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Supporting your journey to commercialization

About us

From coast to coast to coast, Canadians are coming up with novel ideas that have the power to solve our most pressing environmental problems.

This recognition that the next great idea can come from our own backyards is our North Star, driving us to find, fund and foster those ideas and bring them to market.

What Sets Us Apart

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We are relentlessly focused on entrepreneurs.

We look at the world through the entrepreneurs’ lens: Who are their customers? Who are their investors? What policies and trends impact their growth? To meet our shared outcomes of getting more sustainable solutions in the market, we continue to evolve our approaches to match entrepreneurs’ needs.

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Our approach to partnering with companies throughout their journey to commercialization is distinct.

We support entrepreneurs throughout their commercialization with our seed, start-up and scale-up funding, with less administrative burden to meet market needs. We are seen as a catalyst, creating a feeder group of companies that go on to scale.

No entrepreneur is an island.

Our network of partnerships offer ecosystems supports and connectivity to create opportunities for collaboration, mentorship and peer-to-peer connections.

Our investments serve as a springboard to help companies unlock future investment, customers and opportunities.

We are known for our thinking on innovation and for our excellence in due diligence of companies. Through our in-house portfolio analytics team, we leverage our unique client data to observe portfolio trends, learn from past performance and monitor outcomes to identify companies making an environmental impact while becoming globally successful.

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We are technology diverse

We fund across all sectors to support entrepreneurs whose ideas have the potential to deliver environmental and economic outcomes for Canada. We measure sustainability impact in three areas: climate change; circular economy; and people, nature and communities.

Annual Report 2022-2023 - Download Here

Follow the link above to download our comprehensive guide that introduces you to our application process.

SDTC at a glance

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.

To learn more about what we do and our impact on the Canadian innovation ecosystem, read our latest Annual Report.

SDTC Careers

Want to help us make a difference?

As an SDTC team member you’ll be part of a fast-paced and agile organization that supports a world-class portfolio of funded companies. You’ll have the opportunity to work with dynamic sustainable technology companies, ecosystem partners including provincial and federal government entities, accelerators and innovation hubs, academics and thought leaders.

SDTC Offers

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A competitive total compensation package
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Attractive health, dental, life insurance benefits and a Group RRSP
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Employee development and growth opportunities
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Flexible work practices

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