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powerNEXT offers a range of support for solution providers in the power technology space, including sector-specific training and mentorship services, pilot opportunities, events, and more.

Become An Active powerNEXT Venture

Our powerNEXT program is an innovation accelerator and network hub that provides strategic support to your power venture and helps drive technology adoption across our country’s power landscape.

With our network of values-aligned investors, technology partners, researchers, and industry decision-makers, powerNEXT provides ongoing access to targeted pilot opportunities, training, capital, and the co-development and adoption of solutions.

As an active venture, you may choose from many pathways of support available, including: 

  • Industry Matchmaking Program - Choose up to four industry-led sessions every fall that deep-dive into current challenges, opening the door for piloting opportunities and expanded network opportunities. These are open to powerNEXT ventures that are also clients of IRAP.
  • Strategic Support Program - Receive direct support and mentorship from our executive advisors (CEOs/CFOs/CTOs) network who specialize in power technology business and customer needs, market analysis, and commercialization pathways. 
  • Innovation Challenges - An opportunity for pre-commercial power technology solutions to meet specific industry needs. This supports ventures to identify market niches, advance to demonstration, engage strategic partners, and showcase innovation.
  • Networking & Showcase Events - Insider-only access to bespoke training courses, relevant conferences, networking, pitch events, and other sector-specific opportunities. 
  • Foresight Community Membership - Access Canada’s wider cleantech community through a dedicated Slack channel and Foresight newsletter, giving you access to the latest on ecosystem events, programs, and challenges.

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What you can expect:

To access our full suite of services, startups must complete Foresight’s Accelerate from Anywhere onboarding form. 

Please make sure you select that you are interested in joining powerNEXT!

Upon completion, we will review your application, and you will be prompted to book a short discovery call, followed by an intake call with a Foresight Executives in Residence. 

This will help our Program Managers and EIRs to understand where you are on your commercialization journey and how our programs can best support you.

If you have already participated in an Accelerate from Anywhere program, please contact powerNEXT directly

Foresight would like to thank Electricity Canada as well as the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP), for providing funding support for its Cleantech Ventures program, part of which makes this initiative possible.

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