Where top cleantech investors gather

The Government of Canada, led by Export Development Canada and Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service, are supporting a delegation of 20 companies to attend the 21st annual Cleantech Forum, to be held this year from January 22 – 24, 2024 in San Diego, California.

The three-day Forum is the place to connect and learn from the world’s leading experts on cleantech innovation, including:

  • Opportunities to make connections, build your business and meet the right leaders in the sustainable innovation ecosystem — from start-ups, scale-ups, investors, corporates, government and more.
  • Connect face-to-face with influencers in the North American ecosystem and beyond, forging quality, in-person partnerships and deals.
  • Gain insight into the trends and innovations powering a cleaner, cooler world.

As with past years, the Forum will also officially mark the release of the latest Global Cleantech 100, a list of 2024’s most promising and innovative technologies. 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 seven 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 above and are due by October 25, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET, 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 6.

We are looking for a mix of cleantech ventures from across the country that reflect Canada’s sector strengths. Priority will be given to “growth” stage ventures with commercial solutions at Series A to Series C. Companies raising seed funding may be considered on an exceptional basis.

Who should apply?

What you get

  • Complimentary event registration: Attendees will receive one complimentary pass per company
  • Optional pre-event coaching by MaRS cleantech advisors.
  • Support setting up investor/customer meet-ups
  • Inclusion in a delegation investor guide
  • Potential to participate as a speaker on conference panels
  • Participation in conference-wide breakfast ‘fast pitch’ session
  • 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, including discounted registration (TBD), access to a Canada-designated meeting room, exclusive Canada-themed side event, and on-the-ground support from Global Affairs Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service. Information regarding these benefits/events will be provided to all applicants shortly after the conclusion of this open call.

Please note that if you are selected, you will be required to fill out a post-event survey form within two weeks of the end date of Cleantech Forum North America, which includes (but is not limited to) providing a list of all meetings you attended and projected and/or realized outcomes.

What you get

The details

Date: January 22-24, 2024
Location: San Diego Mission Bay Resort, 1775 East Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA, 92109

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

The details