Where top cleantech investors gather

The Government of Canada, led by Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service, and Export Development Canada are sponsoring a delegation of 15 companies to attend the 20th annual Cleantech Forum, to be held this year from January 24 – 26 in Palm Springs, CA. The virtual portion of the event will be a one day event held directly before or after the in-person dates – date still to be confirmed. The over-arching 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.

For this edition, the in-person elements will be held in sunny Palm Springs so that much time can be spent outdoors. The hybrid and in-person content will differ from one another and anyone who is selected to attend the event as a delegate will receive a virtual ticket and the option of adding the in-person track. We will be monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely. Note that if the in-person option is selected and the COVID situation prevents travel, the event will default to virtual-only.

As with past years, the Forum will also officially mark the release of the latest Global Cleantech 100, a list of 2022’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 5 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 Friday, October 15, at which time the form will be disabled. Companies selected to become part of the delegation will be notified by e-mail the week of October 25.

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: In-person attendees will receive 1 complimentary pass (includes both in-person and virtual programming); Virtual attendees will receive 3 virtual tickets to share screen time among your team.
  • 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 delegation Investor Guide.
  • Potential to participate as a speaker on conference panels.
  • Enhanced profile as part of a highly visible Canadian delegation.

(Note: Greater consideration will be given to companies that did not participate in previous year’s delegation, though nothing precludes such companies from applying.)

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 in-person or virtually, discounted registration (TBD) will be provided. For those who choose to attend in-person,  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 24 – 26 2022
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.

Apply by October 15

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