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Foresight Announces Expanded Support & Mentorship Programs for Early-Stage SMEs Navigating COVID-19 Challenges

June 9, 2020

Vancouver, CANADA – June 9, 2020Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre, a leading industry accelerator for the cleantech industry in Western Canada, today announced its COVID-19 “Restart and Resilience” program for the growing number of early-stage cleantech companies navigating challenges related to the Covid-19 health and economic crisis.

“Shoring up Canada’s cleantech sector in light of the COVID-19 pandemic is crucial to our economic recovery and future economy,” said Jeanette Jackson, CEO of Foresight. “The Restart and Resilience program supports these companies with hands-on mentorships, focused working groups and curated information programs. We want them back on their feet and taking back Canada’s leadership role in the cleantech industry as quickly as possible.” 

The COVID-19 Restart and Resilience program is available immediately to qualifying Canadian cleantech companies. The program includes increased business executive-in- residence mentorship support, curated information series, specialized training, working groups to support key issues around financing, grant writing and supply chain challenges and proactive investor readiness planning and profiling. 

The COVID-19 Restart and Resilience programs is funded by the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP), National Research Council Canada / Government of Canada. 

More information about this program is available on the Foresight website

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For more information, please contact:

Astrid Nunez

604-358-5079

anunez@foresightcac.com

About Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre

Foresight is Western Canada’s Cleantech Innovation Centre 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.