Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), a fund for the development and demonstration of clean technologies, announced on January 31, 2005 its calls for Statements of Interest (SOIs) as part of its seventh round of funding. The closing date for SOI submissions is March 16, 2005.
The call for SOIs invites entrepreneurs to submit initial applications that are simple and straightforward. The SOI application phase is designed to provide SDTC with a good sense of proposed technologies for preliminary screening, without imposing an arduous process on applicants.
SOIs are screened and evaluated by SDTC and a panel of independent experts to ensure adherence to selection criteria that include capabilities in technology, marketing and business (partnerships and funding). Applicants who meet SDTC痴 selection criteria will be invited to submit a detailed, full proposal at a later date for consideration toward funding.
SOIs received by SDTC add breadth and depth to the state of clean-technology development in Canada. In six calls for SOIs since April 2002, SDTC has received more than 898 submissions from more than 2,500 companies and organizations, representing $6 billion of clean technology project potential.
To date, SDTC has allocated a total of $89 million to 46 projects. That amount has been leveraged with an additional $254 million in funding from other project partners for a total project value managed by SDTC of $343 million.
For further information about SDTC痴 funding process and application request, please visit www.sdtc.ca. and select the Funding/Application Process and Application Advice options. To go directly to the online SOI application system, go to http://www.sdtc.ca/en/funding/advice/soi_application.htm
STDC is a foundation created by the Government of Canada that operates a $350 million fund to support the development and demonstration of clean technologies that address issues of climate change and clean air. These solutions deliver environmental, economic and health benefits to Canadians. An arm痴 length, not-for-profit corporation, SDTC works with private, financial, academic and public sectors and with the Government of Canada to build a sustainable development technology infrastructure in Canada.
SDTC bridges the gap in the innovation chain between research and commercialization � helping clean technology developers move through the development and demonstration phases, in preparation for commercialization.
For more information, please contact:
Sustainable Development Technology Canada
Tel: 613.234-6313 ext. 245