We scale clean technology companies in British Columbia by nurturing entrepreneurs and companies that are ready to make their impact global.

What do we do? 

Alacrity Cleantech is a government funded program that helps emerging cleantech companies scale-up and access resources to enable them to deploy their solutions internationally. We ready companies for investments, and steward sales of their technologies and services in international target markets.

We make use of our parent organization, Alacrity Canada, and its robust network of advisors, mentors, and business experts, to identify problems in global markets that can be solved by our portfolio of Western Canadian cleantech companies.

And as we help our portfolio companies tackle both small- and large-scale foreign infrastructure projects, our seasoned team helps our portfolio companies optimize their approaches to customer acquisition, investment attraction, and business modeling.

Latest in Cleantech

Major Cleantech News You Might Have Missed

May 12, 2022 Provincial action The Government of BC introduced a budget with several cleantech connections, including: $651 million to support clean transportation, energy-efficient buildings, and support for communities in managing the transition to a low-carbon...

Why Conferences Still Matter in 2022

May 10, 2022 It might be a cliche to say that in-person gatherings enable fundamentally different and better networking experiences. But if it is, then we're here to tell you that the cliche holds up. Alacrity Cleantech attended the Cleantech Forum Europe in Edinburgh...

Strong Start to 2022

May 9, 2022 It’s been a busy start to 2022 for Alacrity’s Cleantech portfolio companies.  As we look back at Q1, here’s a roundup of some of our biggest successes, as well as the policy announcements that caught our attention. Congratulations... Pani Energy for...

ESG in Company Development and Impact Investing

April 21, 2022 The following post was written by Cleantech Program Manager, Burak Evren, based on trends he's noticed and lessons we've gathered from running the Alacrity Cleantech Program.  Getting familiar with ESG New financial tools to support cleantech,...

New look, same mission

April 21, 2022 Welcome to our new Alacrity Cleantech site! We've been undergoing a website renovation these past few months and we're thrilled to get to show you our new look. Due to the renovation process, we've been pretty quiet on the content production side of...

Reclaim Plastics Raises Awareness about Automotive Plastic Waste in BC

On Saturday, August 28, 2021, the Reclaim Plastics team set up a booth at the PNE in Vancouver and spent the day educating passers-by about the incredible amount of waste that is generated across BC every day through automobile collisions and end-of-life vehicles....

Raising Funds as a Cleantech Startup

In season three, episode two of Cleantech Talks, we host four of our cleantech portfolio company CEOs to talk about their experiences with raising funds in the cleantech sector. Susan Blanchet of Origen Air, Devesh Bharadwaj of Pani Energy, Christopher Naismith of...

Cleantech Insights from “Leaders in Cleantech” Podcast Host, David Hunt

Welcome to season three of Cleantech Talks! In episode one of this season, we talk to David Hunt, CEO at Hyperion Executive Search and host of the Leaders in Cleantech podcast. David shares his experience and insights about the cleantech space in Canada, as well as...

AR6: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Releases Sixth Assessment Report

On Monday, August 9th, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the first part of their sixth assessment report (AR6) on the global issue of climate change. The assessment consists of over 14,000 climate change-focused research papers that were...

The Plastics Circular Economy in BC: A Recap from Our Virtual Event

Alacrity Cleantech hosted a virtual panel discussion on July 17th on the topic of the plastics circular economy in BC. After working to administer the CleanBC Plastics Action Fund with the Government of BC and circular economy subject matter experts, Synergy...

Exploring Cosmic-Ray Muon Tomography with Ideon Technologies

In season two, episode eight of Cleantech Talks, host and Alacrity Canada senior advisor Peter Van Der Gracht talks to Gary Agnew, CEO of Ideon Technologies, about how cosmic-ray muon tomography is transforming the mining industry. Ideon Technologies got its start at...

Sustainable Development Technology Canada’s Role in Cleantech Funding

In season two, episode seven of Cleantech Talks, host and Alacrity Canada senior advisor Peter Van Der Gracht talks to Rustam Sengupta, Investment Lead at Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), about how the organization helps fund and support the growth of...

Marketing in Cleantech with First Light Technologies and Ocean Diagnostics

In season two, episode six of Cleantech Talks, host, Alacrity Canada Digital Marketing Bootcamp facilitator, and CEO of Jetstream Digital Agency, Mike Williams, talks to Sean Bourquin, CEO of First Light Technologies, and Ashleigh Erwin, Director of Marketing &...

Monitoring the Oceans and Coastlines with Ocean Diagnostics and MarineLabs

In season two, episode five of Cleantech Talks, host and Alacrity Canada senior advisor Peter Van Der Gracht talks to Dean Wenham, CEO of Ocean Diagnostics, and Scott Beatty, CEO of MarineLabs, about their companies and how their technologies are used to monitor our...

How Plugzio and Audette Use Energy Consumption and Efficiency to Power Their Platforms

In season two, episode four of Cleantech Talks, host and Alacrity Canada senior advisor Peter Van Der Gracht talks to Mohammad Akhlaghi, CEO of Plugzio, and Christopher Naismith, CEO of Audette, about their companies and how they use energy consumption data to build...

Origen Air Tackles Indoor Air Quality

In season two, episode three of Cleantech Talks, host and Alacrity Canada senior advisor Peter Van Der Gracht talks to Susan Blanchet (CEO) and Andrew Crawford (CTO) at Origen Air about their clean technology company, how their technology works to improve indoor air...

Investing in the Cleantech Sector

In season two, episode two of Cleantech Talks, host and Alacrity Canada senior advisor Peter Van Der Gracht talks to Sarah Applebaum, Partner at Pangaea Ventures, and Kathryn Wortsman, Managing Partner at Amplify Capital, about investing in the cleantech sector and...

Women in Cleantech: A Day in the Life of Three CEOs

Welcome to season two of Cleantech Talk with Alacrity Canada! In this first episode of the new season, Julie Angus talks to Melanie McClare, CEO of Swirltex, and Susan Blanchet, CEO of Origen Air and Origen Clean, about what it's like to be a woman and leader in the...

Interview with Dr. Joel Rogers of Progressive Fusion Solutions

Our latest podcast series is called “Cleantech Talk”, focusing on the growing cleantech sector. We’ll be talking to CEOs of cleantech startups, as well as advisors and investors, to find out how this exciting space is developing. In this episode, we're talking to Dr....

Interview with Sean Bourquin of First Light Technologies

Our latest podcast series is called “Cleantech Talk”, focusing on the growing cleantech sector. We’ll be talking to CEOs of cleantech startups, as well as advisors and investors, to find out how this exciting space is developing. In this episode, Sean Bourquin, CEO of...

Cellula Robotics

Cellula offers a diverse range of technologies, including autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) that can survey the ocean floor, undertake long-range and multi-month missions, and sample substances of all sorts.

Alacrity Cleantech works with innovative entrepreneurs and companies across a diverse range of industries to help their clean technology products and services reach the global market. Thanks to our portfolio companies, our global network of mentors and in-market advisors, and our provincial and federal government partners, we've been able to achieve some major milestones. Take a look below to see what we've achieved so far.

$5 M

Secured the CleanBC Plastics Action Fund

Clean technology companies supported to date

Technology jobs created

In investments for portfolio companies

Export revenues generated

Identified key sales opportunities in Singapore, Mexico, India, and Northern Europe