British Columbia

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Foresight's Net Zero Innovation Network in British Columbia de-risks and builds capacity for sectors working towards decarbonization and sustainability. Through our network and working groups, we partner with industry and develop solutions by building projects with innovators, academia, government, communities, and First Nations. 

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A Curated Cleantech Network Driving Meaningful Progress 

We take on the cost, risk, and capacity of achieving your sustainability goals through:

  • Capital Attraction & Investor Matchmaking
  • Innovation Challenges and Scouting
  • Business Feasibility Studies
  • Project development and management
  • Market & Industry Research
  • Events & Consultations

We're Tackling Industry-Driven Sustainability Challenges

Led by industry, we are currently working on the following objectives:

  1. Reducing Carbon Emissions & Carbon Management 
  2. Energy Efficiency
  3. Transition to Renewable Energy
  4. Decarbonizing Operations & Transport Systems
  5. Water & Forest Management
  6. Supply Chain Optimization
  7. Community Engagement & Social Impact

Tapping into BC's Powerful Natural Resources, the Net Zero Innovation Network Fosters Collaboration and Connection Across Four Sectors

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Forest Bioeconomy

BC’s 55 million hectares of forests provide a rich array of benefits to all British Columbians. While much work has begun to decarbonise the sector, significant challenges are still ahead.

Our work is facilitating a competitive, valuable, and net zero forest sector through increased revenues generated through wildfire resiliency, sustainable value-add manufacturing and net zero operations by more than 20%.

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Mining

Canada’s ability to sell carbon-neutral critical minerals to the clean tech sector requires a dramatic change in how mining operations are currently powered. Our aim is to connect 100% of active BC mines to clean energy systems. 

The ability of both operational and planned mines to access carbon neutral or negative, sustainable and clean energy systems for their operations will significantly impact GHG emissions reductions for the mining sector and accelerate the sector’s ability to hit BC’s CleanEnergy emission reduction targets.

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Transportation

The Transportation sector accounts for the largest share of Provincial greenhouse gas emissions in British Columbia.

To transition the BC transportation sector to low-carbon, we're working to decrease transportation-related emissions by 50%. 

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Water

Globally, over 10% of greenhouse gas emissions come from water-related categories, including utilities, land use, and water systems.

To address water treatment and distribution emissions, we're working to decrease municipal and industrial water loss by 10% or less through sustainable water solutions. 

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Find Your Fit in the Net Zero Network

Industry

For companies in mining, water, transportation, and forestry an opportunity to leverage our proven process of sourcing, validating, and testing climate solutions to meet your specific emission reduction targets. 

  1. Access a network of climate-focused companies, experts, and investors all working on commercializing innovation
  2. Discover opportunities to source and validate leading research and innovation in climate tech solutions
  3. Scout solutions to specific challenges, run pilot programs, and in some cases, receive funding to support the process.

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Innovators

For founders who are revolutionizing the mining, water, and forestry sectors, we help amplify your solution to a national and global ecosystem of cleantech advocates. 

  1. Expedite the validation and commercialization of your cleantech solution by connecting you with industry decision-makers.
  2. Gain access to targeted pilot opportunities.
  3. Enjoy facilitated co-development and adoption of solutions.

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First Nations

For First Nation and Indigenous governments, communities, and businesses leading the sustainability transition, we can support you in achieving your unique goals.

  1. Accelerate the development and adoption of clean technologies through projects, programming, and other resources.
  2. Develop Nation and community feasibility studies to support established sustainability transition goals.
  3. Collaborate with relevant ecosystem members on community-led project development.

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Investors

For investors seeking opportunities in cleantech, we can help you meet your climate investment goals by providing access to a curated funnel of validated investment opportunities.

  1. Access a network of companies, experts, and industry, all working on commercializing innovation and driving progress on climate related goals.
  2. Discover new and impactful investment opportunities

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Our Working Groups

Our Working Groups are industry-driven, steering the development of affordable research, tailored projects, vibrant networks, and equitable cost-sharing opportunities to ignite net zero adoption in British Columbia.

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Explore our Memberships

Ecosystem Membership

Our Ecosystem Membership includes access to BCNZIN events, consultations, and a dedicated newsletter that provides sectoral highlights and news related to the broader cleantech ecosystem.

Free

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Working Group Membership

Our Working Group Membership are adoption focused, and include access to industry-led focus areas, affordable industry research, project development services, a network of participating organizations, and proportionate cost-sharing of initiatives among members.

Cash or in-kind contributions to working group activities required.

New members are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

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Our Partners

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation as well as support from Pacific Economic Development Canada.

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