NISP Canada – Investment from Government of Canada
NISP Canada Light House Sustainable Building Centre has recently benefited from a strategic investment, to help grow the Canadian clean technology industry. Protecting the environment and to create jobs in British Columbia.
- Canada’s clean technology industry directly employs over 55,000 people in over 800 firms.
- A record-breaking 13 Canadian companies made the Global Cleantech 100 List for 2018 and three made the list of “Ones to Watch”
- In 2015, revenue from the clean technology industry amounted to an estimated $13.27 billion.
- GLOBE Forum brings together business, all levels of government, non-governmental organizations (NGO), international agencies, technology innovators and the finance community to manage risks and capitalize on opportunities in the clean economy.
“The Canadian pilot of a National Industrial Symbiosis Program aims to connect businesses to each other using a proven, structured format to enable the re-purposing of wastes as resources, and to realize a variety of triple bottom line benefits. The first four NISP workshops held as part of the pilot – two each in Metro Vancouver and Edmonton have had 100 participants attend, representing a variety of businesses. Combined, these workshops have examined over 400 distinct resources, and have yielded over 900 potential business-to-business linkages that have the potential to reduce emissions, implement innovation, increase resource efficiency, and retain or create employment.”
Timo Makinen, Lead Practioner, Canadian National Industrial Symbiosis Program Pilot at Light House Sustainable Building Centre
– Jonathan Wilkinson, Parliamentary Secretary, Minister of Environment and Climate Change“We are thrilled to be partnering with WD on the next stage of growth not only for Foresight, but for the Canadian cleantech and advanced manufacturing sectors. We have come a long way in supporting innovative startups, and Foresight Growth will help us do even more to bring real-world solutions and technologies to market.”
– Neil Huff, Managing Director of Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre“Geoscience BC’s GHGMap project is using innovative, NASA-developed technology attached to drones to map greenhouse gas emissions in northeastern British Columbia. The Western Diversification Program’s involvement in this collaboration brings a great new product closer to market and creates unbiased scientific data so that the resource sector, First Nations, governments and communities can make more informed decisions about natural resource development.”
– Carlos Salas, Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, Geoscience BC