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October 2016

AGILITY Idea Shop a Space for Innovation, Collaboration

By | Program Updates

Re-posted from UNews The AGILITY Idea Shop was officially unveiled recently at the University of Lethbridge, the latest in a series of innovation zones being put into place across campus. “The Idea Shop is open to all majors and is a space that students can use for collaborating on new ideas, getting advice and assistance on moving ideas beyond the concept phase, and taking advantage of mentorship from a range of leaders in the region as well as those visiting campus as part of AGILITY’s speaker series,” says Tyler Heaton, manager of AGILITY. Located on the second floor of Markin Hall, the Idea Shop gives all students on campus access to a comfortable and inviting room designed for active collaboration. In the Idea Shop, students can use tools such as a 3D printer for prototyping, wall-mounted presentation monitors and wall-to-wall whiteboards to enhance brainstorming and ideation sessions in order to…

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(Nov. 10) Entrepreneurship Discovery Session 1

By | Events

Do you have a business idea but are unsure where to begin? Develop your idea for a chance to win a cash prize! Everyone is invited to join the free, four-month Entrepreneurship Discovery Program offered as a partnership between the University of Lethbridge, RINSA, Lethbridge College, tecconnect and Lethbridge Community Futures. Participants in this program will: Receive quality training from Innovate Calgary. Get mentoring advice from serial entrepreneurs. Compete for a cash prize by developing your business idea. Meet other entrepreneurs. The program kicks off on November 10, 2016 at Lethbridge College in rm. CE1305 For more information please contact: Christine Picken Lethbridge College Center for Applied Research and Innovation TE1220 Email: christine.picken@lethbridgecollege.ca 403-320-3202 ext. 5787

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(Oct 28 & 29) Crossing Boundaries Symposium

By | Events

A key part of AGILITY is that we are multidisciplinary because we believe that innovation happens at the boundaries of disciplines. This weekend there is an opportunity to see that in action. The Crossing Boundaries Symposium 2016, brought to you by the Faculty of Fine Arts, “aims to showcase the diversity and cross-disciplinary nature of the professional creative world” by bringing together artists that work at the crossroads of art and technology. AGILITY is sponsoring the reception on Friday evening and it is not too late to register. For more information see the Crossing Boundaries website: https://spark.adobe.com/page/2uIKvFdk3xLjM/

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(Oct 21) Design Thinking Workshop

By | Events

Date: Friday, October 21, 2016 Time: 9am-12pm Location:L1126 (Teaching Centre) In this fast paced, hands-on workshop facilitated by Adriane MacDonald, participants will gain experience with the design process and design thinking (NO PREVIOUS DESIGN EXPERIENCE REQUIRED). They will be asked to use design principles to identify practical and innovative solutions to a problem. This will include having participants pair up to interview each other, identify real needs, and develop a solution for their partner. We’ll provide all the resources you will need to be successful, so just bring yourself and have fun! Through this experience, we hope you will take away some of the basic principles and apply design thinking to solve challenges that you may face in school, work, and life. This workshop is free, but limited to 14 participants. Register today to save your spot! More about Design Thinking Design thinking is a problem-solving approach with the assumption that anything is possible!…

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(Oct 20) Entrepreneurship Discover Program

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Do you have a business idea but are unsure where to begin? Develop your idea for a chance to win a cash prize! Everyone is invited to join the free, four-month Entrepreneurship Discover Program. Participants in this program will: Receive quality training from Innovate Calgary. Get mentoring advice from serial entrepreneurs. Compete for a cash prize by developing your business idea. Meet other entrepreneurs. To take part in this exciting program, you must attend a mandatory information session on Thursday Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to noon, located in room IB 2144 (inside the Instructional Building on the campus of Lethbridge College). This session will give you the additional information you need before committing to this intensive program.   For more information please contact: Christine Picken Lethbridge College Center for Applied Research and Innovation TE1220 Email: christine.picken@lethbridgecollege.ca 403-320-3202 ext. 5787

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(Deadline: Nov 1) Cor Van Raay AGILITY Awards in Agriculture

By | Funding for Students

AGILITY serves students in all disciplines and faculties, with a focus on providing students with resources to enable transformative and innovative research with cultural, social and economic benefits for Alberta and beyond. One such support is the Cor Van Raay AGILITY Awards in Agriculture. The Cor Van Raay AGILITY Awards in Agriculture are for qualified continuing undergraduate students with current involvement in agriculture or agribusiness or an interest in innovation and/or entrepreneurship related to agriculture or agribusiness.  Applicants are invited to submit the paper application in addition to one of the following options: A one page description of their current involvement in activities related to agriculture (e.g. Junior Achievement, Canadian Youth Business Foundation, Community Futures, 4-H, self-initiated, family business, etc) A proposal for a project or research in an entrepreneurial endeavour or innovative development in agriculture or agribusiness. The Cor Van Raay AGILITY Awards in Agriculture are valued at $1,500 each. Up to five scholarships will be…

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(Nov 1 and 2) Concept Development, Business Planning and Fundraising – Can You Turn Your Idea Into a Startup?

By | Events

Concept Development, Business Planning and Fundraising – Can you Turn your Idea into a Startup?   Have you ever had an idea for a product, service or app that you thought could add value to peoples’ lives?  Have you ever wanted to take a concept from the whiteboard and transform it into a startup? Do you have a startup idea that you are trying to move forward but not sure about how to raise angel or seed capital?   Come learn and get your questions answered in this highly engaging and interactive AGILITY IDEA SHOP workshop with Anil Pereira, Silicon Valley entrepreneur and executive and   advisor to a number of high-growth startup companies.   Participation is limited to 8 Uleth students per session. All sessions contain the same content, register for only one.   Location: AGILITY Idea Shop (M2039) Cost: Free Workshop times and RSVP are as follows: 

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Virtual Reality Demos

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AGILITY will be demonstrating amazing VR experiences produced by Félix and Paul Studios, Within, and more. All of the experiences are free, 10 minute, single user films, drop-ins welcome. To specifically reserve a date and time that works best for you, please email Reed Pisony, AGILITY Program Coordinator, at reed.pisony@uleth.ca. October 2016 This month we will be showcasing The Source. Synopsis: 13-year-old Selam used to walk miles each day to bring water to her family, struggling to make time for her schoolwork too. Experience the transformation of her Ethiopian community as a well bearing fresh water is dug for the first time.   Every month we will be showcasing a new experience. Make sure to sign up for our newsletter to get the latest updates on AGILITY events!

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