Sustainable Development Technology Canada

Sustainable Development Technology Canada

September 23, 2011 17:32 ET

SDTC Cleantech Challenge 2011: Student Competition to Win the Ultimate Cleantech Experience

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 23, 2011) - Canadian post-secondary students are FULL of great ideas! Starting today, they can share their original cleantech ideas by entering the SDTC Cleantech Challenge 2011. Students can submit a 200 word pitch of their cleantech idea or a 2 minute YouTube video at

"SDTC knows just how enthusiastic Canadian university and college students are about the environment and creating sustainable technologies. That's why we are inviting Canada's student innovators to submit their original cleantech ideas for our SDTC Cleantech Challenge 2011," said Vicky Sharpe, President and CEO of SDTC. "Canadian students have great ideas for being more energy efficient, for using less water, for producing power. We want to see them!"

What's the prize?

For the budding green innovator, it's the ultimate cleantech experience – a trip to meet CEOs and international key players in clean technology while attending the SDTC Cleantech Focus at the Hyatt Regency Toronto, November 9 & 10, 2011 (see:

How are the winners selected?

Sustainable Development Technology Canada's (SDTC) cleantech experts will select the winners by reviewing the competition's written and video entries and evaluating how entries could create economic opportunities while helping the environment.

Important Dates:

September 23: Contest opens
October 15: Contest closes
October 26: Winners are notified
November 9/10: SDTC Cleantech Focus

Where to enter:

Social media accounts:

Facebook Page:

Twitter Handle: @SDTC_TDDC

Competition #hashtag: #SDTCChallenge

About SDTC:

Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is an arm's-length foundation created by the Government of Canada which has received $1.09 billion as part of the Government's commitment to create a healthy environment and a high quality of life for all Canadians.

SDTC operates two funds aimed at the development and demonstration of innovative technological solutions. The $590 million SD Tech Fund™ supports projects that address climate change, air quality, clean water, and clean soil. The $500 million NextGen Biofuels Fund™ supports the establishment of first-of-kind large demonstration-scale facilities for the production of next-generation renewable fuels.

SDTC operates as a not-for-profit corporation and has been working with the public and private sector including industry, academia, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the financial community and all levels of government to achieve this mandate.

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