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Changes to the MaRS Cleantech Summit

MaRS is rescheduling its inaugural MaRS Cleantech Summit because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This was not an easy call to make, but it is the only responsible call. Even if the outbreak peaks and travel restrictions are eased before June — an optimistic scenario at the moment — the hundreds of ventures, investors, corporates and government officials expected to attend (many from international locations) need certainty well in advance.

The conference is now planned to take place in the first week of November 2020. However, we may adjust plans if necessary based on recommendations from public health authorities. If we do have to make adjustments, we will let you know as soon as we can. Our most important consideration is the health and safety of attendees, MaRS employees and the public.

If you purchased a ticket to this year’s MaRS Cleantech Summit you will have your tickets automatically carried over to the new date unless you request a refund. To request a refund, please log in to your Eventbrite account, access the account menu, choose “Tickets” to find your order and select “Request a Refund” to get started.

Thank you for your support of Canada’s cleantech sector. We wish good health to you and your loved ones.

ABOUT THE SUMMIT

MaRS Cleantech Summit is Canada’s foremost gathering of the cleantech community.

Canada has become a hotbed for clean technology innovation, driven by strong public investment in R&D and world-class education, as well as a deep and diverse talent pool enriched by progressive immigration policy. The result is a robust ecosystem of cleantech entrepreneurs punching above their weight as the search for globally scalable climate solutions races forward.

MaRS, the largest urban innovation hub in North America, will shine a light on these brilliant minds at its inaugural MaRS Cleantech Summit, Canada’s foremost gathering of startups, investors, supporters and adopters.

Held in downtown Toronto, MaRS Cleantech Summit is a place to debate the future of cleantech, with an emphasis on scaling innovations to achieve meaningful global impact. It’s also an incredible opportunity to network and make lasting connections.

How can we dramatically accelerate the deployment of low-carbon, climate-friendly technologies? What role do investors, corporates and governments play? And what can we learn from past efforts? These are some of the questions we aim to answer with our thought-provoking program.

ATTENDEES

Who you'll meet at MaRS Cleantech Summit

VCs and corporate investors

Cleantech entrepreneurs

Global thought leaders

Government representatives

Academics

PROGRAM STREAMS

Our summit focuses on areas where the potential is greatest to scale companies and make a positive social impact.

Smart cities

Data and digital technologies will be increasingly relied on to make better decisions, unlock efficiencies and improve the quality of life in cities. How we design cities of the future will also influence our ability to adapt to and mitigate the impact of climate change. Learn about mobility, building, and energy and infrastructure technologies that are leading the transformation of our most dense communities and making life more affordable.

Smart cities

Circular economy

Current models of production, distribution and disposal must radically transform if we want a smarter and more environmentally responsible cycle of production. The unifying concept of a circular economy, with the goal of producing zero waste, means breaking away from our current “take-make-waste” approach. How do we inspire mainstream adoption of circular business models and can we point to approaches that are working?

Circular economy

Industry 4.0

The fourth Industrial Revolution — also known as Industry 4.0 — is about taking existing industries and giving them digital intelligence with the help of machine learning, data-collecting sensors, robotics and autonomous systems. At its core, Industry 4.0 creates the ability to monitor and control machinery and equipment in real time at every step of production. What are the transition pathways to Industry 4.0 and the barriers slowing us down?

Industry 4.0

Women in cleantech

To solve the world’s climate and environmental challenges, we need more than just good ideas. We need diversity of thought and real technological answers to some of our biggest global problems. This means women, more than ever, need to be part of the solution, both as entrepreneurs and investors. How far have we come — and what barriers remain — to bring more gender balance to the cleantech sector as it enters a new phase of growth?

Women in cleantech

At MaRS, we foster meaningful innovation — helping the tech community solve real problems for real people, in Canada and around the world. For our inaugural Cleantech Summit, we’ve decided to focus on the following themes:

  • Smart cities
  • Circular economy
  • Industry 4.0
  • Women in cleantech

 

See our program

Smart cities

Data and digital technologies will be increasingly relied on to make better decisions, unlock efficiencies and improve the quality of life in cities. How we design cities of the future will also influence our ability to adapt to and mitigate the impact of climate change. Learn about mobility, building, and energy and infrastructure technologies that are leading the transformation of our most dense communities and making life more affordable.

Smart cities

Circular economy

Current models of production, distribution and disposal must radically transform if we want a smarter and more environmentally responsible cycle of production. The unifying concept of a circular economy, with the goal of producing zero waste, means breaking away from our current “take-make-waste” approach. How do we inspire mainstream adoption of circular business models and can we point to approaches that are working?

Circular economy

Industry 4.0

The fourth Industrial Revolution — also known as Industry 4.0 — is about taking existing industries and giving them digital intelligence with the help of machine learning, data-collecting sensors, robotics and autonomous systems. At its core, Industry 4.0 creates the ability to monitor and control machinery and equipment in real time at every step of production. What are the transition pathways to Industry 4.0 and the barriers slowing us down?

Industry 4.0

Women in cleantech

To solve the world’s climate and environmental challenges, we need more than just good ideas. We need diversity of thought and real technological answers to some of our biggest global problems. This means women, more than ever, need to be part of the solution, both as entrepreneurs and investors. How far have we come — and what barriers remain — to bring more gender balance to the cleantech sector as it enters a new phase of growth?

Women in cleantech

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