British Columbia companies showcase clean tech at Globe 2016

British Columbia companies showcase clean tech at Globe 2016

March 1, 2016 Posted by Regan Macdonald

Business leaders at the Globe 2016 sustainability conference in Vancouver will view first-hand some of the world-leading innovations developed by British Columbia’s vibrant clean technology sector. Nearly 9,000 attendees, including business and government leaders from more than 50 countries, 500 presidents and CEOs, and more than 200 clean technology solutions developers, will attend this year.

Delegates will network with the business and technical leaders behind British Columbia clean tech companies, both at the conference and in visits to installations in the Vancouver region. The demonstrations and meetings will present business leaders with investment opportunities from one of the world’s most dynamic clusters of sustainable innovation and clean technology.

British Columbia is recognized globally for its leadership in areas of clean technology including energy efficiency, green building, hydrogen fuel cells and environmental remediation. Many British Columbian innovators who created or commercialized clean tech products and services will attend the conference; some will show off their technologies and meet delegates during the expo.

Green-thinking firms not only draw on the research and new ideas from researchers at British Columbia universities and technical institutes – they can also access abundant renewable hydroelectric energy, incorporate green practices and engage with communities that support sustainable development. British Columbia is recognized as a global demonstrator of new clean technologies, where diverse natural resource sectors provide economic opportunities to test and prove innovative solutions in real-world applications. 

As well as hosting the Globe series of conferences for many years, British Columbia has a reputation for its commitment to sustainability, with Canada’s first carbon tax and carbon targets mandated throughout the public sector. Together with a strong economy and supportive business environment, British Columbia’s vibrant clean tech cluster of businesses offers attractive investment and partnership opportunities.

Strengthening a commitment to inventive business, British Columbia recently announced the #BCTECH Strategy. The strategy presents a mix of initiatives that will promote growth and investment in clean technology and the province’s tech industry, including a $100-million clean tech investment fund and accelerator. This initiative complements an investment fund, investor tax credits and funding to support the commercialization of new technology.

Join us at British Columbia’s booth at Globe 2016. Representatives from the British Columbia Ministry of International Trade will help investors and businesses meet B.C. companies in the clean tech sector. 

British Columbia helps export-ready small businesses find investors and buyers through its trade and investment representatives (TIRs) in the United States, Europe and Asia. The TIR team works alongside the British Columbia-based trade and investment team to make introductions and identify opportunities with potential investors, buyers and other in-market partners.

If you are looking to partner with British Columbia businesses or to expand your B.C. business internationally, the Ministry of International Trade can help you connect with trade experts, local contacts, and potential clients through its networks and servicesContact our team today.
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