C.L.I.C is made up of CEOs of large corporations based in Canada who are willing to tangibly support the Canadian innovation ecosystem. Members include Loblaw, Nutrien, General Electric, Total, Schneider Electric, Agropur, Mitsui, Veolia, Air Liquide, and Andrew Peller.
The challenge matches CEOs from these companies with Canadian startups offering promising technological solutions in their industries.
Winners were selected for three key industrial sectors: advanced manufacturing, energy and resources, and food and agriculture. In addition to Terramera, Pyrowave and Stratuscent were also selected.
As the winner of the food and agriculture sector, Terramera will be mentored by Chuck Magro, president and CEO of Nutrien, to help further its mission to reduce global synthetic chemical loads in agriculture by 80 percent while increasing global farm productivity by 20 percent by 2030.
Amidst this exciting news, Terramera is seeking to fill 70+ positions over the next year – more than half in R&D – and scale capacity in key areas, including machine learning, data science, AI, software, robotics, and biology, and chemistry, in order to advance its Actigate™ Targeted Performance technology and meet its 2030 goals.