UCeed Health Funds

UCeed is now funding ventures in child and general health. This is Canada’s first seed fund for child health – a priority research area for UCalgary.

Activated by Innovate Calgary, the university’s knowledge transfer and business incubator, UCeed serves to support the robust pipeline of UCalgary-based child and health enterprises.

Opportunity Fund

Opportunity Fund

Award

Up to $150,000 investment

Criteria

  • Applicant must have an established relationship with the University of Calgary as a current, past or visiting faculty member, a student, or has licensed or assigned intellectual property developed at the University of Calgary.
  • Technology Readiness Level (TRL): Stage 1-4.
  • Minimum one (1) full-time employee.

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.

Growth Fund

Growth Fund

Award

Up to $300,000 investment

Criteria

  • Applicant must have an established relationship with the University of Calgary as a current, past or visiting faculty member, a student, or has licensed or assigned intellectual property developed at the University of Calgary.
  • Technology Readiness Level (TRL): 5+.
  • Minimum two (2) full-time employees.
  • Minimum $250,000 raised by investee from external sources.

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.


Funding is awarded competitively, based on a selection process conducted quarterly. Applications must be submitted by the following deadlines to be guaranteed for funding consideration in the respective quarter: July 10, 2020 (Q3 2020); September 18, 2020 (Q4 2020); November 27, 2020 (Q1 2021); February 19, 2021 (Q4 2021). 


About the UCeed Health Funds

The UCeed program is made possible by the generosity of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation and the River Fund at Calgary Foundation, who have provided a total of $10 million to help commercialize child and general health research projects.


UCeed Investment Advisory Group - Health


Mark Blackwell

Partner, Builders VC
Co-founder, GNS3
Investment Manager, Cenovus Tech Ventures

Chen Fong - Observer

Founding Fellow, CDL
Co-founder, Calgary Scientific
Former Head of Radiology, University of Calgary

Derrick Hunter

President, Bluesky Equities
Chair, Hunter Hub Advisory Board
Co-founder, Wild Rose Properties

James Lochrie

Co-Founder, Wave Accounting
Founder, Exhibition Capital

Founder, Thin Air Labs
Director, IT, Farm Business Consultant

Alice Reimer

CEO, Fillip
Site Lead, Creative Destruction Lab – Rockies
Former CEO and Co-Founder, Evoco Inc.

Mike Begin

Director, Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation
Fellow, Creative Destruction Lab - Rockies
Former Chair, CEO, Spartan Controls
Former Chair, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology