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Effenco, MineSense shine during Cleantech Export Week

November 5, 2019  

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Export Development Canada (EDC) is recognizing a select group of cleantech companies whose technologies and business strategies have succeeded in getting their products beyond Canada’s borders to inaugurate Cleantech Export Week.

“The list of exciting events at Cleantech Export Week is a long one, and perhaps the most fulfilling is when we get to announce the Export Stars and Ones to Watch,” said Carl Burlock, executive vice president and chief business officer at EDC. “We hope that by sharing these success stories, it will inspire other companies to export and embark on a new journey with the help from organizations that exist to support them.”

Burlock announced the five companies that stand out among the hundreds in Canada’s growing cleantech sector: Effenco, ecobee, and Semios are this year’s Export Stars, with Vive Crop Protection and MineSense identified as the Ones to Watch.

“The dynamic cleantech solutions each of these businesses brings to addressing climate change, have added immense value to the Canadian economy and the country’s growing reputation as a strong player in the global cleantech space,” said Guillermo Freire, vice president of structured and project finance at EDC. “We’re proud to have a dedicated team at EDC focused on understanding the industry’s needs and delivering the right solutions to help Canadian cleantech companies grow their business internationally.”


The Crown corporation is Canada’s largest provider of financial solutions for cleantech companies. EDC has facilitated $1.9 billion worth of cleantech export business and supported more than 215 Canadian cleantech companies in the first three quarters of 2019 alone.

Here are the stories and interviews on how these  entrepreneurs went from having an idea to creating environmental solutions for the global community:

Export Stars

Développement Effenco – Transportation (Montreal, Que.)

Effenco is a leader in electrification and connectivity of heavy-duty vehicles, providing solutions that help their customers, companies and governments, reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, operating cost and improve asset management efficiency.
Blog: https://www.edc.ca/en/blog/effenco-cleantech-export-star-2019.html 
Video: https://youtu.be/OO8KlWjFmrI

ecobee Inc. – Energy Efficiency (Toronto, Ont.)

ecobee introduced the world’s first smart Wi-Fi thermostat to help millions of people save energy and money without compromising on comfort. ecobee has since continued to expand its suite of technologies and services to deliver a state-of-the-art connected home experience to customers across North America.
Blog: https://www.edc.ca/en/success-stories/ecobee.html 
Video: https://youtu.be/caqK-azLvnQ

Semios – Agriculture Technology (Vancouver, B.C.)

Semios’ leading technology assesses and responds to insect, disease and plant health conditions and tracks water usage in real time, giving growers the data they need to improve the yield and grade of their crops while reducing chemical inputs.
Blog: https://www.edc.ca/en/blog/semios-cleantech-export-star-2019.html 
Video: https://youtu.be/RmaxObG_Z-0

Ones to Watch

MineSense Technologies – Mining (Vancouver, BC)

MineSense’s technology provides real-time, sensor-based ore sorting for large scale mines, improving the profitability and sustainability of mining operations through this first-of-its-kind technology.
Blog: https://www.edc.ca/en/blog/minesense-cleantech-one-to-watch-2019.html
Video: https://youtu.be/zHCzqIP_OuA

Vive Crop Protection Inc. – Agriculture (Mississauga, Ont.)

Vive Crop Protection’s pesticide technology allow farmers to increase their efficiency and productivity while reducing their environmental impact. The ground-breaking technology makes existing products work differently, enabling farmers to do more with less. 
Blog: https://www.edc.ca/en/blog/vivecrop-cleantech-one-to-watch-2019.html 
Video: https://youtu.be/4DC4FF2tSpE

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