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SDTC investments translate to economic and environmental benefits

We help Canadian companies develop and deploy sustainable technologies by delivering critical funding support and promoting the development of a robust Canadian innovation ecosystem.


We do this by:

  • 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

We invest in companies with transformative environmental and economic potential, from seed to start-up to scale-up.

Read about the economic and environmental impacts below and learn more about the companies we fund.

Economic Benefits

We use two primary metrics to measure the economic benefits derived by SDTC-supported companies: jobs and revenues.
Here are our results as of March 31, 2023.


Estimated total jobs (direct and indirect) attributable to SDTC-funded projects


Of SDTC funding to sustainable technology projects


Estimated annual revenues generated by SDTC companies


Estimated total follow-on financing generated by SDTC-funded companies since 2001

Environmental Benefits

Our primary measurement of environmental benefits is the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions achieved by each SDTC-supported project undertaken by the companies we invest in.
Here are our results as of March 31, 2023.


megatonnes CO2e estimated annual GHG emissions reduction attributable to SDTC-supported technologies


Projects in market generating environmental benefits


In estimated annual savings to the Canadian economy due to air quality, clean water and clean soil benefits

Streamlined Processes

We leverage the strengths of our lean organization and the expertise of our people to deliver a big impact. We have streamlined our application process to ensure we are putting our funds to work faster. We continue to transform how we do business, by restructuring how we operate and improving the speed and quality by which we do our business.


New projects approved in 2022–2023


in funding to sustainable technology projects in 2022-2023