Generating solutions that improve both the economy and the environment.

GreenCentre Canada Accepting Applications for RISE (Raising Innovative and Sustainable Enterprises) Program to Assist Early Stage Chemistry and Advanced Materials Companies

Through the RISE Program, GreenCentre will work with 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.

The program will focus on providing development support for companies working on early stage technologies that require technical and commercial assistance to validate and develop their product or process. 

This initiative builds on GreenCentre’s past successes in helping early stage companies in the sector reach their potential.  It offers yet another avenue to continue supporting entrepreneurs looking to develop, de-risk, and scale up chemistry and materials-based innovations.

“GreenCentre Canada is committed to assisting these promising early-stage companies develop and ultimately become significant players in the global economy” said Lynne Manuel, Executive Director. “GreenCentre is uniquely positioned to deploy its resources, network of relationships, and expertise to help advance these new and innovative technologies.  The goal of our RISE Program is to aggressively accelerate the commercialization and scale-up of academic based technologies that will improve the Canadian economy, as well as allow sustainable and environmentally friendly technologies to enter the market faster”.

Guidelines and criteria for submitting applications can be found on GreenCentre’s website:  www.greencentrecanada.com/go/RISE.

 

Canada