The Core Cleantech Cluster brand, strategy and vision was unveiled by Foresight Cleantech Accelerator at the Globe 2020 Forum in Vancouver on February 11, 2020. This initiative represents the collective voice to showcase the world-class cleantech economy in Canada to global industries and markets. And Foresight is issuing a call to action to participate in this exciting project. www.corecleantech.com
The results of Foresight’s research and engagement initiatives across the Province were unequivocal. “BC has an emerging cleantech cluster with enormous potential, and we are ready for bold moves and global cleantech leadership” said Jeanette Jackson, CEO of Foresight. “With over 50% of the Canadian companies on the 2020 Global Cleantech Top 100 list from BC, the interest is high and the time is now to scale up this industry.”
“Our government’s CleanBC plan will do more than just reduce pollution – it will also create new economic opportunities and spur innovation in the clean energy sector,” said Bruce Ralston, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. “While British Columbia is already home to some of the top cleantech companies in the world, launching a Cleantech Cluster will ensure we continue to be a global leader in the growing market for low-carbon products and services.”
“Clean technology is an important part of the fight against climate change. The Government of Canada is investing in the creation of clusters in key industries across the country and Foresight’s Cleantech Cluster strategy will help to ensure that the sector continues to grow and thrive in British Columbia, and across the country.” said The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change.
A Cleantech Cluster organization represents an enormous opportunity for energizing and raising competitiveness of the cleantech industry in Canada through strategic cluster activities, tools and support structures focused on the region’s unique strengths and characteristics.
About the BC Cleantech Cluster Initiative:
The BC Cleantech Cluster Initiative is funded by Western Economic Diversification Canada, The Province of British Columbia, and VanCity Savings & Credit Union. The project, launched in July 2019, is bringing together key stakeholders groups including small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), associations, industry, investors and Federal and Provincial government to put in motion a sustainable model to help advance British Columbia’s thriving cleantech sector.
Find out more at www.foresightcac.com/clusterStrategy
About Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre:
Foresight is Western Canada’s Cleantech Innovation Centre which supports the identification and validation of cleantech opportunities and the successful commercialization of solutions. We bring together industry, government, academia and technologists to innovate and enable a responsible, more sustainable tomorrow.
Find out more at www.foresightcac.com and follow on Twitter @ForesightCAC.