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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.

Wednesday
Oct222014

Sustainable ambition on Lake Ontario: Waterfront Toronto set to be North America’s largest green building undertaking 

New Orleans, Louisiana October 22, 2014 – Larger than Lower Manhattan south of Houston Street, and four times the size of Monaco, the $4.4 billion, 1,977-acre, 40,000-residence Toronto waterfront revitalization project is intended to position the city and province of Ontario as a world leader in creating sustainable communities, with buildings and neighborhoods that aim to be among the greenest on the planet.

Members of the Ontario Clean Technology Alliance ­– a collective of regional and municipal economic development organizations across Ontario are attending Greenbuild 2014, a premier event for sustainable building, to attract more green technology talent to the province while showcasing the wares of 23 green building technology products and services companies – everything from Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) to water reuse solutions to hyper-efficient heat pumps.

“If you are thinking of starting, relocating, or expanding a green building, clean-energy, or clean-technology company, you need to consider Ontario, Canada’s most populous province,” said Sean Dyke, Director, Southwestern Ontario Marketing Alliance (SOMA), and Chair of the Ontario Clean Technology Alliance. “Ontario has Canada’s greatest concentration of environmental and clean-technology companies. According to the 2014 Canadian Clean Technology Industry Report, 35 percent of clean-tech companies in Canada are located in Ontario. The province also generates 37 percent of Canada’s GDP and is home to nearly 50 percent of all employees in high-tech and knowledge-intensive industries.”

Waterfront Toronto’s Minimum Green Building Requirements (MGBR) mandate high performance buildings and smart technologies and define Waterfront Toronto’s vision for green building design and construction on Toronto’s massive waterfront project. They include the following criteria:

  • buildings achieve superior levels of energy efficiency
  • developers provide renewable energy generation on-site
  • water conservation measures for buildings, suites and exterior landscaping needs be incorporated
  • all parking garages include electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure and EV charging stations within residential and commercial buildings
  • every suite includes energy and water meters
  • a large number of bicycle parking and storage spaces be provided in residential buildings at convenient and easily accessible locations

One recently announced Waterfront Toronto example that follows these green building requirements is by Tridel Group and the global property development company Hines. Their 12-storey, 231-suite residential condo project, Aquavista at Bayside, is aiming for a LEED-Platinum rating and is being designed by the prolific Miami-based architectural office Arquitectonica.

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 http://www.ontariocleantechalliance.com

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.

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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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