We need a model for collaboration for clean technology stakeholders that accelerates the major institutional, industrial and technological change that is required to achieve both climate goals and shared economic prosperity in the long-term, across the entire province. This type of activity happens best when a “cluster” of interconnected businesses both cooperates and competes – often referred to as “co-opetition”.
Our call to action is to engage all stakeholders in building Foresight BC’s Cleantech Cluster and form a stronger clean technology innovation ecosystem that accelerates the pace of innovation, gets new ideas to market faster and scales the cleantech industry.
“Now is the time when western Canadians must work together to tackle challenges and explore creative ideas for growth. We need to better connect with one another, as well as grow partnerships across Canada and the world.”
By 2030, Foresight BC and partners will create strong regional cleantech clusters that are driving the benefits of a clean economy for BC, Canada, and beyond. BC is already a global leader in key sectors and is known for rapidly building, scaling, and anchoring companies, and Foresight BC will continue to bring industry, government, academia, investors, and SMEs together to fuel the transition to a clean economy.
Our mission is to accelerate the growth and impact of cleantech ecosystems across Canada to achieve deep decarbonization and net-zero climate targets, and to position BC as a global centre for innovation, talent, and capital, to scale and fund Canadian cleantech solutions.
Foresight supports cleantech entrepreneurs across Canada through our Kickstart, Launch, Deliver, and Grow programs. Learn more about upcoming course dates in your area, or apply to join a virtual cohort .
Validate your cleantech business idea with the support of experienced executive coaches who hold you accountable to your goals.Learn More
Learn to develop a minimum viable product, validate potential markets, and effectively communicate with investors and funding partners.Learn More
Develop your technology development roadmap with the support of subject matter experts and mentors to transform your ideas into viable products.Learn More
Discover how to grow and scale your cleantech venture by strengthening your leadership team.Learn More
Innovate BC’s Venture Acceleration Program helps entrepreneurs accelerate the process of defining a proven business model with a set methodology and best practices for growing technology companies.
The Program is delivered by EIRs and a province-wide network of partners and entrepreneurs. Together, they make up the BC Acceleration Network, an alliance of regional partners and executive-level mentors, which Foresight Canada is part of.