Climate Positive Energy Technology Commercialization Grant

Climate Positive Energy is pleased to announce applications for its Technology Commercialization Grant. The grant provides one time seed funding to support testing, technology validation, prototyping, scale up and market connection for projects at TRL 2 and above as defined by Science and Economic Development Canada (SEDC):

  • Level 2 – Invention begins. Once basic principles are observed, practical applications can be invented. Activities are limited to analytic studies.

The technology also needs to address a market need, solve a current problem, and have an impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Successful applications should pursue research under the following Climate Positive Energy core pillar:


Investigate near and long-term technical and scientific approaches to expand renewable energy, reduce energy demands, minimize pollution and decarbonize our energy systems.

Details and Eligibility

  • Up to $50,000 per successful application, for a funding period of 1-2 years.
  • Open to University of Toronto professors.
  • Successful applicants are requested to actively participate in Climate Positive Energy activities and programs.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.


To apply, fill out the form here: Applications are due by 11:59pm on September 23rd, 2022. Please direct any questions to