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Incentives for medium and heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles
Transport Canada has launched the Incentives for Medium and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicles (iMHZEV) Program which offers Canadian organizations (for profit and non-profit), provinces, territories and municipalities incentives towards the purchase/lease of eligible MHZEVs. There are many different makes and models of eligible zero-emission vehicles for purchase or lease that provide eligible purchasing/leasing organizations with iMHZEV Program incentives of up to $200,000.
The Global Water Challenge
The Global Water Challenge (TGWC) has touched down in Canada, one of the fastest growing ecosystems in the world, and is ready to invest in the hottest deep-tech start-ups. Its goal, in the second year of its tour around the globe's most powerful ecosystems, is to create the world's largest water technology hub.
The initiative, led by GoHub Ventures, Global Omnium's corporate investment fund, has put out a call for Canadian start-ups with unique solutions not only in water management, but also using agnostic technologies that can be applied to different sectors to automate and optimize processes.
The chosen start-up is set receive up to €3 million ($3.9M CAD) in investment and will be given the chance to develop a paid use case at Global Omnium, one of the world's top five water utilities. In addition, the winner will benefit from business development opportunities and partnerships with participating TGWC members and their networks.
- Deadline to apply: October 12, 2022
- Learn more about the Global Water Challenge
Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program – Request for Proposals
Offered through Natural Resources Canada, Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP) is a $680 million initiative ending in 2027 and its objective is to address the lack of charging and refuelling stations in Canada; one of the key barriers to ZEV adoption, by increasing the availability of localized charging and hydrogen refuelling opportunities where Canadians live, work, and play. This funding will be delivered through cost-sharing contribution agreements for eligible projects that will help meet the growing charging and refuelling demand. The Request for Proposals (RFP) focuses on public places, on-street, multi-unit residential buildings, workplaces and vehicle fleets.
- Deadline: August 11, 2022
- Learn more and find out how to submit your proposal
Foresight Mapping Canada's Water Technology Ecosystem Report
Foresight has explored the Canadian blue economy through the waterNEXT Water Technology in Canada Report. The report investigates how sectors and subsectors, utilities, industries, organizations, and communities will be affected by the critical resource. More specifically, the report showcases ecosystem members, compiles ecosystem data and supports the innovation process. The report builds on the Canada's Water Technology Ecosystem Map, which presents a clear view industry players.
Zero Emission Vehicle Awareness Initiative - Calls for Proposal
To accelerate the path to net-zero, the Government of Canada has set a mandatory target for all new light-duty cars and passenger truck sales to be ZEVs by 2035. However, nationwide surveys consistently show that a lack of awareness, knowledge and public confidence in ZEVs is a key barrier to adoption on a wider scale. Addressing gaps in ZEV knowledge and experience for consumers and businesses is therefore critical to supporting Canadians through the decision-making process to purchasing a ZEV. The Zero Emission Vehicles Awareness Initiative (ZEVAI) is looking to fund new and innovative projects that aim to address awareness and knowledge gaps among Canadians on light-duty ZEVs and ZEV technologies, including battery electric (BEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV), and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles.
- Deadline to apply: August 18, 2022
- Learn more about the Initiative and how to apply
Business Scale-up and Productivity (BSP) in British Columbia – Call for Expression of Interest
Pacific Economic Development Canada (PacifiCan) is accepting Expression of Interests for its Business Scale-up and Productivity (BSP) program. BSP supports high-growth businesses that are scaling up and producing innovative goods, services or technologies. It offers interest-free, repayable funding to incorporated businesses. PacifiCan will host two virtual information sessions on June 22nd and June 29th.
- Deadline: July 27, 2022 at 12:00 pm PST
- Learn more about the Call and how to apply
Clean Fuels Awareness Projects – Call for Proposals
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is launching a call for proposals in June 2022 to support projects that increase awareness of, knowledge of and confidence in the production and usage of clean fuels and clean fuels technologies used across the economy. NRCan's Clean Fuels Awareness pilot seeks to support innovative projects – via cost-shared contribution agreements – that advance basic knowledge and understanding of clean fuels among industry/commercial users/producers as well as the general population in Canada.
Clean fuels awareness projects covers all clean fuels covered by the Clean Fuels Fund, including biofuels such as cellulosic ethanol, renewable diesel, synthetic fuels and sustainable aviation fuel, as well as gaseous fuels such as clean hydrogen and renewable natural gas.
