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SDTC’s SD Tech Fund and SD Natural Gas Fund are accepting statements of interest from February 18 – April 15, 2015

NOTE: This opportunity has expired or is an event which has already taken place.

Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), funds Canadian cleantech projects and coaches the companies that lead them. SDTC gets ground-breaking technologies to market. SDTC’s mission is to be the Canadian cleantech market-maker.

SDTC has two different funds to support innovative, Canadian cleantech projects through development and demonstration.

The SD Tech Fund™ supports projects that address climate change, air quality, clean water and clean soil.

The SD Natural Gas Fund™, an offshoot of the SD Tech Fund, supports the development and demonstration of new downstream natural gas technology. It is the first of a series of Market Innovation Funds™, where funds from industry are matched by SD Tech Fund money, to foster sector-specific cleantech solutions.

The Government of Canada funds innovation in many ways; how is SDTC different?

SDTC’s mission is to work with entrepreneurs to help them bring their cleantech innovations to market. Their approach is characterized by their willingness to take on risk.

Private investors seek a safe return on their investment – it’s in their nature. Since innovation is never risk-free, entrepreneurs with ground-breaking technologies often find it difficult to attract investment. This is a problem, and not just for these entrepreneurs, but for Canada — lack of financing is the main reason that many promising Canadian innovations never make it from the lab to the market, dying instead at the capital-intensive development and demonstration phase.

Cleantech solutions have an especially hard time in attracting private sector investment, because they are game-changers – risky by definition. That’s where SDTC comes in. SDTC supports only the most innovative technologies – those with the right potential: the potential to meet market demand and to achieve Canada’s environmental and economic goals.

SDTC’s SD Tech Fund™ and SD Natural Gas Fund™ are accepting Statements of Interest from February 18 – April 15, 2015.

Click here for more information and to apply.

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