Going Global: China for Cleantech Startups

China represents one of the world’s largest and fastest growing markets for cleantech. The nation faces a multitude of environmental challenges and has implemented rigorous, finance-backed initiatives to remediate them quickly. Last year in the energy sector alone, China invested in excess of US$110 billion in renewable energy. Considering the nation’s manufacturing prowess, abundance of capital and current political tilt toward quickly addressing environmental issues, this could be the ideal moment and environment for startups to gain traction in a very significant market.

How can Canadian companies tap into China’s cleantech market?

china marketDesigned to offer insight into key issues, this event addresses intellectual property (IP) protection, as well as how to identify market opportunities, deal with investors and build government relationships, and gain traction.

Join us for a panel discussion as experts from different sectors—government, not-for-profit and industry—explore Chinese business culture, drivers of opportunity and means for Ontario startups to enter the Chinese market.


5:00­–5:30 p.m.: A look at business culture and IP

  • Sarah Kutulakos, Executive Director, Canada China Business Council
  • Thomas Timmins, Partner, Leader, Renewable Energy Group, Gowling WLG

5:30–6:30 p.m.: Panel discussion

  • Moderator: Ron Dizy, Managing Director, Advanced Energy Centre, MaRS Discovery District

6:30–7:30 p.m.: Networking

*Food and light refreshments will be provided.

This event will launch the third part of the MaRS Market Intelligence Going Global Series­ on China. 

When: Tuesday, 28 June 2016 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)
Where: MaRS Discovery District – 101 College Street Auditorium, Toronto, ON M5G 1L7 


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