Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre is Western Canada’s first clean technology accelerator, launched in March 2013 as a not-for-profit corporation to foster the growth of small and medium size businesses (SMEs) in the development and commercialization of viable technology solutions to create and produce energy more efficiently and responsibly.
Funded by the BC Innovation Council (BCIC), Western Economic Diversification (WD) and Canada’s National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP), Foresight is dedicated to providing everything it takes to see our clients succeed. We believe start-up success requires an ecosystem of mentorship, like-minded entrepreneurs, and industry specific guidance.
We help clients discover sustainable and profitable business models through parallel processes of Customer Development and Agile Product Development. During this process we bring clean technology entrepreneurs together with corporate partners, universities, government agencies and local service providers.
If your team is chosen for the Foresight program you will gain access to industry-leading executives in residence (EIR’s). Your team will have the advantage of learning from our EIR’s experiences, having one-on-one mentorship meetings, gaining introductions to their networks and extracting suggestions for steps to take in order to propel your company forward faster.