News Flash

City News

Posted on: July 11, 2022

Coquitlam’s Project Greenlight Open Call Deadline is July 31

Project Greenlight Open Call

COQUITLAM, B.C., July 11, 2022 – The deadline is July 31 for Coquitlam’s open call for innovative problem-solvers to develop technology-based solutions for local environmental challenges.

With the goal of collaborating towards a resilient, responsible Coquitlam, the City is seeking solutions that can be implemented to support the new Environmental Sustainability Plan (ESP), with a focus on climate action, the built environment and green infrastructure, and water management. 

Coquitlam is looking for functional, reliable and scalable solutions that have a defined implementation strategy and outcomes, and that directly relate to the ESP and climate action objectives. Selected proponents must demonstrate financial stability and be ready to deploy a pilot project. Coquitlam recognizes that local talent and engagement is key to building a more resilient future and sustainable municipal services and, therefore, encourage Coquitlam innovators to apply. 

Details about Coquitlam’s open call can be found at www.coquitlam.ca/projectgreenlight, and details on proposal eligibility, evaluation criteria and the review process can be found here.

In Search of Sustainable and Smart Environmental Solutions

The open call comes through Coquitlam’s membership in Project Greenlight, a regional procurement platform that teams up public and private enterprises with tech companies to accelerate the use of sustainable tech-based, data-driven – or “smart” – approaches to service-delivery.

The open call hopes to attract innovative ideas for how the City can reduce energy and emissions in its operations, increase the resiliency of its services and address goals in the ESP related to: 

  • Climate action – including more electric or reduced-emission vehicles and buildings, and building smarter and greener transportation infrastructure;
  • The built environment and green infrastructure – including managing rainwater runoff on impervious surfaces, creating smarter civic facilities and gathering park user data; and
  • Water management – managing stormwater for flood protection and environmental protection, managing sewer inflow and infiltration (leaks), and maintaining healthy waterways.

Supporting the Technology Sector

Project Greenlight is funded by Pacific Economic Development Canada and hosted by the Vancouver Economic Commission with support from Foresight Canada. 

The City’s involvement is a natural fit with its efforts both to grow its local tech sector and to leverage technology to improve service delivery and efficiency. In particular, the membership will support the 2019-2024 Coquitlam Technology Strategy, which envisions the City as a clean tech hub and lays out actions to attract more tech companies and their well-paid jobs. 

Learn More

Media Contact
Andre Isakov 
Manager Economic Development
City of Coquitlam
aisakov@coquitlam.ca
604-927-3442

Additional Info...
Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City News

Yellow background with exclamation mark and text that says PSA

More Hot Summer Weather in the Forecast

Posted on: August 16, 2022
Child running with a rugby ball

Coquitlam Sports Fair Returns Aug. 20

Posted on: August 3, 2022
Yellow background with exclamation mark and text that says PSA

Coquitlam Opens Cooling Centres

Posted on: July 29, 2022
Blue Mountain Spray Park

Plan Ahead and Stay Safe in the Heat

Posted on: July 25, 2022
Yellow background with exclamation mark and text that says PSA

Be Prepared for Possible Flooding

Posted on: June 14, 2022
Canada Day -News Flash

Canada Day in Coquitlam

Posted on: June 14, 2022
Seniors Week - News Flash

Coquitlam Celebrates Seniors Week

Posted on: May 30, 2022
Sewer maintenance work

Coquitlam Fast-tracks Sewer Upgrades

Posted on: March 1, 2022
Paying Taxes

2022 Utility Payments are Due March 31

Posted on: February 23, 2022
Family Skating

Celebrate Family Day Safely in Coquitlam

Posted on: February 10, 2022
Yellow background with exclamation mark and text that says PSA

Be Prepared: Heavy Rain in the Forecast

Posted on: January 11, 2022
Yellow background with exclamation mark and text that says PSA

Thin Ice Safety Alert

Posted on: December 29, 2021
Natural tree for community tree chipping event

Tree Chipping Events in Coquitlam

Posted on: December 23, 2021
Public works crews prepare for freezing temperatures

Be Prepared for Snow

Posted on: December 17, 2021
Coquitlam Fire Rescue Christmas

Have a Safe and Fun Holiday Season

Posted on: December 6, 2021
Public works crews prepare for freezing temperatures

Be Prepared for Freezing Temperatures

Posted on: December 3, 2021
Winter Wise parking restrictions

Now is the Time to Get Winter Wise

Posted on: November 10, 2021
Man shoveling snow from City sidewalk

Snow Angels Return to Coquitlam

Posted on: November 2, 2021
Adult holding plates of food

Coquitlam Celebrates Small Businesses

Posted on: October 19, 2021
Adult and child swimming

Swimmers Welcomed Back to CCAC Oct. 4

Posted on: October 1, 2021
Adult holding plates of food

Coquitlam Launches Business E-Newsletter

Posted on: September 16, 2021
Small Business Week

Coquitlam Celebrates Small Businesses

Posted on: October 19, 2020
Message From the Mayor Image

Message From the Mayor - Oct. 8, 2020

Posted on: October 8, 2020
Coquitlam

Message From the Mayor - Oct. 2, 2020

Posted on: October 2, 2020
Boy in spray park

Spray Pads Open Until Monday in Coquitlam

Posted on: September 30, 2020
Coquitlam

Message From the Mayor - Sept. 25, 2020

Posted on: September 25, 2020
Coquitlam

Message From the Mayor - Sept. 3, 2020

Posted on: September 3, 2020
Coquitlam Crunch

Stay Safe on the Trails in Bear Country

Posted on: September 3, 2020
Coquitlam

Design Your Own 2021 Budget for Coquitlam

Posted on: September 1, 2020
Coquitlam

Help Design the Future Sheffield Park

Posted on: August 28, 2020
Coquitlam

Help Keep Bears Safe

Posted on: August 10, 2020

More New Patios Coming to Coquitlam

Posted on: July 20, 2020

Town Centre Recycling Depot Reopens

Posted on: June 18, 2020
Coquitlam

Notice of Public Hearing - June 15

Posted on: June 15, 2020

Message From the Mayor - Youth Week

Posted on: April 29, 2020

Open Letter to Our Community

Posted on: April 9, 2020

Message from The Mayor - April 2

Posted on: April 2, 2020

Message from the Mayor

Posted on: March 26, 2020
Coquitlam

Notice of Public Hearing - Feb. 24

Posted on: February 12, 2020

2020 Utility Payments are Due

Posted on: February 24, 2020

Celebrate Family Day in Coquitlam

Posted on: February 3, 2020

Heavy Rain in the Forecast

Posted on: January 30, 2020
Coquitlam

Notice of Public Hearing - Jan. 27

Posted on: January 15, 2020
Coquitlam

Be Prepared for Snow

Posted on: January 8, 2020