Partners and collaborators

About Ecofuel accelerator

The Ecofuel accelerator was initially funded by Cycle Capital Management, with the support of other investors. Its goal is to fill the gap in the cleantech financing ecosystem, particularly in Eastern Canada, and as such, it is an inclusive model.
Several partners and collaborators are working with us in this effort. Other potential partners are in discussions.

A pioneer among impact investors focused on the cleantech sector, Cycle Capital Management is the most important investment platform in this sector in Canada. Cycle Capital invests in companies developing and commercializing clean technologies and striving to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, doing more with less, optimizing resource use, and improving process efficiency throughout a product’s life cycle.

With assets under management of $500 million, Cycle Capital invests in North America and in China. Based in Montreal, Cycle Capital also has offices in Toronto, Qingdao in China and antennas in New York and Seattle. Cycle Capital regroups experienced investment professionals, strategic advisors, and industrial partners with in-depth knowledge of the sector. Cycle Capital has a special relationship with its strategic partners, notably Brookfield Renewable Energy, Rio Tinto Alcan, Cascades, Group M3, Lonza, Gaz Métro, Systemex Énergies, Aluminerie Alouette, Hydro-Québec and Qingdao City Construction Investment Group. For more info about Cycle Capital, visit cyclecapital.com.

The Government of Québec has committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the order of 37,5 % below 1990 levels by 2030. To reach this goal, a public corporation named Transition énergétique Québec was created to support, encourage, and promote energy transition, innovation, and efficiency, and to coordinate the implementation of all the programs and measures required to meet the energy targets set out by the Government of Québec.

The Ecofuel Accelerator is financed by the Green Fund and results from the 2013-2020 Climate Change Action Plan.

Established in 1995 and based in Halifax, Innovacorp is Nova Scotia’s early stage venture capital organization. Target industries include information technology, clean technology and life sciences.

Early stage investment is at the core of Innovacorp’s business model, but the organization also provides hands-on business advisory services, tailored to meet the unique – and evolving – needs of each of the promising technology companies in its portfolio. It also gives entrepreneurs access to world-class incubation facilities and an international network of expert advisors.

Greentown Labs is a community of bold, passionate entrepreneurs creating game-changing energy technologies that transform the way we live, work and play. Located in Somerville, Mass., and founded in 2011, the Greentown Labs Global Center for Cleantech Innovation is the largest cleantech incubator in the United States, operating a 100,000sq. ft. campus that enables entrepreneurs to solve today’s biggest energy and environmental problems. Its mission is to enable a vibrant community of startups to realize their visions by providing access to the resources, labs and funding they need to thrive.

Greentown Labs, based in the greater Boston area, has supported more than 100 startups since its creation, of which 85% remain active to date. The incubated companies come from several cleantech sectors and raised more than US $200 million in financing.

As the first organization of this kind in Canada, Écotech Québec brings together all the key decision makers of the cleantech sector of Québec: innovative companies, centers for research and development or technology transfer, large end-user companies, the financial sector, training and professional development organisations and institutions, trade unions, and cleantech industrial associations and organizations.

Hobbs & Towne, Inc. “pioneered” recruiting in Alternative Energy and Clean Technology and has been a leader in the space for over 14 years. HTI conducts searches across North AmericaEurope and Asia from offices located in San FranciscoNew York CityPhiladelphia and Atlanta.

Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is a not-for-profit foundation that finances and supports the development and demonstration of clean technologies which provide solutions to issues of climate change, clean air, water quality and soil, and which deliver economic, environmental and health benefits to Canadians.

Tangible IP, LLC specializes in selling high quality unencumbered patents and has now brokered the sale of over 2,000 patent assets since its inception and has returned tens of millions of dollars back to inventors, shareholders and patent owners. Founded in 2011 by former Microsoft GM of IP & Licensing, Louis Carbonneau, Tangible IP offers full service patent brokerage and strategic IP advisory services.

Fasken is one of the largest law firms in Montreal with over 175 lawyers and agents offering fully bilingual services in French and English, in every area of law.

Founded in 1907, the office has strong ties to the head offices, industry leaders and government entities located in the city.

The city of Montreal prioritizes certain high potential sectors to support its strategic plan for economic development 2018-2022 including the cleantech sector.

Some of the Accelerator’s activities are financed, in part, by the city of Montreal.