SDTC Announces Call for Applications for Clean Technology Funding
Ottawa, Ontario, September 5, 2012 - Canada is
a global leader in developing clean technologies. To maintain this
momentum, SDTC announced today it will be accepting applications
for funding from entrepreneurs from September 5 to October
"In every corner of this country, some of Canada's brightest
minds are developing technology that brings together economic
prosperity and environmental responsibility," said SDTC President
and CEO Vicky Sharpe. "We want to work with these entrepreneurs to
help bring their projects to commercialization. These clean
technologies are the key to Canada's future growth and
SDTC is a not-for-profit corporation created and funded by the
Government of Canada to finance and support the late-stage
development and pre-commercial demonstration of clean technologies.
Through its SD Tech Fund™, SDTC helps companies through the
critical juncture when capital and scaling costs become challenges
and the risk profile deters other investors.
SDTC supports technologies that address the challenges of
Climate Change, Clean Air, Soil and Water, including technology
solutions focused on these current priority areas:
- Natural Resources: Mitigate environmental impacts
associated with Canada's natural resource sector including "green
mining", cleaner fossil fuels and forestry.
- Clean Energy: Enable cleaner energy production, including
natural gas, and improved energy efficiency of transportation, the
built environment and industrial processes.
- Agriculture: Increase yield and improve temperature and
drought resistance of agricultural crops and mitigate land-use
changes and biodiversity loss.
- Northern/Remote Communities: Innovative solutions for
self-sufficiency in smaller communities.
- Packaged Solutions: Integrated technology packages that combine
one or more clean technologies, such as renewable energy
generation, energy storage, and waste and wastewater
The SDTC portfolio is currently comprised of 228 clean
technology projects, for a total value of $2 billion, of which over
$1.4 billion is leveraged primarily from the private-sector.
SDTC will host a series of workshops in the next few weeksto
guide prospective applicants through the process, ensuring the best
ideas rise to the surface. A schedule of these workshops is
available at www.sdtc.ca/workhops.
Potential applicants are encouraged to review the Statement of
Interest process and funding requirements at www.sdtc.ca/applications. Questions related to
applications can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is an
arm's-length foundation created by the Government of Canada which
has received $1.09 billion as part of the Government's commitment
to create a healthy environment and a high quality of life for all
SDTC operates two funds aimed at the development and
demonstration of innovative technological solutions. The $590
million SD Tech Fund™ supports projects that address climate
change, air quality, clean water, and clean soil. The $500
million NextGen Biofuels Fund™ supports the establishment of
first-of-kind large demonstration-scale facilities for the
production of next-generation renewable fuels.
SDTC operates as a not-for-profit corporation and has been
working with the public and private sector including industry,
academia, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the financial
community and all levels of government to achieve this mandate.
For more information, please contact:
Sustainable Development Technology Canada
Tel: 613.234-6313 ext. 295
Tel: 613.234-6313 ext. 234