The CORE Cleantech Cluster is a project spearheaded by Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre and commissioned by Western Economic Diversification Canada, The Province of British Columbia and Vancity, to produce a strategic plan for the formation of a cleantech cluster in British Columbia.
In June 2019, after consulting with the founding sponsors, Jeanette Jackson, Foresight CEO, appointed Catriona Power, Foresight Director of Partnerships & Strategy, to lead the BC Cleantech Cluster Initiative. Power’s mandate was to create a strategy to support a cleantech cluster – a strategy that supports making bold moves to position our Province as a world leader in an emerging clean technology economy.
The CORE Cleantech Cluster project was supported by a 15-member Advisory Board, made up of representatives of the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia, municipal leaders, prominent local industries, organizations and stakeholder groups. The focused engagement process resulted in an estimated 10,000 individual contacts with stakeholders.
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The word CORE means the most basic and important part of something, the centre. The very heart of the earth is called the earth’s core. It represents the importance of this work to the future of our province. We believe cleantech is the core of our future economy.
– CORE Cleantech Cluster Report, June 2020
The strategy and vision in this report was informed by engagement activities with stakeholders, with a focus on SMEs, industry and investors.
The CORE Cleantech Cluster Team