March 28, 2022

entrepreneurship@UBC wins 2022 BC Cleantech Award

BC Cleantech Award

This March, members across BC's innovation ecosystem gathered to celebrate the work and impact being created in cleantech at the 2022 BC Cleantech Awards presented by Foresight. We are delighted to share that entrepreneurship@UBC was announced the winner of the 'Educational Institution' category, recognizing 'a powerhouse of educational excellence that is championing the cleantech future'.

The BC Cleantech Awards recognize the innovators, educators, associations, and companies that are having the biggest impact on our province’s growing green economy.

A powerhouse of educational excellence

Much of the work coming through The University of British Columbia and entrepreneurship@UBC is a result of our ecosystem’s collective push to accelerate cleantech solutions and further the journeys of early-stage entrepreneurs making positive change through climate solutions.

entrepreneurship@UBC launched the Climate Venture Studio in 2020 in response to UBC's declaration of a climate emergency, leveraging our proven track record of developing climate based ventures into game changing solutions. The Studio works with ventures to identify climate market opportunities, nurture high-potential climate solutions emerging from UBC research and help entrepreneurs build impactful ventures. 

Many hands approach

Thank you to Foresight Canada and our collaborators in the Climate Venture Studio including the Bradshaw Research Initiative for Minerals and Mining (BRIMM), UBC’s Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC), UBC Sustainability Hub, amongst others.

Thank you to our funders Innovate BC, Genome British Columbia and The University of British Columbia, as well as the many organizations who fund and support research ventures including National Research Council Canada, Sustainable Development Technology Canada, Spring Activator, New Ventures BC and our impact investor community.

Meet our funders and collaborators

Kari_Shannon at BC Cleantech Awards

Congratulations to our Managing Director, Kari LaMotte (pictured, right) and Head of the Climate Venture Studio Dr. Shannon Bard (pictured, left) for leading these initiatives, as well as our fellow award winners and nominees making waves in cleantech. 


Learn more from Foresight in their announcement below.

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