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Scale your solution. Change the world.

We provide non-diluting funding support to BC-based innovators with solutions (TRL 5-9) that stand to make a meaningful impact on GHG reduction—and that have strong potential for global scalability. Sound like you? Read on for what we’re looking for—and what we offer.

We find and fund solutions in the following focus areas:

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Low carbon hydrogen
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Renewable natural gas
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Battery and energy storage
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Carbon capture, utilization and storage
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Biofuels and synthetic fuels

Much more than funding

We don’t just fund innovators. We invest in your success, providing ongoing support on your journey to making a difference on a global scale. After all, it’s our planet we’re working to save. We’ve all got skin in the game.

Our first-ever Open Innovation call is now closed. We are pleased to announce the advancement of eight projects.

Inaugural Open Call for Innovation

We thank all stakeholders who submitted an application. Our Directed Innovation pathway remains active, please contact us to learn more. 

Directed Innovation: Unlocking Barriers, Scaling Solutions

In addition to CICE’s Open Innovation funding stream, we pursue potential projects through our Directed Innovation funding pathway. Our Directed Innovation stream is designed to identify specific projects in each of CICE’s five focus areas, to fill fundamental gaps or overcome barriers. The Directed Innovation stream aligns with CICE’s broader objectives to ultimately reduce emissions, strengthen end-to-end value chains, and accelerate economic growth within each sector.

CICE’s Directed Innovation stream is active year-round on a flexible timeline. Do you have an innovation to share? Please submit an Expression of Interest at the bottom of the page! 

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Our process in brief

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Expression of interest

Tell us the basics about your solution and how it will materially reduce GHGs when applied at scale.

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Detailed proposal

If you advance to the next stage, we’ll request additional information and conduct due diligence.

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Decision communicated

We’ll let you know whether you’ve been selected for funding. We co-create an execution plan and required agreements.

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Scale opportunity

We work with you to execute your plan and take your game-changing solution from BC to the world.

Expression of Interest

Our Directed Innovation funding stream remains active year-round. Submit your Initial Expression of Interest today or contact us at to learn more.

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Company Information

Company address*

Description of the product or business process innovation being advanced

Select which best describes your innovation*
What do you think is the Technology Readiness Level of your innovation*
Which of the five CICE focus areas does your innovation address?*
Tonnes of CO2 equivalent/year
Tonnes of CO2 equivalent/year

Details of project proposal

Is there relevant IP/know-how for the project?*
Status of funding remaining amounts*