Innovation in Edmonton

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When you’re talking about innovation in Edmonton, the opportunities are limitless. From the sticky problems we solve to the brilliant people who solve them, this has always been a place that sees pathways instead of barriers, that supports and encourages one another, and a place where people can do well - while also doing good for the planet. Edmonton Unlimited is all about harnessing the power of possibility and bringing the best of Edmonton to the world.

Innovation in Edmonton

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Together, we are putting Edmonton on the map, with innovators working to solve the world’s biggest problems. Great things are happening in Edmonton, and they’re happening fast. 

Fastest growing tech ecosystem in North America

Source: CBRE

930+

Startups and Scaleups

Source: Start Alberta
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Ecosystem value increased by 236% since 2020: currently $641 million, up from $191 million in 2020 and $435 million in 2021.
Source: 2022 Global Startup Ecosystem Report

$400k median seed round funding in Edmonton.

Source: Startup Genome

$435 million created in Edmonton innovation ecosystem with $89 million in total early-stage funding over the last 2.5 years.

Source: Edmonton Unlimited 2021 Annual Report
60% of participating companies are working on solutions for global challenges. 13% of companies are solving cleantech, climate emergency & sustainability.
Source: CBRE 2021

25% of all net new jobs in Canada over the last 5 years are in the Edmonton region.

Source: Statistics Canada

50% growth in talent pool over 5 years (2015–2020)

Source: Statistics Canada

Edmonton Metropolitan Region ranked as the best community in the country for youth work

Source: Urban Work Index

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Maps & Dashboards

In collaboration with several partners, we provide tools and platforms to help innovators, partners, funders and stakeholders connect, collaborate, and accelerate growth and innovation.

Alumni Companies

Edmonton entrepreneurs, students, startups and established businesses have all contributed to the distinct identity this city has forged as a place to take risks and where anyone can accomplish anything. They are the reason this city is one of the fastest-growing tech sectors in North America (CBRE 2021) and is recognized internationally as a capital for innovation.

Reports & Strategic Materials

Our reports and strategic materials provide insights and context into how we’ve grown and where we’re heading.

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Reach out to get connected and work with us to continue building Edmonton’s innovation communities.

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