Sustaining Members

Platform Calgary accelerates the impact of Calgary’s innovation-driven ventures by providing access to programs, space, mentorship and capital. From first time entrepreneurs to established businesses, our advisors, coaches and partners are here to help in each stage of startup and business development.

Platform Calgary is a proud Sustaining Member of the ASTech Foundation, helping to celebrate and recognize the people behind the innovations that continuously improve our lives and the way we do business.


Driven by its vision to lead and knowledge to succeed, Syncrude is focused on innovation to enhance environmental performance, improve reliability, reduce costs and improve safety.

Syncrude Research and Development (R&D) scientists, engineers and technologists continue to push the limits in oil sands development. This dedicated team has been pioneering innovative technologies and creative solutions even before Syncrude produced its first barrel of oil in 1978.

The oil sands operator among the top 50 R&D spenders in Canada for the last 15 years and runs one of the largest private-sector research programs in Western Canada. Since 2011, Syncrude has invested more than $660 million on oil sands research and development projects, more than half of which is focused on environmental research.

Syncrude is proud to sponsor the Energy and Environmental Innovation Award that celebrates those who are helping shape our industry’s future by meeting today’s challenges.

University of Alberta

The University of Alberta is one of Canada’s leading research universities. We are home to advanced research and teaching facilities, over 170 graduate programs and 200 undergraduate programs, and we maintain a strong innovation and tech transfer record that includes 88 active spin-off companies.

University of Calgary

Through discovery, creativity and innovation, our scholars promote prosperity and improve quality of life. The University of Calgary is proud to celebrate and showcase our outstanding research leaders and the innovations in science and technology that are critical to shaping Alberta’s future.