The spotlight shines on five Canadian cleantech companies that have developed innovative solutions for a more sustainable future.

Export Development Canada (EDC) is excited to acknowledge a select group of companies, whose clean technologies are making a positive impact around the world, with help from EDC. 

On November 2, 2020, EDC’s annual Cleantech Export Week, an event EDC proudly hosted for the fourth consecutive year, kicked off virtually. Dan Mancuso, SVP Financing & Investments at EDC announced the five companies that stand out in the diverse Canadian cleantech sector. 

“Each year, it brings me great pride and gratitude to announce Canada’s Export Stars and Ones to Watch, but this year is particularly impactful. Not only have these Canadian companies proven to be leaders in the fight against climate change, but they’ve also exemplified resiliency and perseverance amid the current economic crisis,” said Mancuso. “Our hope is that these success stories along with the insights and opportunities offered during Cleantech Export Week will both inspire companies and support continued growth within the sector.”

Congratulations to LED Roadway Lighting Ltd., Miovision Technologies Inc. and Tantalus Systems Corp., which were named this year’s Export Stars. In addition, FilmOrganic Inc. and GaN Systems Inc. were identified as the Ones to Watch.

At EDC, we see our role as supporting the growth of cleantech companies and the ecosystem. Since 2012, we’ve been executing a cleantech strategy that has enabled us to provide more than $9 billion in financial support and, in 2019, we supported 227 cleantech companies. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, EDC and the Canadian cleantech industry associations and other government partners have come together to identify the challenges facing the sector and solutions to support entrepreneurs.  

Read the stories and watch video interviews on how the ideas of these talented entrepreneurs transitioned from ideation to creating impactful environmental solutions for the global community. 

Export Stars 

LED Roadway Lighting Ltd. – Energy Efficiency (Nova Scotia, Canada)

LED Roadway Lighting Ltd. designs and manufactures light-emitting diode-based street lighting, luminary, and control systems. The company installs its products for outdoor area, pathway, building exterior, parking area, security/perimeter, outdoor retail (automotive dealership), bridge and tunnel, and street lighting applications. It serves municipality, commercial, and utility markets. 

Read more and watch the video here.

Miovision Technologies Inc. – Transportation Infrastructure (Ontario, Canada)

Miovision creates intelligent solutions for in-house and outsourced traffic data collection, and advanced traffic signal operations. Miovision’s adaptive traffic signal control system “watches” an intersection using a set of integrated technologies, including wireless connectivity, cloud-based computing, and a single 360° camera. The system is capable of learning and analyzing real-time conditions, as often as 10 times per minute, causing the traffic lights to change in order to optimize traffic flow and reduce idling.

Read more and watch the video here.

Tantalus Systems Corp. – Smart Grid Communications (British Columbia, Canada)

Tantalus provides smart grid communications technology that enables electric, gas & water utilities to optimize the use resources by automating monitoring and control processes, improving operational efficiency, and delivering the information utilities and consumers need to manage energy intelligently and cost-effectively.

Read more and watch the video here.

FilmOrganic Inc. – Agriculture (Quebec, Canada)

FilmOrganic specializes in the development and production of 100% compostable mulch films aimed at increasing agricultural productivity. The company's mulch film frees up labour, saves time, money and reduces the end of season stress in connection with clean-up operations.  

Read more and watch the video here.

GaN Systems, Inc: - Power Semiconductors (Ontario, Canada)

GaN Systems is the global leader in GaN power semiconductors with the largest portfolio of transistors that uniquely address the needs of today’s most demanding industries including consumer electronics, data center servers and power supplies, renewable energy systems, industrial motors, and automotive electronics.

Read more and watch the video here

To register for Cleantech Export Week, click here.

To register for EDC’s Green growth in Canada’s future Webinar on Nov. 5, click here.

About EDC

Export Development Canada (EDC) is a financial Crown corporation dedicated to helping Canadian companies of all sizes succeed on the world stage. As international risk experts, we equip Canadian companies with the tools they need – the trade knowledge, financing solutions, equity, insurance, and connections – to grow their business with confidence. Underlying all our support is a commitment to sustainable and responsible business. To help Canadian businesses facing extreme financial challenges brought on by the global response to COVID-19, the Government of Canada has expanded EDC’s domestic capabilities until December 31, 2021. This broader mandate will enable EDC to expand its support to companies focused domestically.

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