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Public Funder & Service Provider Profiles

BC Bioenergy Network

Website: http://bcbioenergy.ca/

Type of Organization (Provincial, Federal, Regional, Not For Profit, Industry, Other): Not for profit

Headquarters Location: Vancouver, BC

Contact Information

Individual Name: Scott Stanners

Email: scott.stanners@bcbioenergy.ca

Phone: 604.889.4549

Description: BC Bioenergy Network is an industry-led initiative that helps deploy near-term bioenergy technologies and supports research towards building a world-class bioenergy capability in BC.

Stage of Development (Technology Readiness Level (TRL)): 1 to 9, generally more focused on the upper end of TRL

Resources & Services Offered:

    • Two full-time employees
    • Investing in a pilot and full-scale capital demonstration projects by providing grants, loans, and equity investments.
    • Supporting capacity building projects from evaluations to planning and technical feasibility studies
    • Providing information on the bioenergy sector, including feedstock supply, technologies, end products, projects, companies, industry events and news.
  • Sponsoring and participating in educational events, conferences, and workshops; advocating to attract world-class bioenergy events to the province

Special Interest Group Target:

    • Maximize the value of BC’s biomass resources;
    • Develop mission-driven research, development and demonstration projects;
    • Reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions;
    • Network and partner in BC, Canada, and internationally to advance BC’s bioenergy sector; and
  • Champion funding initiatives to support BC-focused bioenergy technology and applications.

Primary Innovative End Products of Interest: We support a range of technology pathways related to various products and end uses (gaseous, liquid and solid energy forms). Primary end uses include heat, power, co-gen and fuels.

Sector Target for Innovations, Investment & Market Development: Forestry, agriculture, energy, transportation, waste management, industrial


BC Research

Website: www.bcri.ca

Type of Organization:

Headquarters Location: Vancouver, BC

Contact Information:

Individual Name:

Email: info@bcri.ca

Phone: 1.604.224.4331

Description: BC Research is part of a group of companies vertically integrated to provide clients with a unique technology development and commercialization ecosystem in the industrial area of chemical, petrochemical, and clean-tech processes and technologies.

Stage of Development (Technology Readiness Level (TRL)):

Resources & Services Offered:

    • Custom research
    • Custom engineering
    • Pilot Plan Services
  • Process Commercialization

Special Interest Group Target: Incubation and commercialization of upcoming technologies

Primary Innovative End Products of Interest: Design of fluidized beds, storage of energy in batteries, fuel cells, and electrochemical cells; corrosion testing and analysis; hydrogen, sulfur, chlorine, nitration, water treatment, and pulp and paper chemistry

Sector Target for Innovations, Investment & Market Development: Chemical Engineering, Material Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Technology Commercialization, and Pilot Plant Design and Fabrication Services


BDC

Website: www.bdc.ca

Type of Organization: Crown Corporation

Headquarters Location: Montréal, Quebec

Contact Information

Individual Name: Vivian Kan

Email: Vivian.kan@bdc.ca

Phone: 604-666-5142

Description: Business Development Bank of Canada and the only financial institution devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs. They help create and develop strong Canadian businesses through financing, advisory services, and capital, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises.

Stage of Development (Technology Readiness Level (TRL)):

Resources & Services Offered: Subordinated debt financing and equity investments

Special Interest Group Target: Small and medium-sized enterprises.

Primary Innovative End Products of Interest:

Sector Target for Innovations, Investment & Market Development:

    • Agriculture
    • Biorefinery products
    • Energy efficiency
    • Energy infrastructure
    • Extractive processes and products
    • Industrial processes and products
    • Power generation
    • Recycling, recovery, and remediation
    • Transportation
  • Water and wastewater

Bioproducts Institute

Website: bpi.ubc.ca

Type of Organization (Provincial, Federal, Regional, Not For Profit, Industry, University, Other): University Institute

Headquarters Location: 2385 East Mall, University of British Columbia

Contact Information

Individual Name: Alexandra Stuthridge

Email: Alexandra.stuthridge@ubc.ca

Phone: 604-822-6598

Description: The UBC BioProducts Institute (BPI) research cluster builds on many years of research effort and capital investments, undertaken at UBC and its research partners, to discover the building blocks and viable pathways from renewable and sustainable biomass to our society’s future bio-based materials, chemicals and fuels. BPI research centers around five Theme areas (Figure1).

