Wine in California. Software in Silicon Valley. Leather Goods in Italy. Cleantech in British Columbia
Foresight is leading the charge to create a cleantech-focused cluster where SMEs, corporations, academia, NGOs and investors can collaborate to accelerate the cleantech industry in British Columbia. We’re excited about this bold vision – to catalyze a sustainable transition to a green economy through growing the cleantech sector in British Columbia.
The plan to get there involves creating dynamic collaborations between all the things we love about this Province – from the passionate, dedicated people that work in cleantech, to our world-class research and educational institutions, the hands-on and driven industry organizations, large corporations, SME’s, non-profits, investors and financial experts, and the startup entrepreneurs with an idea. In other words, you. The plan involves you.
We know better solutions are required to meet the needs of a sustainable low carbon economy, and we know the success factors for the growth of an industry are open innovation, research and development excellence, proximity to market, public and private investment, and access to a skilled labour market. And we also know that British Columbia has a lot of things going for it in terms of seeing this vision come to life – a robust, resource based economy, a skilled workforce, government leadership and commitment, proximity to trade and transportation routes and a growing reputation as a tech hub.