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Now is the time for Canadian cleantech firms to take their place on the world stage.

At BDC, we’re committed to helping build globally competitive cleantech firms at all stages of development, whether your company is late seed, at the early commercialization stage, or an established and growing firm. We can provide the injection of capital you need to conduct R&D, bring your products or technology to market, invest in your business, or scale up.

Supporting all key industry areas

BDC supports cleantech firms predominantly engaged in the development, marketing and/or use of their proprietary technology to deliver products and services that simultaneously improve operational performance, productivity, or efficiency, and reduce inputs, energy consumption, waste, or environmental pollution. These are some of the key areas we support:

  • Agriculture
  • Biorefinery products
  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy infrastructure
  • Extractive processes and products
  • Industrial processes and products
  • Power generation
  • Recycling, recovery and remediation
  • Transportation
  • Water and wastewater

How BDC can help you

Financing to support your growth

BDC offers long-term financing, cash flow loans, mezzanine and quasi-equity financing with flexible terms and conditions, as well as growth equity to invest in all areas of your business, such as real estate, equipment, technology and business transition projects.

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Cleantech practice

For high-potential cleantech companies with market-ready technology or products and proven potential to scale, BDC is committing $600 million over the next five years (2018-2023) in both new equity and commercial loans. Through this special initiative, we will take on more risk to help high potential cleantech firms scale and expand, including investing in assets, inventory, talent, R&D, sales growth and market expansion.

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Venture capital

For businesses looking for early-to-late stage venture capital, BDC provides investments through its Industrial, Clean and Energy (ICE) Technology Venture Fund and targets highly scalable, capital-efficient ventures primarily at Seed/Series A and B stages. Targeted technologies include software, hardware, electronics and novel materials.

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Advisory services

At BDC, we also offer advisory services designed to equip entrepreneurs with the knowledge and know-how to manage every function of their business with confidence.

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Contact us

Get in touch with us to learn about our financing and advisory solutions for cleantech firms.