Here’s the latest on a wide range of innovation in the Edmonton region.


Edmonton’s innovation ecosystem value grows 236% since 2020

Edmonton’s innovation ecosystem value increased by 236% since 2020 to $641 million, which is up from $191 million in 2020 and $435 million in 2021, according to the 2022 Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER) by Startup Genome.

In the report, Edmonton is ranked fourth in North America in affordable talent, measured by the ability to hire tech talent, and is considered a top 25 North American emerging ecosystem in funding, measured by innovation through early-stage funding and investor activity.

“Edmonton’s innovation sectors are firing on all cylinders, emerging from the pandemic with phenomenal growth,” said Catherine Warren, CEO of Innovate Edmonton. “We continue to build our city as an inclusive global innovation capital, delivering solutions to today’s thorniest challenges, such as the climate emergency, public health, food security, digital inclusion, social justice and Reconciliation.”

“Startup Genome is honored to work with Innovate Edmonton in accelerating ecosystem growth, job creation and impact in Edmonton,” said JF Gauthier, Founder & CEO of Startup Genome. “We are excited about Edmonton’s startup community’s future because of the increasing investment in its innovative entrepreneurs.”


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