Capital City Pilots

The Capital City Pilots project, led by Innovate Edmonton in partnership with the City of Edmonton, will connect local entrepreneurs and innovations with City-owned assets. This collaboration is designed as a proving ground for entrepreneurs at all stages to test their ideas and provide valuable case studies for global expansion. Read the announcement release here.

This procurement experiment will accomplish three main objectives:

  • Provides a flagship client for local startups to take their innovations to the world, inspiring future international customers and investors
  • Makes our infrastructure more cutting-edge and sustainable
  • Showcases local innovation in the public realm


“Edmonton is known as a fantastic launchpad for entrepreneurs as they scale up and bring the best of our city to the global market. This funding allows us to unlock even more potential and use the City as a living lab giving entrepreneurs a chance to test their ideas. With many supports and our open-for-business policies, it is clear that Edmonton welcomes innovation, experimentation, and discovery. Thank you to the federal government for continuing to support Edmonton and our economic revival.”
-Amarjeet Sohi, Mayor of Edmonton