The Institute’s 60+ researchers encompass a broad range of disciplines, including plant genetics, biocatalysis, advanced materials engineering, and social science. This multi-disciplinary, multi-faculty partnership has created a fully integrated hub for knowledge transfer and networking between researchers, industry, government investors, and end-users that delivers value in multiple ways.

Stage of Development (Technology Readiness Level (TRL)): 1,2 & 3

Resources & Services Offered: Researchers and students relating to projects in the advanced biomaterials, chemicals and fuels areas

Special Interest Group Target: Advanced biomaterials, chemicals, and fuels areas

Primary Innovative End Products of Interest: Producing materials and chemicals feedstock

Sector Target for Innovations, Investment & Market Development: Sector agnostic


Canada Cleantech

Website: www.canadacleantechalliance.ca

Type of Organization (Provincial, Federal, Regional, Not For Profit, Industry, University, Other): Not For Profit / Industry / Pan-Canadian

Headquarters Location: Montreal, QC

Contact Information

Individual Name: Victoria Smaniotto

Email: victoria@canadacleantechalliance.ca

Phone: +1 514 905 4829

Description: VP Development and Partnerships

Stage of Development (Technology Readiness Level (TRL)):  N/A

Resources & Services Offered: Advocacy, Branding, Access to market

Special Interest Group Target: Cleantech companies, Cleantech related associations/organizations, Federal Government

Primary Innovative End Products of Interest: N/A

Sector Target for Innovations, Investment & Market Development: Water, Air, Soil Remediation, Energy Efficiency, Renewables, Energy Storage, Smart grid, Agriculture, Green Building, Smart Cities, Ecomobility, Green Chemistry, Waste Management.


Canada NRC

Website: nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Type of Organization: Government Agency

Headquarters Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Contact Information

Individual Name:

Email: info@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Phone: 613-993-9101

Description: The NRC comprises four integrated R&D divisions, each guided by advisory bodies composed of industry leaders. Under these four umbrella R&D divisions, we have 14 integrated and consolidated research centres focused on key industry sectors.

Stage of Development (Technology Readiness Level (TRL)):

Resources & Services Offered: Technical and advisory services, research facilities, licensing opportunities and programs, and partnership opportunities.

Special Interest Group Target:

Primary Innovative End Products of Interest:

Sector Target for Innovations, Investment & Market Development: Transportation and Manufacturing, Engineering, Life Sciences, and Emerging Technologies.


Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association

Website: http://www.chfca.ca

Type of Organization: Non-profit

Headquarters Location: Vancouver, BC

Contact Information

Individual Name:

Email: info@chfca.ca

Phone: 604-283-1040

Description: a national, non-profit association that supports Canadian corporations, governments and educational institutions that are developing, demonstrating and deploying hydrogen and fuel cell products and services in Canada.

Stage of Development (Technology Readiness Level (TRL)):

Resources & Services Offered:

    • Raise the profile of the Canadian hydrogen and fuel cell sector in Canada and internationally
    • Enhance the sector’s profile with Canadian governments
    • Promote the economic, environmental and social benefits of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and products
    • Provide communications, information sharing and networking through conferences, annual meetings, and planning sessions
  • Support the development of regulations, codes, and standards that support the safe and widespread application of hydrogen and fuel cell products

Special Interest Group Target:

Primary Innovative End Products of Interest: Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, components, systems supply and integration, fuelling systems, fuel storage, and engineering and financial services.

Sector Target for Innovations, Investment & Market Development:


Carbon Capture & Conversion Institute

Website: www.cmcghg.com

Type of Organization (Provincial, Federal, Regional, Not For Profit, Industry, University, Other): CMC Research Institutes (CMCRI) is a federally incorporated not for profit corporation

Headquarters Location: Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto

Contact Information

General

E: admin@cmcghg.com

T: 403-210-9784

F: 403-210-9398

Individual Name: Goran Vlajnic

Email: Goran.Vlajnic@cmcghg.com

Phone:

T: 604-696-6945 or 604-415-3570, ext. 119

C: 604-312-2372

Description: CMC Research Institutes Inc. is a not for profit Canadian Corp. that has constructed and operates two facilities to field test, develop and demonstrate early-stage Carbon Capture, Utilization, Storage and Subsurface and methane monitoring technologies. We offer access to scientists, engineers, and technologists who work with clients to solve design and process challenges encountered as technologies are scaled up.

