Natural Resources Canada – Clean Tech Impact
Delivered by Natural Resources Canada, Clean Tech Impact will focus on unlocking breakthrough solutions to complex and persistent problems in developing clean technology. Starting in early 2018, a series of prize-based challenges will be launched in collaboration with the private, academic, and non-governmental sectors to significantly advance a range of clean technology applications and accelerate our journey towards a cleaner future.
Écotech Québec represents the Québec cleantech cluster. It mobilizes key players of Quebec’s green economy to create the most favorable conditions for the development and growth of innovations, while encouraging end-users to increase the deployment of clean technologies. Écotech Québec brings together all key decision makers in Quebec’s cleantech sector: innovators, R&D centres, corporations, academia, trade unions and related associations.
MaRS Discovery District
MaRS Discovery District is a Canadian registered charity, the charitable mission of which includes connecting communities of science, business and capital to further innovation in Canada for the benefit of the community. Its 14-member board of directors guides and oversees the mission of MaRS, which is led by Chief Executive Officer Yung Wu and a seasoned management team with deep roots in Canada’s innovation ecosystem.
MaRS works with more than 1,000 promising young Canadian ventures, helping bring their breakthrough products and services to national and international markets by giving them critical connections to capital, talent, customers and systems providers—from hospitals to hydro utilities. MaRS also provides them with market intelligence, advisory services and specialized entrepreneurship programs based on their stage of growth.
The MaRS Venture Services Group, led by President Salim Teja, sits at the core of our organization, which through the ventures we support has helped create more than 6,000 highly skilled, well-paying jobs for the knowledge economy. Between 2008 and 2016, MaRS-assisted ventures have collectively raised more than $3.5 billion in capital and generated $1.8 billion in revenue.