Inviting BC-based clean energy and climate technology innovators to explore early-stage investment opportunities with CICE

VANCOUVER, BC, December 14, 2023 – The BC Centre for Innovation and Clean Energy (CICE) is pleased to announce its upcoming Call for Innovation, which will allocate up to a cumulative total of $10 million in non-dilutive investment in BC-based organizations. This call invites clean energy and climate technology innovators from across British Columbia to share groundbreaking solutions with high potential to advance the world towards a net-zero future.

Applications for CICE non-dilutive investment were accepted from January 24 at 9am PT to February 29, 2024 at 5pm PT. Companies selected for stage 2 advancement will be notified by March 27, 2024. For more information, download the 2024 CICE Call for Innovation Application Guide.

“Some of the best new ideas come from the least expected places. This much-anticipated call is CICE’s opportunity to discover new advancements and emerging innovation hotspots in BC’s transformative landscape of clean energy. We look forward to expanding our province-wide view into emerging clean energy solutions and climate technologies that are ready for commercial development and global scaling.”

Todd Sayers

Chief Operating Officer – BC Centre for Innovation and Clean Energy

Since October 2021, CICE has built a proven track record for catalyzing early-stage investment and fast-tracking the scale-up of clean energy innovation throughout BC. Its unique intelligence framework maximizes investment outcomes and advances credible, world-class solutions across the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 4-9 range by driving high impact innovation responses to address industry’s ‘hard to decarbonize’ challenges.

With $21M invested in 20+ projects valued at over $118M, CICE is advancing the world towards a net zero future and supporting BC innovators that are the future job, diversity and green economy creators. The upcoming Call for Innovation will consider applications from BC-based organizations with high impact potential in the following CICE focus areas:

To learn more about CICE’s Call for Innovation application process, watch the virtual Q&A session:

Past CICE funding recipients include: Anodyne Chemistries, Arca, Atlas Power Technologies Inc., Cascadia Seaweed, Corvus Energy Inc., Deadwood Innovations, Ekona Power, FPInnovations, H2 Portable Power Corp, HTEC, Hydra Energy, Hydron Energy, Illuming Power Inc., Innovatree Carbon Group, Invinity Energy Systems, Lafarge Canada, Mangrove Lithium, Lheidli T’enneh First Nation, Metaspectral, Metro Vancouver, Miraterra, Moment Energy Inc., Parkland Refining BC Ltd., Quatern Limited Partnership, Rainhouse Manufacturing Canada Ltd. and Takachar.

About CICE

The BC Centre for Innovation and Clean Energy (CICE) is an independent, not-for-profit corporation that grants early-stage funding to fast-track the commercialization of British Columbia’s most impactful clean energy solutions – from Canada to the world. We match the urgency and efficiency of the companies we fund, driving innovation like the planet depends on it. Because it does. Together with our climate-first community of innovators, industry leaders, academia, government, and Indigenous partners, we advance future pathways to net-zero – leveraging BC’s clean energy advantages to attract investment, create good jobs and build sustainable economic prosperity for decades to come. 


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