The Carbon Capture and Conversion Institute concentrates on accelerating the development of technologies to cost-effectively capture carbon and, once captured, convert it to commercially valuable products. The Carbon Capture and Conversion Institute provides facilities and experts to help innovators fabricate, de-risk, test and scale up technologies aimed at reducing industrial greenhouse gas emissions.

Stage of Development (Technology Readiness Level (TRL)): CCCI helps innovators bridge the space between bench-scale research and commercialization. We work with innovators to reduce the cost and accelerate technology development and move their technologies from TRL 3/4 to TRL 6/7.

Resources & Services Offered:

    • Offer independent and objective third-party techno-economic assessments,
    • Provide access to a state-of-the-art facility and multidisciplinary engineering support,
    • Develop integrated solutions tailored towards specific needs, and
  • Provide opportunities for leveraging funding.    

Special Interest Group Target:

    • Private technology developers (fee-for-service clients) to advance, scale-up and de-risk CCUS technologies;
    •  Academic researchers who want to conduct research in scaled-up relevant field conditions or who want support in the advancement of bench-scale research through the commercialization process (from prototype development to piloting/demonstration);
    • Industrial end users who want to understand and/or adopt CCUS technologies;
    • Technology developers and end users who want to validate methane quantification technologies;
    • Academic partners interested in the development of highly qualified personnel;
    • Policy influencers (including ENGOs) to disseminate relevant science, technology, and evidence-based information;
    • Technology Accelerators who offer business development expertise but require technical or facility support (CMCRI does not offer business development support and would like to partner with complementary organizations on joint programming);
  •  Government agencies, policy makers and/or administrators.

Primary Innovative End Products of Interest:

    • Carbon capture technologies,
    • Carbon to valuable products (carbon utilization/conversion technologies),
    • Energy storage,
  • Low carbon intensity hydrogen and energy.

Sector Target for Innovations, Investment & Market Development:

    • Resource sector (oil and gas, mining, forestry)
    • Industrial sector (cement, refineries, chemicals, etc.),
    • Power generation, and
  • Cleantech

City of Surrey

Website: www.surrey.ca

Type of Organization: Government Administration

Headquarters Location: Surrey, BC

Contact Information

Individual Name:

Email:

Phone: 604-591-4011

Description: A forward-thinking, globally recognized leader in building vibrant, sustainable communities through technology and innovation.

Stage of Development (Technology Readiness Level (TRL)): Business & Economic Development

Resources & Services Offered:

Special Interest Group Target:

Primary Innovative End Products of Interest:

Sector Target for Innovations, Investment & Market Development: Real Estate, Agriculture, Film, Clean technology.


Clean Energy Association of BC

Website: www.cleanenergybc.org

Type of Organization: Non-profit

Headquarters Location: Vancouver, BC

Contact Information

Individual Name:

Email:

Phone: 604.568.4778

Description: The Clean Energy Association of British Columbia has been the voice of BC’s clean energy sector for the past 25 years and represents many different types of renewable and clean energy operating and development companies, as well as suppliers, contractors, and service providers to the clean energy sector within British Columbia.

Stage of Development (Technology Readiness Level (TRL)):

Resources & Services Offered:

Special Interest Group Target: CleanTech/Clean Energy

Primary Innovative End Products of Interest:

Sector Target for Innovations, Investment & Market Development: Wind Power, Run-of-River, Solar, Geothermal, Large Hydro, Biomass, Tidal, Wave


Cleantech Alliance

Website: https://www.cleantechalliance.org/

Type of Organization (Provincial, Federal, Regional, Not For Profit, Industry, University, Other): Not For Profit

Headquarters Location: Seattle, WA

Contact Information

Individual Name: J. Thomas Ranken

Email: tom@cleantechalliance.org

Phone: 206-389-8655

Description: Founded in 2007 by business and cleantech leaders, the Alliance facilitates the generation and growth of cleantech companies and jobs through a variety of educational programs, research, products, and services. Our 300-member organizations are located in ten U.S. states and three Canadian provinces.  They represent many different industries, business models, technologies and services all working to create products and services that are better, faster, cheaper, cleaner, and safer. This diversity creates valuable connections that make a difference for our members, our economy and our planet through policy advocacy, commercialization programs, business services and signature events that educate, enlighten and enhance profitability.

