The Climate Solutions Prize launched the most significant climate incentive prize in Quebec history. The Breakthrough Research prize for nonprofits and the Startups prize make up the two tracks of the Quebec Climate Solutions Prize, which has a combined value of over $250,000.
During the event, Quebec’s Minister of Environment, the Fight Against Climate Change, Wildlife, and Parks, Benoit Charette, stated that this ground-breaking initiative would support the growth of Cleantech entrepreneurship and catalyze Quebec’s position on the global stage when it comes to climate change-related issues.
“The Quebec government is proud to support the Climate Solutions Prize – Québec which seeks to draw from Quebec’s rich basin of talent and innovation. By providing this opportunity, the Climate Solutions Prize is helping to showcase the important role of Quebec’s burgeoning Greentech ecosystem when it comes to finding solutions for global challenges,” said Minister Charette.
“We are proud to spearhead this concept and are incredibly pleased with the strong support from our partners in government, industry, and academia to make this a game-changing initiative,” said Jeff Hart, Executive Chair of the Climate Solutions Prize.
JNF Canada, Cycle Momentum, StartUp Fest, 2 Degrés, and Esplanade are additional partners of The Climate Solutions Prize – Quebec and the Climate Solutions Festival, whose winners will be announced on May 23–24, 2023 at the Grand Quay of the Port of Montreal.
Galith Levy, Chief Climate Solutions Prize Officer, added: “The world needs a diversity of solutions to reverse climate change, and we believe Quebec can be a world leader in this area. The Climate Solutions Prize can help accelerate the development of Quebec-made solutions that have a global impact.”
The Climate Solutions Prize: Quebec is seeking innovative approaches to address some of the most urgent global climate challenges. These include techniques for lowering greenhouse gas emissions, enhancing energy efficiency, utilizing renewable energy sources and energy storage, and creating artificial or natural carbon sequestration capacity.
The application date has been pushed back until February 20, 2023.