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Supporting Alberta's Cleantech Ecosystem

Our vision is to position Alberta as a world leader in cleantech by providing expertise to navigate the cleantech sector, and by strengthening the ecosystem. 

 

By joining forces with Foresight, ACTia has built on a successful track record of matchmaking, ecosystem mapping, and private capital mobilization. To this we add venture accelerator programs, global mentor network, and industry-led Innovation Challenges. Together, we have the scale, resources, expertise, and relationships needed to help Alberta’s innovators succeed in cleantech. 

Accelerating Alberta’s Clean Economy

Join a growing community of engaged entrepreneurs, industry, investors, academics, and innovators across Alberta committed to cleantech innovation.

For more information about the Alberta Cleantech Sector, check out our:

Agtech in Alberta

Foresight is making Alberta a global leader in agtech. With support from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, ACTia (now Foresight Alberta) developed resources to promote agtech opportunities, including:

Foresight is taking a leading role in events that accelerate agtech:

Funded by the Government of Canada and the Government of Alberta through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.

Alberta Team Members

Andrea Bravo

Analyst, Policy & Special Projects

Andrea is a collaboration and communication-driven individual specializing in environmental and agricultural economics and policy. Prior to joining Foresight’s team in Alberta, Andrea worked at Ontario Agri-Food Technologies as Communication Coordinator, where she supported the delivery and tracking of programs, workshops and events which enabled the commercialization of innovative agricultural technologies. Andrea graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and a major in environmental economics and policy.

Amanda Lo

Program Manager - Prairies

Amanda is a driven individual with experience in operations and project management. Through her time with Foresight, she has developed meaningful relationships within the cleantech ecosystem. Amanda is dedicated towards making Canada a global leader in cleantech.
Amanda graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science in Geophysics, providing a strong technical understanding of, and appreciation for, the cleantech companies she supports. In early 2020, she was selected to participate in the 2020 Leading Change Forum in Vancouver – a program for young professionals with the common vision to achieve a more sustainable future

Sydney Kjellander

Director, Alberta

Sydney Kjellander is dedicated to supporting the growth of Alberta’s Clean Tech Sector through her role as the Managing Director of ACTia. A keen strategist and collaborator, she leads the operations team at ACTia and is known for the development of their highly successful deal-flow events that have generated over $18 million in potential deal flow for Alberta’s cleantech ventures. She has worked globally across multiple sectors and has a hands-on and diverse background – from field research in the Arctic, to business management and contaminated sites consulting. She was the project leader of the popular Alberta Cleantech Ecosystem Map, which provides a clear path for investors to discover Alberta’s cleantech opportunities, and for startup companies to access funding and navigate industry resources. She is a Fellow of the Energy Futures Lab, where she supports the Hydrogen and Lithium initiatives.

Sydney has an MBA in Entrepreneurship and a BA in Geography, both from the University of British Columbia.