Foresight Canada has announced the winners of the inaugural Alberta Cleantech Awards, recognizing outstanding achievement in the field of cleantech.
Alberta is becoming a world leader in the development of cleantech solutions, spanning renewable energy, agritech, and carbon capture and storage, Foresight believes.
With categories for innovative ventures, forward-thinking funders, and community supporters, the awards shine a spotlight on those making significant contributions to the growth and adoption of cleantech across the province.
“We are thrilled to recognize the winners of our very first Alberta Cleantech Awards,” said Jeanette Jackson, CEO of Foresight Canada. “Their unwavering commitment to Canada’s net-zero future is truly inspiring, and I have no doubt that their work will have a significant impact on the global transition to a green economy.”
Vying for top rank since applications opened in February, the official winners of the Alberta Cleantech Awards are as follows.
Venture of the Year: Future Fields, an Edmonton-based bio-tech startup.
Funder of the Year: Emissions Reduction Alberta, which is investing in cleantech ventures to help innovators develop and demonstrate Alberta-based technologies that lower emissions and costs.
Ecosystem Supporter of the Year: Energy Futures Lab, a connector, storyteller, and catalyzer of innovative energy system initiatives and solutions that accelerate a transition to a net-zero future.
Adopter of the Year: Enhance Energy is a carbon management company with experience in the planning, design, implementation, and operation of carbon capture and utilization projects that manage Alberta’s industrial emissions.
Sustainability Hero (People’s Choice Award): Ben Klepacki, Co-Founder of Westgen Technologies, who demonstrated dedication to making a positive impact on Alberta’s cleantech ecosystem.
Climate Champion Legacy Award (In-Memoriam): “A special award given to the late Simon Knight, who has had a lasting impact on Alberta’s Cleantech Community.”
The Alberta Cleantech Awards were made possible by the support of the events sponsors and partners including regional firms Copoint and MLT Aikins.