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Calgary Technologies Inc. rebrands to Platform Calgary

On March 4, 2019 Calgary Technologies Inc. will begin rebranding to Platform Calgary. As Platform Calgary, our focus will remain on supporting Calgary's innovation-driven companies by providing access to space, programming and advocacy, while also championing the vision for the new Platform Innovation Centre's design, activity, and culture. Our name change comes at the heels of our recent announcement as the new operator of the Platform Innovation Centre opening in East Village in the fall of 2020.

Why Platform Calgary?

There is a need to make innovation more accessible and visible to our community and this rebrand aligns with the City of Calgary's 10-Year Economic Strategy. Platform started with the idea of transforming Calgary into a global innovation hub. As Platform Calgary, we are turning that idea into action. Through this work the next wave of shared prosperity is being generated in our city, transforming local businesses into international success stories. By working together, we can make Calgary a global hub for startups and innovation.

It is about elevating innovation, and Platform Calgary is the next phase and evolution of Calgary Technologies Inc.

What's next?

March 4, 2019 marks our first official day of business as Platform Calgary. Over the next few months, you will see our materials transitioning over to our new name and brand. Our long-term priority is to put a focus on innovation in the heart of downtown Calgary. On March 4, 2019, we are opening Platform Beta at the Hillier Block in East Village. This historic 5,300-sq-ft building will serve as our interim downtown facility while the Platform Innovation Centre is being built.

We will continue to operate and provide services out of the Alastair Ross Technology Centre and The Inc.

Save the date for May 15, 2019: Annual Report to Community, Demo Day and Strategy Launch in the new Central Library. The event will showcase our Junction program graduates and will be the public launch event for our new Platform Calgary identity and strategic plan.

Have a question?

Contact us at communications@calgarytechnologies.com

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Techstock Speaker Panel

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE: CREATING IMPACT THROUGH INNOVATION

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Driving Change - Social Impact through Innovation

Date: September 14, 2017 | Time: 1-6:30 PM | Location: Innovate Calgary, 3553 31 Street NW | Cost: Free to Register!

Eventbrite - TECHSTOCK Exhibitors 2017

This year, we explore how technology and social innovations are making a profound impact on our society and driving change in areas such as sustainability, health, education, gender equality and more. 

WHAT'S HAPPENING?

1-2 PM | Speaker Panel
Social Enterprise: Creating Impact through Innovation
We set the stage for TECHSTOCK 2017 with a discussion that explores the importance of the sustainable development goals that are helping to positively transform our world for future generations, and how social enterprises are working to create change through innovation. Speakers from industry will also share advice and insight on navigating business, funding, brand and storytelling as a social enterprise. Seating for the Speaker Panel is limited, RSVP separately for this portion of the event.
Eventbrite - Social Enterprise: Creating Impact through Innovation

1–6:30 PM | YYC Tech Gives Back to the Calgary Food Bank
Give back in an easy, yet impactful way! We encourage attendees to come together by making a cash or food donation in exchange for a YYCFoodTruck ticket. YYC Tech Gives is a volunteer group of tech companies in Calgary that are working to give back to the local community. All proceeds will benefit the Calgary Food Bank.

2-6:30 PM | Tech Exhibition
Walk through our exhibition halls and visit 35+ local companies as they demonstrate how their technology or social innovation is making an impact on our society and driving change in areas such as sustainability, health, education and more.   

Agri-Tent
As the demand for locally grown and sustainable foods increases, the ways in which we grow our food are evolving. See what environmentally friendly innovations are being developed or used to grow organic and reduce our agricultural impact on the environment.

Live Graphic Recording Art
Need some reflective time? Visit the live painting booth with local artist Laura Wells and watch as the dynamic work-in-progress unfolds, all based on the theme of sustainability, economy and community. Help us put thoughts to canvas and tell us what social innovation and sustainability means to you. Your thoughts will help inspire the painting in this community effort!

Mobile Escape
Gamifying the classroom helps students learn, succeed and discover their full potential. Mobile Escape’s social enterprise is working to awaken wonder in K-12 students by bringing educational escape rooms to schools across Southern Alberta. Enter the Mobile Escape room and see for yourself the unique way in which students are being immersed in the Alberta curriculum.

STEM Learning Lab
Calgary’s young scientists, engineers and makers have been hard at work this summer! Discover the fun and extraordinary creations STEM Learning Lab’s summer campers have built in this highly engaging, hands-on lab. Sneak-a-peek at what the kids are learning in a combined coding and robotics workshop.

2-6 PM | YYCFoodTrucks
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Exhibitor Applications Now Closed

Exhibitor space for Techstock 2017 is SOLD OUT. If you are a social enterprise and would like to inquire and being placed on a wait list, contact us below. 

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