CIX Cleantech announces Canada’s 10 Most Innovative Cleantech Companies
CIX Cleantech: Game Changers showcases the hottest Canadian cleantech companies
TORONTO, September 24, 2015 – Today, CIX Cleantech announced the 10 most game-changing Canadian clean technology companies chosen for its Top 10 Showcase. The companies will present their innovative solutions on October 15, 2015 at the inaugural CIX Cleantech: Game Changers conference.
Achilles Media, the organizers of the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX), and MaRS Cleantech, which works with entrepreneurs and investors to build globally competitive companies, will host CIX Cleantech: 2015 Game Changers at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto.
Open to early- to mid-stage innovative Canadian cleantech ventures, the Top 10 Showcase companies were chosen based on their demonstration of excellence in innovation, cleantech solution, growth potential, competitive advantage and strength of business model. The selection committee included cleantech executives, investors and industry experts. Applications were received from all regions of Canada, with the final Top 10 including companies from Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia.
The 2015 CIX Cleantech Top 10 are (in alphabetical order):
- CoPower Inc., Montreal, QC
- Hydrostor, Toronto, ON
- Morgan Solar, Toronto, ON
- Nanoleaf, Toronto, ON
- Neurio Technology, Vancouver, BC
- Nexterra Systems Corp., Vancouver, BC
- Nsolv Corp., Calgary, AB
- Opus One Solutions, Richmond Hill, ON
- Questor Technology, Calgary, AB
- SWITCH Materials, Burnaby, BC
Each company will be at CIX Cleantech: 2015 Game Changers, where they will present their innovative product and service offerings to a crowd of over 300 investors and peers in the cleantech ecosystem. Alongside these showcases will be interactive sessions led by some of Canada’s top cleantech business leaders, investors and entrepreneurs.
For a detailed description of each company’s product and service offering, visit http://cleantechgamechangers.com
About MaRS Cleantech
MaRS Cleantech works closely with entrepreneurs and investors to build globally competitive companies that are creating solutions for smart cities and addressing key challenges in energy, water, agri-tech, advanced materials and manufacturing. The industry looks to MaRS Cleantech to help grow high-impact businesses by connecting innovators, potential partners, customers, investors, talent and capital. MaRS Cleantech comprises three main entities — Venture Services and its network of advisors; ArcTern Ventures, a $30-million privately funded venture fund; and the Advanced Energy Centre, whose team facilitates commercialization and drives exports. Together they offer a one-stop shop for industry stakeholders. MaRS Cleantech is part of MaRS Discovery District, one of the world’s largest urban innovation hubs supporting a new generation of makers and innovators.
About Canadian Innovation Exchange
The Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) is a showcase for great Canadian innovation while catalyzing strategic relationships and transactions across this dynamic sector. CIX is attended by the people behind the innovative technologies: entrepreneurs, investors, corporations, service providers, government and media. Its objective is to bring together the key leaders and protagonists of technology-based innovation in order to learn from each other and to showcase and celebrate the tremendous innovative products, services and technologies that exist today and are providing the fuel for our economy to grow.
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