What will you gain as an HIH member?

The Health Innovation Hub (HIH) acts as a catalyst for start-ups looking to navigate their ideas along the complex regulatory and commercialization pathway faced by life sciences companies. Our mission is to expand the support and opportunities available to those working towards creating life sciences and health technology solutions, which includes:

  • Connection between industry and academia through a two-way nexus between API and the University of Alberta
  • Access to incubation and training programs
  • Access to shared office and lab space
  • Connection to a community of entrepreneurs, mentors, resources, and services
  • Personalized support and discounted partner services to life sciences start-ups
  • Access to workshops and events related to innovation and entrepreneurship for life sciences technologies
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HIH Programs

    Talent Hub

    Student programming at the Health Innovation Hub at UAlberta is brought to you through the Talent Hub. This channel for students connects prospective talent with…

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      Research to Revenue

      Groundbreaking clinical innovations are founded on efficient clinical research practices. Through this program, we pave the way for a seamless journey from the depths of…

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      HIH by the numbers

      • 68
        member companies

      • 39
        intellectual property (IP) secured

      • 198
        jobs created

      • $50.6M
        funding raised

      • 8,000 sq ft.

        of co-working and shared wet lab space

      • 24×7

        security-patrolled and secure space

      About the HIH

      API and the University of Alberta partner to deliver programs through the Health Innovation Hub (HIH).

      This collaboration combines research services and mentorship from the University of Alberta with API’s commercialization expertise, industry connections, and dedicated programming staff. Together, we offer a range of support to innovators and entrepreneurs, helping you bring your life sciences ideas to market.

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      Health Innovators’ Meetup

      The Health Innovators’ Meetup is an award-winning educational series brought to you by API and the HIH.

      This platform is designed to convene researchers, entrepreneurs, students, health innovators, leaders, service providers, and enthusiasts. It serves as a dynamic space where participants can delve into crucial health and life sciences innovation topics, gain access to invaluable information, and contribute to the cultivation of a robust community.

      Each month unfolds as a unique experience, featuring a variety of topics in different formats such as panel discussions, workshops, pitch competitions, and other interactive activities, all thoughtfully curated to provide rich learning experiences. Complemented by purposeful networking sessions, the Health Innovators’ Meetup serves as a conduit for building meaningful connections among participants.

      Through this initiative, we shine a spotlight on the challenges faced by our innovators, actively work to diminish barriers to information for health and life sciences enthusiasts, and foster an environment that facilitates increased access to knowledge sharing.

      News & Events

      Stay up to date with our member companies in the life sciences ecosystem and upcoming events hosted by API through the HIH.

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