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Welcome to the GreenCentre RISE (Raising Innovative and Sustainable Enterprises) Program

GreenCentre is now accepting Applications for our new RISE program.

Through the RISE Program, GreenCentre will directly assist innovators and entrepreneurs developing sustainable chemical and advanced materials technologies in areas including (but not limited to) energy and fuels, CleanTech, electronics, advanced materials, and fine chemicals.  The successful applicants to this competitive program will receive a project with access to GreenCentre's full suite of services at no cost or equity dilution.

Program Purpose

Keeping the Canadian chemical and materials sector strong and globally competitive is vitally important to the health of our economy. In order to remain a strong player, new innovations must be consistently discovered and commercialized.  The growth and success of start-ups and SMEs are often limited by access to talent, specialized/expensive equipment, and the know-how required to scale their technologies.

To address these challenges, GreenCentre’s RISE Program provides unique, high-value services to start-ups and SMEs in the sustainable chemistry and advanced materials sectors, driving their early-stage innovations to market faster so their businesses can raise the funding they need to scale and grow.  

How GreenCentre can help

In our highly specialized laboratory facilities in Kingston (main site) and Mississauga, Ontario, we deploy our resources, network of relationships, and expertise to aggressively accelerate the commercialization and scale-up of early stage chemistry and materials technologies.

Program Eligibility

The RISE Program is available to businesses currently registered in Canada and were either created at, or are utilizing a core technology developed at a Canadian post-secondary institution and are actively developing sustainable chemistry and materials related products or processes.


Development Support for companies working on early stage technologies that require technical and commercial assistance to validate and develop their product or process.  Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Proof-of-concept work
  • Technology validation and screening
  • Process/product optimization
  • Application development
  • Commercialization support for development of strategic partners

Intellectual Property Policy

All intellectual property developed in the program will be owned by the Applicant.  GreenCentre will make no claim on any intellectual property developed during program activities.  GreenCentre staff will also assist in the transfer of any information required for the filing of Applicant patents in a timely manner.

How to Apply

Downolad our Program Guidelines and fillable Application form and send all requried information by Wednesday, May 8, 2019 to:

Fatme Dahcheh, Business Development Specialist at or reach Fatme at 613-507-4700 ext 125.

Program Guidelines

Program application

Critères de soumission

formulaire de demande