About NGIF Industry Grants
Natural Gas Innovation Fund (NGIF) Industry Grants is a first-of-kind, industry-led grant organization created by the Canadian Gas Association to fund early-stage startups developing solutions to environmental and other challenges facing Canada’s natural gas sector. NGIF Industry Grants develops, demonstrates and de-risks these technology solutions through field trials and pilot projects to drive innovation and support environmental goals in Canada.
NGIF Industry Grants’ investment focus is on existing natural gas production, transmission, distribution, storage, and end-use applications, as well as projects that will lead to the expanded production of emerging gaseous fuels like renewable natural gas and hydrogen. The organization has built a portfolio of startups, trusted partnerships with government for co-funding opportunities, and a robust technical evaluation investment model. NGIF Industry Grants is operated by NGIF Capital Corporation.
Why do natural gas entrepreneurs come to our Natural Gas Innovation Fund™?
We offer funding at different stages of the innovation cycle including research, demonstration and deployment.
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.
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.
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:
- Accelerate targeted cleantech commercialization.
- Achieve investment model excellence.
- Communicate and amplify results.