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  • 16:15 - 16:45

    The Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) is a global network of finance experts that aims to bridge the gap between entrepreneurs developing climate and clean energy projects and private investors. This session will feature the winner of the MI-PFAN Investment Forum happening earlier in the day. Directly following, the European Commission will host a formal awards ceremony for the first cohort of the MI Champions, recognizing global leadership in innovation.

  • 10:00 - 10:55

    This fireside chat led by former Mayor Gregor Robertson will address the evolving needs of cities in the context of accelerating climate innovation at the urban level. Cities require integrated support to tackle interrelated aspects of climate action and build urban resilience to the effects of climate change. The speakers will consider the most prominent challenges facing cities as city networks collaborate with the private and academic sectors to produce innovative solutions to these pressing issues.

    Speakers:

    • Gregor Robertson, Global Ambassador, Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy
    • Geraldine Satre Buisson, International Student Energy Summit
    • Bertrand Piccard, Solar Impulse
  • 11:00 - 11:25

    Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE) will present specific initiatives to accelerate clean energy innovation through a brief and highly visual presentation, followed by a short international panel discussion outlining commitments.

    Moderator:

    • Dennis Pamlin, RISE

    Panelists:

    • Tomás E. Baeza JeriaInnovation and Entrepreneurship Manager, Solar and Energy Innovation Committee (Chile)
    • Ganesh Das/ Smita RakeshChief Operating Officer/ Program Lead, Clean Energy International Incubation Centre (India)
    • Andreas Stubelius, Portfolio Manager, Swedish Energy Agency (Sweden)
  • 11:55 - 12:30

    Hear from those at the forefront of the clean economy. These engaging rapid-fire pitches are sure to inspire visitors and investors as our Innovation Showcase exhibitors present their dynamic solutions in 2 minutes.

    Presenting companies:

    • Absolute Combustion
    • Advanced Intelligent Systems Inc.
    • AGORA Energy Technologies
    • GHGSAT
    • Arterran
    • Atlas Power Generation
    • AVL Engineering
    • Ballard Power Systems
    • Blue Source Methane
  • 12:40 - 13:55

    Corporations will present an innovation objective and the solutions they seek. These pitches are intended to increase awareness of innovative approaches to both industry and the public while identifying relevant solutions providers.

    Moderator:

    • Carol Ann Brown, Delphi Group

    Speakers:

  • 14:00 - 14:30

    The Mission Innovation Champions program recognizes exceptional researchers and innovators who are developing breakthrough solutions in the global clean energy sector. The program catalyzes engagement among the Champions and governments, research institutes, affiliated organizations, and private sector investors. During these sessions, individual Champions will highlight their academic research and technological innovations.

    Champions: Canada, Finland, United Arab Emirates

  • 14:40 - 14:55

    Hear from those at the forefront of the clean economy. These engaging rapid-fire pitches are sure to inspire visitors and investors as our Innovation Showcase exhibitors present their dynamic solutions in 2 minutes.

    Presenting companies:

    • CarbonCure Technologies
    • Thin Film AOP (Water-Drape TFAOP)
    • Clir
    • Sustainable Marine Energy
  • 15:00 - 15:30

    The Mission Innovation Champions program recognizes exceptional researchers and innovators who are developing breakthrough solutions in the global clean energy sector. The program catalyzes engagement among the Champions and governments, research institutes, affiliated organizations, and private sector investors. During these sessions, individual Champions will highlight their academic research and technological innovations.

    Champions: Saudi Arabia, France, India

  • 15:35 - 15:45

    Inventys has developed a project partnership to develop and demonstrate the first full-cycle solution to capture and reuse CO₂ from a cement plant while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Project CO₂MENT will demonstrate and evaluate Inventys’ CO₂ Capture System and a selection of CO₂ utilization technologies at Lafarge’s Richmond, BC, cement plant over the next four years.

     

    Speakers:

    • Jonathan Moser, LafargeHolcim
    • Claude Letourneau, Inventys

     

  • 15:45 - 17:00

    Hear from those at the forefront of the clean economy. These engaging rapid-fire pitches are sure to inspire visitors and investors as our Innovation Showcase exhibitors present their dynamic solutions in 2 minutes.

