SDTC Welcomes Appointment of Jim Balsillie as Chair

SDTC Welcomes Appointment of Jim Balsillie as Chair 
OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/25/13 -- SDTC is pleased to
welcome Jim Balsillie as Chair of its Board of Directors. 
Mr. Balsillie has over 20 years of experience at the senior executive
level. He is the co-founder and former co-CEO of Research in Motion
(BlackBerry), and the founder and current Chair of the Centre for
International Governance Innovation. 
"This is an exciting time for SDTC, and for cleantech in general, as
we set our sights on the dynamic trillion-dollar global cleantech
market," said Vicky Sharpe, President and CEO of SDTC. "Mr. Balsillie
brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to SDTC including a deep
understanding of the challenges of commercializing innovation, an
awareness of the international drivers for sustainable development,
and a demonstrated commitment to strong leadership and
governance.Together with the Board of Directors, I warmly welcome Mr.
Balsillie to SDTC." 
About SDTC 
On behalf of the Government of Canada, Sustainable Development
Technology Canada (SDTC) helps commercialize Canadian clean
technologies, readying them for growth and export markets. With a
portfolio of companies under management valued at more than $2
billion, SDTC is demonstrating that cleantech is a driver of jobs,
productivity and economic prosperity. 
SDTC operates two funds aimed at the development and demonstration of
innovative technological solutions. The SD Tech Fund(TM) supports
projects that address climate change, air quality, clean water, and
clean soil. The NextGen Biofuels Fund(TM) supports the establishment
of first-of-kind large demonstration-scale facilities for the
production of next-generation renewable fuels.  
SDTC works with the private sector, the financial sector and all
levels of government to meet the Government of Canada's commitment to
create a healthy environment and a high quality of life for all
Canadians. SDTC operates as a not-for-profit corporation. 
Patrice Breton
Director, Communications
(613) 234-6313 x295
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