SDTC Latest Call for Clean Technology Funding Applications

Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) today
announced its 18th round of funding for Canadian clean
technology demonstration projects.

entrepreneurs and technology developers with new technologies and a
compelling business case are encouraged to submit Statements of
Interests to the SD Tech Fund(tm) from September 1 to October
20th, 2010. 

“SDTC is helping companies commercialize
their new technologies, creating jobs and increasing the
competitiveness and efficiency of the Canadian economy” said SDTC
President and CEO Vicky J. Sharpe.

“SDTC investment of $478M, combined with
an active portfolio support strategy, has catalyzed an additional
$2.4B in follow-on funding into some of the most promising high
growth Canadian companies.”   

SDTC is a not-for-profit corporation
created by the Government of Canada to finance and support the
late-stage development and pre-commercial demonstration of clean
technologies. SDTC helps companies through the critical juncture
when capital and scaling costs become formidable challenges and the
risk profile deters many other

While applications for technology
solutions related to Climate Change, Clean Air, Soil and Water are
encouraged, SDTC’s current priority focus include technology
solutions that:

  • Mitigate environmental impacts
    associated with Canada’s natural resource sector including “green
    mining”, cleaner fossil fuels and forestry

  • Enable cleaner energy production and
    improved energy efficiency of the built environment, transportation
    and industrial processes

  • Improve the efficiency of the largest
    water users and address the most sensitive points of water

  • Increase yield and improve temperature
    and drought resistance of agricultural crops and mitigate land-use
    changes and biodiversity loss

In addition, SDTC’s SD Business Case(tm)
reports should be used to identify additional priority investment
areas. These reports are available in the Knowledge Centre section
of the SDTC website at

The SDTC portfolio is currently
comprised of 195 clean technology projects, for a total value of
$1.6 billion.

Canadian economy is at a cross-roads and it is critical that we
remain at the front of the global pack in developing new
technologies,” said Sharpe.

“Investing in smart, efficient technologies today makes our
traditional economic pillars, such as the natural resources and
manufacturing sectors, much more competitive on the global stage,
and creates new markets to maintain Canada’s prosperity for future

With the current Round, SDTC is
accepting applications until October 20th, 2010. 
Potential applicants are requested to first review the application
process and funding requirements at

and then
schedule an initial call with an Applications Manager by
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