innovation brought to life
University Innovation Quarter (UIQ) — formerly known as the University Research Park — will be Calgary’s latest mixed-use innovation district, designed to cultivate bright minds on the cutting-edge of advancements in science research and programming. UIQ spans 76 acres adjacent to the University of Calgary main campus, and has an existing ecosystem of Calgary start-up companies and science, technology, and research organizations.
This redevelopment in Calgary has the potential to offer a complete ecosystem of networks — research, start-ups, office space for lease, lab space for rent, collision spaces, residential development, and retail amenities — to foster and support the process of innovation in Calgary.
The Master Plan will reimagine the potential to accommodate a mix of office space for lease, lab space for rent, research, retail, and residential development in an integrated, future-focused, and sustainable way. UIQ will energize the University of Calgary’s innovation agenda by creating an impactful destination and enhancing the existing area.
UIQ is envisioned as a place that will catalyze innovation to be a job creation engine, creating opportunities for rewarding employment that meaningfully contributes to Calgary’s economic diversification, growth, and resilience.
Located in the second largest employment hub outside of Calgary’s downtown core, UIQ has an existing ecosystem situated next to world-class education, medical, and research facilities and companies — an ideal intersection of ideas and unmatched accessibility.
The UIQ Master Plan will be a harmonized long-range vision that transforms the area to realize the true social, economic and environmental potential for UCalgary research and beyond.
news & events
University of Calgary Properties Group (UCPG) has submitted a Land Use Application (reference number: LOC2023-0125), that is currently under city review to realize a new development vision for this site. Your engagement is highly valuable to help inform the revitalization of UIQ.
What We’ve Heard
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The vision for UIQ was recently shared for feedback at public engagement sessions on Sept. 27, 28 and 29. Read the Phase 2 What We’ve Heard Report from our latest engagement sessions.
University of Calgary Properties Group, in collaboration with world-renowned consultants hosts public engagement sessions, events, and more. Transparent communications with stakeholders is an important part of the development process. Browse through responses to see what we’ve heard.
Enabling innovation is in the University of Calgary’s DNA. As a Top 5 research university, innovators looking to move discovery into impact can access an ecosystem of resources to support their journey. Innovate Calgary fosters a culture of entrepreneurial thinking for trailblazers, innovators, and entrepreneurs. Innovation@UCalgary is the network that advances research into community impact. UCalgary is where discovery becomes a solution.
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