There is a vast pipeline of potential solutions at the junction of the urgent need to reengineer a petroleum-free bioeconomy and sustainably feed the world’s population. There is no shortage of solutions, but there is a dearth of funding to bring those solutions, which all demand expensive infrastructure and investment, to market.
The Verschuren Centre, which is situated in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, is especially suited to solve some of the most pressing problems confronting the globe today.
An autonomous center for the development and uses of clean technologies is the Verschuren Centre (VC) for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment. To help businesses build sustainable solutions that satisfy market demands, we provide services that are specifically suited to the needs of the client.
When discussing the current environment, Paul Richards, Manager of Agtech & Industrial Biotech at Invest Nova Scotia, doesn’t hold back.
According to him, the turning points for rethinking how we organize a new bioeconomy and feed the nine billion people who will inhabit the planet by 2050 are cleantech, sustainability, and low carbon. These two issues are coming together and offering fantastic chances for innovation.
Investment Associate Jennifer Fuccillo works for Invest Nova Scotia. She says that what was before vertical has become horizontal, meaning that cleantech plays across the majority, if not all, sectors, from the perspective of investments.
According to Fuccilo, sustainability is gaining importance across the financial landscape, and Nova Scotia is in a good position to take the lead in such initiatives. Supporting these projects is a win-win-win situation since it allows us to develop a sustainable economy, contribute to positive social and environmental change, and generate income for the province all at once.
Beth Mason, president and CEO of the Verschuren Centre, may be the best person to discuss the vast array of prospective cleantech products and businesses.
Mason said that the emphasis on sustainability has been present for a while and is growing. As a result, numerous cleantech businesses are creating solutions. There are therefore many potential options available. We must now introduce those to the market. “We almost have a backlog of solutions, yet there’s more every day, which is an amazing thing”, she also added.
Learn more about this innovation at https://investnovascotia.ca/success-stories/verschuren-centre-anchoring-new-bioeconomy
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