Written by Trevor Lewington. As the University of Lethbridge continues to refine its vision for maker spaces, leading-edge curriculum and the right delivery model for the AGILITY program, Lethbridge’s technology and commercialization centre, tecconnect, continues to support local entrepreneurs as they transition their products, services and business models into viable companies. tecconnect is ready to support the next generation of entrepreneurs, and the AGILITY program is exactly what is needed to sustain our pipeline to innovation. An initiative of Economic Development Lethbridge, the tecconnect incubator is a 10,000 square foot facility designed to attract, incubate and develop technology companies through commercialization of products and services. For the first four years of operation, the centre has had an IT focus with a specific emphasis in geospatial technologies. It has quickly become a vibrant place that inspires continued growth in the high-tech industry in southern Alberta.
South of the 50th parallel, Accelerate South50 is Southern Alberta’s largest entrepreneur and tech event where founders, business leaders, start-up entrepreneurs, advisors, investors, mentors and students converge to expand and support the entrepreneurial eco-system thriving in the region.
The University of Lethbridge AGILITY Innovation Series Presents: Anil Pereira, High Tech Start-up Advisor This event has passed. Both sessions contain the same content and run two people at a time in 10 minute intervals. The workshops will take place in B610 in the Research and Innovation Services offices (across from Urban Market). Register for one spot only, please. Distinguished alumnus Anil Pereira is a Senior Advisor to Montréal-based Félix and Paul Studios, the leader in 360-degree, 3D, cinematic live action film making for the new medium of virtual reality (VR). Anil will be demonstrating VR experiences produced by Félix and Paul Studios. These short films let viewers come face to face with an Apatosaurus from Jurassic World; alter reality in the mysterious yet fascinating world of KURIOS –Cabinet of Curiosities from Cirque du Soleil; and walk alongside President Bill Clinton in Inside Impact: East Africa.
BAILLIE SCHEETZ, CAPITAL IDEAS Published on: September 23, 2015 | Last Updated: October 6, 2015 12:17 PM MDT Capital Ideas members were asked what skills and resources should post-secondary institutions be providing to entrepreneurs. Here’s what members of our community of business owners helping business owners had to say: “Hands on training and work placements during the program. As students learn theory, if they can apply that and gain some real life experience it will speed up the learning process. Also, using current tools and technology. There are websites like Product Hunt which can help you find resources and tools to help you do something faster and better.”
The University of Lethbridge AGILITY program is a new university-wide initiative designed to nurture and support innovation and foster entrepreneurship ambition. AGILITY is unique. It is grounded in student-led research, ideas, and creativity. The program draws across all disciplines and faculties and is focused on providing students with resources to enable transformative and innovative research with social, economic, and cultural benefits for Alberta and beyond. One such support is the AGILITY Research and Innvoation Fund. In partnership with the AGILITY program, the Office of the Vice-President (Research) is issuing a targeted call for proposals for projects that will provide outcomes which create added value for the local community. The supported initiative could involve a new product, process or program that generates a positive and collective outcome for the Lethbridge region. The aim is to establish lasting community-based partnerships to devise effective, efficient, sustainable, and innovative solutions to key social challenges…