Blade’s Pro Bono Protégé, CHAR Technologies, Wins $750,000 Grant
Posted on Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 by Blade Brain Trust
Some success stories seem to happen overnight, others take years of hard work and dedication. CHAR Technologies fits into the second category, and with their efforts have come opportunity and some heavy recognition.
In 2012 Blade was a supporting sponsor in the RIC Centre’s Innovator Idol competition for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) entrepreneurs in Ontario, which was won by CHAR Technologies and President Andrew White. As part of White’s $50,000 prize, Blade contributed a comprehensive branding package.
Blade also worked with CHAR Technologies as the brand took shape, creating the SulfaCHAR logo, tagline, and White’s first website. We are proud to look back at that great work and see how the brand has grown.
Recently, in recognition of the work that White and his team have done in the field of cleantech, CHAR Technologies was awarded a $750,000 grant from Sustainable Development Technology Canada.
This grant is a significant step for White and his brand’s future as he takes his operation into full production to address the growing $2 billion renewable natural gas desulfurization market.
“Supporting Canadian innovation and entrepreneurship is a core principle at Blade. We love to see competitive, world-beating ideas reach their market potential; and it’s truly gratifying to have been a part of this developing success story.” says Patrick McGovern, Blade’s Chief Strategy Officer.