Recent stories about innovation

A person stands on stage next to a bed with a transparent orb on top
arts business

Edmonton Opera innovates and collaborates to keep costs low

The growing financial challenge of producing and marketing a large show will now see Edmonton Opera and Edmonton Symphony Orchestra share marketing costs and profits on Die Fledermaus, the opener for the opera's 2024-2025 season.

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Six people smile and laugh in a posed photo at Edmonton Unlimited.
business technology

New meetup brings innovation on sustainability into the professional realm

When Brett Eigner noticed Edmonton's tech founders and innovators held regular meetups but sustainability professionals didn't, he had an idea.

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A person holding a golf cub poses in a restaurant in golf attire.
business food

Edmonton food legend hits another kind of green

Siu To, the man credited with bringing the iconic green onion cake to Edmonton in 1980, and known to many as the Green Onion Cake Man, has invented his own golf club out of sheer love for the sport.

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A panel of five people sit on stools behind a small audience in front of a blue screen with text reading "How I Got Started in Community."
business technology

Flightpath Ventures relaunches as members-only network

An organization that started in 2012 as a venture capital fund is rebranding as a community for growth-focused innovators.

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Mayor Amarjeet Sohi addresses a seated audience inside City Hall.
city council business

Edge Fund submissions to be judged on contributions to Edmonton

Submissions to the new Edmonton Edge Fund will be evaluated based on the degree to which they make Edmonton a better place to live.

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Two men, one in a blue suit and the other in a black sweater, smile and shake hands in front of a banner that reads "Alberta Ecotrust"
climate business

Partnership delivers energy retrofits to multi-unit buildings

Two west Edmonton residential buildings with a total of 165 units are receiving energy retrofits as part of a new partnership between the Alberta Ecotrust Foundation and Toronto's Efficiency Capital.

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Two people talk beside a sign reading Upper Bound in Amii's office while others work in the background
technology podcast

Podcast pays a visit to AI conference

The team Taproot sent to cover Upper Bound reflects on what they learned about AI and what the future holds on Episode 47 of Bloom.

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Two people sit in the street-level area of Edmonton Unlimited's new building, one holding a phone. There are large windows, green plants, and furnishings with pops of blue, yellow, and purple.
business technology

Edmonton Unlimited opens innovation headquarters

Edmonton Unlimited has opened its new headquarters downtown with a desire to welcome innovators and restore some vibrancy to the corner of Jasper Avenue and 101 Street. Catherine Warren stopped by Speaking Municipally to talk about it.

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Kello Inclusive model Emmy walks with a mobility aid backstage at Toronto Kids Fashion Week. Behind are her other child models dressed in black.
business arts

Kello Inclusive seeks to amplify social impact at Inventures

An Edmonton-based talent agency for people with disabilities is hoping to raise its growing profile even further by participating in an international pitch competition later this spring.

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