GLOBE to Support BC Cleantech Companies to Realize Market Opportunities


GLOBE-Net, September 2, 2013 – GLOBE, working closely with NRC-IRAP Pacific, has been engaged to provide a suite of mentoring and technology review services for a select group of pre-commercial British Columbia-based companies in environmental and clean technology related sectors as part of a 10-month pilot project.

GLOBE Advisors, in partnership with GLOBE Performance Solutions (a provider of technology-based solutions and the designated delivery agent for Canada’s Environmental Technology Verification Program), will provide business mentoring, advisory services, and technology and/or product reviews relative to currentor projected market demand for up to 15 BC companies selected for this pilot project.

Mentoring Program Benefits

  • Gain a better understanding of the critical factors that will enable companies to grow in highly competitive clean technology markets;
  • Develop strategic long-term business and marketing plans to support growth;
  • Receive expert third-party assessments of acompany’s technology and/or product(s) from seasoned experts;
  • Benefit from the GLOBE Group’s extended network in order to demonstrate and showcase a company’s product and/or technology;
  • Identify market opportunities for a company’s product(s) and/or solutions; and
  • Better position a company against domestic and international competitors.

GLOBE’s Cleantech Mentoring Process

  • Evaluation of the company’s immediate short-term (0-3 year) business requirements, including product positioning, availability of cash flow and financing, staffing and human resources capacity, and existing and future channels to market;
  • The company’s vision, objectives, and long-term (3-5 year) strategic growth plan;
  • A review of pertinent documentation pertaining to any pre-commercial product or technology that may figure largely in the market penetration plan for a company;
  • Mapping of immediate and long-term strategic business needs leveraging on GLOBE’s global network to help companies better position themselves for real business opportunities; and
  • Provide targeted business advisory support to help commercialize technologies.

Program Costs

This project is a cost share initiative with the bulk of the funding for the services provided coming from NRC-IRAP Pacific. Companies selected to participate in the program will be expected to contribute a nominal fee for the services to be provided.

Is Your Company Eligible?

Due to the limited funding available for this pilot project, a careful screening of potential candidates is necessary to ensure that support is provided to companies that are ready to enter the commercial market.

The GLOBE Group, working closely with NRC-IRAP Pacific, has developed a set of criteria that will help to assess how best we can help your company with its strategic growth plans.

A questionnaire will be provided to applicants to help determine the best mix of business mentoring and/or technology / product review services.

How to Apply?

Download the Call for “Expressions of Interest” from Small and Medium-sized Cleantech Companies in BC

GLOBE is currently accepting Expressions of Interest (EOI) from eligible companies for this initiative. Please email us at before October 1st, 2013 with the subject line: “GLOBE IRAP CLEANTECH EOI


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