January 27, 2022. Foresight Canada is pleased to announce its collaboration with MLT Aikins LLP as the exclusive legal sponsor of Foresight’s Grow program in Alberta.

MLT Aikins is a proud supporter of the innovation community and has deep commitment to supporting accelerator programs, their member companies, and various stakeholders in Western Canada. 

MLT Aikins is a full-service law firm of more than 270 lawyers. The firm’s Emerging Growth practice group includes professionals across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions focusing in areas that are most relevant to emerging growth companies at all stages of the growth cycle. 

“We are pleased to welcome MLT Aikins as a partner in our Grow program, which is showing terrific success accelerating the growth of cleantech ventures as they scale,” says Jeanette Jackson, CEO of Foresight, Canada’s cleantech accelerator. “By offering a flexible, customized menu including 1:1 coaching, peer mentorship, and strategic scale-up supports, our Grow program is proven to help ventures address critical challenges so they can move to the next level. The involvement of MLT Aikins will support their growth and success.”

In addition to their legal experience, several of MLT Aikins’ lawyers, patent agents and professionals have degrees and work backgrounds in electrical, mechanical and optical engineering, computer science and other technology-related fields. Their industry experience also aligns with the needs of western Canadian inventors, innovators and investors. This includes extensive experience in clean technology (including carbon capture), food & agriculture, life sciences, traditional energy, digital services, information technology, and mining and natural resources.

Jonathan Troyer, Sean MacLachlan, and John Brigidear of MLT Aikins will lead the relationship with Foresight and its Alberta member companies.

About Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre

Foresight is Canada’s cleantech 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. Follow on Twitter @ForesightCAC.

About MLT Aikins

MLT Aikins LLP is a full-service law firm of more than 270 lawyers with a deep commitment to Western Canada and an understanding of this market’s unique legal and business landscapes.

Based out of six key centres across the four western provinces, MLT Aikins is the only law firm to have offices in Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver. As one of the 13 Largest Law Firms in Canada (Lexpert, American Lawyer Media), we have the bench strength and geographic scope to meet the increasingly complex needs of clients – from the personal concerns of individuals to the highly sophisticated and comprehensive requirements of major business enterprises.

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