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Investing in Canadians developing and advancing clean technologies

Advancing cleantech innovation at home and around the world

We support Canadian companies – clean technology trailblazers – who are leaders in their efforts to develop and demonstrate new environmental technologies that address climate change, clean air, clean water and clean soil.

We work across public and private sectors to get new ideas to market faster and grow firms to scale sooner. Through our work together we create economic and environmental prosperity for Canadians.

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Moving at the speed of business, we catalyze cleantech innovation at every stage.

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We’ve invested over $1.38 billion in 460 companies, creating nearly 17,000 jobs in Canada since 2001.

We fund companies with the potential to transform the environmental and economic prosperity of Canada. We support and champion Canadian entrepreneurs through funding, knowledge and ecosystem connections, making a difference in today’s hyper-competitive global market for clean technologies.

We’re a lean organization with big impact in cleantech. Through our approach and in partnership with the foremost peers and experts, we are the benchmark for sustainable development innovation programming globally.

We know that clean technology is a megatrend that will have transformative impacts on most sectors over the coming years. We have the expertise required to revolutionize this important Canadian ecosystem.

Committed to Canadian Cleantech Businesses

At SDTC we have a singular focus: supporting Canadian companies who are leading in the development of clean technologies.

The companies we invested in have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 22.4 megatonnes annually.

We fund small- and medium-sized Canadian businesses advancing innovative technologies that are pre-commercial and have the potential to demonstrate significant and quantifiable environmental and economic benefits.

Our funding gives companies the critical support they need to advance projects in the challenging and risky stages of pre-commercial development and demonstration.

Our goal is ambitious – to move at the speed of business to find, support and fund high potential firms. We’re always open to your ideas through out continuous intake approach.

Interested in working with us? Check out the Apply page to learn more.


Check out this report by @globeandmail on Canada's Top Growing Companies in 2022! Here are some SDTC-funded companies to look out for: @Clirrenewables, @ViveCrop, @clearblueonline, @Giatec and many more! Read the full report ⬇️