Green Technology Commercialization Grant

Contact person (The person making this entry has the ability to edit this entry in the future. See above for details as to how): 
Green Initiatives Fund Co-ordinator Ministry of Environment
Email address of primary contact person: 
not applicable
Describe the project (This description appears in your map point. Insert a photo if you choose by selecting the "tree" icon): 

Green technologies are defined as those technologies which, through their adoption, adaptation or development, help develop or produce goods and services providing either a remedial or preventative benefit to the natural environment.
Eligible technologies could include, but are not limited to the following examples:
    * Water purification and management - water pollution prevention and treatment technologies; water recycling and ultra-filtration systems; remote sensor and automation (e.g. wastewater treatment and management technology)
    * Development of best practices - in all aspects of environmental management, which may include the adaptation, novel or innovative use of existing technology (e.g. phyto-remediation)
    * Bio-product innovation - value added options in expanding markets for bio-materials, bio-industrial chemicals, bio-processing or bio-remediation
    * Agriculture - farm efficiency technologies; water conserving irrigation systems; bioremediation and soil treatment; natural pesticides
    * Air Quality - air purification products and air filtration systems; energy efficient heating, ventilating and/or cooling (HVAC) systems; air pollution and monitoring equipment; emissions monitoring and sampling equipment; indoor air quality testing equipment; data logging and remote sensing
    * Enabling technologies - catalyst and membrane technology; distributed sensor networks technology
    * Environmental IT - software and systems for environmental management, GIS & GPS applications; record keeping; waste and hazardous materials management
    * Materials and nano-technology - biodegradable materials derived from seed proteins and crop residue; micro-fluidics technology for biochemical reactions; nano-materials; composite materials; environmentally friendly chemical products and sensor technology
    * Materials recovery and recycling - recycling technologies; waste treatment; internet based systems for materials trading and management; hazardous waste remediation; bio-mimetics for advanced metals separation and extraction; composting technologies
    * Manufacturing and industrial - advanced packaging; natural or green chemistry; environmentally friendly construction materials; business process and data flow mapping tools; precision and lean manufacturing process instruments and fault detection; chemical management technology and service
    * Transportation and logistics - lighter materials technology for transportation vehicles; advanced pavements and road surfaces; smart logistics software and processes (e.g. the Ross Industrial Park project)
Projects that cannot be funded include:
    * Projects that previously have received funding from the Green Initiatives Fund.
    * Projects that require on-going funding from the province beyond two calendar years.
    * Initiatives that need to be undertaken as a result of a government order, such as investigations and remediation.
    * Projects that are NOT distinct from applicant's standard operations. Green Initiatives Fund money CANNOT be used to provide on-going operational funding.
The following can apply:
    * New and existing small to medium sized businesses registered in Saskatchewan.
    * Partnerships between a business registered in Saskatchewan and non-business groups.
Groups such as non-profit organizations, non-governmental organizations, academic researchers and municipal groups may partner with a business in working towards commercialization of a product or service. However, these groups are not eligible to apply for funding without a committed business interest.
Projects with costs between $10,000 and $200,000 are eligible to receive funding up to 50% of eligible project costs to a maximum of $100,000. Projects with costs over $200,000 are eligible to receive funding up to 50% of the first $200,000 of eligible costs and 25% of eligible costs beyond that to a maximum of $250,000.

Describe the timing of your project (Please describe the date and length of time the project runs): 

Ongoing. Pre-qualification applications will be reviewed, as a minimum, on a quarterly basis each year according to the following deadlines:
    * March 31
    * June 30
    * September 30
    * December 31

Keywords (Please list keywords, separated by commas, that relate to the project): 
green technology, Ministry of Environment, water management, bio-product, agriculture, air quality, environmental IT, recycling, transportation
Describe the educational component of the project (e.g. formal education, training, or public awareness advanced by the project): 

Informal - Awareness. Additional material available for viewing at http://www.environment.gov.sk.ca/Default.aspx?DN=a780f95d-0152-4dcd-a4e6...

What level of education does this project address?: 
Public awareness, for example, through the media (informal education)