Articles by: Foresight CAC

Proposals Invited to Address the Forest Inventory Remote Sensing Challenge Vancouver, BC – June 27, 2016 – Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre and FPInnovations are launching the first-ever “ARCTIC Challenge” for the forest sector, to elicit proposals from cleantech innovators on solutions to current challenges. The Challenge focuses on remote sensing solutions for conducting forest inventories. […]

Cleantech Startups 101 – John Bruce, EIR at Foresight

As part of our ongoing “Cleantech Startups 101” blog series, this week we interviewed John Bruce, a Foresight Executive in Residence (EiR) who has been involved in building, managing, and investing in early stage energy- and technology-based ventures for 20 years. Why is the Customer Discovery process – identifying, classifying and quantifying your customer and […]

Foresight Cleantech Highlights – April 2016

For the latest news on cleantech policy, financing and resources…as well as what’s happening at Foresight I’ve often heard the cleantech community described as, “a loose affiliation of secret handshakes.” We like to think of Foresight as the connective tissue between many of the key players in that community: entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, funders, and government. […]

2016 BCIC-New Ventures Competition and Education Series

The BCIC-New Ventures Competition is back for its 16th year and will be awarding over $300,000 in cash and prizes. Why enter? Participating ventures get education, feedback, and great networking opportunities. Our top 25 companies receive mentorship plus additional exposure and recognition as a venture to watch. With the support of our sponsors plus the accelerator and tech community, the competition attracts […]

Cleantech Startups 101 – Keith Gillard, Pangaea Ventures

As part of our ongoing “Cleantech Startups 101” blog series, this week we interview Keith Gillard, General Partner of Pangaea Ventures Ltd. Keith has been investing in cleantech and advanced materials start-up companies since 2001, initially with Mitsubishi Corporation and then as President of BASF Venture Capital America Inc. He is also a Foresight board […]

Join Foresight at GLOBE 2016 for the ARCTIC Showcase on March 2nd in Vancouver

Event: Foresight-ARCTIC Showcase: Fast-tracking Cleantech Innovation in the Resource Sector. Description: The session will provide an overview of Foresight’s ARCTIC program, which brings together industry partners and cleantech innovators to find and fund solutions for resource sector challenges. The session will specifically explore the COSIA-ARCTIC Challenge experience, and also announce details of the upcoming challenge. […]

Cleantech Startups 101 – MP Jonathan Wilkinson

As part of our ongoing “Cleantech Startups 101” blog series, this week we sat down with Jonathan Wilkinson, North Vancouver MP and Parliamentary Secretary to Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister for Environment and Climate Change. Jonathan is also a successful cleantech executive – having served as CEO of QuestAir Technologies and BioteQ Environmental Technologies and as […]