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Consulate General of the Netherlands in Vancouver, Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre and BC CORE Cleantech Cluster
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September 21
September 25
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West-Canada - Europe Cleantech Connect

Be at the forefront of the cleantech revolution. In this dynamic 4-part webinar series, you will join British Columbia (B.C.) CORE Cleantech Cluster, Consul Generals, and industry thought-leaders from across Europe, to connect with emerging Canadian innovations as we explore opportunities for near-term collaboration.

This interactive, virtual series will include:

  • Innovation pitches from clean technology enterprises across B.C.
  • Themed panel discussions featuring trade and industry experts
  • Regional & sector driven content
  • Interactive Q&As

Four Key Exploratory Themes: 1) Hydrogen/Fuel Cells 2) Alternative Fuel & Power Management 3) CCUS 4) The Circular Economy & The Built Environment

  • Industry thought-leaders from across British Columbia, the Netherlands, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Ireland, Switzerland, and Finland will speak about opportunities in these four thematic key sectors. We will move from practical business collaboration to a conversation on economic recovery policies and the intersection with climate and cleantech policies.

Key Partners: This event series is an initiative of the Consulate General of the Netherlands in Vancouver, in partnership with the B.C. CORE Cleantech Cluster, led by Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre.

BACKGROUND: The global cleantech industry is on a growth trajectory with an estimated market of 2.5 trillion USD by 2022. CleanBC has set the stage for British Columbia to lead Canada through this rapid growth plan. To capitalize on this significant economic opportunity, the pace of technology deployment, investment, commercialization, and industry adoption must accelerate.

Unlocking international trade and investment opportunities is one of many strategic key elements required to accelerate action. Collaboration with countries and market leaders allows us to mutually benefit through leveraging skills, products, technologies, and knowledge to meet our climate goals. With favorable agreements in place, including the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, and strong alignment in climate goals, the necessary conditions are in place to take partnerships to the next level between British Columbia & Europe.


Hydrogen/Fuel Cell & Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage

September 21, 2020 - 8:30am - 10:00am (PDT)

Country partners: France, Germany, The Netherlands, UK

Alternative Fuel & Power Management

September 22, 2020 - 8:30am - 10:00am (PDT)

Country partners: France, Ireland

Circular Economy & The Built Environment

September 24, 2020 - 8:30am - 10:00am (PDT)

Country partners: France, Ireland, The Netherlands, Switzerland

Connecting Climate, Cleantech and Economic Recovery

September 25, 2020 8:30am - 09:30am (PDT)

Country Partners: BC & Europe


Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre Foresight is Western Canada’s accelerator. We build industry-supportive ecosystems that help drive the growth, commercialization, and adoption of small to medium-sized enterprise (SME) developed technologies focused on progressive climate targets and transitions to a green economy. Foresight has supported +500 SMEs in our market-driven accelerator & industry challenge programs, resulting in 3000+ jobs, $150+ million in company funding, and $50+ million in member company revenues. Foresight recently launched the CORE Cleantech Cluster (CORE), for the province of British Columbia.

CORE Cleantech Cluster - A Foresight Initiative

CORE Cleantech Cluster CORE is British Columbia's new Cleantech Cluster. Building on Foresight's strengths in the cleantech industry, the cluster's mission is to build a network of regional cleantech experts in support of a clean economy. The cluster will aim to position B.C. as a global centre for innovation, supported by the talent and capital required to scale cleantech innovations. Concentrating on five key stakeholders —industry, SMEs, academia, government and investors — the CORE cluster works collaboratively to identify gaps, and then recommend and implement programs that accelerate the pace, scale, and go-to-market success of cleantech innovations. CORE's stakeholders, partnerships, communications, and program efforts, span across multiple sectors, including Mining, Water, Transportation, Energy & more. 

The Consulate General of the Netherlands in Vancouver

The Consulate General of the Netherlands in Vancouverfocuses on strengthening economic relations between Western Canada and the Netherlands. Its focus areas are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and include water and climate adaptation, clean and sustainable energy and innovation & technology in the agriculture sector. The Consulate brings businesses, knowledge institutes and governments together to find solutions and to support international exchange, trade and investment. Thanks to its progressive policies, affinity for innovation and forward-thinking, environmentally-conscious population, the Netherlands is a leader in offshore, renewable and smart energy. Committed to strengthening its already strong position in the global energy industry, the Netherlands offers world-class R&D facilities and outstanding incentive programs that support energy innovation.