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UCeed Energy Fund

Supporting Canadian-led innovations to strengthen the energy landscape 

The UCeed Energy Fund is possible with a founding gift from business leader, Don Archibald, and support from the Tamaratt Fund at Calgary Foundation and UCalgary's Global Research Initiative. These donors are committed to advancing Canadian-led innovations working to deliver safe and secure energy supplies for the world.  

“Sustainable energy is an opportunity – it transforms lives, economies and the planet."

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Investment and fund eligibility


$50,000 up to $300,000 


  • Applicant must have an established relationship with a leading Canadian research university or has licensed or assigned intellectual property developed from one

  • For-profit enterprise

  • Technology Readiness Level (TRL): Stage 1-9

  • Must be incorporated prior to receipt of funds

  • Minimum one (1) full-time employee within six (6) months of UCeed investment

Applicants are encouraged to download the Reference Document and develop your responses prior to completing the application form as you will not be able to save during the submission process.

Application deadline

Funding is awarded competitively, based on a selection process conducted at least three times per year.  Applications must be submitted by the following deadline for consideration in the next intake period: Deadline to be announced. 

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Our Investments

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Don Archibald

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