Head of Capital City Pilots
Abbie leads Edmonton Unlimited’s Capital City Pilots – an Innovation Challenge program that calls on local innovators to address Edmonton’s challenges, both small and large.
Abbie is a seasoned leader in the Edmonton startup and scaleup spaces, A product leader at heart, Abbie is an enthusiastic champion for finding the opportunity in every problem and crafting a strategy to get things done in an efficient and meaningful way. She remains an active member of the Product and Innovation circles in Edmonton.
As an advocate for the local sector, Abbie has consulted for and contributed to various provincial and municipal government publications and initiatives and has participated as a public speaker at secondary and post-secondary sustainability conferences.
Abbie obtained a BSc in Biological Sciences, majoring in Molecular Genetics and a BA(Hon) in Linguistics. She is passionate about food, community, lifelong learning, and bringing out the best in everyone. In the warmer months, you can find Abbie in her back and front-yard gardens, on her bicycle or in the river valley. In the winters, she is teaching herself to knit and learning to play the ukulele.
Fostering Innovation in Municipalities: Insights from Innovative Cities
Join us for a dynamic panel discussion exploring the innovative strategies and challenges cities face in fostering clean technology innovation. In an era where cities worldwide are taking bold steps towards sustainability and technological advancement, this session provides valuable insights into the impact of programs promoting innovation in clean technologies. Discover how innovation challenges invigorate advancement within cities, their benefits to urban environments, their value to participants, and their role in shaping Smart Cities in Canada and beyond. Attend this discussion to gain deeper insights into the future of clean technologies in urban ecosystems.