CleanTech North (CTN) is now accepting applications from Canadian cleantech companies looking to grow and expand their market reach.
The Cleantech sector is poised for exponential international growth over the next decade and Canadian clean technology companies are recognized as having some of the most advanced science and technology.
“The challenge for Canadian clean technology companies is that many have not yet demonstrated the ability for their technologies to reach their full commercial potential,” says Henry Vehovec, CTN executive director. “One of the primary goals of CleanTech North is to link innovative Canadian companies with a range of experienced industry partners in order to accelerate their revenue growth and guide them down the path to effective commercialization.”
CTN is a consortium of tier one corporate services providers representing a range of industry sectors – including technology, finance, engineering, financial services, law, tax and accounting, business development, and wealth management.
CTN leverages the expertise of its members for the benefit of individual Canadian companies in order to define and expand their unique positions within the global cleantech marketplace.
CTN provides successful program participants with access to investment capital and leveraged distribution channels, and with guidance and assistance to overcome legislative, regulatory, and market challenges.
“Canadians have a demonstrated history of developing cutting edge technologies, but all too often, we fail to commercialize these innovations on the global stage,” says Albert Behr, CTN president. “We’ve brought together some of the brightest minds in the Canadian business world to help early-stage cleantech companies reach their full potential. We want to make sure Canadian companies have access to what they need to succeed – whether that is business mentorship, legal advice, or help to raise capital.”
CTN is officially open for business and is interested in working with Canadian companies with new and/or emerging technologies. Companies interested in becoming involved with CleanTech North should visit the CTN website at http://www.cleantechnorth.com/intake/.
The first step in the process is to provide a brief overview of your company and technology. CTN will review this information as part of its initial screening and needs assessment process.