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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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TechRev Innovators integrates with prestigious ASTech Awards Foundation

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

TechRev, a program of Innovate Calgary, is pleased to announce its integration with the Alberta Science and Technology Leadership (ASTech) Foundation. These two award and recognition events will now merge into one awards ceremony, the ASTech Foundation Awards. 


Innovators and innovation-driven enterprises within the TechRev community are encouraged to apply for awards within the Startup and Commercial categories.  


“This collaborative effort will best serve our innovation community by recognizing significant achievements throughout our province,” says Peter Garrett, president, Innovate Calgary.  “The ASTech Awards are Alberta’s highest science and technology honours, with awards that encapsulate those within the TechRev community.  This integration into ASTech is a natural fit for the evolution of the TechRev program.”


“The ASTech Awards recognize startups at all levels of achievement through to commercial success.  We showcase the growth path of successful companies with many awardees advancing to and receiving national award recognition,” says Sue McMaster, Executive Director, ASTech Foundation. “Bringing together these two awards/recognition platforms aligns well with our Foundation’s goals of inspiring the next generation of innovation, promoting excellence and building entrepreneurship and prosperity.”


Nominations for the 2016 ASTech Awards open March 7 and close May 31, 2016. The 27th Annual ASTech Awards will be presented in Edmonton on October 28, 2016.


ASTech will be hosting Nomination Workshops to support nominees with the nomination application process on March 21 in Calgary, April 4 in Lethbridge and Mid-April in Edmonton (TBC).Click here to register; space is limited. 


For more information on the ASTech Foundation and the Awards please visit, www.astech.ca.   


About ASTech 
The ASTech Foundation identifies and celebrates outstanding achievements in science and technology in Alberta and inspires future innovation and leadership throughout the year. Its annual ASTech Awards, now in their 27th year, are Alberta’s highest science and technology honours. 


About TechRev 
TechRev is an initiative of Innovate Calgary with a mandate to increase awareness of the technology sector in the southern Alberta region.  Annually, TechRev and its partners recognize local technology innovators with standout accomplishments that represent the most forward looking and promising tech ventures underway in the southern Alberta area.  www.techrev.ca


Contact:
Meghan Ockey
Media Relations, Innovate Calgary
403-284-6410
mockey@innovatecalgary.com

Sue McMaster
Executive Director, ASTech Foundation
403-220-9130
sue.mcmaster@astech.ca
 

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