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The Centre for Social Impact Technology will be a city-wide knowledge hub for nurturing dialogue, learning, and action on the convergence of social innovation and digital technology innovation. The vision of the Centre is to catalyze an innovation ecosystem in Calgary around technology that is not only socially beneficial but socially transformative (responsible, open, inclusive, shared, and regenerative).

 

The Centre will focus on:

 

Transforming Calgary into a hub for technology-enabled social innovation…

The Centre will support Calgary’s economic transformation, connecting Calgary’s burgeoning tech sector to the many people and organizations working on social innovation.

Building digital civil society…

There are profound shifts in civil society, including the need for more technologically enabled nonprofit sector, a more advanced social R&D culture, and calls from equity-seeking communities to have a greater voice in the development of technology to address complex social challenges informed by data, research insights, and a systems perspective.

Nurturing, retaining and attracting purpose-driven talent…

The Centre will help local campuses develop ‘talent pipelines’, where students can rapidly gain a shared set of skills, competencies, and mindsets to enter and thrive in this ‘tech for social transformation’ space.

Building shared knowledge and dialogue …

The Centre will host webinars, in-person gatherings and other learning events, connect Calgarians to national and international learning, as well as produce thought pieces around an array of topics where social meets tech.

 

Full Website Coming Soon.

 

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Twitter - @SocImpTecCTR

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-centre-for-social-impact-technology