Alberta's aerospace industry is growing, and UCalgary is ready to play a key role in its future. PrairiesCan has announced $2.5 million in funding for UCalgary's Aerospace Innovation Hub (AIH) via the Aerospace Regional Recovery Initiative. The AIH will be operated by UCalgary's innovation transfer and business incubator centre, Innovate Calgary.
"The Aerospace Innovation Hub will light the path from lab to industry impact," says Dr. Ed McCauley, president. "A beacon for researchers and budding startups, the hub will attract aerospace and advanced manufacturing innovators from around the world to Calgary and create a critical mass of industry activity that anchors and catalyzes our city's aerospace ecosystem."The AIH will support the growth of the aerospace and advanced manufacturing industry in Alberta by unifying its existing components, including research groups like the UCalgary Aerospace Network (UCAN).