Natural Resources Canada

Women in Cleantech Challenge

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What you get if you win


Six Winners

Spend the next 3 years with over $800,000 of support to develop your cleantech venture, including:

  • $115,000 a year for living expenses and travel
  • $300,000 worth of expert advice and support from the MaRS Discovery District
  • $250,000 in value for federal labs to work closely with you to test your idea and move it toward commercialization


One Grand Prize Winner

If you win, you will receive $1 million to advance and grow your business

Challenge details

To apply you must be

  • A woman
  • A Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • The main innovator/individual leading the project

Key dates

  • Deadline to apply: July 13, 2018
  • Grand Prize Winner announced: Fall 2021


  • Six Winners will receive $115,000 a year for 3 years for living and travel expenses
  • One Grand Prize Winner will receive $1 million to continue building her business

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