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Foresight manages a number of technology specific challenges across multiple sectors of the cleantech industry.
Here’s a list of our challenges that are currently open for application:

Industry Sector Name/Description Downloadables/Applications
RoboticsAutonomous Forklift ChallengeApplications now closed
Smart cities, agrifood and smart materialsEcocity World Summit ChallengeFor more information, contact us.

Industry Sector

Robotics

Smart cities, agrifood and smart materials

Downloadables/Applications

Applications now closed

For more information, contact us.

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How it Works

Foresight’s unique Challenge processes are a proven method to identify and rapidly prototype technological solutions. While the timelines and scope varies according to individual project needs, the overall process has four phases and proceeds as follows:

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consultation

Defining the problem

Dialogues will be hosted to identify pressing industry challenges that need advanced technology innovations, and to thoroughly define the problem with a broad group of industry and clean tech innovators and thought leaders. Challenge is announced, and applications received.

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Innovation Sprint

Potential solutions developed

Finalists will receive funding support to develop a prototype within specified time range. Mentorship and business support will be provided by Foresight to help accelerate an idea from concept to prototype and from seed to first funding.

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Field Testing

Solution viability tested

The industry sponsor will select at least one prototype for field testing.

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Commercialization

Release to market

Foresight will provide project management oversight, an Executive-in-Residence, lab and office space, and business support to help the company move towards commercialization.

TESTIMONIALS

“One of our challenges led to a potential reduction of GHG emissions in the oil sands by 500,000 tonnes annually.”

- Matt McCulloch P.Eng | Director Greenhouse Gas Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance

“As a small company, it can be really hard to get in the door with industry and investors … this program has been a huge door opener for us, and a fantastic opportunity to partner with larger companies.”

- Michael Sams, CEO, AMS Energy

“Foresight helped with key introductions to investors and people ... Having the right introductions at the right time is critical”

- Sam Grill, Intl. Material Recovery

“Foresight helped us articulate our challenges and identify solutions in a structured and collaborative way, leading to concrete successes.”

- Matt McCulloch P.Eng | Director, Greenhouse Gas Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance