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Future Plans

As the portfolio matures, SDTC will continue to focus on securing private sector follow-on fnancing and becoming the partner of choice for large corporations looking to adopt technologies. This will include continuing to host invitation-only events that showcase innovative technologies to the fnancial and corporate community. SDTC will also increase its engagement with large corporations who are seeking a suite of technology options to increase the efciency of their operations.

In 2013, SDTC will work with industry associations and major corporations to establish Technology Commercialization Partnerships. These partnerships will look to provide greater alignment on sector technology needs and facilitate increased investment in priority areas. They will also provide greater leverage of public dollars through targeted industry funds.

With its original SD Tech Fund™ fully allocated at the end of 2012, SDTC is looking to capitalize on the momentum it has built to date. SDTC is working with the government to identify technology commercialization gaps in the innovation chain that, based on the results and performance track record of the SD Tech Fund™, could be efectively addressed by SDTC’s model in order to deliver benefts to Canadians, including increased economic activity and jobs.

SD Tech Fund™

In 2013, the SD Tech Fund will issue a call for SOIs and will place an emphasis on technologies that ofer solutions to increase the productivity of key sectors of the Canadian economy.

NextGen Biofuels Fund™

In 2013, the NGBF will issue a formal call for applications once during the year and remain open throughout the year.

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