The global cleantech industry is on a growth trajectory with an estimated market of 2.5 trillion USD by 2022, and CleanBC has set the stage for BC to lead Canada. However, if we are to meet CleanBC goals and capitalize on this significant economic opportunity, the pace of technology deployment, investment, commercialization and industry adoption must accelerate.
Clean technology is solving the hardest problems faced by industry today – decoupling growth from emissions, repurposing used materials, and adopting new products and processes that maximize efficiency and minimize waste sustainably. These are complex challenges that cannot be solved alone. Collaboration between key stakeholder groups including cleantech SMEs, industry, academia, government and investors is critical to accelerating the pace of this transition.
In partnership with the Consulate General of the Netherlands in Vancouver, Foresight organized a roundtable session to explore this opportunity. The purpose of this roundtable was to better understand strengths and weaknesses in clean technology applications for the Circular Economy, Built Environment, Energy and Transportation sectors in British Columbia and Europe and identify trade and investment opportunities in collaboration with local Consulates and in-country partners.
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