Poised to be a leader in the development and advancement of clean technologies, Canada is attracting international attention serving clients at home and abroad. In fact, 57% of cleantech revenues come from international clients like China, U.S. and India who are collectively responsible for half of global clean energy investment in 2016 (C$348 billion). With immense economic potential, the government of Canada has prioritized clean technology innovation which will support research, development and demonstration activities
Situated within the province of Ontario, which hosts 10% more cleantech companies than any province in Canada, Ottawa has a well-positioned geographic advantage. As Canada’s most educated city, home to the highest concentration of scientists and engineers, and host to top-ranked Fortune 500 companies such as Waste Management, Johnson Controls, Wesco, Honeywell, and Enbridge, the nation’s capital is innovating, developing and exporting industry leading technologies.
As a G7 capital, the city boasts a large concentration of federal research agencies and laboratories. A sample of some research and development (R&D) facilities with a focus on clean technology include:
- The National Research Council (NRC), Canada’s biggest research facility
- The CanmetENERGY facility, Canada’s leading research and technology organization in the field of clean energy
- Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, supports clean technology research, development and demonstration and the adoption of clean technology in Canada’s natural resources sectors
- Natural Resources Canada, works to support the acceleration and advancement of energy efficiencies
- Environment and Climate Change Canada, environmental science research leader that helps protect and conserve air, water, wildlife and spaces