As part of the inaugural GLOBE Advance, part of GLOBE Forum 2020, Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA), GLOBE Series, The Delphi Group and sponsors CMC Research Institutes (CMCRI), Foresight, and Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), hosted the Scaling Cleantech — What’s Next for Canada discussion.
With $2.5 trillion global market opportunities on the table for cleantech development, 10 years and counting to meet Paris Agreement targets, and an opportunity for cleantech to drive economic stimulus, now is the time for Canada to move from start up to scale up.
In February 2020, a three-hour, interactive session was convened at GLOBE Advance.
It brought together more than 80 participants from across the Canadian clean technology ecosystem, including government agencies, banks and funding institutions, accelerator programs, industry, and technology developers.
The session focused on a pan-Canadian outlook and engaged participants on the commitments they could make to advance scaling efforts in Canada. The session consisted of three distinct parts:
PART 1 Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and MaRS Data Catalyst shared their latest research on the state of the pure play cleantech sector in Canada.
PART 2 ERA hosted a Fireside Chat with three Canadian cleantech companies (Axine Water Technologies, Mangrove Water Technologies, and Terramera), who offered different perspectives on the unique challenges and barriers facing scale-up companies.
PART 3 All participants were invited to discuss and identify individual or organizational actions that they could take to accelerate the scale up of clean technology.