Globally, clean technology activity is expected to exceed $2.5 trillion by 2022, a tremendous opportunity for economic growth. Ontario’s clean technology companies, which currently employ some 130,000 people and counting, are already having a positive impact on Ontario’s environment and economy.
To take full advantage of this opportunity, Ontario’s clean technology sector needs a unified voice. We need to promote our good work, continue to attract top talent, and secure support to grow leading companies. Our sector also needs a seat at decision-making tables. It’s time for Canada’s largest and most industrialized province to champion the clean technology sector.
Formed by experienced clean technology leaders in January 2019, the Ontario Clean Technology Industry Association (OCTIA), aims to be that voice and champion.
Our mandate is to:
- Strengthen, foster, and promote Ontario’s cleantech community.
- Build partnerships and networks to generate quality business opportunities.
- Encourage industry and government leaders to act in support of Ontario’s cleantech sector.
Together, OCTIA members are committed to building support for this high-potential, globally competitive sector – for the benefit of the environment and Ontario’s and Canada’s future economy.
Clean technology, or cleantech, includes novel services, processes, products, and activities that improve economic performance and significantly reduce environmental impacts. In general, this includes, but is not limited to, better solutions for energy use, water management, food production, and transportation.
As the world transitions to a clean growth economy, Ontario has significant potential to contribute to the shift.
OCTIA is a member of the CanadaCleantech Alliance, a national consortium with a mandate to advocate for cleantech companies, help brand Canada’s cleantech sector, and open doors to business opportunities for our members.