Public Sector

Selecting new ventures with a technology sufficiently developed to satisfy the criteria for initiatives of public sector agencies and departments on the federal, provincial/state, regional and municipal levels can be especially challenging. Municipalities may issue tenders, for example, on renewable energy projects. Similarly, granting agencies may offer support for projects and technology developers. Sixth Element can perform “commercial triage” to determine the best in class and most commercially capable among the numerous applications for tenders, grants, and related support programs. We specialize in evaluating the business preparedness and commercial potential of technology developers and their projects. Such a techno-commercial study was done, for example, for the National Research Council Canada. Presentations have been given to the Economic Analysis Division of the Canadian Forest Service, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, and CanmetEnergy of Natural Resources Canada.