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Now Accepting Applications for the CICE Open Call for Innovation

Submit your expression of interest by February 10, 2023

Learn how to apply

Helping B.C. innovators advance world-class technologies and solutions in five focus areas:

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Low carbon hydrogen
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Renewable natural gas
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Battery technology & energy storage
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Carbon management
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Bioenergy, biofuels & synthetic fuels

 

Apply for the 2023 Open Call for Innovation: Jan 16 - Feb 10, 2023

The Open Innovation Program presents an opportunity for B.C. clean energy innovators to develop, commercialize and scale their world-class solutions in any of our five focus areas mentioned above. Through the 2023 Open Call for Innovation, CICE anticipates funding up to $6 million to advance technologies and solutions that are at a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) between 4-9. 

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Download the Open Innovation Applicant Guide

Funding is to be allocated between multiple high impact projects – chosen based on their potential to reduce global GHG emissions and to scale globally for maximum impact. Funding will be contributed in the form of non-dilutive grants, paid in increments upon successful completion of project milestones. Award recipients will be announced no later than June 1, 2023.

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2023 Open Call for Innovation Timeline & Milestones

Think big

We are looking for changemakers that can deliver breakthrough innovation to solve ‘hard to decarbonize’ challenges.

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Expression of interest (Jan 16 - Feb 10, 2023)

Tell us about your technology or solution, its potential to reduce global GHG emissions and your plan to scale globally.

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Detailed project proposal (Deadline for Submission is April 7, 2023)

If you advance to the next stage, you will be notified by February 24th. At this point, CICE will request additional information and conduct detailed due diligence that involves a third party investment committee.

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Decision Communicated (By June 1st, 2023)

Successful applicants will be notified by May 12th. Funding will be awarded by June 1, 2023.

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Scale globally

We work with you to execute your plan and fast-track your credible, world-class technologies and solutions from BC to the world.

Directed Innovation Program

Accelerating the development and scaling of B.C.'s most promising clean energy tech innovation through ideation and collaboration

In addition to CICE’s Open Innovation funding program, we pursue potential projects through our Directed Innovation funding pathway. Our Directed Innovation program is designed to identify specific projects in each of CICE’s five focus areas, to solve hard to decarbonize challenges and acclerate the world towards net-negative emissions. The Directed Innovation program 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 contact info@cice.ca

Download the Directed Innovation Applicant Guide

Congratulations to the CICE 2022 Open Call for Innovation Funding Recipients

Hexagon Purus
Corvus Energy Inc.
Ekona Power
HTEC
Hydra Energy
Hydron Energy
Moment Energy Inc.
Parkland Refining BC Ltd.