Recognizing MaRS’ Clean50 honourees

TORONTO, September 22, 2015 – MaRS Discovery District congratulates members of its Cleantech team who were named as recipients of the 2016 Clean50 Awards: Jon Dogterom, Jane Kearns, Ron Dizy and Ian Philp.

Canada’s Clean50 Awards are announced annually by Delta Management Group and the Clean50 organization. They recognize those 50 individuals or small teams, from 16 different categories, who have done the most to advance the cause of sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada over the past 2 years. MaRS Cleantech’s work was also awarded among the Clean16 project category.

MaRS Cleantech works closely with entrepreneurs and investors to build globally competitive companies that are creating solutions for smart cities and addressing key challenges in energy, water, agri-tech, advanced materials and manufacturing. The industry looks to MaRS Cleantech to help grow high-impact ventures and remove complex technology adoption barriers.

Award recipients include:

  • Jon Dogterom and Jane Kearns for their leadership in MaRS Cleantech Venture Services group, which supports ventures by connecting them to partners, customers, investors, talent and capital.
  • Ron Dizy and Ian Philp, with the Advanced Energy Centre, which works with cross-industry stakeholders to foster the adoption of technologies in Canada, and leverage those successes into international markets.

MaRS Cleantech also includes previous recipient of the Clean 50 Award, Tom Rand. Tom is also managing partner of ArcTern Ventures, a privately-backed venture capital fund that provides early-stage capital to companies developing breakthrough ideas in the cleantech sector. The Fund has developed a unique early-stage investment model through its partnership with MaRS Cleantech.

The complete list of Canada’s Clean50 honourees can be found at

MaRS Cleantech is part of MaRS Discovery District, a global innovation district.

About MaRS Discovery District
MaRS Discovery District (@MaRSDD) in Toronto is the one of the world’s largest urban innovation hubs supporting a new generation of makers and innovators who aim to make the world a better place by creating solutions that address key societal challenges. It is a community that encourages entrepreneurial thinking through education programs and events, and helps startups launch, grow and scale. MaRS supports over 1,000 ventures that, in turn, employ over 5,000 people. In the last three years, MaRS ventures have raised $1.3 billion in capital and earned $640 million in revenue.