SDTC and Nova Scotia Organizations Announce Collaboration to Support Smart Grid Technologies

February 22, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Today, Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), announced a collaboration with the Nova Scotia Department of Energy and Innovacorp, a Nova Scotia crown corporation, on a pilot program to support the development and demonstration of smart grid technologies in Nova Scotia.

Innovacorp has teamed up with the Nova Scotia Department of Energy to help Nova Scotia researchers and early stage companies move their smart energy innovations closer to commercialization.

Government of Canada announces $18.2 million for automotive innovation

Funding supports Windsor-based maker of lightweight auto parts and Ottawa-based battery maker

February 16, 2017 – Toronto, ON – Two Canadian companies – one in Lakeshore near Windsor, the other in Ottawa – have developed innovations that have the potential to make cars lighter, more fuel efficient and, in the case of electric cars, better performing due to a longer battery life.

Canada well represented on Global Cleantech Top 100 and 100 Ones to Watch Lists

January 25, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – On January 23rd, 2017, the Cleantech Group released their well-respected Global Cleantech 100 and 100 Ones to Watch lists. The lists, that single out the private cleantech companies that are the most likely to make the most significant market impact over the next five to ten years, had an impressive showing by Canadian companies. With nearly 10,000 companies considered and 77 countries represented, Canada took 11 of 100 honours (11%) of the Global Cleantech 100, and 5 of 100 honours (5%) on the 100 Ones to Watch list.

Canada’s global competitiveness threatened by lack of adequate financing of cleantech innovations

New study identifies gaps in financing chain for Canada’s cleantech sector 

Ottawa, Ontario – December 6, 2016 – Cycle Capital Management, and Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), in collaboration with Écotech Québec, released today a study on the financing chain of Canadian cleantech sector. The study was directed by Gilles Duruflé, a renowned consultant in the venture capital sector, in collaboration with Louis Carbonneau, Founder and CEO of Tangible IP and recognized expert in intellectual property. 

Leah Lawrence, President and CEO of Sustainable Development Technology Canada, Wins Stevie® Award for Women in Business

Female leaders from around the world recognized at event in New York City

Ottawa, Ontario – November 19, 2016 – Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is proud to recognize its president and CEO, Leah Lawrence, who has been named a Female Executive of the Year award winner by the Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Leah was recognized with a Silver Stevie® Award in the Government or Non-Profit (11 to 2,500 employees) category on the 18th of November in New York City at the 13th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business Gala. 

Government of Canada invests over $45 million in advanced clean technology projects

Sustainable Development Technology Canada–funded projects exemplify innovative technology practices for improved environmental outcomes and job creation

September 19, 2016 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Celebrating 15 years of Canadian clean tech

June 8, 2016 – Ottawa – Sustainable Development Technology Canada

Today, Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) unveiled its new anniversary logo. The logo celebrates 15 years of Canadian clean technology innovation and is accompanied by the tagline: Celebrating 15 years of Canadian clean tech.

Government of Canada Continues to Support Canadian Cleantech in budget 2016

Ottawa, March 23, 2016 – Today, the Government of Canada announced its first budget under the leadership of Prime Minister Trudeau, including $50 million to Sustainable Development Technology Canada’s SD Tech Fund.

Government of Canada announces support for clean technology

Edmonton, Alberta – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

The Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Navdeep Bains, today announced over $206 million in funding for 36 clean technology projects across Canada.

Investing in innovation, supporting clean technology and encouraging sustainable practices will help create jobs, expand access to international markets and make Canadian companies more competitive in the global economy.