Invest and build an innovation hub to foster the development of emerging technologies within Calgary, allowing entrepreneurs and business leaders to come together and collaborate. This hub could serve as a “Virtual Industrial Park” for new start-ups for application development, innovation, collaboration, and to test and incubate ideas, with a path through to a full production environment. These hubs would be able to leverage the current vacant downtown real estate in Calgary. This concept could combine inexpensive office space, hyper-connectivity, and leverage our young, educated labour market to attract hi-tech “silicon valley” industries to set up branches in Calgary.
Submission No. 219