UPDATE – Canada agency invites clean technology funding requests

Sustainable Development Technology Canada announced Sept. 5 it is accepting statements of interest for funding to support development and demonstration of clean technologies. Responses are due Oct. 24.

SDTC, a not-for-profit foundation created by the government of Canada to support development and demonstration of clean technologies, invited the statements in response to its 12th round of funding. (HNN 8/8/07)

The foundation operates a C$550 million (US$522 million) fund to support clean technologies. It also encourages collaboration among private, financial, academic, and public sector partners, and with the Canadian government. To date, SDTC said, the foundation has allocated C$279 million (US$265 million) to 124 clean technology projects.

SDTC said it seeks applications for technology innovations that deliver clean water, clean soil, clean air, and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Its most recent funding awards included a C$4 million (US$3.8 million) grant to Nova Scotia Power for the company’s 1-MW in-stream tidal demonstration project planned for the Bay of Fundy. (HNN 8/8/07)

Statements of interest will be used for preliminary screening and are subject to a competitive review process by SDTC and a panel of independent experts. The applications are evaluated on how well they match SDTC’s mandate, and to ensure they include necessary technology, marketing, and business capabilities.

Applicants presenting the most compelling projects will be invited back to submit a detailed, full proposal for consideration toward funding, the foundation said.

SDTC holds two rounds of funding each year. The next call for statements of interest will open Feb. 27, 2008.

Statements of interest can be submitted on SDTC’s on-line application system, via its Internet site, www.sdtc.ca. For information on funding opportunities and evaluation criteria, contact SDTC by e-mail at applications@sdtc.ca or contact Sebastien Prince-Richard, Manager, Applications, Sustainable Development Technology Canada, 45 O’Connor St., Suite 1850, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1A4 Canada; (1) 613-234-6313 ext. 232; E-mail: s.prince-richard@sdtc.ca; Internet: www.sdtc.ca.

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