“Everyone, regardless of their demographics, should be allotted equal opportunity to engage in and affect the technological trajectory of our species.”

Eden Redman

2024 Top 30 Under 30


AGE: 27





  • NeurAlbertaTech (NAT)
  • natHACKS
  • NeuroNexus
  • Innovation, Creativity, Entrepreneurship (ICE)
  • Alberta Innovates High School Youth Researcher Summer Program (HYRS)
  • Healthy Brains, Healthy Lives
  • TakingITGlobal (TIG)
  • Hope Mission


What specific issue(s) are you taking on, and what inspires you to do so?

I seek to address issues in the technology innovation space, many of which stem from inequities. I approach this from a meritocratic perspective, believing that everyone regardless of their demographics should be allotted equal opportunity to engage in and affect the technological trajectory of our species. To achieve this, I work with a number of organizations that offer tech education, hardware, and seed funding in an equitable manner. My beachhead technology market to address these inequities is the emerging domain of neurotechnology, that is the integration of technology with the nervous system.

Growing up with food insecurity, limited access to technology, and social isolation, I am intimately aware of the substantially limited educational and career opportunities that exist for those living below the poverty line.

What does climate change or climate justice mean to you? To your work?

To me, climate change is at present the greatest failure of our highest institutions. It represents an inflection point that could very well ring out as a knell for our species. As an existential challenge, it is clearly a deeply global issue and has demonstrated unique failures of humankind. I choose to view this as a unique set of challenges that if we can prevail will push us forward collectively, as a species.

With regards to my own work, I am committed to standing up a novel tech sector within Alberta, with an expressed goal of creating job opportunities that are orthogonal to the energy sector. I seek to support the development of interdisciplinary tech talent that can foster innovation across an array of fields. More broadly, I am working to shake up the technology innovation landscape by popularizing a radical talent-first approach, a methodology that can be readily translated to many other disciplines.

What advice do you have for other young people looking to get involved in sustainable development?

When planning your angle of attack on an issue related to sustainable development, I implore you to consider deeply the origins of your motivation(s) as well as the 2nd- and 3rd- order effects of your intervention. Over the past decade, capitalist forces have co-opted large swaths of the liberal agenda by appealing to 1st-order thinking and have in effect collapsed mainstream dialogue on virtually every issue, contributing greatly to the current polarization across Western society. I highly recommend actively seeking out individuals with opposing points of view to engage in good-faith discussions.

Eden speaking with Nate Glubish, Minister of Technology and Innovation of Alberta at the natHACKS 2023 hackathon.

Eden co-hosting the Opening Ceremony of natHACKS 2023, a 64-hour hackathon that saw more than 300 students and recent graduates develop novel neurotechnology applications.

Eden on a panel discussing the Building Blocks of AI Innovation during INSIGHT 2023 hosted by ISAIC (Industry Sandbox & AI Computing).

Eden and his team members who managed to survive all 64 hours of the natHACKS hackathon.

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