At a time when climate concerns are at an all-time high in the province, a new list of Canada’s most investable cleantech companies reveals that more than one-third of them are based in British Columbia.
Vancouver is becoming recognized as a cleantech cluster. It was recently recognized as a top 10 cluster worldwide. Several B.C.-based cleantech ventures have announced successful raises recently. The Foresight 50 shines a light on made-in-Canada solutions that could have global impact.
The Foresight 50 recognizes ventures from across Canada and a variety of sectors including watertech, carbon solutions, hydrogen, and renewable energy.
They were selected by an independent panel of judges selected the 50 companies based on criteria including investability, potential environmental and employment impact, and probability of success.
“As Canada’s largest cleantech accelerator, Foresight has supported more than 750 Canadian cleantech ventures,” says Jeanette Jackson, CEO of Foresight.
“We know that Canada punches above our weight when it comes to climate technologies and that many of these ventures are connecting to global markets and investors to scale. But, these stories are not widely known. The Foresight 50 seeks to change that. I call on all investors to meet the Foresight 50 and lean in to support their growth!”
The B.C.-based companies on the Foresight 50 are:
- Awesense, Vancouver
- Bioform Technologies, Vancouver
- Carbonet Nanotech, Vancouver
- Circular Rubber Tech, Vancouver
- Ekona Power, Burnaby
- Global Remediation Technology (GRT), Victoria
- HTEC, Burnaby
- Hydra Energy, Delta
- Ionomr, Vancouver
- Open Ocean Robotics, Victoria
- Recycle Smart, Richmond
- Portable Electric, Vancouver
- Properate, Vancouver
- Rotoliptic, Vancouver
- Solaires, Victoria
- Svante, Burnaby
- Verdi Expeditions, Vancouver
Check out the complete inaugural Foresight 50 list here.