One of the more common challenges for early-stage technology companies is accessing funding at the right time in the technology development cycle. Often, external investment is required to advance the innovation to the next level.
When it comes to responsible development, Pathways Alliance members are always looking to up their game. They regularly search for new technologies to tackle important oil sands industry challenges and find new ways to reduce emissions, restore the land and preserve biodiversity.
A Pathways Alliance techno-assessment process is helping an Ottawa start-up confirm some cool new research that shows Canada has an optimal climate to deploy a key technology in the fight against climate change.
The COSIA Tailings Clay Challenge is wickedly complex as it involves finding ways to remove suspended clay particles from tailings. This step is a key requirement to dewatering these leftover mining materials, permanently storing the clays, and closing a mine at the end of its life.
One way that COSIA supports start-up companies is by identifying opportunities for them in the innovation ecosystem – including helping them bridge funding gaps.
COSIA has been looking at how we can help start-ups find the resources they need to advance their technologies.
COSIA’s new pilot program is designed to help innovators fast track technology development and reach pilot – the critical testing of new technology in the field – sooner.