Sustainable Futures Festival: Bridging the Gap Between Bench-Level Innovation and Readiness for VC Investment


Faculty Club Ballroom, 3450 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E5, CA

Learn about the commercialization of research and the process of bringing ideas to market during a panel discussion featuring innovation industry experts from Anges Québec, Cycle Capital, Sustainable Development Technology Canada, and the McGill Office of Innovation and Partnerships. Hosted by the McGill Sustainability Systems Initiative (MSSI) and its CleanTech research theme, the panel discussion will be followed by a student poster presentations and a reception.

Registration is now closed for this event. A recording of the panel discussion will be available on the MSSI website following the event.

We are proud to announce that our event has been awarded Silver Sustainable Event certification by the McGill Sustainable Events program run by the McGill Office of Sustainability.

About the McGill Sustainability Systems Initiative

Shifting to a more sustainable future requires taking a multi-faceted, systems-level approach to some of the world’s knottiest problems. The McGill Sustainability Systems Initiative (MSSI) seeks to mobilize McGill researchers around sustainability challenges and equip the next generation with the skills needed to address these issues. In its novel approach, the MSSI provides opportunities for researchers from very different disciplines to interact and co-design projects that address complex problems from a variety of perspectives. The outcome is a robust and vibrant community of committed sustainability researchers.

A note about accessibility:

The McGill Faculty Club is wheelchair accessible through the rear entrance of the building, which can be reached through an alley. An elevator is available to go down to the ballroom, where the event will be held. However, mobility-restricted bathrooms are on the second and third floors, and they are not wheelchair accessible.

The front entrance is 12 steps up. Inside, there are two steps down to the lounge (no railing), and another two steps down to the ballroom (with a railing).

Gender-neutral bathrooms are on the second and third floors.

The moderator and panelists will be using microphones, and a microphone will be available for audience questions.

If you require any accommodations to improve the accessibility of our event, or if you have questions about the venue, please email Katya Teague at katya.teague [at]

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