Vancouver, CANADA –  Foresight Cleantech Accelerator is delighted to announce the recommendations for a Cleantech Cluster for British Columbia committed to accelerating the growth of the clean technology industry in Canada and beyond.

The results of our months-long research and engagement initiatives across the Province were unequivocal. BC has an emerging cleantech cluster with enormous potential, and we are ready for bold moves and global cleantech leadership” said Jeanette Jackson, CEO of Foresight. “With over 50% of the Canadian companies on the 2020 Global Cleantech Top 100 list from BC, the interest is high and the time is now to scale up this industry.

Cluster designed accelerate the rapid movement toward a sustainable, low carbon, zero waste economy at the Globe 2020 Forum on Feb 11, 2020 in Vancouver, BC. “Our vision is by 2030, the BC Cleantech Cluster will have a global reputation as a launchpad for rapidly building and scaling clean technology companies” said Jackson.

Our government’s CleanBC plan will do more than just reduce pollution – it will also create new economic opportunities and spur innovation in the clean energy sector,” said Bruce Ralston, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. “While British Columbia is already home to some of the top cleantech companies in the world, launching a Cleantech Cluster will ensure we continue to be a global leader in the growing market for low-carbon products and services.

Clean technology is an important part of the fight against climate change. The Government of Canada is investing in the creation of clusters in key industries across the country and Foresight’s Cleantech Cluster strategy will help to ensure that the sector continues to grow and thrive in British Columbia, and across the country.” said The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change.

A Cleantech Cluster organization represents an enormous opportunity for energizing and raising competitiveness of the cleantech industry in Canada through strategic cluster activities, tools and support structures focused on the region’s unique strengths and characteristics.

The Cleantech Cluster brand announced today at the Globe 2020 Forum represents the collective voice to showcase the world-class cleantech economy in Canada to global industries and markets.

Foresight is issuing a call to action to participate in this exciting project.