University of Calgary announces new Life Sciences Innovation Hub
The new Life Sciences Innovation Hub at the University of Calgary will be used by students, researchers, startups and companies to interact, create and explore new ideas and concepts.
To further reinforce our commitment to establishing University Research Park as a catalyst in driving innovation and economic diversification, the University of Calgary is purchasing the Shell Technology Centre Calgary (STCC). The former STCC will be converted into the new Life Sciences Innovation Hub at UCalgary in early 2019.
“As one of Canada’s leading research institutions, the University of Calgary is a key contributor to the innovation ecosystem in our community,” says Elizabeth Cannon, president of the University of Calgary. “This acquisition is a critical next step in our vision for a revitalized University Research Park. It also reinforces our commitment to fostering the next generation of talented thought leaders through innovation and entrepreneurial thinking.”
Located in University Research Park, the Life Sciences Innovation Hub will be a centre for research excellence and innovation and will build and grow the promising life sciences sector of the Calgary economy.