Centre for Social Innovation’s Climate Ventures has announced 16 startups and nonprofits participating in the first cohort of its Earth Tech accelerator.

With the goal of advancing tech-based solutions to freshwater and climate problems, the six-month accelerator is planned to run annually over the next three years and is supported by RBC Foundation, Bullfrog Power, a Spark Power Company, and Vancity Community Investment Bank (VCIB).

“We’re proud to support the entrepreneurs and innovators working on the technology solutions that will play an important role in enabling this transformation for people and planet,” said Centre for Social Innovation CEO Tonya Surman.

The 16 participants in Earth Tech’s 2020 cohort are divided into freshwater and climate streams.

The climate ventures include Project Neutral, Springbay Studio, Dunya Habitats, CERT, Flash Forest, Innovia GEO, Just Vertical, Solar Wind Reliance Initiatives, and Volta Technique.

The freshwater ventures include Biopolynet, RainStick Shower, CANN Forecast, Clean Nature, Sentry, Water Rangers, and Eaigle.

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