Where top cleantech investors gather

The Government of Canada, led by Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service, and Export Development Canada are supporting a delegation of 20 companies to attend the 20th annual Cleantech Forum, to be held this year from January 23-25 in Palm Springs, CA. The overarching theme at this year’s Forum is “From Commitments to Actions: the sprint to net zero,”  which will inspire you to find your next partner and uncover the innovations transforming our shared future on our collective sprint to net zero.

As with past years, the Forum will also officially mark the release of the latest Global Cleantech 100, a list of 2023’s most promising and innovative technologies worldwide. We invite your company to apply to become part of this high-profile mission, building on Canada’s strong presence at the previous Forums. This is an opportunity to get tailored support and elevate your company’s profile in front of a high-impact audience of investors, customers and strategic partners. Throughout the last six years, Canadian delegates collectively held more than 300 one-on-one meetings each year during a three-day period.


Who should apply?

Please note that applications must be submitted through the online form below and are due by the end of day on Sunday, October 30, at which time the form will be disabled. Companies selected to become part of the delegation will be notified by email the week of November 21.

We are looking for a mix of cleantech ventures from across the country that reflect Canada’s sector strengths and can contribute to the themes of this year’s Forum. Priority will be given to “growth” stage ventures that have a market-ready or near-market-ready product and are seeking Series A or higher investment, and to companies that are in commercialization and looking for growth capital.

What you get

  • Complimentary event registration: Attendees will receive 1 complimentary pass per delegate
  • Optional pre-event coaching by MaRS Cleantech advisors.
  • Support setting up investor/customer meet-ups.
  • VIP access to the conference’s speed dating session.
  • Inclusion in a delegation investor guide.
  • Potential to participate as a speaker on conference panels.
  • Enhanced profile as part of a highly visible Canadian delegation.

Canadian companies that apply but are not selected can still receive many benefits if they choose to attend the Forum. For those who choose to attend the Forum, discounted registration (TBD), access to a Canada-designated meeting room and on-the-ground support from Global Affairs Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service will be available. Information regarding these benefits/events will be provided to all applicants shortly after the conclusion of this open call.

The details

Date: January 23-25, 2023
Location: Westin Mission Hills Resort Villas, Palm Springs, 71777 Dinah Shore Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA

For more information on the agenda and venue details, visit the Cleantech Forum website.