Alberta Clean Technology End - September Newsletter
ACTia Events / News

Biennial Cl
eantech Survey in partnership with MaRS Data Catalyst
The purpose of this survey is to track critical performance metrics related to the economic and intellectual contribution of Alberta’s emerging clean technology sector.
Please take 20 minutes to fill out this survey to help us understand the industry, track progress, and engage with decision makers to better support entrepreneurs and innovators like you. 
This Afternoon (3pm MDT): Learn how to use carbon credit markets beyond our borders to grow your clean tech venture's revenue streams.
Presented by Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre, and featuring renowned carbon markets leader Katie Sullivan along with NatureBank's Simon Phillips and legal expert Kai Alderson.
Featured Online Events

FORESIGHT NYC Climate Week Webinars
Webinar |  Sept 24-25

Over the course of Climate Week NYC, 90-minute cleantech dialogue sessions to explore opportunities for near-term collaboration. Sept 24: Circular Economy & The Built Environment | Sept 25: Connecting Climate, Cleantech and Economic Recovery

Learn more and Register Here

Election 2020: Potential Impacts - Energy & Environment
Holland & Knight Webinar |  Sept 29, 12:00pm MDT

Will focus on energy and the environment, including anticipated legislative and regulatory actions related to climate change, energy investments and environmental policies.

Register here

 World Circular Economy Forum Online
Online Forum |  Sept 29 - 30

The biggest circular economy event in North America, World Circular Economy Forum 2020 in Toronto was postponed for almost a year. However, there will be a 2-day online event WCEFonline. Unlike the live event next year, which is by invitation only, this year´s online event is open and free of charge.

Register Here

Mitacs Q&A
CCI Webinar |  Sept 30

Council of Canadian Innovators will host a Q&A with Noha Gerges, Business Development Director and Team Lead Quebec of Mitacs, about how Mitacs’ new and core programming can help solve your business challenges while maximizing your budgets. This session is ideal for CEOs, CTOs, CSO, CFOs, HR Leads and those leading organizational projects.

Register Here

Distinguished Lecture by ICF International's Anne Choate 
Online |  Oct 1, 10:00am (MDT)

Choate will present on decarbonization. Her team advises commercial, federal, state and local clients on energy markets, surface transportation, energy efficiency, environmental planning, conservation and climate change.

Register here

321 Growth Academy Fall 2020 Courses
Online |  Oct 2 - Dec 11

Sessions on Lean Sales and Growth Marketing are fully online for Fall 2020 so participants can join from anywhere.

Learn More and Register Here

Conference |  Oct 5 - 9

There will be a business matchmaking program happening on the margins of WEFTEC. If you want the opportunity to participate in this FREE program, please contact

Learn More on the Conference Here

SET Week Online 2020
Online |  Oct 19 - 22

Start Up Energy Transition (SET) Week 2020 goes digital for the first time, aiming to offer attendees a vibrant set of events featuring the SET Tech Festival & SET Award, impactful speakers and panellists, live start-up pitches, networking opportunities and much more.

Learn More and RSVP Here

Cleantech Interactive - Virtual Networking Discount

For Canadian cleantech ventures interested in participating in Cleantech Interactive, MaRS is pleased to offer 65% reimbursement on the cost of a one-year subscription to Cleantech Interactive. Reduces the cost to $350 USD for access to 8 sessions, or $44 per session.

If interested, please email Tyler Hamilton for more details.

Greentown Labs Climatetech Summit
Online |  Nov 5 - 6

During these two days, you’ll engage across what we see as the pillars of climate action—technology, finance, policy, and justice—discover groundbreaking startups and their climatetech solutions, learn from industry experts, and forge the connections you need in order to take meaningful action on climate. 

