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Spotlight on Canadian cleantech: EDC announces 2019 Export Stars and Ones to Watch

TORONTO - Export Development Canada (EDC) is excited to once again recognize a select group of cleantech companies whose technologies and business strategies have succeeded in getting their products beyond Canada's borders.
 
Yesterday, Cleantech Export Week kicked off at the MaRS Discovery District, an event EDC proudly hosted for the third consecutive year. EDC's Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer Carl Burlock announced the five companies that stand out among the hundreds in Canada's growing cleantech sector.
 
 
"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."
 
Congratulations to Effenco, ecobee, and Semios, which were named this year's Export Stars, and Vive Crop Protection and MineSense were 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.
 
Read the stories and watch video interviews on how these talented entrepreneurs went from having an idea to creating environmental solutions for the global community.
Source : CISION