The Global Cleantech Innovation Index 2017

Canada has jumped to fourth place globally in the 2017 Global Cleantech Innovation Index (GCII), scoring first for funding available and second for early entrepreneurship to improve three spots from the previous index in 2014.For cleantech-specific drivers, Canada scores high for the number of cleantech funds, but there are only a few cleantech organizations and clusters. The country is a joint top-scorer for the amount of venture capital investment, together with three other countries in the index, while also having many companies in the Global Cleantech 100. Late-stage investment is well established in Canada, with the country ranking high for public cleantech companies and merger and acquisition activity, leading to a strong score for evidence of commercialized cleantech.

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