    Presenting companies:

    • Benefuel
    • Lab 498 Products Inc
    • Firstlight Fusion
    • G4 Insights Inc.
    • Gentherm Global Power Technologies
    • Torowatt
    • Hydrogen In Motion
    • iGEN Technologies Inc.
    • Moltex Energy
    • Morgan Solar
    • Pani Energy
    • Parkizio Technologies
    • British Columbia Biocarbon Ltd
    • Cryologistics
  • 10:00 - 11:00

    As part of the Impact Canada Initiative the Office of Energy Research and Development at Natural Resources Canada is investing $75 million through a series of prize-based innovation challenges that tackle some of the biggest issues we face in Canada and globally, including increased opportunity for women-entrepreneurs, helping to reduce reliance on diesel in remote Indigenous communities, and advancing the affordability and accessibility of sustainable aviation fuels.

    This session will focus on the impact and effectiveness of the prize challenge model and will feature a panel discussion with the 6 finalists from the Women in Cleantech Challenge.

    Keynote speaker:

    • Marcius Extavour, Executive Director, Prize Operations, Energy & Resources, XPrize

     

    Women in Cleantech Challenge Panel

    Moderator:

    • Jane Kearns, MaRS Discovery District

    Panelists:  

    • Amanda Hall, Summit Nanotech
    • Luna Yu, Genecis
    • Julie Angus, Open Ocean Robotics
    • NivathaBalendra, Dispersa
    • Evelyn Allen, Evercloak
    • Alexandra Tavasoli, Solistra
  • 11:10 - 11:50

    Global leaders from government, business, and advocacy organizations promote framework to accelerate energy and climate goals: the ISO 50001 international energy management system standard. Join this event to hear from leading organizations about their energy management achievements.

    Moderator:

    • Phillipe Scholtes, Managing Director, UNIDO

    Speakers:

    • Joyce Henry, Director General, Office of Energy Efficiency, Natural Resources Canada
    • Philippe Scholtes, Managing Director, UNIDO
    • The 4 award recipients (To be announced on site)
  • 12:02 - 12:12

    A corporation will present an innovation objective and the solutions it seeks. This pitch is intended to increase awareness of innovative approaches to both industry and the public while identifying relevant solutions providers.

    Moderator:

    • Carol Ann Brown, Delphi Group

    Speaker:

  • 12:13 - 12:25

    Hear from those at the forefront of the clean economy. These engaging rapid-fire pitches are sure to inspire visitors and investors as our Innovation Showcase exhibitors present their dynamic solutions in 2 minutes.

    Presenting companies:

    • Waste to Energy Generating
    • Recover Energy
    • Steeper Energy
    • Sylvis Environmental Services
  • 12:30 - 13:25

    Foreign markets are critical to the growth of Canada’s clean technology sector, and a key opportunity to support the clean energy transition. Panelists from government agencies (TCS, CCC, and EDC) will outline their support for international adoption of Canadian clean technologies. 

    Moderator:

    • Jeannette Jackson, Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre

    Speakers:

    • Rob James, Canadian Commercial Corporation
    • Evelia Manach, Global Affairs Canada
    • Sophie Dumoulin-Mondoux, Export Development Canada
    • Jason Simon, Canadian Solar
  • 13:30 - 14:00

    Innovative and flexible global power systems are elevating ambition in the deployment of low-cost, variable, renewables. This session draws on the International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) recent report on innovative solutions to integrate renewable power“Innovation landscape for a renewable-powered future. The presentation will showcase examples of systemic innovations in renewables enabled by electrification, decentralisation and digitalisation.

    Speaker:

    • Dr Paul Durrant, Innovation & Technology Dialogues lead, IRENA
  • 14:05 - 14:55

    Zero emission vehicles mean far more than just cars: tremendous market breakthroughs are happening in commercial electric vehicles – trucks, buses and equipment. This panel will provide a timely report out on the progress of the global Drive to Zero for commercial vehicles, the just completed workshop on the actions of government and industry working together, and highlight the critical role of business and investment in accelerating the adoption and success of zero emissions commercial vehicles.

    Moderator:

    • Dan Woynillowicz, Clean Energy Canada

    Speakers:

    • Matt Horne, City of Vancouver
    • Bill Van Amburg, CALSTART
    • Stella Li, BYD Motors
  • 15:00 - 16:00

    Government funding programs play a key role to support new energy technologies, at various stages of the innovation spectrum. Panelists will share their experiences and perspectives by discussing how partnerships between government and the private sector can enhance and unlock clean technology outcomes.

    Moderator:

    • Tom Rand, ArcTern Ventures

    Speakers:

    • Amanda Wilson, NRCan
    • Elizabeth Shirt, Emissions Reduction Alberta
    • Alison Fabian, SDTC