Government of Canada Invests $44.3M Across 11 Canadian Cleantech Companies, including ecoation.
The Government of Canadian announced strategic investments of $44.3 million in 11 Canadian cleantech companies, including North Vancouver’s Ecoation Innovative Solutions Inc. (ecoation), to further advance Canada’s position as a leader in the rapidly evolving clean technology market.
North Vancouver, BC (Thursday, May 27, 2021) - Looking forward, the Government of Canada has taken initiative to show that the road to recovery following the global pandemic includes strategic government investments in cleantech to grow a greener economy of the future. ecoation is one of 11 Canadian cleantech innovators to receive new financial support from Sustainable Development Technologies Canada amounting to $3.1M.
The funding announced today by Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, joined by Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) Chair Annette Verschuren and SDTC President and CEO Leah Lawrence will support small and medium-sized businesses that are working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the environmental impacts of energy exploration and production, support more sustainable agricultural practices, and respond to a wide range of important challenges.
For more details, read the SDTC news release, linked here.
“We are very pleased to receive this funding, and immensely grateful for the ongoing generous support from the Government of Canada. Over the last year, ecoation has doubled the size of our team, creating many good jobs despite the collective challenges that businesses faced around the globe. This support will enable us to continue to create employment opportunities and push forward to shape a greener future for agriculture.” - Dr. Saber Miresmailli, Co-Founder and CEO, Ecoation Innovative Solutions Inc.
ecoation is an award-winning grower-centric platform that combines Human knowledge and experience with Machine precision and automation to increase operational visibility, assist growers, and enhance their decisions. Commercially available since September 2019, ecoation products can be found in greenhouses across the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. With an experienced team of 60+ growers, scientists, engineers, and business professionals from all over the globe, ecoation is passionate about enabling a cleaner future and supporting growers in making the best possible decisions. At ecoation, we are on a mission to empower growers because we believe in doing so, we win together. More information at ecoation.com. Find ecoation on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.
About Sustainable Development Technology Canada Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) helps Canadian companies develop and deploy competitive, clean technology solutions, to help solve some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges: climate change, clean air, clean water and clean soil. By taking a cross-Canada approach, from seed to scale, and in partnership with the best peers and experts, SDTC is the global benchmark for sustainable development innovation programming.
Acting Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Sustainable Development Technology Canada
Ecoation Innovative Solutions Inc.