Vancouver, CANADA – March 12, 2021 — Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre and the Alberta Clean Technology Industry Association (ACTia) today announced a new sponsorship with Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG), a leading Canadian law firm, to advance cleantech solutions in the agriculture sector.

BLG, ACTia, and Foresight will collaborate to support diversity, cross-industry collaboration, and the scaling of revolutionary Canadian clean technologies. Under the partnership, Foresight and ACTia will integrate BLG in many ongoing initiatives including speaking opportunities, webinars, agtech industry reports, and networking events. BLG will act as the presenting sponsor of an Alberta AgTech event this spring, with more details to follow.

“Foresight is pleased to welcome BLG as a partner to support advances in cleantech in the agriculture sector, and opportunities for female innovators,” says Jeanette Jackson, CEO of Foresight. “By combining our networks and expertise, we can work together to explore how agriculture can lead the way to a carbon negative future and accelerate the transition to a green economy.”

“It’s invigorating to participate in a partnership that is focused on supporting the development of Canada’s fastest growing industries,” says Melinda Park, Partner at BLG. “We look forward to working alongside Foresight and ACTia to expand our role in Agribusiness and AgTech, a growing sector that is so relevant to Canadians”.

About BLG

As Canada’s law firm, BLG delivers comprehensive legal solutions and client services for domestic and international clients of all sizes, providing best-in-class advice across more practice areas and industry sectors than any other Canadian law firm. BLG is committed to helping clients grow their businesses and achieve success. By combining proven strategic advice with best practices and technology, BLG delivers exceptional service and value to our clients. www.blg.com 

About Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre

Foresight is Canada’s cleantech ecosystem accelerator. Foresight supports the identification and validation of cleantech opportunities and the successful commercialization of solutions. We bring together industry, government, academia, investors, and innovators to address today’s most urgent climate issues and support a global transition to a green economy. Find out more at www.foresightcac.com and follow on Twitter @ForesightCAC. 

About ACTia

Founded in 2011, the Alberta Clean Technology Industry Alliance (ACTia) is the only

province-wide and industry-focused group working to support Albertans developing clean technology. www.actia.ca

For more information, please contact:

Astrid Nunez
604-358-5079
[email protected]

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Michelle Zazulak

Michelle is an accomplished graphic designer, brand strategist and content creator. Throughout her career, she has worked with government, nonprofits and early-stage companies to discover their brand’s look and feel. She is passionate about developing a strong provincial technology sector and supporting a sustainable future. Michelle has spent the last few years at Innovate BC, supporting BC’s innovation ecosystem and managing the visual design for the #BCTECHSummit, Western Canada’s largest annual innovation event. She is a multi-disciplinary marketer with degrees and certifications in performing arts, graphic design, film production, and UX design. She’s a skilled amateur photographer, spending her free time exploring the wild places of BC.

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