Plug and Play connects the world’s best startups with international corporations to bring technology to market faster.

Participating Alberta startups will have access to a network of more than 40,000 startups, 500+ official corporate partners and 200+ venture capitalists. They will work with top global mentors and investors, access corporate customers, and develop strategies needed to grow and scale their businesses.


Plug and Play Alberta will offer accelerators in these three streams:



Alberta Innovates tackles innovation challenges in natural resource industries that power, feed and provide shelter for the world. By investing in sustainable clean technology innovation, we can improve environmental sustainability and economic diversification.

Plug and Play Alberta is bringing together game-changing ideas from different industries and countries onto one platform to solve the world’s greatest energy and natural resource challenges.

Participating companies will leverage artificial intelligence, IoT and other combinations of technologies to solve real-world problems with commercially viable solutions.


This program connects the best startups in the world to corporations who want to disrupt the health-care industry. It will focus on digital health technologies that challenge clinical practices, improve data analytics, and enhance the patient journey across the continuum of care. 

Participating companies will leverage artificial intelligence, sensors, data and new clinical techniques to building a digital health economy for Alberta for the benefit of Albertans health.

  • System tranformation
  • Renewed models of care
  • Enabling platforms and infrastructure

Global Overseas Acceleration & Learning (GOAL)

Plug and Play’s International Accelerator Program bridges the gap between countries around the world and the most important world markets. This accelerator works with international government agencies, technology incubators and universities, to source, identify and accelerate the most promising startups from various global ecosystems. 

Attraction: Attract the best and brightest startups from around the world.

Adaptation: Provide a soft landing for international entrepreneurs in Alberta and the unique Silicon Valley ecosystem. 

Acceleration: Provide the tools and environment that startups need to get to the next level. 

Participating companies will provide global solutions in any sector, enabled by artificial intelligence.