CED BPOTE Stories

Every day, industries and businesses in Calgary use creativity, innovation and resourcefulness to shape our city and energize our future. With the infrastructure, quality of life and workforce available, now is a great time to make your move to Calgary to be part of the energy.

be part of the creative energy.

Home to the fastest growing tech talent market in Canada and a community of innovators whose game-changing ideas are revolutionizing industries, Calgary is making its mark around the world.

Calgary's MakeFashion is setting the bar in the future of fashion, having developed over 120 wearable technology projects showcased at over 50 international events in the past five years. Their team of 48 fashion designers and engineers design and create "fashion tech" garments, telling stories and inspiring trends the world over.

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Arsheel Hirji

The City of Calgary

be part of the visionary energy.

Home to a highly educated community of collaborators and innovators, Calgary is where visionary ideas become reality.

As the first jurisdiction in Canada to power all of its infrastructure with renewable energy, The City of Calgary is leading the way in developing energy efficient projects like solar, biogas and combined heat and power systems, putting Albertans at the forefront of emerging green technology.

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Kevin Davies

Hop Compost

be part of the trailblazing energy.

Home to the youngest city in Canada with a community of entrepreneurial thinkers, Calgary is where trailblazers can turn their ideas into thriving businesses.

When Kevin Davies of Hop Compost wanted to address food waste with table-to-farm disposal, he used game-changing technology to develop Canada’s first inner-city compost facility which today is saving over 5 million pounds of food waste from landfills and producing the country’s leading brand of nutrient-rich organic compost.

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Apoorv Sinha

Carbon Upcycling Technologies

be part of the groundbreaking energy.

Home to world-class engineers and geoscientists, Calgary is where game-changing ideas thrive.

When Apoorv Sinha took up the global challenge of creating useful products from greenhouse gases he settled in Calgary and created a family of nanoparticles that can strengthen concrete, enhance water purification membranes and even develop the next generation of drugs to fight cancer.

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Jennifer Carlson

Baby Gourmet Foods Inc.

be part of the passionate energy.

Home to a young and highly educated workforce and a business culture with a can-do spirit, Calgary makes great ideas happen.

When Jen Carlson saw the strained green beans that passed for baby food for her daughter it started her on a path that led from delicious organic foods and snacks cooked up with her sister Jill Vos in her kitchen to local farmers' markets to Baby Gourmet becoming a national brand with 30 per cent market share.

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Garnette Sutherland

University of Calgary

be part of the collaborative energy.

Home to seven post-secondary institutions and Canada's 2nd highest educated workforce, Calgary is where innovation thrives.

A pioneering collaboration between a University of Calgary neurosurgeon and the robotic engineers at MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates has produced the world's first image-guided and MRI-compatible neurosurgical robot called neuroArm.

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Tom Schmutz

FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd.

be part of the global energy.

Home to world-class engineers, scientists and Canada's lowest corporate taxes for small business, Calgary is where great ideas take off.

Tom and the team at FLYHT Aerospace Solutions help airlines enhance operational control, increase dispatch reliability and reduce operational costs with real-time aircraft data monitoring and black box streaming.

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Lourdes Juan

Leftovers Foundation

be part of the resourceful energy.

Home to one of the youngest populations in Canada, Calgary is where entrepreneurs thrive.

Lourdes Juan embodies the entrepreneurial and community energy that defines Calgary as both a great place to make a living and a life. Not only is she a successful business owner who also holds down a day job, she is an inspiring social entrepreneur turning an every-day problem into an opportunity to help the more vulnerable of our city.

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Pheak Meas

Katipult

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Home to the second highest educated population in Canada, Calgary is where Katipult is changing how businesses raise money.

Pheak Meas and the development team at Calgary-based Katipult are creating powerful software that allows firms in private capital markets in 20 countries to design, setup and manage investment crowdfunding platforms across multiple distribution channels including web, mobile and social media.

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Jonathan Auld

NovAtel Inc.

be part of the revolutionary energy.

Home to world-class engineers, scientists and the highest labour force productivity in the country, Calgary is where innovation thrives.

When NovAtel's Jonathan Auld wanted to build the world's most advanced GPS solution to help make self-driving vehicles safe, he knew the best place to do it was in Calgary.

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Judy Fairburn

Cenovus Energy

be part of the innovative energy.

Home to an innovative workforce and the highest concentration of corporate head offices in Canada, Calgary is where collaboration generates change.

With a commitment to innovative thinking and game-changing technology, Cenovus Energy has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by about one-third on each barrel of its oil sands production and has its sights on zero-emissions oil – from production through to end use.

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