Resources and tools

Resources and tools developed by the Hub and partner organizations to help you plan and access support for your clean tech projects.

Accessing funding

Applying for federal clean tech funding: A toolkit

Information about grants and contributions, as well as advice and resources for preparing funding applications.

Technology Readiness Level (TRL) Assessment Tool

A tool to help you assess your innovation's maturity.

16 ways to finance your cleantech business

An overview of typical sources of financing for clean tech companies, according to development stage.

Federal ecosystem of support for clean technology

An infographic describing the stages of clean tech innovation and the types of support available to clean tech developers and adopters.

First Things First

A series of articles from Innovation Canada to help growing businesses understand their options for government support.

R&D and innovation

Research technologies and innovative solutions

Software, tools and research technologies for your business improvement and development projects.


An online database for businesses to explore licensing and collaboration opportunities with public sector patent holders.

Energy data analysis software and modelling tools

Clean energy project analysis, modelling and simulation software tools.


Performance indicator calculators for environmental projects.



A service to help find the permits and licences you need for your business.

Overview of the Impact Assessment Act

Free e-learning course to inform Canadians about impact assessments and help meet their obligations under the Impact Assessment Act.

General business resources

Articles and tools

Articles and tools from the Business Development Bank of Canada to help entrepreneurs successfully start, manage, grow and promote their businesses.

Business and industry

Services and information on business grants and financing options, taxes, regulations, permits, intellectual property and more.

Small Business Services

Assistance from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario – to help Ontario entrepreneurs access government business information and services.

Canadian Intellectual Property Office

Services and information on how to leverage intellectual property in your business.

The Net Zero Challenge

The Net-Zero Challenge is a voluntary initiative that encourages businesses to develop and implement credible and effective plans to transition their facilities and operations to net-zero emissions by 2050.