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Platform Calgary and Foresight Announce the Participating Companies in Alberta’s First Cleantech-Dedicated Accelerator

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Nov 19th, 2019

By Foresight

Platform Calgary and Foresight Announce the Participating Companies in Alberta’s First Cleantech-Dedicated Accelerator

Vancouver, CANADA – November 19, 2019 — Foresight Cleantech X Platform Calgary Cleantech Accelerator announced today the startups chosen for the Winter 2019 Launch/Deliver program in Calgary, AB. The selected startups will participate in an accelerator program for cleantech, energy, agtech and industrial innovation entrepreneurs.

The Alberta Cleantech Economic Ecosystem is in a rapid growth phase,” said Jeanette Jackson, CEO of Foresight. “Alberta has more engineers per capita than anywhere in Canada, so it’s not a surprise how quickly these opportunities filled up – Western Canada is the centre of innovation in Canadian 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.

These companies shine a light on the economic strength of cleantech in Western Canada” said Terry Rock, CEO of Platform Calgary. “It was exciting to see the breadth and depth of the applicants and their impressive technological know-how.

Platform Calgary’s partnership with Foresight in delivering these industry-proven programs represents the only dedicated cleantech accelerator in the province and promises to cement Alberta’s reputation as a global hub for productivity and profitability in a resource-rich environment.

The companies selected for the inaugural Launch/Deliver cleantech accelerator program in Calgary are:

With the selection of these companies, the applications are now closed for the Winter 2019 Launch/Deliver program.

Applications for the January 2020 programs are open and will be accepted until January 2, 2020.

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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

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