Alberta Innovators Ecosystem

Phases

Concept
Early
Growth
Acceleration

Attributes

  • Advisory Services
  • Access to Equipment/Lab Space
  • Space - Business Incubation, Temporary, Co-working, Lease
  • Research and Testing
  • Product Development/Prototype
  • Field Testing, Performance Verification

Industry

  • Energy/GHG/CleanTech/Renewable
  • BioProcessing/Biorefinement
  • Agriculture
  • Life Sciences/BioSciences

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Olds College Centre for Innovation

Since 1999, Olds College has played a leadership role in applied research activity aimed at advancing innovation-based rural economic development in Alberta. The mandate of Olds College Centre for Innovation (OCCI) is to enhance innovation in the agriculture, horticulture, land and environmental management sectors through market-focused applied research and the development of enabling processes and new products. Our commitment has resulted in a profound impact on the ability for hundreds of small and medium sized companies in the agriculture sector to explore new ideas, test innovative products and processes and incubate technologies prior to full commercialization. Located one hour north of Calgary in Olds, Alberta, OCCI offers entrepreneurs access to expertise, equipment, unique facilities and funding leverage. Within OCCI, there are four unique research areas that demonstrate excellence, as measured by the connection to student learning, industry partnerships, government investment and the unique facilities and expertise we offer. Our agriculture focus includes agronomy, livestock and food research, utilizing the College Farm, greenhouses, field plots, Composting Centre, analytical laboratories, Brewery and National Meat Training Centre. Research on sustainable turfgrass management is the led by the Prairie Turfgrass Research Centre. Water quality and wetlands research is conducted in the unique cold climate treatment wetlands that spans 12 acres on our campus. Apparel technology research is the focus in our new Apparel Innovation Centre located in Calgary, Alberta. Our Bioindustry Resource Centre is an incubator that is ready for testing and demonstration of new technologies and processes.

ADDRESS: 4500 50 Street, Olds, Alberta
PHONE: 1-800-661-6537