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Investing in Canadians developing and advancing sustainable technologies

We invest not just in projects, but in a company's future.

Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) helps Canadian companies develop and deploy sustainable technologies by delivering critical funding support at every stage of their journey — from seed to success.

That includes:

  • Funding the development and demonstration of new environmental technologies.
  • Fostering and encouraging collaboration among organizations in the private sector, academia, the not-for-profit sector and others to develop and demonstrate new technologies.
  • Promoting the timely diffusion of new technologies across key economic sectors in Canada.



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Seed Funding Factsheet


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Start-Up Factsheet


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Scale-Up Factsheet

  • For early-stage company founders
  • One-time non-repayable contribution of $50,000 to $100,000 to validate an idea.
  • Must be nominated by one of SDTC’s 90+ accelerator partners
  • Must have raised $100,000 to $200,000 from accredited investors.





  • For companies with a technology that has been proven at a small scale.
  • Ready to validate that technology in a market setting.
  • Have a well-defined project and a line of sight to financing.
  • Are engaged in discussions with potential customers.
  • Are working with customers to test the viability of their business models.



  • Targets advanced, high-growth companies.
  • On the path to delivering meaningful environmental outcomes.
  • Have a track record of success and are looking to accelerate their growth.
  • Want to strengthen their competitive advantage or unlock a larger customer base.




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We support entrepreneurs whose ideas have the potential to transform the economic and environmental outcomes of all sectors.

Our relentless focus on the needs of entrepreneurs often means disrupting traditional methods and taking new approaches.

With our reputation for thinking broadly and maintaining excellence in the due diligence of the companies we fund, SDTC investments serve as a springboard to help companies unlock future investment, customers and support.

To learn more about the funding process download the How to Apply Guide and for any specific inquires fill out our funding inquiry form.

Canada’s Sustainability Changemakers

Canada’s Sustainability Changemakers is the first made-in-Canada list that recognizes homegrown innovation in sustainable technologies.  

These ten Canadian companies demonstrate outstanding growth and a track record of delivering on SDTC’s mandate of environmental and economic benefits for Canada, as determined by quarterly portfolio performance and outcomes indicators.  

This recognition has been made possible only by the extensive collection and analysis of data we have built in recent years.  

Read more on our 2023 Changemakers.


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