Cleantech Forward is Here to Help

Our multi-step process and expert team can identify and validate the most promising solutions for impact, sourced from across the globe.

With over 850 companies in our network, best-in-class accelerator programs, a cleantech challenge track record unrivalled in Canada, and partnerships across the cleantech ecosystem, we have unparalleled insights on, and access to, Canadian cleantech.

How It Works

Cleantech Forward – delivered by Foresight and Climate Ventures – provides a systemized, de-risked and cost-effective process for sourcing, evaluating and testing cleantech solutions using open innovation challenges. 

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Discover

Buyer and team identify need and goals

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Recruit

Recruit solutions from across Canada

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Evaluate

Independent evaluation of potential solutions with readiness assessment

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Solve

Final selection of top solutions for further negotiation

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Share

Option to share results with cleantech forward partner network

Solutions for Every Need, Timeline, & Budget

Cleantech Forward offers four options for innovation challenges: 

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Specific

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

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Standing

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

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Medium

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

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Large

Full challenge program with fairness monitor, third-party evaluation, dedicated marketing campaign, and optional path to pilot

Connect With Us

Cleantech Forward will help you solve environmental challenges and increase your competitiveness in a rapidly changing world.

Fill out the form below. We will then send you the Cleantech Forward deck and set up a call. 

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