NOW OPEN: SD Tech Fund™ 

Sustainable Development Technology Canada

SOI’s accepted until October 16th, 2013

Hi Funds Fans!  Here’s some good news for technology innovators all over the world.

SDTC’s SD Tech Fund™ is accepting Statements of Interest until October 16th, 2013.  SDTC welcomes international elements in submissions. They support Canadian projects whose first step is to create a demonstration technology for export. They also support projects with foreign IP looking to test in the Canadian market.

SDTC favours projects requesting funds to support 30 percent or less of their total eligible project costs, as this allows the Foundation to meet its portfolio average.

Eligible projects must focus on the development and demonstration of new technologies that address issues of climate change, clean air, water and soil quality. The projects must be undertaken primarily in Canada.

Applicants should demonstrate that:

  • the proposed project is technically sound and undertaken by an applicant with the necessary technical, financial and management capacity;
  • the proposed project will be undertaken in a collaborative and innovative manner;
  • the new technology and related intellectual property will be diffused in a timely manner in the relevant market sectors; and
  • the funding is necessary to ensure that the project proceeds in a manner to ensure broad benefits to Canadians nationally or regionally.

Current technology priority areas:

Unconventional oil and gas, and responsible natural resources development: Mitigate environmental impacts associated with Canada’s natural resource sector through technologies related to unconventional oil and gas, “green mining”, and forestry.

Next generation transportation: Technologies related to next generation vehicles with reduced carbon footprints, including EV vehicle technologies, advanced trains and aircraft, or technologies related to EV and CNG/LNG infrastructure that will enable broad adoption.

Energy efficiency: Technologies that encourage energy efficiency in buildings, industrial water use and industrial processes.

Clean energy: Technologies that enable clean energy production, distributed power generation and energy storage. Technologies related to carbon capture and storage, integrated energy systems, and biorefinery/biochemical production.

Agriculture: Technologies that increase yield and improve temperature and drought resistance of agricultural crops and mitigate land-use changes and biodiversity loss.

Northern/remote communities: Innovative technologies and solutions for self-sufficiency in smaller communities, such as small scale waste-to-energy and microgrid applications.

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