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Innovating and thriving with technology

Whether it’s feeding, fueling, healing, or moving, Calgary is solving the world’s greatest challenges through the creation and adoption of transformative technologies. From software to hardware and services, digital transformation is quickly becoming the largest driver of new solutions and technology investments among Calgary businesses. In fact, it’s projected that Calgary businesses will spend nearly $7.5B on digital transformation (DX) from 2019 to 2022, representing a 20% compound annual growth rate. Given its concentration of headquarters and industrial sector base, Calgary is at the heart of the industrial digital transformation and home to many made-in-Calgary success stories.

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Mike Attersall

Business Development Manager, Enterprise Accounts

Investing in Digital Transformation

Get to know our Innovation Ecosystem

Calgary is emulating the best and brightest worldwide on how regional innovation ecosystems grow and are sustained. Several organizations exist to support the growth and success of the ecosystem in Calgary.

Creating the Next Generation

Calgary’s post-secondary schools and other leaders in the community are creating the tech-savvy talent for the future. 

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Calgary is a living lab

Calgary’s Living Lab offers businesses and researchers access to public spaces, transportation corridors, dark fibre / LoRaWAN networks and other City-owned assets to test, validate and showcase their technological innovation in a real-life environment. Unmanned and autonomous systems, augmented reality and virtual reality are just a few examples of some successful labs that have been implemented.

The Living Lab is helping Calgary become a Smart City by using innovation, data and connected technology to improve the quality of life of Calgarians.

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