May 1, 2019
9h00 - 12h00
Signal Hill Campus
Memorial University
St. John's, NL



The Clean Tech Innovation Connector is an initiative of the Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association, or NEIA. NEIA is a not-for-profit association of businesses that promotes the development of clean technology and the growth of the green economy in Newfoundland and Labrador. To learn more about NEIA, click here.

NEIA began engaging in research-matching-business activities at its Newleef conference 2013, continuing through to its 2016 iteration. The success of this conference session in generating new applied research and development prompted NEIA to break the event in to its own independent event.

The first Innovation Connector in 2017 focused on creating awareness about the latest clean technology research ongoing in Newfoundland and Labrador's institutions relating to ocean industries, wastewater and water, and energy.

Innovation Connector 2018 helped establish industry priorities around environment, climate, and sutainability with respect to four key Newfoundland and Labrador industries: oil and gas, mining, aquaculture, and forestry. This event helped set the stage for future clean technology development activities within the province.

Canada rates poorly when its comes to indicators of 'innovation' - whether that be private sector expense on research and development, to patent filing, to the commercialization of research. In these metrics, Newfoundland and Labrador is one of the worst jurisdictions in the country.

NEIA strongly believes that innovative activity is a strong contributor to economic growth and a pivotal factor in the future success of the province's cleantech sector and the key industries within which they are found. This is why the Clean Tech Innovation Connector has become a flagship event for the association, and an important piece of its innovation and research and development agenda.

For information on how you can participate in the event or other NEIA initiatives, please contact us.


The Cleantech Innovation Connector is part of Newfoundland and Labrador's Innovation Week, a province-wide celebration focusing on furthering growth and developing new opportunities in sectors that include information technology, ocean technology, oil and gas and the green economy.