SunFactory Seeks Supply Chain Technology and Services Collaborations in Solar & Clean Tech Industries: Respond today
April 23, 2010

Posted April 23, 2010

SunFactory Seeks Supply Chain Technology and Services Collaborations in Solar & Clean Tech industries

  • Collaboration opportunities with SunFactory partners
  • For Canadian Advanced technology enterprises, academia and government
  • Targeting technologies and services in solar and clean tech 
  • Opportunities for  product exposure and market promotion
  • Respond by: July 25th, 2010

Contact: CATAAlliance
Phone: (613) 236-6550


Call to Action:
Confirm your interest in SunFactory by email to

OTTAWA... CATAAlliance and partners wish to identify innovative organizations developing technologies, services and capabilities which are a strategic match with its SunFactory Initiative.

Company Background:
The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) is the foundation for commercialization, market research, networking, events, access to other associations, and professional development, across the nation. CATA is a non- profit organization and is the largest hi-tech alliance in Canada and has deep relationships with all levels of Government (both domestic and international), major corporations, universities and colleges and many SME’s.

CATA has recently created clean tech initiatives collectively called ‘SunFactory’. SunFactory will embrace a network of corporate partners with the shared goal of helping Canada transition to a clean energy future while supporting Canadian Solar technology, innovation and expertise. SunFactory will include a Clean Tech Demonstration Park and Export Promotion activities. With the support of its partners, SunFactory would become part of a CCI Full Spectrum Center (FSC).

CATA and partners vision for SunFactory includes performance testing of commercial solar technologies as well as installing and testing new “cutting edge” Solar technology systems. Partner Solar manufacturers and integrators will benefit from extensive media exposure and the unique B2B domestic and international marketing resources. Currently CATA and partners are negotiating and planning for the implementation of the demonstration park.  

Qualification of Interest:

  • Request a copy of the SunFactory briefing note in order to confirm and determine your organization's area of interest.  Email for a copy.
  • Ensure that your organization has relevant published scientific papers, presentations and/or patents that can be reviewed by the SunFactory evaluation team.
  • Contact CATAAlliance with your expression of interest, providing key contact and background information. Your organization will then be provided with a simple one page template for completion.
  • All expressions of interest must be submitted by July 25th, 2010, 17:00 EST by email to Cathi Malette at
  • Please note there is a nominal processing fee: Members pay $25.00 and non members $95.00(plus gst) for processing with proceeds going to CATA Innovation National programs. The fee can be paid by calling with credit card to Cathi Malette 613-222-6465.

Next Steps:

  • We are excited about developing the SunFactory project and look forward to meeting with innovative companies that share its vision.
  • CATA and partners will review information from selected candidates to determine which areas are of specific interest for future follow-up.

CATAAlliance works with the NRC, International Trade Canada, the Consulates General of Canada and local community partners to share this technology partnering opportunity with appropriate contacts in Canada, and abroad including CATAAlliance members.