EDC presents the second annual Cleantech Export Week November 5 – 9. Along with our partners in the cleantech ecosystem we want to engage in a national conversation about the world of opportunities open to Canadian cleantech companies willing to tap into demand outside our borders.
During the week, we’ll share the experiences of companies who have already found success in the international cleantech market and showcase financial and strategic supports and resources offered to export-ready companies by EDC, our partners and across the Government of Canada.
Message from Carl Burlock, Senior Vice President, Financing and International Growth Capital
Welcome to Cleantech Export Week 2018.
Canadians are innovators in developing clean technologies that have immense sales potential beyond our borders. Based on commitments under the Paris Agreement, the World Bank estimates global cleantech opportunities to be $23 trillion through 2030. Within that, there are clearly opportunities for Canadian companies and entrepreneurs to grow their businesses in this space.
In 2017, Export Development Canada (EDC) established Cleantech Export Week to improve awareness about these international opportunities and share the successes of the many innovative Canadian companies who are entering new markets and finding customers in this fast-growing industry.
This year, Cleantech Export Week is back with a focus on what it takes for companies to grow globally and achieve export success. Our launch event in Toronto will provide advice on how to tackle the biggest challenges Canadian cleantech firms face today and, throughout the week, we’ll look at how stars in the industry have found success. We’ll examine how EDC and our partners in the cleantech ecosystem can help Canadian companies realize their exporting potential by providing financial resources, business contacts and a range of other strategic supports.
During the week, EDC looks forward to engaging with the many companies, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, government partners, and stakeholders who are making Canada’s global cleantech opportunity happen.
WEBINAR — Clean Up with Cleantech Exports
Thursday, November 8, 2018
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET
The global cleantech industry is expected to grow to $2.5 trillion by 2022. The time for Canadian companies to seize these opportunities is now. Here’s how.
Cleantech Export Week Tweet Up
Join in the conversation on Wednesday, November 7 live on Twitter. Log on at 12:00 EST as we chat with industry leaders on where cleantech is growing in their sectors. Follow hashtag #CleantechChat to keep up and add to the conversation.
Meet Canada’s Cleantech Export Stars for 2018
This year EDC will be announcing the 2018 recipients of the Cleantech Export Star recognition on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
As part of Cleantech Export Week 2018, EDC is excited to recognize a select group of companies whose technologies and business strategies have successfully taken their solutions beyond Canada’s borders.
Last year, we identified three stand-out Canadian cleantech companies as the inaugural class of Cleantech Export Stars. This year EDC will be announcing the 2018 recipients of the Cleantech Export Star recognition on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
New this year! EDC will be recognizing two companies in the new “Ones to Watch” category. These up and coming cleantech companies are on a growth trajectory that we’re excited to be a part of and we look forward to being able to facilitate their global reach.
By sharing the stories of these outstanding organizations, we hope other potential exporters will be inspired by their success to begin their own export journeys. EDC is excited to recognize these companies and their accomplishments as Canada’s Cleantech Export Stars.
Pyrowave: 2018 Cleantech “One to watch”
Plastics recycling technology that has the potential to upend the economics and environmental impact of the multi-billion dollar global market for post-consumer recycled plastics.
P&P Opitca: 2018 Cleantech “One to watch”
EDC began working with P&P Optica in early 2018 and invested $1 million in the company to help it develop and launch its Smart Imaging System in Canada and the United States.
Discussion on Cleantech, in partnership with MaRS — Toronto, November 5th
EDC’s Cleantech Export Week kicks off with a luncheon at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto.
EDC’s Cleantech Export Week kicks off with a luncheon at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, followed by an afternoon of expert conversations on the biggest hurdles along the road to international expansion, from securing financing to connecting with the right customer in the right markets.
A networking reception will round out the day, with the announcement of EDC’s Cleantech Export Stars and Ones to Watch 2018.
Watch this page for updates on the event’s agenda and list of featured speakers.
Seizing the opportunities cleantech offers
Canada’s cleantech sector is brimming with potential and it’s on the right path. Carl Burlock, EDC’s SVP and Global Head, Financing and Investments shares highlights from a recent panel he spoke at on the potential of Canada’s cleantech sector.
Growing cleantech companies in the age of disruptive technology
Lynn Côté, EDC’s Cleantech Lead, challenges Canada’s cleantech exporters to harness the disruption so prevalent in the sector.