(AGENPARL) – OTTAWA (CANADA), mer 16 settembre 2020
Nine projects to help create a more competitive economy and reduce environmental impacts
September 16, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario
Canada has made clean technology a priority in its economic growth and is continuing to position Canada as a global cleantech leader so that all Canadians can benefit from this fast-growing market.
Today, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced an investment of $24.8 million in nine small businesses across Canada that are using innovative solutions to tackle climate change, support well-paying jobs and create a more sustainable future. The nine projects are receiving funding and support from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), which finds, funds and fosters the game-changing technologies that are critical in a low-carbon economy. SDTC helps Canadian entrepreneurs accelerate the development and deployment of globally competitive clean technology solutions.
The announcement comes as Canadian and international clean technology leaders and entrepreneurs are meeting virtually for the SDTC Annual Public Meeting. The meeting features discussions around the commercialization of Canadian clean technologies, which will help Canada transition to an economy with net zero carbon dioxide emissions and help entrepreneurs tap into the growing global demand for carbon-neutral solutions.
The COVID-19 pandemic has offered an opportunity to think about common priorities within communities, mobilize Canadians’ ingenuity to solve tough challenges together, and reflect on the kind of future we want to build. Investments such as the one announced today will build a fairer and more resilient Canada that works for everyone.