The TENET i2c program provides funding and training to University of Calgary researchers, clinicians, postdocs, graduate students, and staff to transform their health research into a commercial product or service.
Participants receive entrepreneurial training and coaching from the Hunter Hub and are matched with mentors from the greater innovation community. These resources equip participants with the knowledge and skills to pitch their ideas at a final competition at Inventures for a chance to win up to $100,000 to commercialize their product.
TENET i2c is led by the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking and is made possible thanks to a generous donation from Ken Moore, former president of TENET Biomedical Engineering (1994-2011).
The TENET i2c program is open to University of Calgary researchers, clinicians, postdocs, graduate students, and staff across all faculties interested in transforming their health-related research into a commercial product.
To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Have developed a commercially viable research project related to the health field
- Translation of research into a commercial product or service must be carried out in the province of Alberta
- The principal applicant must be a founding member and currently affiliated with the University of Calgary (i.e., faculty member, trainee or staff)
- All applicants must have an undergraduate degree (minimum)
- Applicants must be able to participate in pitch training schedule and workshops.
- Applicants have not previously participated in TENET i2c and/or REHAB i2c programs.
Some of the benefits of the program that participants can expect include:
- Transform your health research into an impactful commercial product or service
- Receive entrepreneurial training, coaching and resources from the Hunter Hub
- Get matched with mentors from the greater innovation community
- Enhance your knowledge and skills before pitching your venture at a final competition
- Win up to $100,000 to commercialize your product
Mentorship and coaching
Receive entrepreneurial training and coaching from the Hunter Hub and mentors from the community.
Interactive workshops to prepare your value proposition, develop your pitch, engage your audience, and market your innovation.
Gain in-kind support from partners to accelerate the pathway from research to commercialization.
Pitch and win
A chance to participate in a pitch competition and win up to $100,000 to commercialize your product or service.
- Jan. 11, 2022: Applications open
- Jan. 21, 2022: Info session (Zoom)
- Jan. 28, 2022: Applications close
- Feb. 21, 2022: Program kickoff/orientation & Hunter Hub Startup Fund applications open
- Feb. 28, 2022: February 28 – April 3: Workshops
For More Information: TENET Innovation to Commercialization (i2c) Program