Advancing Sustainability Through Technology Performance Verification
Tuesday, March 25, 9:00AM – 3:45PM / Waterfront Hotel
Join GLOBE Performance Solutions (GPS) on Tuesday, March 25th for a special one day workshop where you will learn how to accelerate the market acceptance of your technology and advance sustainable solutions through performance verification. Learn More
Tax Incentive Programs for Canadian Renewable Energy Companies
Wednesday, March 26, 10:00AM – 11:00AM / GLOBE Exposition Presentation Theatre
Join BDO Canada for a presentation of government tax incentive programs for Canadian renewable energy companies. Included in the discussion will be an overview of the Flow-through Share and Scientific Research & Experimental Development programs, as well as an overview of opportunities for Cleantech companies in the recent Federal Budget release.
Daryl Maduke, International Tax Partner, BDO, Canada
Stephen Meadows, Senior Manager, SR&ED Services, BDO, Canada
Funding the Growth of Clean Technology: Accessing Public Equity Capital in Canada
Wednesday, March 26, 11:00AM – 12:00PM / GLOBE Exposition Presentation Theatre
Thursday, March 27, 11:00AM – 12:00PM / GLOBE Exposition Presentation Theatre
The renewable energy and cleantech ecosystem in Canada is one of the strongest in the world – supported by academic innovation hubs, government programs and incentives, and strong public and private funding models. On the back of this strength, the Canadian capital markets have played a key role in funding the growth of cleantech companies. In fact, there are now more publicly-traded cleantech companies in Canada than in any other country in the world. Please join representatives from the Toronto Stock Exchange for a discussion on how (and when) cleantech companies can use the public markets to raise equity capital. What types of companies have been successful? What deal structures have been used? What timelines, issues, and costs do companies need to consider? And what are the lessons learned for cleantech companies that are looking to raise public equity capital?
Michael Kousaie, Head of Business Development, Technology & Clean Technology, TMX Group, Canada
Green Capital: A Must for the Bio-economy!
Thursday, March 27, 10:00AM – 10:30AM / GLOBE Exposition Presentation Theatre
Dr. Donald Smith CEO & CSO of BioFuelNet Canada will highlight both the vision and mission of BioFuelNet Canada. Canada needs to loosen up capital access for those companies operating in this sector, while simultaneously mitigating risk for investors. Access to funds, beyond the pilot plant phase, remains a crucial driver for successful commercialization. Funding appetite and expertise to mitigate risk is needed at all stages of the value chain. All stakeholders (academia, industry, capital markets, and government organizations) must need to work together to reduce investment risk and to promote production, distribution, storage and use of sustainably produced and technically certified biofuels.
Dr. Donald Smith, CEO & CSO, BioFuelNet Canada
Global Cluster Development & Growth of the Cleantech Marketplace in Asia
Thursday, March 27, 12:00PM – 1:00PM / GLOBE Exposition Presentation Theatre
Cleantech clusters can be a highly efficient instrument to drive sustainable regional economic development. How can local Cleantech clusters and their member companies, investors, scientists, government representatives, and other stakeholders efficiently collaborate on a global scale? In this workshop, the speakers will share practical insights and explore best cases, lessons to learn, opportunities and risks. Workshop participants will be exposed to the concept of “coopetition” – how to collaborate in a highly competitive and fast changing Cleantech marketplace.
Elmer Sum, PowerHaus Network & GreenTech Exchange, Canada
Christian Haeuselmann, Swiss Cleantech & Global Cleantech Cluster Association, Switzerland
Rosita Wong, Founder & President, EastGroup, China
Using Patent Information to Help with Business and Policy Decisions
Friday, March 28, 10:00AM – 11:00AM / GLOBE Exposition Presentation Theatre
Innovation has been prolific in the clean technology area, spurred on by the climate change discussions. A key to taking business and policy decisions is knowing which direction this research and innovation is heading. Much of this innovative effort translates into patent applications. Thus patent applications in clean technology are a reliable indicator for innovation. This presentation will show how patent information can be used to monitor developments and help take business and policy decisions. Using analysis based on patent data some of the key trends in specific areas of wind and solar power, smart grid innovation and the integration of renewables into the grid will be covered.
Stefano Angelucci, Patent Examiner, European Patent Office, Austria
Gerard Owens, Coordinator – Public Policy Issues, European Patent Office, Germany
The Financial Ecosystem for Clean Technology Companies
Thursday March 27, 10:30AM – 11:00AM / GLOBE Exposition Presentation Theatre
Supporting the growth of clean technology companies in Canada has been a focus at RBC for over 20 years. Our Knowledge Based Industries Team has specialized expertise in supporting clients through the various life cycle stages from research and development to international expansion. We will be covering a variety of financing alternatives that we offer to partner with our clients and prospects.
Todd Shewfelt, Vice President, Commercial Financial Services
Devon Thompson, Senior Commercial Account Manager, Knowledge Based Industries