- Deadline: September 13, 2022
- Learn more and find out how to submit your proposal
- Government of Canada launches second round of public engagements to establish the Clean Electricity Regulations (July 26, 2022)
- Government of Canada takes next steps forward on better plastic recyclability, compostability, and tracking (July 25, 2022)
- Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Agriculture reach a new partnership agreement and inject new funds to support the sector (July 22, 2022)
- Québec lance un appel d’intérêt pour la création d’écosystèmes énergétiques régionaux (July 21, 2022) (only available in French)
- Government of Canada invests in industry-leading innovation in Victoria (July 20, 2022)
- #EVWeek in Canada Delivers Investments for Decarbonizing Transportation Across Canada (July 15, 2022)
- New Agricultural Climate Solutions – Living Labs, Partners and Projects (July 14, 2022)
- Lancement de l’appel de projets collaboratifs et mobilisateurs sur les transports de demain (July 13, 2022) (only available in French)
- Minister of Transport announces new Incentives for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicles Program (July 11, 2022)
- Statement by Minister Ng on agreement to remove U.S. solar safeguard tariffs on Canadian solar products (July 7, 2022)
- Canada and FCM invest in home energy retrofit financing for Toronto (July 7, 2022)
Upcoming clean tech events
ONS in an energy conference that brings together more than 65 000 visitors from around 100 countries. ONS assembles high-profile decision makers who are engaged in the world's energy discussions across the entire value chain.
- August 29 to September 1, 2022
- Stavanger, Norway
This event will feature a Hydrogen Mobility exhibition that will cover the following topics: FCEV, Hydrogen-powered drones, ships, railroad and construction equipment, parts and materials. The event will also feature a Hydrogen Charging & Infrastructure exhibition and a Hydrogen Energy exhibition.
- August 31 to September 3, 2022
- Goyang City, South Korea (Hybrid format)
The Energy Innovation Forum (EIF) focuses on accelerating Canada's transition from fossil-based energy systems to renewable systems by fostering collaboration across the energy sector. The event also offers a platform to discuss the reduction of energy-related greenhouse has emissions through various forms of decarbonisation.
- September 19 and 20, 2022
- Toronto, Ontario
Carbon Capture Canada is Canada's national Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) convention. The convention features an exhibition and conference that bring together major industry players to discuss the implementation and development of CCUS within industrial operations and beyond.
- September 20 and 22, 2022
- Edmonton, AB
Electric Mobility Canada's EVVE 2022 Conference will bring together thought leaders and experts to discuss successes, challenges and trend in electric mobility. The event will showcase programs, policies, and innovative technologies that follow the theme of My Canada drives electric. The conference includes keynote speakers, education, roundtable discussions and an afternoon dedicated to businesses and organizations to showcase their products and services with tabletop exhibits for business-to-business networking.
- September 27 to 29, 2022
- Toronto, ON
With a theme of "A Future Without Waste: Regenerative and waste-free by design", the 2022 Zero Waste Conference will bring together business leaders, community innovators, and policy makers who understand the value of a circular economy.
- September 28 and 29, 2022
- Vancouver, BC
f-cell is where the hydrogen and fuel cell community meets to discuss technological advances, transfer knowledge and tap into international markets. f-cell offers an industry platform, in a modern exhibition and congress center in one of the strongest economic regions – for experts and newcomers alike.
- October 4 and 5, 2022
- Stuttgart, Germany
WEFTEC provides an opportunity to meet water professionals from around the world and experience the best in water quality education, leading experts, the latest technology and trends, and proven solutions.
- October 8 to 12, 2022 (Conference) and October 10 to 12, 2022 (Exhibition)
- New Orleans, Louisiana
The World Hydrogen Congress acts as the senior executive networking congress for the clean hydrogen industry. It is produced by the World Hydrogen Leaders, the exclusive hydrogen executive membership community. The mission of the World Hydrogen Congress is to accelerate the global commercialisation of clean hydrogen and to help connect the industry by providing an annual diary date for high quality content and high intensity networking.
- October 11 to 13, 2022
- Rotterdam, Netherlands
This event, hosted by Avicienne Energy, presents attendees with the opportunity to meet high level representatives and develop a clear vision of the transformations and growth to come in the European battery industry. The event will feature international speakers and over 60 booths.
- October 18 to 21, 2022
- Lyon, France
Electricity Transformation Canada was created to support a shared vision: that innovation and collaboration in Canada's renewable energy industry are key to future success and prosperity. The event will bring together energy professionals from converging sectors — wind energy, solar energy and energy storage — to network, collaborate and grow their businesses.
- October 26 to 28, 2022
- Toronto, ON
Plant Forward is the first-ever international event showcasing Canada's plant-based ingredient and food supply and innovation. The event will bring together CEOs, CFOs, R&D leaders and investors at the forefront of the global food industry to: gain diverse perspectives from leaders on the future of plant-forward, learn more about Canada's integrated plant-based ecosystem, meet key players and find opportunities for unique collaborations, and understand the natural production, sustainability and geographical advantages Canada has to offer
- November 1 and 2, 2022
- Toronto, ON
Procurement Assistance Canada offers free seminars to businesses interested in learning about the federal procurement process and how to sell goods and services to the Government of Canada.
- Multiple times each month
The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada provides free training to inform the public about impact assessments and meeting obligations under the Impact Assessment Act.
- Multiple times throughout the year
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has a podcast series, "Canadian IP Voices," to help you learn about the fundamentals of intellectual property (IP) and how you can use IP to protect your creations, ideas and products. These podcasts feature interviews and real-life stories with guests who demystify how IP works.
- Multiple times throughout the year