Recently, Innovative Solutions Canada (ISC) outlined a series of new programming and funding opportunities clean technology ventures at an event hosted by Cleantech Commons in Peterborough. Read that story here!
Éric-Aimé Patry, the Manager of Outreach and Engagement at Innovative Solutions Canada & Build in Canada Innovation Program, detailed the new programme and explained how cleantech startups can take advantage:
- With up to $150,000 to develop a proof of concept.
- With up to $1 million to develop a prototype.
- Receive up to $1.15 million to prove your concept and build a prototype!
- By the government of Canada being your first customer.
ISC is now seeking cleantech innovators to solve their various new “cleantech challenges“, which were announced at the event in Peterborough.
The nine “challenges” include:
- Textiles and Microfibres – Closing date: April 14, 2020
Seeking an innovative solution to the challenge of plastic waste from textiles and microfibres in Canada.
- Sustainable Alternatives to Plastic Packaging – Closing date: April 14, 2020
Seeking an alternative reusable or recyclable product that can replace one or more “challenging” single-use plastic product(s).
- E-Waste – Closing date: April 14, 2020
Seeking a solution that will reduce the environmental impact of e-waste in Canada.
- Monitoring Microplastics in the Marine Environment – Closing date: April 14, 2020
Seeking in situ sensing technology for identification and quantification of microplastics in water.
- Diverting End of Life Vehicles Plastics from Landfills – Closing date: April 16, 2020
Seeking technologies that will enable the diversion of End of Life Vehicles (ELVs) plastics from landfills and their conversion into valuable materials and/or molecules.
- Outdoor Air Purifier – Closing date: April 16, 2020
Seeking a solution that will aid in the purification of air in areas around Global Affairs Canada buildings where there is excessive smoke exposure.
- Eco-friendly Waste Converter – Closing date: April 16, 2020
Seeking an eco-friendly way of self-managing garbage disposal on-site that is self-fueling and does not involve external transportation.
- Recycled Plastic Ceiling Tiles – Closing date: April 21, 2020
Seeking a solution that will contribute to the circular economy by recycling plastic into ceiling tiles and that meet a high safety standard with no chemical emissions.
- Energy Producing Window Coverings – Closing date: April 21, 2020
Seeking a window covering that, as well as reducing glare, will contribute to greater energy efficiency.