Connecting industry with the world’s best clean technologies.

From agriculture to water to oil and gas, our Challenge program works to connect end-users with cleantech solutions to overcome sustainability and operational hurdles.

$ 31.5 M
In Funding to Challenge Winners
Challenges Run
68.9 Mt
Projected Emission Reductions

Connecting Solutions with End-Users

With a proven track record that delivers results, our Challenges have connected Canadian innovators with national and international buyers in over 60 problem-driven challenges, driving efficiency, profitability, and environmental sustainability in the operations of industry giants.

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"We are delighted that the Challenge identified technologies that can reduce our water usage while maintaining the high quality of our products."

Sebastián Corthorn, CMPC, Innovation Challenge Client

Finding the Right  Solution

With so many potential technology solutions out there, finding the one that meets the unique requirements of your climate & environmental challenges can be costly, time consuming and risky. We've worked with industry giants to source, validate, share, and implement cleantech solutions.

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Novion had the opportunity to partner with the City of Vancouver to design and deliver our Climate Intelligence Platform. With this powerful tool, cities can now effectively design, plan, monitor, and manage their green stormwater infrastructure and mitigate issues like urban flooding while improving water quality.

John Nguyen, Founder - Operations Lead, Novion

Five Steps to Finding the Right Solutions


Work with you to identify need and goals


Recruit solutions from across Canada or worldwide


Independent evaluation of potential solutions with readiness assessment to create a shortlist


Final selection of top solution(s) for award or further examination


If required, assist with technology support, trials, or implementation

Options for Every Need, Budget, and Timeline


A fast, inexpensive solution to understanding the technology state-of-play for your specific needs and scope. 


An ongoing supported and curated innovation stream to constantly source solutions as they arise in your areas of need. 


A scaled-up version of the specific call that includes independent third party expert scoping and evaluation. 


A specific ‘at-scale’ challenge to source global solutions. Includes independent fairness monitor, third-party scoping and evaluation, a dedicated team and marketing campaign, and an optional pathway to pilot or implementation. 

"[This Challenge was] an important step to meeting Imperial's GHG reduction goals, and that's an important step on our journey to net zero."

Ryan McKendrick, Imperial Oil, Innovation Challenge Client

Case Studies

COSIA Land Challenge

Seeking seismic technologies that reduce environmental impacts of oil sands exploration. 


  1. Full Force Geophysical Ltd.'s electromechanical vibrators
  2. OptiSeis Solutions Ltd.'s seismic acquisition method
  3. Halliburton and Strat-Log Inc.'s fiber optic sensing technologies (Honourable Mention)

Vestas Wind Turbine  Challenge

Seeking solutions to create the next generation of fully recyclable blades for their wind turbines. 


  1. ZILA Works' hemp-derived bio-epoxy resin
  2. Pointsource Processing's advanced environmental extraction process

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Foresight also offers the SDG Connect Challenge service. We connect Canadian businesses to global market opportunities by running innovation Challenges with international partners and local companies looking to overcome barriers to sustainability. There's no cost to companies other than their time. Each challenge takes five months to complete.