Register Here

Other Events
Scaling Up Conference
Sept 8 - Oct 27 | Virtual
Register Here

Smart City Live 2020
Nov 17 - 18 | Online
Register Here

Venture Summit Virtual Connect 3.0
Nov 17 - 18 | Online
Register Here

Use code ACTIAVIP for 20% off
AgriTech Venture Forum
Dec 2 - 3 | Online
Register Here

Propel Energy Tech Forum
Mar 17-18, 2021 | Online
Register Here

Sept 29 - 30, 2021 | Edmonton
Register Now
Programs & Funding

Business Scale-up and Productivity Program

BSP supports high-growth businesses that are scaling up and producing innovative goods, services or technologies. Interest-free repayable funding to incorporated western Canadian companies. WD will be accepting expressions of interest throughout the year : Sept 15 – Oct 14 || Jan 15 – Feb 16, 2021

Learn more here

ReShape, a Global Call for Innovation

Enel’s ambitious new global call-out for start-ups, SMEs, solvers and other energy entrepreneurs to work together with them to transform innovation into future solutions through a series of Challenges.

Learn more here. Applications close Sept 30

Agtech Growth Fund (AGF)

The AGF is a R&D funding program designed to accelerate the commercialization of game-changing technological innovations in the province’s agricultural sector. Through AGF, Innovation Saskatchewan (IS) provides non-repayable grants to projects that address a specific industry challenge.

Learn more here. Applications close Sept 30

GreenSTEM: Call for Advisors

GreenSTEM volunteer advisors make an incredible contribution to the success of the entrepreneurs and their ventures. As an advisor you have the opportunity to contribute to Alberta’s innovation ecosystem, meet and support next generation entrepreneurs, and get to know other experienced individuals serving as advisors.

Learn more here

The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) helps companies navigate the complexities of international markets and make better business decisions. The TCS is on the ground in more than 160 cities worldwide. We gain market intelligence, uncover opportunities for Canadian companies and help reduce business costs and risks. The TCS is a free service of the Government of Canada, helping companies to prepare for international markets, assess market potential, find qualified contacts and resolve business problems. Learn more at
Le Service des délégués commerciaux du Canada (SDC) aide les entreprises à naviguer à travers les complexités des marchés internationaux et à prendre de meilleures décisions d’affaires. Présent dans plus de 160 villes à travers le monde, le SDC recueille des renseignements sur les marchés, repère des occasions d’affaires au profit des entreprises canadiennes et les aide à réduire leurs coûts et à atténuer les risques. Le SDC est un service offert gratuitement par le gouvernement du Canada pour aider les entreprises à se préparer aux marchés internationaux, à évaluer le potentiel d’un marché, à se trouver des contacts qualifiés et à résoudre les problèmes liés à la conduite des affaires à l’étranger. Pour en savoir plus, veuillez consulter le site du SDC à l’adresse

Monthly Funding Bulletin - Funding Resources

The Monthly Funding Bulletin by StrategicTimelines is a monthly report that will tell you about the different funding options available to you. July-August Funding bulletin highlights multiple new funding opportunities and programs.

AMII - REMI program

REMI takes a sector-specific lens to support companies through a phased approach to AI adoption. Focused on helping set your team up for success at each crucial junction of an AI project for GHG reduction - from ideation to proof-of-concept model.

Apply Here. Deadline Oct 2

SSRIA Cleantech in Buildings Grants

The Smart, Sustainable, Resilient Infrastructure Association (SSRIA) is seeking applications for incremental implementation of cleantech through support for Alberta-based green test-bed buildings (Up to $500,000) and FutureSkills training and professional development initiatives completed by April 2022 (totalling $250,000 between 2020 – 2022). Applicants must be members of SSRIA to apply.

Apply before Oct 2

UrbanX Cities Solutions Accelerator

Selects up to 10 urbantech startups and invest at least $100,000 per company. 20-week accelerator program equips startups addressing challenges in the following sectors: public health and safety, food waste and water, city infrastructure, energy, mobility, and government tech. 

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This program offers top quality education, up to $50K of funding, and a large network of mentors and advisors for students and recent grads that are launching new ventures.

Apply by Oct 14

Oil & Gas Cleantech Challenge

The 7th annual Oil and Gas Cleantech Challenge is a product innovation showcase and competition that connects clean technology solutions to the oil and natural gas industry. Innovative solutions providers will complete a competitive vetting process, after which 10 - 12 companies will be invited to present their technologies to the partners and sponsors on November 12, 2020 

Apply here by October 16

Do you have a success story?

Clean technology in Alberta is gaining traction, and every success in the province brings us closer to a low carbon footprint future.  If you are one of these success stories, we want to hear from you and share your story.   If you would like to be featured, please contact

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