Session Information

GLOBE- COSIA Innovation Challenge

Date: Thursday, March 3

Time: 8:00am - 10:30am

Location: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

Format: GLOBE Week Event

Do you have a solution to Canadian oil sands technology challenges? 

We'd like to invite the best and brightest in the international cleantech community to participate in the GLOBE-COSIA Innovation Challenge.
This is a unique opportunity to explore new markets for your technologies. An initiative of GLOBE 2016, North America's largest and most influential sustainable business leadership summit and exposition, and Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA), the Innovation Challenge is seeking to match solution providers with specific industry challenges. 

We are looking for technologies to improve water treatment and reuse, reduce GHG emissions, and improve energy efficiency in oil sands mining and thermal facilities. You can learn more about the COSIA challenges at 

How to participate 

GLOBE and COSIA will be holding a two-hour workshop on Thursday, March 3rd from 8:30-10:30am PT at the GLOBE conference in Vancouver. The challenges will be presented in more detail at the workshop, and interested cleantech providers will have the opportunity for one-on-one meetings with COSIA representatives.

If you are unable to attend the workshop in person, you also have an option to participate via webcast. 

Workshop space and the one-to-one meetings for participants are limited, so be sure to secure your space as soon as possible. Please RSVP to Ingrid Hoffmann ( by February 18, 2016. 

Registered COSIA workshop participants will be provided with complimentary access to the GLOBE Innovation Expo, including access to the online B2B networking tool.

Need more information? 

GLOBE and COSIA recorded a webinar on February 10th, 2016, from 8-9:30am PT to provide potential solution providers with an overview of COSIA and oil sands production, as well as a brief introduction of the COSIA challenges.  Click here to view the recorded webinar.  

For more information on the GLOBE-COSIA Innovation Challenge, please contact: 

Ingrid Hoffmann