Stage of Development (Technology Readiness Level (TRL)): Represent all

Resources & Services Offered: Networking, education, accelerator, marketing & partnership opportunities

Special Interest Group Target: CleanTech/Clean Energy

Primary Innovative End Products of Interest: N/A

Sector Target for Innovations, Investment & Market Development: CleanTech/Clean Energy/Sustainability


Ecotech Quebec

Website:  https://ecotechquebec.com/en/

Type of Organization:  Non-profit

Headquarters Location: Montreal, QC

Contact Information

Individual Name:

Email:  info@ecotechquebec.com

Phone: (1) 514 905-4825

Description: Écotech Québec brings together all the key decision makers of the cleantech sector of Québec:

    • Innovative companies
    • Centers for research and development or technological transfer
    • Large end-user companies
    • Financial sector
    • Training and professional development organizations and institutions
    • Trade unions
  • Cleantech industrial associations and organizations

Stage of Development (Technology Readiness Level (TRL)):

Resources & Services Offered:  

    • Regulatory Framework & Taxation
    • Financing
    • Research & Innovation
    • Commercialization & Export
  • Skills & Expertise

Special Interest Group Target:

Primary Innovative End Products of Interest:

    • Regulatory Framework & Taxation
    • Financing
    • Research & Innovation
    • Commercialization & Export
  • Skills & Expertise

Sector Target for Innovations, Investment & Market Development:

    • Renewable energy
    • Energy efficient
    • Eco-mobility
    • Energy storage and distribution
    • Waste
    • Water
    • Green chemistry and new materials
    • Air
  • Soil remediation

Environment and Climate Change Canada

Website: https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change.html

Type of Organization (Provincial, Federal, Regional, Not For Profit, Industry, University, Other): Government Agency

Headquarters Location: Ottawa/Gatineau

Contact Information: kathi.de@canada.ca

Individual Name: Kathi 

Email: kathi.de@canada.ca

Phone: 819 938 9474

Description: Federal Government, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Stage of Development (Technology Readiness Level (TRL)): n/a

Resources & Services Offered:

Special Interest Group Target:

Primary Innovative End Products of Interest:

Sector Target for Innovations, Investment & Market Development:


Export Development Canada

Website:  www.edc.ca

Type of Organization:  Crown corporation

Headquarters Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Contact Information

Individual Name:

Email:

Phone:  1-800-229-0575

Description: Export Development Canada is Canada’s export credit agency. Our job is to support and develop Canada’s export trade by helping Canadian companies respond to international business opportunities

Stage of Development (Technology Readiness Level (TRL)):

Resources & Services Offered:

    • Export Finance
    • Trade Credit Insurance
    • Bonds
    • Exporting
  • International Market Intelligence

Special Interest Group Target: Companies with export contracts

Primary Innovative End Products of Interest:

Sector Target for Innovations, Investment & Market Development:


Global Affairs Canada – Trade Commissioner Service

Website:  http://www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca

Type of Organization:  Government Administration

Headquarters Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Contact Information

Individual Name:

Email:  pacific-pacifique.tcs-sdc@international.gc.ca

Phone:  Vancouver branch: 1-888-306-9991

Description: Helps Canadian companies succeed in international markets. We reduce the costs and risks of exporting by providing Canadian companies with on-the-ground market intelligence, access to unparalleled business networks, and we help firms tackle in-market problems.

Stage of Development (Technology Readiness Level (TRL)):

Resources & Services Offered:

    • Exportation
    • Services
    • Trade
    • International business
  • Market intelligence

Special Interest Group Target:

Primary Innovative End Products of Interest:

Sector Target for Innovations, Investment & Market Development: Arts and Cultural Industries, Bio-Industries, Building Products, Environmental Industries, Forest Industries, Health Industries, Information and Communication Technologies


Global CCS Institute

Website:  https://www.globalccsinstitute.com/

Type of Organization (Provincial, Federal, Regional, Not For Profit, Industry, University, Other):  Global Institute, Member Led – Not For Profit

Headquarters Location: Melbourne Australia

Contact Information

Individual Name: Robert Mitchell

Email: rob.mitchell@globalccsinstitute.com

Phone: 1-403-803-3087

Description: Senior Client Engagement Lead for Global CCS Institute, based in Calgary, Alberta. Our mission is to accelerate the deployment and commercial viability of CCS globally.

Stage of Development (Technology Readiness Level (TRL)): Not Applicable – we do not develop technologies. We keep on top of all technology developments for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Globally.

