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CleanTech: Solve global challenges in Ontario
Ontario: Leading the CleanTech Revolution

Get the Ontario advantage with it’s thriving CleanTech ecosystem backed by government support, tech resources, academia and talent. Ontario is home to the largest CleanTech ecosystem in Canada.

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Global
CleanTech Industry

The global Clean Energy Technologies market is set to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% to reach a market size of US$453.5 Billion by 2027. The Wind segment is projected to record a 5.3% CAGR and reach US$170.3 Billion by 2027 while the Solar segment is expected to grow faster at 6.8% CAGR. Hydropower is projected to clock in a CAGR of 4.1%.

The International Energy Agency revealed that if all the countries that announced climate and energy pledges actually implement them, by 2030, the market for mass produced cleantech can skyrocket to US $650 Billion. Employment in the sector can also catapult to nearly 14 million.

USA, China, Japan, Canada and Germany are the most notable CleanTech players in the world market currently. Governments are racing to shape the future of clean energy technologies by increasing resiliency and diversity of supply chains . Continued focus on boosting industrial strategies will result in higher investment allure and a more prominent role in international trade.

Canadian
CleanTech Industry

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Ontario’s
CleanTech Industry

Ontario is at the forefront of CleanTech growth in the country, it ranks #1 as the largest CleanTech sector in Canada. The sector contributes $25.6B to Canada’s GDP. Highly renowned for it’s key technological breakthrough in water remediation through UV disinfection and membrane filtration. Ontario is also a leader in other sectors such as hydrogen, biofuels, electric vehicles, solar, and smart energy technologies.

Ontario is home to 5000 clean tech companies, out of which 5 also made it to the world’s Top 100 CleanTech Companies, namely, ecobee (Smart Thermometers), GaN Systems (Power Transistors), Li-Cycle (Lithium Battery Recycling), Opus One Solutions (Renewable Power Efficiency), and Parity (Energy Efficiency).

Ontario CleanTech Industry Facts

1st

largest cleantech sector in Canada

117,000

employees

100

water technology incubators

5000

cleantech and environment companies

$25.6B

contribution to GDP

$6.6B

in annual exports

  • Ontario’s CleanTech strategy follows a four pillar approach

    Venture and Scale Readiness
    Access to Capital
    Regulatory Modernization
    Adoption and Procurement
  • Many of the above, can be backed by evidence in the form of this robust support system, CleanTech companies in Ontario enjoy:

    1 Ontario Clean Technology Industry Association (OCTIA)
    2 The Ontario Water Consortium (OWC)
    3 Ontario Environment Industry Association (ONEIA)
    4 Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA)
    5 Hydrogen Business Council (HBC)
    6 BioIndustrial Innovation Canada (BIC)

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