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We Need to Get Smarter, Cheaper, Faster

March 14, 2017 After recently speaking at the Future of Oil & Gas 2017 Conference in Calgary, AB, Marty Reed was invited by TheFutureEconomy.ca to answer a few additional questions: TFE.ca You spoke at our conference, The Future of Oil & Gas 2017, and stated that we need to shift to the new paradigm where speed of execution trumps all …

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Cleantech is the fastest growing sector of the BC economy: KPMG report

March 13, 2017 BC’s Cleantech industry surges with 9,800 employees forecasted in 2017, $1.8 billion in expected revenues for 2016 VANCOUVER – Over the past five years, British Columbia has emerged as a globally recognized centre of Cleantech innovation. BC’s Cleantech entrepreneurs have expanded the economy by launching dozens of new, high-growth companies, creating thousands of high-paying technology jobs for …

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Opus 12 Wins $400,000 Roddenberry Foundation Grand Prize

February 9, 2017 Congratulations to Opus 12 for winning the inaugural Roddenberry Foundation grand prize, beating 600 other companies from around the world. The Roddenberry Prize awards ideas from innovative thinkers that: put humanity first, to benefit a large and diverse population; are feasible and replicable, with potential to scale the magnitude of their impact; and are strategic, to alter …

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Reflections from our CEO – Q1 2017

February 6, 2017 Welcome to Evok’s inaugural quarterly update in which we will share the latest news from our portfolio and our team, as well as trends from within the cleantech community. 2016 saw several key additions to the Evok team. Mike Biddle, who had been advising Evok previously, has now joined full-time as our Managing Director. Based in San …

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Splitting Molecules And Fitbits For Farms: Energy Excelerator Invests $5M In 12 New Cleantech Companies

February 1, 2017 Hawaii’s Energy Excelerator (EEx) announced today that Opus 12, led by Cyclotron Road innovators Etosha Cave, Kendra Kuhl and co-founder Nicholas Flanders, was selected to join its 2017 Cohort. According to the press release, this year’s cohort was selected from a pool over 300 applicants. Selected as part of EEx’s Go-to-market Track, Opus 12 will receive $75,000 …

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A chain reaction to spare the air

January 27, 2017 Last year, in the high-profile journal Nature, Jeffrey Long, professor of chemistry and of chemical and biomolecular engineering, reported devising a new material that can capture and release CO2 at a lower temperature and in a much greater volume than present-day technologies. This year, Jeffrey’s lab has begun work to efficiently synthesize the new material at a …

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MBA Polymers wins the 2017 Circulars Awards at Davos Conference

January 19, 2017 Congratulations to Dr. Mike Biddle for winning the Young Global Voices Award for Circular Economy SME on behalf of MBA Polymers. The award recognizes excellence in the circular economy, promoting long-life use, recovery & regeneration of products over a linear make-use-destroy model. In addition, at a prestigious awards ceremony held at the World Economic Forum in Davos, …

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Oilpatch transformation requires forward thinking

January 17, 2017 Whether it’s about environmental performance, growing productivity or reducing costs, Canada’s energy sector is poised for change in 2017 as innovation and technology play increasing roles. While this will require capital and intellectual investment, equally important is a shift in the prevailing mindset. More than two years after the oil price collapse began, too many people are still looking …