Government of Alberta

The Innovation Catalyst Grant (ICG) is an entrepreneurial fellowship designed to support recent graduates (Master’s or PhD) in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. This grant provides a 2-year runway for applicants to develop and commercialize innovative, science-based products and services that contain a hardware component.

The ICG has annual intakes in 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025 and is administered by partner universities (University of Alberta, University of Calgary, and University of Lethbridge) with participation and oversight by the Ministry of Jobs, Economy and Innovation. The ICG is designed to provide aspiring entrepreneurs with:

  • annual stipend
  • seed funding
  • lab and office access
  • technical mentorship
  • business development and networking

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