Resources & Services Offered:  

    1. Membership – access to CCS community, part ownership of Institute, access to global technical staff experienced in all aspects of CCS and access to Members’ Portal which contains detailed information and analysis of CCS research conducted over last 9 years.
  1. Fee for Service – access to technical staff to perform high-level technical evaluations on CCS. We are not an engineering company and do not design (FEED) facilities, nor manage CCS projects. Our technical staff provides support and guidance to understand the CCS process and what has been developed in all jurisdictions around the globe.

Special Interest Group Target: Global advocacy for CCS for all industries in order to reduce risk and uncertainties and make connections to advance CCS deployment as a means to reduce CO2 emissions.

Primary Innovative End Products of Interest: Carbon Capture, Transportation Infrastructure and Storage facilities.

Sector Target for Innovations, Investment & Market Development: Interactions with, but not limited to: E&P, Oil and Gas, Power, Industrial (Chemical, Cement, Steel, Fertilizer and Pulp and Paper), Financial and Government.


Innovate BC

Website: innovatebc.ca

Type of Organization (Provincial, Federal, Regional, Not For Profit, Industry, University, Other): Provincial Crown Agency

Headquarters Location: 1188 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC

Contact Information: marketing@innovatebc.ca

Individual Name: Jamil A. Karim

Email: marketing@innovatebc.ca

Phone: 604.683.2724

Description: Innovate BC connects BC innovators to government funding, resources, and support

Stage of Development (Technology Readiness Level (TRL)): Innovate BC supports all sizes companies, across all sectors, all over the province

Resources & Services Offered: Funding, resources, and support

Special Interest Group Target: Grant programs can support both tech and non-tech companies

Primary Innovative End Products of Interest: Innovate BC Programs

Sector Target for Innovations, Investment & Market Development: Innovate BC works with companies across all sectors


Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Website: www.canada.ca/clean-growth

Type of Organization (Provincial, Federal, Regional, Not For Profit, Industry, University, Other): Federal government    

Headquarters Location: Ottawa

Contact Information

Individual Name: Clean Growth Hub

Email: info.cgh-ccp@canada.ca

Phone:

Description:  Federal clean technology development programs and services

Stage of Development (Technology Readiness Level (TRL)):

Resources & Services Offered:

Special Interest Group Target: Clean Technologies, Clean Energy

Primary Innovative End Products of Interest:

Sector Target for Innovations, Investment & Market Development: Clean Technologies, Clean Energy


International Cleantech Network

Website:  http://www.internationalcleantechnetwork.com

Type of Organization:  Non-profit

Headquarters Location: Copenhagen, Hovedstaden

Contact Information

Individual Name:

Email:

Phone:

Description: The International Cleantech Network (ICN) is an exclusive network of cleantech clusters in the world’s leading cleantech regions, aiming to generate new business opportunities, enhance competitive advantages and create value for companies, knowledge institutions and local authorities across cluster regions.

Stage of Development (Technology Readiness Level (TRL)):

Resources & Services Offered:  Access to partners and markets

Special Interest Group Target: CleanTech SMEs, Knowledge institutions, and Local authorities

Primary Innovative End Products of Interest:

Sector Target for Innovations, Investment & Market Development: Smart City & Smart Grid, Agriculture & Environment, Energy Storage & Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Sustainable building & Urban development, Waste & Water


Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy

Website:  https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/organizational-structure/ministries-organizations/ministries/environment-climate-change

Type of Organization:  Government Administration

Headquarters Location: Victoria, BC V8W 9M2

Contact Information

Individual Name:

Email:  EnquiryBC@gov.bc.ca

Phone:  1-800-663-7867

Description: The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy is responsible for the effective protection, management, and conservation of B.C.’s water, land, air and living resources.

Stage of Development (Technology Readiness Level (TRL)):

Resources & Services Offered:

Special Interest Group Target:

Primary Innovative End Products of Interest:

Sector Target for Innovations, Investment & Market Development:


Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology

Website: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/organizational-structure/ministries-organizations/ministries/jobs-trade-and-technology

Type of Organization:  Government Administration

Headquarters Location: Victoria, BC V8V 1X4

Contact Information

Individual Name:

Email: EnquiryBC@gov.bc.ca

Phone: 1-800-663-7867

Description: The Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology manages government services that help support and maintain the strong and diverse economy that British Columbians need for long-term prosperity.

