Measuring Alberta’s Innovation
Rainforest Alberta is an informal organization of people working together to improve Alberta’s innovation ecosystem. Their goal is to grow the invisible infrastructure that underlies successful innovation communities here in Alberta. Community members join by signing the social contract – a set of 10 values that guide and support their mission.
With weekly meetings in both Calgary and Edmonton, this community connects regularly to strengthen relationships and ensure momentum. There are six main areas of an innovation ecosystem to focus on: Culture, Leadership, Activities and Engagements, Policies and Infrastructure, Role Models, and Resources. You can learn more about the initiative here.
The Rainforest Scorecard was introduced to Alberta in 2016 as a tool for assessment, dialogue, and action to improve the health of the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem in each city. They are asking the Rainforest Alberta community to score how effective each pillar is working in relation to each other. Each city has a unique scorecard and scores their cities respectively. You can participate in this study by filling out the Rainforest Scorecard below.