At Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), we fund Canadian clean technology projects and coach the companies that lead them. We help bring ground-breaking technologies to market. SDTC’s mission is to be the Canadian clean tech market-maker.
- For any questions you may have about SDTC funding, please contact an Applications and Intake Coordinator (613-234-6313).
SDTC has different funds to support innovative, Canadian cleantech projects through development and demonstration. Funding rounds for the different funds are opened regularly (i.e., annually or bi-annually) until such a time as each of the funds has been utilized in full.
SD Tech Fund
The SD Tech Fund supports projects that address climate change, air quality, clean water and clean soil. The Government of Canada has allocated a total of $965 million for the fund.
SDTC Joint Fund with Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund
SDTC and the BC ICE Fund will be launching a joint call over a three-year continuous intake period to seek out clean-energy projects and technologies that will mitigate or avoid provincial greenhouse gas emissions, including prototype deployment, field testing and commercial-scale demonstration projects. The call for expressions of interest will officially open in early April, 2017.
TargetGHG Collaborative Technology Development Program
SDTC and OCE Call for Expressions of Interest under the TargetGHG Collaborative Technology Development Program, from SMEs requesting funding for an innovative development and demonstration project for GHG-reduction technologies.
The intake for the following funding opportunities is now closed.
SDTC Joint Fund with ERA
The Government of Canada and Government of Alberta have launched a joint initiative between Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) and Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA, formely CCEMC) for clean air projects that can demonstrate reductions in greenhouse gases. The SDTC/ERA cleantech initiative will award $40 million in cleantech funding to successful projects through one streamlined, harmonized application process. With a maximum of $10 million awarded per project, the joint process allows applicants to access more funding (67% funding match from SDTC) than would be available via individual applications to SDTC or ERA.
SDTC Joint Fund with AI-EES
Alberta Innovates Energy and Environment Solutions (AI-EES) and Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) have launched a joint call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for water technology projects. The joint AI-EES and SDTC cleantech water initiative will award $8 million in cleantech funding to successful projects through one streamlined, harmonized application process. With a maximum of $1 million awarded per project, the joint process allows applicants to access more funding (67% funding match from SDTC) than would be available via individual applications to SDTC or AI-EES.
NextGen Biofuels Fund
The NextGen Biofuels Fund supports the establishment of first-of-kind large demonstration-scale facilities for the production of next-generation renewable fuels.
SD Natural Gas Fund
The SD Natural Gas Fund, an offshoot of the SD Tech Fund, supports the development and demonstration of new downstream natural gas technology. The fund is a collaboration with the Canadian Gas Association (CGA) including up to $15-million of funding from both CGA and the SD Tech Fund.