Our story

Evok Innovations is a unique partnership between the BC Cleantech CEO Alliance, Cenovus Energy and Suncor Energy. We are a cleantech fund that accelerates the development and commercialization of solutions to the most pressing environmental and economic challenges facing the oil and gas sector today. We protect the environment and strengthen the economy by investing in the commercialization of clean technology.

Evok is an independent, entrepreneur-led fund that offers mentorship and customer access for early-stage clean technology companies while accelerating the development and commercialization of breakthrough solutions for strategic partners. We offer entrepreneurs access to major customers, subject matter experts, and opportunities to pilot and demonstrate innovative technologies. Evok is uniquely positioned to drive the commercialization of clean technologies and the large-scale adoption of solutions to the most critical economic and environmental challenges of the oil and gas industry.

Our mission

Our mission is to address the most pressing environmental and economic challenges of the oil and gas value chain by accelerating the commercialization of cleantech solutions and the development of new, lower impact products and services.

Our challenge

The oil and gas value chain faces substantial economic and environmental challenges. Key environmental challenges include the generation of significant greenhouse gas emissions, the consumption and disposal of large amounts of water, and marine and terrestrial ecosystem disturbance and spills. At the same time, consumers are increasingly demanding products with lower environmental impact at a lower cost.

Our goals

To address this challenge, we have four ambitious goals:

Our goals

To address this challenge, we have four ambitious goals:

  1. Achieve net-zero carbon emissions across the entire oil and gas value chain
  2. Eliminate future marine and land spills and disturbances
  3. Eliminate the need for water consumption and eliminate wastewater disposal
  4. Develop higher value materials from existing resources with far lower environmental impact
Achieve net-zero carbon emissions across the entire oil and gas value chain
Eliminate future marine and land spills and disturbances
Eliminate the need for water consumption and eliminate wastewater disposal
Develop higher value materials from existing resources with far lower environmental impact

Our partners

Evok Innovations was co-founded by the BC Cleantech CEO Alliance, Suncor Energy and Cenovus Energy with $100 million of funding from Suncor and Cenovus.

BC Cleantech CEO Alliance

The BC Cleantech Alliance is a group of cleantech entrepreneurs and CEOs committed to accelerating British Columbia as a global hub of cleantech innovation, talent, capital and solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges in climate, energy and water. The Alliance strengthens and expands the BC cleantech ecosystem through collaborative partnerships such as Evok Innovations. The Alliance also advocates for an aspirational innovation agenda to industry and government.
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Cenovus Energy

Cenovus Energy is a Canadian integrated oil company. It is committed to applying fresh, progressive thinking to safely and responsibly unlock energy resources the world needs. Operations include oil sands projects in northern Alberta, which use specialized methods to drill and pump the oil to the surface, and established natural gas and oil production in Alberta and Saskatchewan. The company also has 50% ownership in two U.S. refineries. Cenovus has been recognized as a global leader in sustainable development through its inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability North America and World indexes. It is also listed on the CDP Canada 200 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index. Census shares trade under the symbol CVE, and are listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges.
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Suncor Energy

Suncor Energy is Canada’s leading integrated energy company. Suncor’s operations include oil sands development and upgrading, onshore and offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand. A member of Dow Jones Sustainability indexes, FTSE4Good and CDP, Suncor is working to responsibly develop petroleum resources while also growing a renewable energy portfolio. Suncor is listed on the UN Global Compact 100 stock index and the Corporate Knights’ Global 100.
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