New accelerator launched to help clean-tech startups tap $3 trillion global market
Published by Nelson Bennet
Business in Vancouver
In a small shop in a light industrial district of Burnaby, workers with GR Green Building Products Inc. are producing shingles for roofing made from recycled plastic milk bottles and limestone.
Meanwhile, a company called Reforus is refining a process that uses polymers and wood fibre from low-value trees to build interlocking panels that can be assembled into a home, Lego-fashion, in a matter of hours – something the company believes will address affordable housing issues, especially in developing countries.
The two startups are among six that have been accepted into the Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre, B.C.'s first business accelerator for clean-technology companies.
Funded by the BC Innovation Council (BCIC), Foresight belongs to a network of 10 venture acceleration centres throughout B.C., including Wavefront.
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