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Statement from SDTC’s Board of Directors

November 20, 2023

OTTAWA, ON –SDTC’s Board of Directors would like to thank Annette Verschuren for her service to Canada in her role as Chair.

As a seasoned business leader with deep expertise in sustainable innovation, Ms. Verschuren has been a tireless advocate for entrepreneurs across Canada’s cleantech ecosystem. Under her direction, SDTC enhanced its client-centric approach to innovation funding, serving a more diverse portfolio of entrepreneurs in every province of the country.  Ms. Verschuren’s passion, keen insights and thoughtful counsel over the past four years has been integral to enabling SDTC to catapult Canadians entrepreneurs to the forefront of the global cleantech industry.

The Board of Directors will meet this week to review the response to the Management Response and Action Plan put forward by Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED), with the objective of submitting the response to ISED on December 1 and getting new funding flowing to Canadian entrepreneurs as soon as possible.  The Board will also discuss next steps until a new Chair is appointed by the Government of Canada.