Showcasing Ontario’s Sustainable CleanTech Startups: Canada’s Green Innovation Leaders

January 5, 2024
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Ontario – the largest province in Canada is currently brewing a disruptive change in the CleanTech industry. The inception of new startups in this domain, specifically those established in 2020 or later, is signalling a shift towards cleaner and sustainable technological solutions. This article will focus on some of Ontario’s newest players in CleanTech, their innovative business models, and their efforts towards shaping a greener future for all.

The CleanTech industry has made significant strides over the past few years with innovative and sustainable technologies playing a central role in tackling various environmental challenges. Ontario, in specific, has fostered a growing ecosystem for CleanTech startups. The startups featured here reflect the diverse approaches within the CleanTech industry, with areas of focus ranging from sustainable construction materials to digital software services aiming to reduce dependency on paper.

Every day, these startup companies are pushing the boundaries of what is possible in their respective industries, from making homes more energy-efficient to transforming waste into bio-plastics. This feature aims to highlight and promote the ventures of these ambitious startups as they strive to make the world a cleaner and more sustainable place to live.

Dux

Founded by Arnab Barua and Martin Gagne, Dux is an all-in-one SaaS platform that enables product manufacturers to create and share digital instruction manuals, encouraging a shift from paper-based to digital instructions. This transition promotes both cost-effectiveness and sustainability. Built on a diverse blend of CleanTech, consumer software, enterprise software, mobile, SaaS, social media, and software, Dux stands as an emblem of sustainable digital transformation in Toronto, Ontario.

Liven Proteins

Based in Toronto, Liven Proteins is a trailblazer in the AgTech, biotechnology, CleanTech, food and beverage, and sustainability industries. Founded by Fei Luo, this startup is carving its own path towards the evolution of sustainable food technology, with its deep technological and scientific foundation in biotechnology.

Mobility Innovation Lab (MIL)

Located in Mississauga, Ontario, MIL aims to bridge the gap between city’s authorities, operators, industry organizations and new-age technology firms. Founded by Jaspal Singh, this startup uses its internal expertise in the mobility and technology sector to help cities unlock the power of innovation and technology to drive growth.

CyclicMaterials

Cyclic Materials, co-founded by Ahmad Ghahreman and Patrick Nee, provide recycling services that recover rare earth elements. Located in Kingston, Ontario, they aim to reduce the opening of new mines and accelerate the transition to electric mobility and cleaner energy.

Seal Storage

Founded by Alex Altman, Andrew McFarlane, and Michael Horowitz, Seal Storage is on a mission to revolutionize conventional cloud storage by offering a carbon-neutral, decentralized cloud storage system that is secure, transparent, and sustainable.

Path2Zero

Kingston-based Path2Zero offers a platform that enables businesses to source eco-friendly products cheaply and simplify sustainability management. They advocate for collective action that makes sustainability accessible for companies and local businesses.

AMATEC

AMATEC, a Toronto-based contech startup, aims to revolutionize the construction industry by offering more eco-friendly, inexpensive housing components that can be easily assembled on-site, thereby potentially addressing major issues in the housing market.

OzoneBio

Co-founded by Anna Khusnutdinova and Khorcheska Batyrova, OzoneBio is a cleantech company that focusses on lignocellulosic waste-derived bio-plastics production, utilizing unique technology of dead cell fermentation.

Volterra Energy Marketplace

Volterra Energy Marketplace is a Toronto based startup working on empowering renewable companies in Canada by developing a Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) marketplace.

Fractalytic

Bhavesh Kakwani and Mike Skirzynski co-founded Fractalytic and leverage their expertise in the CleanTech and Real Estate sectors to enable businesses to create sustainable and energy-efficient facilities.

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