination aims to be an inclusive and welcoming environment for innovators from all sectors, at all stages of growth, across all demographics and will reflect Edmonton’s success and diversity in of innovation.

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The city’s newest innovation destination will provide opportunities for innovative art installations and flexible spaces, including open co-working spaces, a 100-seat programming room, production studio and presentation gallery for invite the collision of ideas and collaborative partnerships. It will host events for international startups, innovative multinationals and discerning investors interested in all that Edmonton has to offer.

“Innovate Edmonton was created by City Council with a mandate to innovate and build ecosystems,” said Edmonton Mayor Amarjeet Sohi. “They play a key role in delivering the City’s Economic Action Plan (EAP) and in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The new innovation destination will create space for innovators to grow, create jobs, attract investment and strengthen Edmonton’s economy.

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With its inviting location at street level, Innovate Edmonton also aims to bring innovation into the public domain and create a flagship for Edmonton’s global innovation brand. Innovate Edmonton’s first home will be purpose-built to spotlight, support and unite local innovators as they fund and commercialize solutions to the world’s biggest challenges, including the climate emergency, food security, public health, the digital divide, social justice and reconciliation.

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Melcor Executive Vice President and Explore Edmonton Board Member Naomi Stefura said, “Melcor is a member of the Corporate Climate Leader’s Program. We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and ensuring the most efficient and energy efficient operation of our buildings. We are excited to work with Innovate Edmonton on this building renovation to create workspaces where collaboration and innovation can take place. This building will be a showcase of Edmonton’s ingenuity and innovative culture.

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“Edmonton’s newest innovation destination will contribute to our city’s innovation identity and showcase Edmonton’s innovators as drivers to solve global problems,” said Ashif Mawji, President of the Foundation. Edmonton Police and the Community Safety and Wellness Accelerator, funded in part by Innovate Edmonton. “We need to show the world the entrepreneurial power of Edmonton and how we can help achieve better social outcomes and make a difference.

“Startup communities thrive on interactions between participants,” said Zack Storms, co-founder of Startup TNT, an organization sponsored by Innovate Edmonton. “With this inviting and visible new gathering point, located between the large-scale, business-backed ventures on 104th Street and Amii’s top global researchers, Innovate Edmonton will bring new life, new energy and new innovators to our heart.”

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“Innovate Edmonton’s vision for this new space and home in the heart of our downtown will become an anchor for the ongoing revitalization of Jasper Ave, and we envision it serving as the hub for all ‘incredible innovation and economic diversification taking place across our city,’ said Puneeta McBryan, Executive Director, Edmonton Downtown Business Association. “We look forward to working closely with Innovate to activate the space in and around their new home and to create exciting new opportunities for new and existing businesses in downtown Edmonton. »

Erin Gobolos Innovate Edmonton 7807215519 [email protected] 

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