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Accelerating Cleantech Innovation in Oil & Gas Program

Canada’s oil and gas sector has ambitious targets to reduce emissions and be a global leader in producing clean hydrocarbons for energy and other uses.

Clean technology companies across the country, internationally and on academic campuses may have little direct experience with the regionally concentrated oil and gas sector. This creates a technical and cultural communications gap that can make collaboration challenging.

Similarly, young professionals outside of oil and gas are not aware of the extent and pace of innovation within the oil and gas sector, or of the opportunities for material beneficial environmental impact through professional work focused on the oil and gas sector.

Canada Cleantech Alliance’s “Accelerating Cleantech Innovation in Oil & Gas” program, a collaboration with the Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN), is designed to de-risk investments in clean technology for oil & gas companies. It will mobilize and support cleantech innovators to deliver and successfully commercialize innovations that can reduce the oil & gas sector’s emissions and footprint from source to end use.

The program consists of six components:


  1.  January 2022: Program launch
  2.  January – March 2022: Application period for cleantech companies with solutions (TRL 2-5) in one or more of CRIN’s seven Technology Theme Areas. Apply here.
  3. April-May 2022: Innovation in oil & gas training for selected ventures (in collaboration with Foresight Canada)
  4. May-June 2022: Pitch Training for program participants (in collaboration with Cycle Momentum) and 5. Mentorship Program Launch (in collaboration with Foresight Canada)
    6. June 2022: Pitch Session

    Missed the kick off webinars? Watch the recordings:

    Cleantech Opportunities in Oil & Gas
    Cleantech Opportunities in oil & gas webinar

    The webinar explores cleantech opportunities in oil & gas by featuring a panel of cleantech innovation experts from government and industry.

    The startup Cycle
    The Startup Cycle Webinar

    The webinar showcases the success stories of three cleantech companies that are working in oil & gas as well as the typical challenges cleantech startups are facing. A must watch for cleantech companies that are interested in oil & gas as well as adopters from all industries.


    Please contact Maike Althaus (Canada Cleantech Alliance) for more information.

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