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Platform Calgary and Foresight Cleantech partner to Accelerate the Cleantech Industry in Western Canada

Platform Calgary and Foresight Cleantech partner to Accelerate the Cleantech Industry in Western Canada

Vancouver, CANADA – October 7, 2019Platform Calgary and Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre announced today a partnership to bring Foresight’s cleantech-focused venture development programs to Calgary, AB this fall. 

In the most recent Global Startup Ecosystem Report, Startup Genome identified Calgary as one of the top 15 cities in cleantech innovation. “Calgary’s innovation ecosystem is increasingly being known for its “Collaborate First” approach” said Terry Rock, CEO of Platform Calgary. “We’re excited to help cleantech startups take their business to the next level, and are looking forward to what we can learn through our partnership with Foresight.

Platform Calgary’s partnership with Foresight will be a vital enabler for Alberta companies to accelerate their growth, and cement the province’s reputation as a global hub for cleantech.   

This is the start of a long term strategy to support the Alberta Cleantech Economic Ecosystem,” said Jeanette Jackson, CEO of Foresight. “This partnership is an important step in bridging the gap between BC and Alberta and positioning Canada as a global leader in cleantech” 

Foresight’s Launch program is a structured venture development program that helps early-stage entrepreneurs to grow their business. The Deliver program helps SME Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) determine the optimal path forward, and fast track through the commercialization of their technologies. 

 

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About Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre

Foresight is Western Canada’s Cleantech Innovation Center which supports the identification and validation of cleantech opportunities and the successful commercialization of solutions.  We bring together industry, government, academia and technologists to innovate and enable a responsible, more sustainable tomorrow. Find out more at www.foresightcac.com and follow on Twitter @ForesightCAC.

 

For more information on Foresight, please contact:

Astrid Nunez

604-358-5079

anunez@foresightcac.com

 

About Platform Calgary

Platform Calgary’s mandate is to foster and contribute to the movement that will create innovation-driven, highly scalable companies in Calgary, having a transformative effect on our city’s economy and identity. The organization provides access to education, coaching and connections that help people gain entrepreneurial, technical and innovation capacity, while advancing startup maturity and industry transformation.

 

Calgary’s new Platform Innovation Centre is currently under construction and scheduled to open in 2021. Located in the East Village on 9th Ave SE, the physical space will quintuple the size of the Calgary startup and innovation ecosystem, bringing an additional 50,000 feet of public access innovation space.

 

To learn how you can get involved and help shape innovation in Calgary, visit www.platformcalgary.com. Follow along on Twitter @PlatformCalgary.

 

For more information on Platform Calgary, please contact:

Vanessa Gagnon 

Director, Marketing & Community 

media@platformcalgary.com