Surrey hosts Greater Vancouver Cleantech Expo and Championship Wednesday

The championship represents Western Canada’s largest dedicated pitch competition and celebration for clean technology companies.

  • Sep. 27, 2016 6:00 a.m.

Clean tech companies will be converging at Surrey City Hall on Wednesday to showcase their products and compete to become the next #CleanTechChamp.

CITY CENTRE — The City of Surrey will host the second annual Greater Vancouver Clean Technology Expo and Championship on Wednesday, Sept. 28th.

The championship represents Western Canada’s largest dedicated pitch competition and celebration for clean technology companies.

The event will see more than 500 people from across North America watch 32 B.C. companies compete for the title of Cleantech Champ, as well as $10,000 in cash prize courtesy of Vancity Credit Union.

Additionally, investors from Element 8, the leading U.S. cleantech angel investor network, will be joining this event to meet with and evaluate BC-based companies during the championship.

Element 8 members have invested more than U.S. $1 million in B.C.-based clean technology companies. With the world-class innovation being developed in the province, they are seeking out new investment opportunities on their two-day mission to Surrey and the Metro Vancouver region.

In addition to the main competition, SFU will be presenting “Cleantech in the Plaza,” an experience based display for the general public to explore how clean technology is changing our society.

Participants will have the opportunity to test drive clean energy vehicles like the BMW i-8 and the all new Fuel-cell powered Hyundai Tucson SUV around the Surrey City Centre area.

Technologies that propelled Surrey to be named a global Top 7 Intelligent Community will also be on display for the public, says the city.

For more information, or to register, visit

-The Now

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