By Anthony Capkun
May 21, 2015 – Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) and MaRS Discovery District recently announced a partnership to “strengthen efforts to grow Canada’s clean technology and energy innovation sector”.
“Partnering with MaRS will allow start-ups and SMEs to more efficiently access the key ingredients to scale their business and access international markets, where our goal is to see a $50-billion Canadian clean technology industry by 2022,” said David Harris Kolada, vice-president, Alliances & Market Development, SDTC.
Under the partnership, MaRS and SDTC will launch and “grow high-impact, globally competitive” cleantech companies with the aim of helping “high-potential Canadian companies connect with global market opportunities, share information on priority international markets and highlight the work of leading Canadian companies in the field”.
“We look forward to working closely with SDTC to help unlock domestic markets for these companies and help them win on the global stage, further positioning Canada as an industry leader internationally,” said Ron Dizy, managing director of the Advanced Energy Centre (AEC).
The Advanced Energy Centre is a public-private partnership with the mission of fostering the adoption of “innovative energy technologies in Ontario and Canada, and leveraging those successes and experiences into international markets”.