About the CORE Cleantech Cluster Strategy

In September 2019, Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre embarked on a 6 month Cleantech Cluster Initiative for the province of British Columbia. The result is a recommendation for a new CORE Cleantech Cluster organization and a series of programs, unique to British Columbia, taking inspiration from our regional strengths, core competencies and competitive advantages in the industry.

The global cleantech industry is on a growth trajectory (with an estimated market of 2.5 trillion USD by 2022), and CleanBC has set the stage for BC to lead Canada as a global leader in this developing industry. However, if we are to meet CleanBC goals and capitalize on this significant economic opportunity, the pace of technology development, commercialization and industry adoption must accelerate.

What’s missing in British Columbia is a model for collaboration for clean technology stakeholders that accelerates the major institutional, industrial and technological change that is required to achieve both climate goals and shared economic prosperity in the long-term, across the entire province. This type of activity happens best when a “cluster” of interconnected businesses both cooperates and competes – often referred to as “co-opetition”.

Our call to action is to engage all stakeholders in building BC’s CORE Cleantech Cluster and form a stronger clean technology innovation ecosystem that accelerates the pace of innovation, gets new ideas to market faster and scales the cleantech industry.

290+

COMPANIES

22,000

JOBS

$78,000

AVERAGE SALARY

55%

OF THE CANADIAN COMPANIES ON GLOBAL CLEANTECH 100 LIST ARE FROM BC

$3.4 B

CLEANTECH DEALS (2017-2019)

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Foreword

SECTION 1

Why do we need a Cleantech Cluster Strategy?

SECTION 2

Our Findings

SECTION 3

A Forward Plan

SECTION 4

Driving Competitiveness Across Six Sectors

Conclusion

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