Tuesday 15:30 - 17:00
Location: Invest in Canada Stage, Innovation Showcase

Advancing cleantech innovation in Canada is an economic gamechanger, and represents an incredible opportunity for job creation, climate mitigation and whole-system transformation. Sponsored by Foresight Cleantech Accelerator and in collaboration with the Vancouver Economic Commission, hear about emerging opportunities that are poised to raise the bar in Canadian cleantech. Join us in this exciting presentation showcasing seven challenges.

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  • 15:30 to 15:40 – Introductions
  • 15:40 to 16:20 – VEC Challenge presentations
  • 16:20 to 17:00 – Foresight presentations
  • 17:00 onward – networking and announcements

This is an open event for all registered GLOBE 2020 participants (including visitors), there is no additional cost to attend the Challenge Series.


Part 1: Technology Deployment Network Reverse Pitch: Catalyzing Cleantech Opportunities in Metro Vancouver

Time: 15:30-16:30

As managers of critical infrastructure and assets—municipalities, utilities, and developers hold significant influence over how fast we will transition to a clean economy future. Fortunately, major organizations across Metro Vancouver are aligned by a shared commitment to the environment, and are aggressively pursuing ambitious sustainability targets to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, and waste. United in purpose, a group of forward-thinking organizations, convened by the Vancouver Economic Commission, have come together to form a technology deployment network. This initiative intends to accelerate the region’s smart and clean economy transition by onboarding new smart and cleantech solutions.

This reverse-pitch competition is a platform for organizations to pitch their pain points and challenges to the innovation community to accelerate this important transition together. Confirmed organizations pitching their needs include the City of Vancouver, Translink, FortisBC and Quadreal.

Read about the Innovation Challenges here:


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Part 2: Foresight Large Industry Innovation Program (FLIIP) – Connecting Leading Edge Technologies to Real-World Problems

Time: 16:30-17:00

The Foresight Large Industry Innovation Program (FLIIP) is a structured, collaborative process that connects leading edge technologies to real-world problems. We know that transitioning to a clean economy and achieving CleanBC’s climate targets will involve solving major industry pain points and fast-tracking the adoption of transformative technologies. This successful program is a proven path to those objectives – it allows industry to assess new technologies, processes and business models that can overcome their key technical hurdles and achieve their sustainability and operational goals.

Innovation is about finding solutions that are not generally well known. These industry presenters know that and participate in the FLIIP process in order to find answers – industrial applications and business projects that will help them implement sustainable, circular, economic solutions and reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. If you are an innovator or leader in cleantech, you’ll want to hear these challenge presentations from key decision makers in Canadian industry – you may be the answer they are looking for.

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