Cleantech

Vancouver Accelerator Centre Appoints New Director

Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre announced that Jeanette Jackson has been appointed as its new managing director. Ms. Jackson will be responsible for strategic and operational oversight of Foresight’s staff and programs, including Foresight Launch and Growth as well as the ARCTIC Innovation ...

Bioindustrial Innovation Canada Hosts Italian Delegates for Ont. Cleantech Tour

Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) is accelerating partnership opportunities in converting renewable raw materials into value-added bio-based products while fostering the Sarnia-Lambton Hybrid Chemistry Cluster development. Last week, BIC hosted eight Italian delegates in Sarnia-Lambton to highl ...

Pan African Institutions Strategize to Accelerate Infrastructure Delivery

At the end of June, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Agency, supported by the African Development Bank, the Regional Economic Communities, and other stakeholders met in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, with the objectives of crafting measures to accelerate infrastructure delivery, as ...

How Weather Risk Transfer Can Help Wind & Solar Development

by Daryl Roberts The Need To Accelerate Renewables Adoption Renewables are growing rapidly as a percentage of new electric generation, but are still being assimilated too slowly and still constitute too small of a fraction of total generation, to be able to transition quickly enough to scale into a ...

New Report: Only 14 Per Cent of the U.S. Water Workforce is Female

A new report from the Brookings Institution, which looks at the U.S. water sector, has generated a detailed and data-driven look at careers therein, finding that while there are looming shortages and a need for diversity in the water workforce, these jobs provide tremendous economic opportunity. Re ...

Water Filtration Cleantech Receives Indigenous Services Canada Contract

On Friday, the Government of Canada’s Build in Canada Innovation Program announced that it would invest in a Sudbury-based water filtration technology. Paul Lefebvre, Member of Parliament for Sudbury, made the announcement that Activated White Ltd. of Sudbury, Ontario, received a $104,075 c ...

Aquahacking for Great Lakes Finalists Selected

On Saturday while many Torontonians were breezily enjoying Lake Ontario’s waterfront, 16 teams of tech-savvy students were busy presenting solutions to Great Lakes water challenges at the 2018 AquaHacking Semi-Finals Challenge at RBC WaterPark Place. Over the last three months, some of the bright ...

Aquahacking for Great Lakes Finalists Selected

On Saturday while many Torontonians were breezily enjoying Lake Ontario’s waterfront, 16 teams of tech-savvy students were busy presenting solutions to Great Lakes water challenges at the 2018 AquaHacking Semi-Finals Challenge at RBC WaterPark Place. Over the last three months, some of the bright ...

Bioindustrial Innovation Canada Invests in Forward Water Technologies

At the end of May, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) announced a private investment into Forward Water Technologies (FWT). The announcement was made in conjunction with FWT and GreenCentre Canada (GCC). The investment will support the commercial scale-up of a proprietary forward osmosis technol ...

Western Water Cleantech Companies Receive SDTC Funding

Canada has announced a new investment of $12.3-million in water cleantech. This money will forward the work of two Canadian companies working to improve water consumption and quality in Alberta and British Columbia. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced ...