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Net Zero AcceleratorStrategic Innovation Fund, Government of CanadaUp to 50 percent of project costsThe Net Zero Accelerator program is tailored to for-profit companies incorporated in Canada or networks of academic institutions, non-profit organizations and the private sector working on projects that will advance Canada's commitment towards net zero emissions by 2050 through; the decarbonisation of large GHG emitters; the development of clean technologies and industrial transformation; and the development of a Canadian batteries ecosystem.Business Opportunities & Projects,GHG Reductions, Zero Emission Vehicles & Infrastructurehttps://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/125.nsf/eng/00039.html
Climate Impact InvestingToronto Atmospheric FundUp to $2 million per investment with potential for follow-on investmentsThe Climate Impact Investing program provides financing options for companies with proven technologies that have potential for large carbon reduction impacts and applied relevance for Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Targets energy efficient building solutions, electric vehicles and low carbon mobility, and renewable energy.Financing & Capital Investment, Business Opportunities & Projects, GHG Reductions, Zero Emission Vehicles & Infrastructurehttp://taf.ca/impact-investing/
Foresight Industry ChallengesForesight CanadaThe Foresight Industry Challenges program aims to connect corporate leaders facing sustainability hurdles with market-ready cleantech innovators. Entrepreneurs and businesses with sustainability challenges can contact Foresight advisors.Business Development & Advisory Services, Business Opportunities & Projects, Clean Technology & Environmenthttps://foresightcac.com/challenges/
Green Infrastructure ProgramsNatural Resources Canada Up to 50 percent of project costs to a maximum of $50 millionGreen Infrastructure Programs aim to accelerate the deployment and market entry of next-generation clean energy infrastructure by supporting commercial-scale technology demonstrations or deployment, community capacity building, and targeted research and development.Business Opportunities & Projects, Renewable Energy Generation & Infrastructure, Zero Emission Vehicles & Infrastructurehttps://www.nrcan.gc.ca/climate-change/green-infrastructure-programs/19780
Hydrogen ConnectOntario Clean Technology Industry Association (OCTIA)$15,000 per companyHydrogen Connect connects companies with hydrogen solutions to technical firms for market, technical, advisory, and networking services. Research & Development or Proof-of-Concept & Commercialization Support, Business Development & Advisory ServicesRenewable Energy Generation & Infrastructure, Hydrogen SolutionsSmall or Medium Enterpriseshttps://octia.ca/news/octia-launches-hydrogen-connect/?mc_cid=7c737a70db&mc_eid=f84e2f5a5e
Impact Canada Challenge HubGovernment of CanadaFinancial and non-financial incentives are specific to each challengeImpact Canada Challenge Hub is designed to crowd-in innovative solutions from a wide variety of actors and sources to expand the Government’s problem-solving abilities. Challenges aim solve big problems, accelerate progress towards ambitious goals, and produce major breakthroughs in human knowledge and practice. Research & Development or Proof-of-Concept & Commercialization Support, Business Opportunities & ProjectsClean Technology & Environmenthttps://impact.canada.ca/en/challenges
Grid Innovation FundIndependent Electricity System Operator Funding assessed on a case-by-case basisThe Grid Innovation Fund provides funding for projects that validate the performance and business case of promising new technologies, practices, and services. Targets projects that can achieve electricity bill savings for Ontario ratepayers by enabling customers to better manage their energy consumption or that reduce the costs associated with maintaining reliable operation of the province’s grid.Research & Development or Proof-of-Concept & Commercialization Support, Business Opportunities & ProjectsEnergy Efficiency & Conservationhttp://www.ieso.ca/en/Get-Involved/Funding-Programs/Grid-Innovation-Fund/Overview
SDTC FundingSustainable Development Technology CanadaNon-repayable contributions of up to $100,000 for seed funding and up to 40% of eligible project costs and $10 million in total funding for start up or scale up projectsSDTC Funding is available to help Canadian companies at seed, start up or scale up stage, develop and deploy competitive clean technology solutions. Entrepreneurship Support Start-up to Scale-upClean Technology & EnvironmentEarly Stage or Scale Uphttps://www.sdtc.ca/en/
BDC Cleantech Funding & ServicesBusiness Development Bank of CanadaFinancing assessed on a case-by-case basisBDC Cleantech Funding & Services provide dedicated financial support and advisory services for clean technology firms, including early-to-late stage venture capital, as well as financing for scaling and established companies.Entrepreneurship Support Start-up to Scale-up, Financing & Capital Investment, Business Development & Advisory ServicesClean Technology & Environmenthttps://www.bdc.ca/en/i_am/clean-technology-firms/pages/default.aspx
Foresight Accelerator ProgramsForesight CanadaAccess to fundersForesight’s accelerator programs support cleantech ventures from the idea stage to launch to scale up. Dedicated programs for each stage of business development include access to a development program, coaches, networking and access to fundersResearch & Development or Proof-of-Concept & Commercialization Support, Entrepreneurship Support Start-up to Scale-upClean Technology & Environmenthttps://foresightcac.com/acceleration/
Canadian Technology AcceleratorsCanadian Trade Commissioner ServiceThe Canadian Technology Accelerators supports companies in the cleantech sector with an established product or service. The companies selected for participation have; a strong potential for growth; a product with differentiated intellectual property or, a clear competitive advantage; and a clear strategy for the target marketEntrepreneurship Support Start-up to Scale-up, Global Market Access SupportClean Technology & EnvironmentEarly Stage or Scale Uphttps://www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca/cta-atc/cleantech-technologies_propres.aspx?lang=eng
International Cleantech Opportunities and FinancingCanadian Trade Commissioner ServiceFinancing assessed on a case-by-case basisThe International Cleantech Opportunities and Financing webiste provides access information on international cleantech business opportunities, financing and business development supports and resources, including access to dedicated Cleantech Trade Commissioners.Business Development & Advisory Services, Financing & Capital Investment, Business Opportunities & ProjectsClean Technology & Environmenthttps://www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca/sectors-secteurs/clean-technologies-technologies-propres.aspx?lang=eng
Agricultural Clean Technology Program: Research and Innovation StreamGovernment of CanadaUp to $2 million per projectThe Agricultural Clean Technology Program, Research and Innovation Stream supports pre-market innovation, including research, development, demonstration and commercialization activities, to develop transformative clean technologies and enable the expansion of current technologies, in 3 priority areas: Green energy and energy efficiency; Precision agriculture; Bioeconomy. Eligible activities include: Applied research and development of clean technologies; Piloting and evaluating clean technologies; Demonstration and knowledge and technology transfer activities; Commercializing and scaling up clean technologies; Other activities that support the Research and Innovation Stream as determined by the program; Financing & Capital Investment, Research & Development or Proof-of-Concept & Commercialization Support, Entrepreneurship Support Start-up to Scale-upClean Technology & Environmenthttps://agriculture.canada.ca/en/agricultural-programs-and-services/agricultural-clean-technology-program-research-and-innovation-stream/applicant-guide#a1.4
Ontario Vehicle Innovation NetworkProvince of OntarioUp to one-third of project’s funding coveredOntario Vehicle Innovation Network supports small and medium enterprises through co-investment?and access to strategic partners to develop, test, validate and demonstrate connected and autonomous vehicle (C/AV) and smart mobility technologies, electric vehicle and battery-focused technologies and winter-weather related technologies.Research & Development or Proof-of-Concept & Commercialization SupportZero Emission Vehicles & Infrastructure, Clean Technology & EnvironmentSmall or Medium Enterpriseshttps://www.ovinhub.ca/programs-overview/
MaRS Venture ServicesMaRSFinancial and non-financial incentives are specific to each initiativeMaRS Venture Services provides programs and services tailored to early-stage startups to companies with significant market traction and serial entrepreneurs looking to grow their latest venture.Entrepreneurship Support Start-up to Scale-upClean Technology & EnvironmentEarly Stage or Scale Uphttps://marsdd.com/startup-services/
Clean Growth HubGovernment of CanadaFunding amount is specific to program and projectThe Clean Growth Hub provides information and free access to advisors to help clean technology producers and adopters find federal programs and services to advance clean tech projects.Information Resources & GuidelinesClean Technology & Environmenthttps://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/099.nsf/eng/home
NRC Funding & PartnershipsNatural Resources CanadaFunding amount is specific to program and projectThe NRC Funding & Partnerships website provides access information on clean technology funding, grants and contributions, incentives and partnership opportunities available through Natural Resources Canada.Information Resources & GuidelinesClean Technology & Environmenthttps://www.nrcan.gc.ca/science-and-data/funding-partnerships/22044
Government of Canada: Our EnvironmentGovernment of CanadaFunding amount is specific to program and projectOur Environment is an online resource with information on programs and ways to take action to fight climate change and protect the environment. Includes a program and funding search portal.Information Resources & GuidelinesClean Technology & Environmenthttps://www.canada.ca/en/services/environment/our-environment.html
Low Carbon Economy FundGovernment of Canada$1-50 million per projectThe Low Carbon Economy Fund is available for market-ready technologies that result in reductions in GHG emissions in 2030 and over the lifetime of the project. These reductions must be; to sources of emissions controlled by the applicant or project partner (direct) and/or to grid electricity emissions (acquired); beyond what is required by existing regulations, standards, or codes and ongoing work by project proponents (incremental); directly and immediately the result of activities funded by the program. Research, development, and demonstration projects are ineligible. Currently closed for applications, please check back at a later date., Business Opportunities & ProjectsGHG Reductionshttps://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/climate-change/low-carbon-economy-fund/challenge.html
Commercial Building Retrofits InitiativeCanada Infrastructure BankMinimum of $25 million per projectThe Commercial Building Retrofits Initiative provides financing for decarbonization retrofits in privately owned commercial, industrial and multi-unit residential buildings in Canada. Must consist of an investment opportunity for the Canada Infrastructure Bank of a minimum of $25?million. Open to two kinds of applicants:     1. Building owners seeking financing to retrofit one or more of their buildings     2. Third-party retrofits aggregators, including: Existing Energy Service Companies (ESCO) that form a dedicated Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV; Super ESCO models that are SPVs functioning as an intermediary between building owners and multiple ESCO providers; new entrants to the energy services market that have capabilities and capacity to either work on buildings or invest in retrofit projects; C-PACE program administrators. , Business Opportunities & ProjectsGHG Reductions, Energy Efficiency & Conservationhttps://cib-bic.ca/en/sectors/green-infrastructure/
Science and Technology (S&T) Internship Program - Green JobsNatural Resources CanadaUp to 80 percent of participant's wages, to a maximum of $32,000 per hireThe Science and Technology (S&T) Internship Program - Green Jobs program provides wage subsidies to eligible employers across Canada to hire and mentor youth in the natural resources sector, including in energy, forestry, mining, earth science, and clean technology. Additional subsidies are available for employers that target employment equity groups, including women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. Employers can apply through the following delivery organizations - ECO Canada - Biotalent Canada - United Nations Association in Canada - Electricity Human Resources Canada - Clean Foundation - Colleges and Institutes Canada - Project Learning Tree - Mining Industry Human Resources Council - Relay Education - Indigenous Clean Energy - First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Sustainable Development InstituteTalent & Hiring SupportClean Technology & Environmenthttps://www.nrcan.gc.ca/climate-change/canadas-green-future/green-jobs/87
Science Horizons Youth Internship ProgramEnvironment and Climate Change CanadaEligible employers can receive a wage subsidy of up to $25,000 and up to $5,000 for skills development, training, and wrap-around services to hire recent post-secondary graduates.The Science Horizons Youth Internship Program is a wage subsidy initiative to help recent graduates eligible to work in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) fields acquire work experience fields linked to the green economy. Employers can apply through one of the following six delivery organizations: - BioTalent Canada - The Clean Foundation - Colleges and Institutes Canada - ECO Canada - Electricity Human Resources Canada - United Nations Association in CanadaTalent & Hiring SupportClean Technology & Environmenthttps://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/science-technology/managing/horizons-youth-internship-program/hire-intern.html
Environmental Employability PathwaysECO Canada, Government of CanadaUp to 100 percent of opportunity salary, to a maximum of $15,000 per hireThe Environmental Employability Pathways program aims to assist employers in providing 12 week employment opportunities in environment-related positions for youth facing barriers employmentTalent & Hiring SupportClean Technology & Environmenthttps://eco.ca/environmental-employers/employment-and-wage-subsidies/environmental-employability-pathways/
Career Launcher Internships Colleges and Institutes Canada Maximum of $30,000 per employer towards an intern's salaryThe Career Launcher Internships provdes funding for employers offering cleantech or environment-related internships in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) fields.Talent & Hiring SupportClean Technology & Environmenthttps://www.careerlauncher.ca/employers/our-internship-programs/clean-tech/
OVIN Talent Development ProgramOntario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN)The OVIN Talent Development Program supports post-secondary students and graduates to apply their knowledge and expertise on automotive and smart mobility technology such as Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (C/AV) technologies, Electric Vehicles (EV), battery technologies, metallurgical (metal & mining) technologies, and other related areas. Supports company access to world-class talent coming out of Ontario’s publicly-funded post-secondary institutions and strengthen their capacity to develop new products, services, and processes. Fellowship and Internship streams are open for application.Talent & Hiring SupportZero Emission Vehicles & Infrastructure, Clean Technology & Environmenthttps://www.ovinhub.ca/talent-development/
Plant Protein CollaborativeProtein Industries CanadaUp to 50 percent of eligible project expensesThe Plant Protein Collaborative provides funding to support projects focused on creating, making, growing or selling high-quality plant-based protein products and co-products of processing.Entrepreneurship Support Start-up to Scale-up, Business Opportunities & ProjectsClean Technology & Environmenthttps://www.proteinindustriescanada.ca/technology?utm_source=bbf-orae&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=FTF&utm_term=business_benefits_finder-outil_recherche_aide_aux_entreprises
Forest Sector Investment and Innovation ProgramProvince of OntarioUp to 30 percent of eligible costs in the form of a performance-based loan (of which, up to 50 percent may be forgivable)The Forest Sector Investment and Innovation Program provides funding for strategic investments in the forest sector, including bio-economy projects that; improve productivity and innovation; enhance competitiveness; support new market access; provide benefits to Ontario’s broader forest sector; strengthen regional economies. Support is available under two project categories – business projects and collaboration projects.Strategic Investments & Technology AdoptionClean Technology & Environmenthttps://www.ontario.ca/page/forestry-sector-investment-innovation-program?utm_source=bbf-orae&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=FTF&utm_term=business_benefits_finder-outil_recherche_aide_aux_entreprises
Accelerated Materials and Artificial Intelligence for Clean Fuels ChallengeNational Research Council CanadaUp to $750,000 per year per projectThe Accelerated Materials and Artificial Intelligence for Clean Fuels Challenge aims to enable collaboration between leaders in academia and industry to catalyze the discovery and development of materials that can assist in decarbonizing Canada's heavy emissions sectors such as oil and gas, petrochemical, fertilizers, etc. Focus is on advancing materials research and development in 3 strategic areas: CO2 conversion – Using renewable energy to convert CO2 captured from point sources or the atmosphere into valuable fuels and chemical feedstocks; Clean H2 production – Reducing the cost of low-carbon hydrogen produced from renewable energy; Accelerated materials discovery – Combining robotics, artificial intelligence and high-throughput experimentation to accelerate the rate of materials discovery.Research & Development or Proof-of-Concept & Commercialization SupportGHG Reductionshttps://nrc.canada.ca/en/research-development/research-collaboration/programs/accelerated-materials-innovation-clean-fuels-call-proposals#a4
Innovative Solutions CanadaInnovation, Science and Economic Development CanadaFunding specific to projectInnovative Solutions Canada is a new program with over $100 million dedicated to supporting the scale up and growth of Canada's innovators and entrepreneurs by having the federal government act as a first customer. The program focuses on R&D and test prototypes in real-life settings. Specific challenges and requests are announced periodically.Research & Development or Proof-of-Concept & Commercialization SupportClean Technology & Environmenthttps://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/101.nsf/eng/home
R&D Partnership Fund - Electric Vehicle (EV)Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN)Up to $1,000,000 in funding over a maximum of 24 months"The R&D Partnership Fund - Electric Vehicle (EV) – Stream 2 Program supports projects related to the development and demonstration of technologies in electric vehicles (EV) and battery manufacturing technologies in the following priority areas: - Mass light vehicles, such as cars, trucks and vans - Heavy duty vehicles, including commercial vehicles, trucks, buses, recreational vehicles (RVs), and others used for goods movement - Charging infrastructure - Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) - Transit-supportive systems and vehicles"Research & Development or Proof-of-Concept & Commercialization SupportZero Emission Vehicles & Infrastructurehttps://www.ovinhub.ca/programs-overview/electric-vehicle-ev-stream-2/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ovin
Advance ONGreenCentre CanadaProject technical and professional services at no costGreenCentre Canada’s Advance-ON Program provides unique, high-value services to start-ups in the sustainable chemistry and advanced materials sectors, driving their early-stage innovations to market faster so their businesses can raise the investment they need to scale and grow. The successful applicants to this competitive program will receive a project with access to GreenCentre’s full suite of services at no cost. August 12, 2022 application deadline.Research & Development or Proof-of-Concept & Commercialization Support, Entrepreneurship Support Start-up to Scale-upClean Technology & EnvironmentSmall or Medium Enterprises, Early Stage or Scale Uphttps://greencentrecanada.com/programs/advance-on/
Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure ProgramGovernment of CanadaUp to $2 million per projectThe Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP) provides funding for organizations to install charging and hydrogen refuelling infrastructure for Zero Emission Vehicles.Financing & Capital InvestmentZero Emission Vehicles & Infrastructurehttps://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy-efficiency/transportation-alternative-fuels/zero-emission-vehicle-infrastructure-program/21876
FoodShiftGovernment of Canada, FedDev OntarioUp to $50,000 in project-based matching fundingThe FoodShift program will provide non-repayable funding for clean net-zero technology adoption to food and beverage processors to subsidize the cost of adopting and integrating new clean technologies into their operations. The project must be conducted in collaboration with a clean technology provider.Business Opportunities & ProjectsClean Technology & Environment, Energy Efficiency & Conservation, GHG Reductionshttps://bioenterprise.ca/programs/foodshift-program/?utm_source=bbf-orae&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=FTF&utm_term=business_benefits_finder-outil_recherche_aide_aux_entreprises
Indigenous-led clean production capacity projectsGovernment of CanadaDetermined by caseIndigenous-led clean production capacity projects provides funding for Indigenous-led clean fuel production capacity projects in Canada.Financing & Capital InvestmentClean Technology & Environmenthttps://www.nrcan.gc.ca/funding-for-indigenous-led-clean-production-capacity-projects/24040?utm_source=bbf-orae&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=FTF&utm_term=business_benefits_finder-outil_recherche_aide_aux_entreprises
Green Technology Network FundingGovernment of Canada, FedDev Ontario1:1 matching funding to a maximum of $100,000Green Technology Network funds projects to support acceleration, development, commercialization, or adoption of greenhouse technologiesResearch & Development or Proof-of-Concept & Commercialization SupportClean Technology & Environmenthttps://greenhousetechnetwork.ca/apply-now/
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