Stage of Development (Technology Readiness Level (TRL)):

Resources & Services Offered:

Special Interest Group Target:

Primary Innovative End Products of Interest:

Sector Target for Innovations, Investment & Market Development:


National Research Council Canada

Website:  www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Type of Organization:  Government Agency

Headquarters Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Contact Information

Individual Name:

Email: info@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Phone: 613-993-9101

Description: Government of Canada’s largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development, and fulfilling government mandates.

Stage of Development (Technology Readiness Level (TRL)):

Resources & Services Offered:

    • Provide knowledge, equipment and easier access to applied research
    • Provide technical and commercialization services to industry
    • Undertake the critical research and technology development that industry requires
    • Develop the highly skilled workforce that the industry needs
  • Bridge the innovation gap between university-based discovery and industrial commercialization.

Special Interest Group Target:

Primary Innovative End Products of Interest:

Sector Target for Innovations, Investment & Market Development: Research, Technology, Engineering, and Energy.


Natural Products Canada

Website:  www.naturalproductscanada.com

Type of Organization:  Non-profit

Headquarters Location: Charlottetown, PE

Contact Information

Individual Name:  David Gauthier (Regional Director)

Email:  david@naturalproductscanada.com

Phone: 306 717 7205

Description: Canada’s national centre of excellence for the commercialization and research of natural products. We aim to align, expand, and optimize the pan-Canadian natural products ecosystem to accelerate the development of products and technology platforms that bring real value to real customers.

Stage of Development (Technology Readiness Level (TRL)):

Resources & Services Offered:

    • Networking
    • Acceleration
  • Investments

Special Interest Group Target: SMEs, Large Corporations, Researcher & Research institutions, and Investors

Primary Innovative End Products of Interest:

Sector Target for Innovations, Investment & Market Development: Agriculture, Investments, and Natural Resources


Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada

Website: www.ptac.org

Type of Organization (Provincial, Federal, Regional, Not For Profit, Industry, University, Other): Not for Profit

Headquarters Location: Calgary, Alberta

Contact Information:

Individual Name: Marc Godin

Email: mgodin@ptac.org

Phone: 403-218-7720

Description: Director of Technology

Stage of Development (Technology Readiness Level (TRL)):  4-9

Resources & Services Offered: Advisory support to technology developers

Special Interest Group Target: Not applicable

Primary Innovative End Products of Interest: Innovative technologies for environmental and economic stewardship

Sector Target for Innovations, Investment & Market Development: Clean energy technologies


Sploda

Website:  https://sploda.com/

Type of Organization: Privately held

Headquarters Location: Belcarra, BC

Contact Information

Individual Name:

Email: info@sploda.com

Phone: 1.604.839.5313

Description: Sploda.com removes the burden of unnecessary primary diligence sessions for pitching companies and investors globally.

Stage of Development (Technology Readiness Level (TRL)):   NA

Resources & Services Offered:  Platform for analyzing diligence data

Special Interest Group Target: Investors and Companies seeking investment

Primary Innovative End Products of Interest: Diligence reports

Sector Target for Innovations, Investment & Market Development: Venture capital, Debt investment, Market research, and Finance.


Spring

Website:  https://spring.is/

Type of Organization: B Corp / For Profit

Headquarters Location:  Vancouver, BC

Contact Information

Individual Name:

Email:  help@spring.is

Phone: 604-440-0101

Description: Spring is using business as a force for good to empower social impact leaders with the know-how, network and support needed to build a better business.

Stage of Development (Technology Readiness Level (TRL)):

Resources & Services Offered: Roundtables, Acceleration Programs, Workshops, and Ecosystem Development

Special Interest Group Target: B2B Companies for February 2019 Cohort.

Primary Innovative End Products of Interest: For-profit startups

Sector Target for Innovations, Investment & Market Development: Social Ventures


Sustainable Development Technology Canada

Website: https://www.sdtc.ca/en/

Type of Organization: Non-profit

Headquarters Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Contact Information

Individual Name:

Email: info@sdtc.ca

Phone: 613-234-6313 ext. 0

Description: A foundation created by the Government of Canada to support Canadian companies with the potential to become world leaders in their efforts to develop and demonstrate new environmental technologies that address climate change, clean air, clean water, and clean soil.

Stage of Development (Technology Readiness Level (TRL)):  3-8

Resources & Services Offered:

    • Fund the development and demonstration of new sustainable development technologies
    • Foster and encourage innovative collaboration and partnering amongst the private sector, academia, not-for-profit, and other like-mandated organizations
  • Promote timely diffusion of new sustainable development technologies across key economic sectors in Canada

Special Interest Group Target: Projects that support Canadian small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) advancing innovative technologies that are pre-commercial and have the potential to demonstrate significant and quantifiable environmental and economic benefits in one or more of the following areas: climate change, clean air, clean water, and clean soil.

Primary Innovative End Products of Interest:

Sector Target for Innovations, Investment & Market Development: Climate change, Clean air, water, and soil.


Trade & Invest BC

Website:  https://www.britishcolumbia.ca/

Type of Organization:  Government Agency

Headquarters Location: Vancouver, BC

Contact Information

Individual Name:

Email: international@gov.bc.ca

Phone: 604-775-2100

Description: British Columbia’s trade and investment team in the Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology works with international enterprises to help them build strong links to the resources, skills and businesses that make British Columbia an attractive place to work and invest.

Stage of Development (Technology Readiness Level (TRL)):

Resources & Services Offered: Services for investors, buyers, and exporters

Special Interest Group Target: Investors, Buyers, Exporters

Primary Innovative End Products of Interest:

Sector Target for Innovations, Investment & Market Development: Investment Attraction, Export Development, Innovation Collaboration, International Relations, and Business Development


Vancity

Website:  www.vancity.com

Type of Organization:  Privately held

Headquarters Location: Vancouver, BC

Contact Information

Individual Name:  Morgan Beall

Email: Morgan_Beall@vancity.com

Phone: 604.364.7913

Description: Vancity is a values-based financial co-operative serving the needs of its more than 523,000 member-owners and their communities in the Coast Salish and Kwakwaka’wakw territories, with 59 branches in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Victoria, Squamish and Alert Bay.

Stage of Development (Technology Readiness Level (TRL)):

Resources & Services Offered: Financial resources and tools, including access to capital at various business stages.

Special Interest Group Target: Special interest in early, launch and growth stages of business development.

Primary Innovative End Products of Interest: Nothing particular, but all within ethical restrictions.

Sector Target for Innovations, Investment & Market Development: Banking, Wealth Management, Investment, and Social Finance


Vancouver Economic Commission

Website: http://www.vancouvereconomic.com/

Type of Organization:  Government Agency

Headquarters Location: Vancouver, BC

Contact Information

Individual Name:

Email: info@vancouvereconomic.com

Phone: 604-632-9668

Description: The Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) works to position Vancouver as a globally recognized city for innovative, creative and sustainable business.

Stage of Development (Technology Readiness Level (TRL)):

Resources & Services Offered:  Business support

Special Interest Group Target:

Primary Innovative End Products of Interest:

Sector Target for Innovations, Investment & Market Development: Technology, Digital Entertainment, Green Economy, Social enterprise, Natural Resources, Finance, and Life sciences


Western Canada Economic Diversification

Website: www.wd-deo.gc.ca

Type of Organization:  Government Agency

Headquarters Location: Edmonton, Alberta

Contact Information

Individual Name:

Email: WD.contactus-contactez-nous.DEO@canada.ca

Phone: 780-495-4164

Description: We aim to be a leader in building a strong, competitive West by focusing on business development, innovation, and community development.

Stage of Development (Technology Readiness Level (TRL)):

Resources & Services Offered: Innovation funding, Business support for entrepreneurs, and Funding for not-for-profits

Special Interest Group Target:

Primary Innovative End Products of Interest:

-Cluster Growth: WD will make strategic investments to advance selected clusters in western Canada.

-Inclusiveness: WD will help to increase economic participation by Indigenous peoples, women, and youth.

Sector Target for Innovations, Investment & Market Development:


Women’s Enterprise Centre

Website: https://www.womensenterprise.ca/

Type of Organization:  Non-profit

Headquarters Location: Kelowna, BC

Contact Information

Individual Name:

Email: inquiry@womensenterprise.ca

Phone: 1.800.643.7014

Description: Women’s Enterprise Centre is a non-profit organization devoted to helping BC women launch, lead and scale their own businesses.

Stage of Development (Technology Readiness Level (TRL)):

Resources & Services Offered:

    • Business loans up to $150K
    • Access to additional financing through a partnership with BDC
    • Business skills training
    • Personalized business advice
    • Mentoring
  • Practical resources and a supportive community.

Special Interest Group Target: Women entrepreneurs

Primary Innovative End Products of Interest:

Sector Target for Innovations, Investment & Market Development: