Nova Scotia holding competition to attract world’s best clean technology companies

Nova Scotia, which under an NDP government has been more proactive on the clean energy and environmental front, has launched a competition through its technology commercialization agency, Innovacorp, called the Nova Scotia CleanTech Open. Entrepreneurs have until Dec. 1 to submit their entries. It’s a bold initiative for a small province, and perhaps Ontario officials should ask themselves why they haven’t done the same thing. “The winner of The Nova Scotia CleanTech Open will receive $100,000 in cash, $200,000 negotiable seed investment, mentoring, and in-kind business building services, including one-year free rent of turn-key space at the Innovacorp Enterprise Centre,” according to the CleanTech Open web site.

Good luck, and congrats for taking the initiative.