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Platform Calgary & Foresight Cleantech Partner To Accelerate The Cleantech Industry In Western Canada

October 7, 2019

A Call To Action To Strengthen Our Industries And Achieve Our Climate Objectives

There’s a lot to be proud of in British Columbia in the area of green building and sustainability.

From the City of Vancouver’s Greenest City Action Plan, to the World’s Tallest Wood Building, to the Forestry Innovation Initiative advancing innovation in wood construction, solar installation and training projects in the Upper Nicola valley, and geothermal heating in Kamloops, the range and scope of green building innovation across the province is impressive.

But there’s a long way to go and a lot more to be done in this sector to fully realize its economic potential and its potential role in GHG reduction, waste reduction and sustainability.

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