NGIF Industry Grants, in collaboration with the International Gas Union, has launched a $10MM Global Cleantech Challenge.
The Challenge is a funding call to energy startups from around the world with clean technology solutions to come to Canada to access grant funding, technology validation for product market fit, and future energy customers.
The Global Cleantech Challenge will allow NGIF Industry Grants to provide funding from its 14 energy company participants to support the development and demonstration of novel clean technologies from anywhere across the world.
NGIF Industry Grants is accepting applications from global small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups with solutions that can create value and mitigate environmental impacts in Canada’s production, transmission, distribution, and end-use of natural gas.
- The focus for this funding competition directed at gaseous energy production (upstream), transmission (midstream), distribution and end-use applications (downstream) is to advance leading clean technologies.
- Responsibly Sourced Natural Gas
- Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS)
- Methane Mitigation
- Energy Efficiency
- Emissions Monitoring
- Waste Heat Utilization
- Water Management
- Alternate Gases
- Renewable Natural Gas (RNG)
- Natural Gas Applications
- Heat and Power Generation
- Natural Gas Heat Pumps
- Value Added Products
- Fuel Switching
- Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
- The NGIF IG is offering up to $10.0 million (CAD) in grant funding available for this funding competition to support natural gas production (upstream sector), transmission (mid-stream sector), and distribution and end-use applications (downstream sector) in Canada.
- Eligible projects can apply for up to $1,000,000 (CAD) per project, representing 50% of the total project cost. Final approval of funding is subject to the discretion of NGIF IG and the availability of funds.
- The competition is open to Canadian as well as international small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), including technology development start-ups. The following definitions are used to define SMEs and startups:
- Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 6 or higher technologies. If achieving TRL 6 is imminent, late TRL 5 technologies will be considered.
- Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are non-subsidiary, independent technology development firms that employ fewer than 500 employees.
- Technology development start-ups are non-subsidiary, independent technology development firms that employ fewer than 100 employees, generate less than CAD $25 million in annual revenues, and are focused on developing and scaling up pre-commercial technologies.
- It is not a requirement for any applicant to be a Canadian citizen to participate in this competition.
- NGIF IG is currently not accepting applications from Russia, Iran and North Korea.
For more information, visit NGIF.