June 15, 2017 - Écotech Québec
Report on INNO + Financing
Nearly forty clean technology entrepreneurs who were looking for financing for their projects had the opportunity to meet investors on June 14 in Trois-Rivières during the INNO + Financing activity organized by Écotech Québec. Suscribe to our newsletter to know the date of the next activity in the fall.
June 14, 2017 - Applications
Pilot Scheme for Ground Water Remediation in North Kuwait
Kuwait's only freshwater aquifers (Raudhatain and Umm Al-Aish) were contaminated as a result of the damage and detonation of oil wells during the 1990 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. Following review of Claims submitted by the State of Kuwait, the United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) awarded funding to Kuwait for the remediation of the aquifers.
Kuwait National Focal Point (KNFP) is the Kuwait governmental entity responsible for overseeing the implementation of UNCC funded remediation activities.
On behalf of Kuwait NFP, the Ministry of Electricity and Water MEW will be issuing Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit Bidders' proposals for implementing the field work of the pilot scale assessment of:
· Remediation of groundwater using 'Pump — Treat — Reinjection' technology
· 'In-situ Remediation' of groundwater
· The proposed treatment will be comprised of air stripping, metal precipitation, coagulation/flocculation, sedimentation through a clarifier system, media filtration, and carbon adsorption for effective hydrocarbon removal, but not salt removal. For salt removal, an RO plant is proposed as the last step
Before embarking on the actual remediation of contaminated groundwater, pilot scale assessment of three different remediation alternatives will be assessed in the field as follows:
he aquifer formation in the pilot areas.
The aim of these pilot studies is to select an optimum strategy for the remediation of contaminated groundwater to drinking water level using either one of the above or some combination of the above methods.
The duration of this pilot scheme project is 2 years.
May 4, 2017 - Applications
Western Canada Cleantech Forum - Call for papers
Manitoba Environment Industries Association (MEIA) extended the Call for Papers deadline for panel presentations and speakers for the Western Canada Cleantech Innovation Forum,Winnipeg, November 29-30, 2017. Submit your application before the May, 15th. The Forum will consist of plenary sessions, thematic conferences and presentations of clean technology entrepreneurs to investors.
April 24, 2017 - Écotech Québec
The top students from 8 business schools in Australia, France, Thailand, the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada all arrived in Montreal last Saturday for the launch of The 6th edition of an academic strategy competition "International Graduate Competition". This year's theme: the clean technologies ecosystem of Quebec. This is what we need to nurture our creativity and effectiveness to better support the cleantech sector here and abroad.
List of business schools involved:
- University of Florida
- Deusto University
- Chulalongkorn University
- HEC Montréal
- The University of Sheffield
UPDATE: Congratulations to the RMIT University team who won the International Graduate Competition case on Écotech Québec by proposing both ambitious and realistic solutions to our team.
Here are the winners of the following prizes :
- Best Written Report : University of Florida
- 3rd Place : University of Florida
- 2nd Place : EM Lyon business school
- 1st Place : RMIT University
April 4, 2017 - Écotech Québec
Ecotech's board of directors has been renewed
On April 3rd, Écotech Québec welcomed new representants of the clean technology ecosystem to its board of directors. Therefore, we would like to welcome: Benoît Balmana (IVÉO), Catherine Bérubé (Cycle Capital Management), Jamal Chaouki (Polytechnique University), Benoît Lacroix (Effenco), Mustapha Ouyed (Pyrobiom Énergies), Cédéanne Simard (SAQ) and to welcome back Thierry Pagé (Univalor) and Tom Whitton (E2Métrix).The complete list of the Board members can be found here.
March 31, 2017 - Écotech Québec
Pictures & Presentation - Rendez-Vous Québec + United Kingdom
March 23, 2017 - News
Learn about the new federal budget
Écotech Québec attended the closed session on the Government of Canada's budget through its collaboration with Canada Cleantech. Higlights of this new budget address the recommendations we have made recently and could have a significant impact on the clean technologies sector.
March 16, 2017 - Écotech Québec
Denis Leclerc re-elected chairman of the board of the International Cleantech Network
Good news for the clean technology cluster! Denis Leclerc was re-elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of International Cleantech Network (ICN). This exclusive network brings together the most active clusters of clean technologies in the world and generates new business opportunities for Québec entrepreneurs through, among others, the ICN Passport.
January 25, 2017 - Applications
Call for Proposal: cleantech in the petrochemicals industry
Until March 1, 2017 cleantech companies can present their projects to SIBUR, The Dow Chemical Company, DuPont, Solvay, 3M, AkzoNobel, BASF, LG Chem, Henkel, Linde, Sinopec, Technip and Honeywell UOP by applying for the IQ-CHem contest.