Business

U of A partnership with Tsinghua University leads to “accelerator exchange” aimed at breaking down cultural barriers to international business.

12
June
2018

A new business incubator that will facilitate access to the Chinese market for Alberta technology innovators officially opened its doors today, thanks in large part to a long-standing relationship between the University of Alberta and Tsinghua University.

The TEC Edmonton-TusStar Accelerator Exchange offers training and support to break down business and cultural barriers—including language, intellectual property policies, regulatory concerns and differences in business etiquette—between the two countries.

“The Chinese market is really hard to access if you don’t have connections to China and you don’t know how business works there,” said Chris Lumb, CEO of TEC Edmonton.

“If a Canadian company wants to export to China, TusStar can figure out with them which is the best city or region to enter, and what incubator services they ...

Headlines

RSS feed - Headlines (opens in new window) View all headlines - Headlines
31
May
2018

Will placement of Edmonton cannabis dispensaries thwart the black market?

New research suggests “supply deserts” in the city could discourage legal consumption, while retail expert says access problems will be solved over time.

The distribution of legal cannabis dispensaries in Edmonton may not be wide enough to displace the black market, at least initially, according to a new study by a master’s student in urban
16
May
2018

University of Alberta’s executive education program rises in world ranking

Professional development programs for business leaders make strong gains thanks to focus on client relationships, continuous improvement.

The University of Alberta has surged up the ranks of the world’s top executive education programs. In the open-enrolment category of the Financial Times ranking of professional development
27
April
2018

How drones could improve crop damage estimates

Bird’s-eye view could help farmers and insurers get faster, more accurate picture of damage due to weather.

Farmers and insurance companies may soon get more accurate estimates of weather-related crop damage thanks to a University of Alberta researcher working with existing drone
17
April
2018

COMMENTARY || How NAFTA restricts Canada’s ability to lower carbon emissions

Energy proportionality rule makes it difficult for Canada to scale back oil and gas production—its largest and fastest-growing source of emissions.

NAFTA jeopardizes Canada’s climate commitments. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared himself a champion of the Paris climate change agreement. Yet, Canada’s NAFTA negotiations show the
16
April
2018

Poor planning by railways leading to losses for farmers

Bottlenecks in grain transportation could threaten Canada’s competitive edge, warns UAlberta expert.

Western Canadian grain farmers may reap financial losses in the billions in years to come, unless the country’s railroads ramp up their capacity to get crops to market, says a University of Alberta
23
March
2018

Institute builds Canadian expertise on China

With China investing some $80 billion in Canada’s economy—62 per cent of which is in Alberta—understanding the Asian powerhouse is crucial, says China Institute director.

It’s hard to believe, but 10 years ago there was no way to tell how much China had invested in Canada. Even Statistics Canada and the Chinese Ministry of Commerce couldn’t provide accurate
27
February
2018

TEC Edmonton named world’s third best business incubator linked to a university

UAlberta’s startup accelerator among top performers in new ranking.

TEC Edmonton, the University of Alberta’s business accelerator, has been named the world’s third best accelerator linked to a university, according to UBI Global. “Our success in these rankings is
02
February
2018

UAlberta startup takes courageous step in face of tough business moment

How students and Trioova founders accomplished one of the greatest entrepreneurial challenges.

Making the “business pivot”—changing the company concept in response to market feedback—is hard even for experienced entrepreneurs. “You’ve put your heart and soul into a business and then you
26
January
2018

New degree in fashion business management launches this fall

First such BSc program offered in Western Canada opens new doors to leadership in fashion industry.

Students interested in the business of designing and producing clothing and textiles can now earn a bachelor of science degree in that discipline at the University of Alberta, beginning in September
18
December
2017

UAlberta fashion app designers seal deal for ‘Pitch Perfect 3’

Style-conscious app lets anyone put together a look fit for a Hollywood star.

A fashion-forward app developed by a University of Alberta trio has made it big in Hollywood. Nelo, which bills itself as the “Home of Hollywood Fashion,” has been licensed by Universal Studios as
12
December
2017

Canadians are most active women entrepreneurs in the world

Women in Canada more likely to open their own businesses than in any other nation, according to global report.

Canadian women are starting businesses at a higher rate than their counterparts in all other G20 countries, according to a new global report published today. “Canada has seen a surge of