About

The Natural Gas Innovation Fund™ (NGIF) was created by the Canadian Gas Association (CGA) to support the funding of cleantech innovation in the natural gas value chain. It seeks to fill a technology development gap in the sector and invests in innovation enabling natural gas solutions for current and emerging challenges facing Canada’s energy system.

We are funded by the natural gas industry. With access to pooled capital, leveraged intelligence and a combined backyard across Canada to field test innovation, the natural gas industry can select and advance cleantech projects led by startups and organizations with the right innovation for market uptake and commercial viability.

Strategic Funding

Why do natural gas entrepreneurs come to our Natural Gas Innovation Fund™?

  • Connector.Connector.

    We offer funding at different stages of the innovation cycle including research, demonstration and deployment.

  • Connector.Connector.

    We offer our portfolio companies front line access to Canada’s natural gas industry, and through them, access to millions of natural gas users across Canada.

  • Connector.Connector.

    We offer portfolio companies access to natural gas experience through our team and the team of our industry investors as we mentor our companies through the course of their funded project.

Strategic Goals

NGIF’s mandate is to take action and advance the most promising enterprises in cleantech innovation and support them through their projects to commercialization and market success.

3-year goals to achieve success and deliver on its mandate:

  1. Accelerate targeted cleantech commercialization.
  2. Achieve investment model excellence.
  3. Communicate and amplify results.

Natural Gas Distribution Investors

  • CGA
  • ATCO Gas
  • Enbridge
  • Fortis BC
  • SaskEnergy
  • Pacific Northern Gas
  • Union Gas

Natural Gas Production Investors

  • Birchcliff
  • Canadian Natural
  • Chevron
  • Perpetual
  • Petronas
  • Shell
  • Tourmaline