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Ontario Clean Technology Alliance: Canada's
largest, growing hub of clean tech companies

If your environmental, clean energy or clean technology company is expanding or relocating into the North American market, you need to consider the province of Ontario. Ontario generates 37% of Canada’s GDP and is home to almost 50% of all employees in high tech and  knowledge-intensive industries, including clean energy and clean tech.

Ontario is home to Canada’s greatest concentration of environmental and clean technology companies. According to the 2014 Canadian Clean Technology Industry Report, 35% of clean tech companies in Canada are located in Ontario — 10% more than in any other Canadian province.

Ontario's environmental sector (which includes clean tech) is worth an estimated $8 billion in annual revenues and $1 billion in export earnings. Canada's national clean technology industry revenue is $11.3 billion and projected to grow to $26 billion by 2018. Ontario's clean technology sector serves industries including aerospace, automotive, smart grid and utilities, oil and gas, agriculture and more.

With global markets for clean technology at $1 trillion and poised to triple this decade, Ontario offers a world-leading, highly-educated talent base with excellent growth opportunities, a low-risk business environment, and generous targeted tax credits to global companies seeking growth.

Please explore this site to learn more about why Ontario, incentives, success profiles and more.

Monday
May052014

Ontario number one water patent jurisdiction in the world according to Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP)

München DE, IFAT 2014 – May 5, 2014 – Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, has granted more water-related industry patents over the past 30 years than any other comparable government jurisdiction in the world, according to the Water Technology Acceleration Project – WaterTAP. With 10% more clean technology companies than any other province in the country, and 900 water-industry-specific companies, the Ontario government’s Water Sector Strategy also includes targeted provisions for growing the water industry and maintaining its position as a global water innovation leader.

Ontario-based WaterTAP helps connect global companies with the resources they need to successfully enter water technology markets. Along with representatives of the Ontario Clean Technology Alliance ­– a collective of regional and municipal economic development organizations across Ontario – WaterTAP executives are

attending IFAT 2014, the world’s leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management, in München, Germany. Their objective is to invite more international companies to take advantage of an Ontario ecosystem that is supported by dedicated research centres, incubators, accelerators and programs that encourage innovative water and wastewater technologies and services.

“WaterTAP exists to champion and support Ontario’s status as a world water technology hub. The WaterTAP team brings private sector experience to the challenge of helping water technology entrepreneurs, utilities and investors make the connections and find the resources they need to keep our water sector prospering,” said Dr. Brian Mergaelas, WaterTAP’s CEO.

“WaterTAP also encourages Ontario’s municipal water utilities to tackle common challenges together to provide guidance and market pull for innovative products and services,” said Sean Dyke, Director – Southwestern Ontario Marketing Alliance (SOMA), and Chair of the Ontario Clean Technology Alliance.

A municipal example of water industry synergy within the Ontario Clean Technology Alliance is the City of Burlington, located in Halton Region on the shores of Lake Ontario. The city is home to the Canada Centre for Inland Waters, Wastewater Technology Centre and the birthplace of ZENON Environmental before its purchase by General Electric in 2006. Today, General Electric Water & Process Technologies occupies one-third of the Centre’s 5,500 square metre space for ongoing R&D. Specialized facilities include research and operational laboratories, in-house pilot plant demonstration facilities for wastewater and biosolids processing and advanced treatment, mechanical workshop and warehouse facilities, and an on-line sewage loop from an adjacent wastewater treatment plant.

Burlington is also home to 253 water-related businesses including Anaergia (global head office), Eco Waste Solutions (North American Head Office), and Endress+Hauser Canada Ltd. (Canadian head office).

Ontario’s deep pool of water expertise also includes:

  • The Hamilton-based United Nations University - Institute for Water, Environment and Health, which acts as the UN's think-tank on water
  • The Burlington-based National Water Research Institute, which is the largest fresh water science organization in Canada
  • The Waterloo-based Canadian Water Network, that connects Canadian and international water researchers with decision-makers engaged in water management issues
  • The University of Waterloo-based Water Institute, an internationally recognized water research leader

About the Ontario Clean Technology Alliance

The Ontario Clean Technology Alliance offers a highly educated workforce, excellent growth opportunities, a low-risk business environment, and generous R&D tax credits that are the envy of other countries. The Alliance includes Durham Region, Halton Region, Ottawa Region, City of Hamilton, Waterloo Region, Windsor-Essex, City of Guelph and the Southwestern Ontario Marketing Alliance. Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada as well as the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment are Alliance partners. For more information, go to www.ontariocleantechalliance.com

Monday
Apr072014

Ontario’s clean tech ecosystem thrives thanks to Sustainable Development Technology Canada

Hannover DE, HANNOVER MESSE 2014 ­– As a key contributor to the dominant concentration of clean technology companies in Ontario, Canada, Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is energizing the development and demonstration of a clean technology ecosystem that international clean tech companies can and should take advantage of. The 2014 Canadian Clean Technology Industry Report by Analytica Advisors states that 35% of clean tech companies in Canada are located in Ontario – 10% more than in any other Canadian province.

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Tuesday
Dec032013

$80 million solar win by ABB shines light on potential of the Ontario Clean Technology Alliance as Canada prepares for $350 billion infrastructure boom over next five years

Deep talent base and wide array of clean technologies attract global companies
 
Paris, France – POLLUTEC HORIZONS 2013 – As Canada enjoys a $350 billion “infrastructure supercycle” over the next five years, the Ontario Clean Technology Alliance – a collective of regional and municipal economic development organizations across Ontario – is attending Pollutec Horizons 2013 in Paris. The Alliance is inviting clean technology investments from around the world while shining a light on an $80 million win from Swiss-based ABB Ltd., the leading power and automation technology group, and its Ontario consortium partner Bondfield Construction.

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Tuesday
Dec032013

Le contrat de 80 millions de dollars en matière d’énergie solaire, remporté par ABB, met en lumière le potentiel de l’Ontario Clean Technology Alliance

Le contrat de 80 millions de dollars en matière d’énergie solaire, remporté par ABB, met en lumière le potentiel de l’Ontario Clean Technology Alliance, alors que le Canada connaît une vague d’investissements dans les infrastructures, d’une valeur de 350 milliards de dollars et qui se poursuivra au cours des cinq prochaines années

Un bassin de talent exceptionnel et un vaste éventail de technologies propres attirent des entreprises de partout dans le monde

Paris, France – POLLUTEC HORIZONS 2013 – Alors que le Canada connaît un « supercycle des infrastructures » d’une valeur de 350 milliards de dollars et qui se poursuivra au cours des cinq prochaines années, l’Ontario Clean Technology Alliance – un collectif regroupant des organisations de développement économique régionales et municipales en Ontario – participera à Pollutec Horizon 2013, à Paris.

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Monday
May062013

Niagara’s water power prowess embraces the allure of wind

International investments are blowing wind industry companies, manufacturing and construction jobs across Ontario

While the Niagara Region of Canada is known worldwide for its magnificent waterfalls and associated hydro power, the Ontario Clean Technology Alliance is attending WINDPOWER 2013 in Chicago to announce a series of national and international wind investments by companies including Capital Power Inc., Enercon Canada Inc., Niagara Region Wind Corp. (NRWC), NextEra Energy Canada ULC, REpower Systems SE, Samsung Renewable Energy Inc., and TSP Canada Towers Inc.

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