will present the findings of an extensive study undertaken in the autumn of 2008, where over 60 of Ontario’s leading clean technology companies were surveyed, and 32 CEOs were interviewed about their strategies for growth and their companies’ commercialization capabilities.
The main objectives of the Report are to: outline the state of commercialization capability of Ontario’s clean technology companies; identify the commercialization best practices of some of Ontario’s most successful firms; and identify any substantial barriers that would inhibit Ontario’s clean technology companies from becoming globally competitive companies.
Fifteen organizations are participating in The 2009 OCETA SDTC Cleantech Growth & Go-to-Market Report as sponsors and support organizations. These include: Sustainable Development Technology Canada, Ogilvy Renault LLP, MaRS Discovery District, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Export Development Canada, RBC, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, Ontario BioAuto Council, TMX Group Inc., National Angel Capital Organization, Investeco, XPV Capital Corporation, Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association, and Actual Media.
The Report will be officially released at an invitation only launch event in February 2009 in Toronto, Ontario. An electronic version of the Report will also be made available on The Clean Technology Report Web site at that time. This will be followed by regional briefing sessions planned for Ottawa, North Toronto, and Kitchener-Waterloo in the spring of 2009.
Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is an arm’s-length foundation which has received $1.05 billion from the Government of Canada as part of its commitment to create a healthy environment and a high quality of life for all Canadians. SDTC operates two funds aimed at the development and demonstration of innovative technological solutions. The $550 million SD Tech FundTM supports projects that address climate change, air quality, clean water, and clean soil. The $500 million NextGen Biofuels FundTM supports the establishment of first-of-kind large demonstration-scale facilities for the production of next-generation renewable fuels.