3E Nano

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Today’s cleantech startups are finding novel solutions to address some of our world’s biggest challenges, including the energy consumption of buildings. 3E Nano is tackling energy efficiency in residential and commercial buildings with its nano-thin film coatings, which can significantly lower cooling and heating needs and eliminate up to 40 per cent of energy usage. The team brings extensive expertise in solar energy and nanotechnology, coming from a mix of business, manufacturing, engineering and research science backgrounds.

Receiving investment from the UCeed Haskayne Student Fund, the company enjoyed the experience working with the student cohort. “It was like being a part of a living lab. We enjoyed taking part at that ground level, watching the students learn and do it at the same time,” says CEO Steve Ferrero.

UCeed investment will support the company as it moves out of the lab and towards commercialization. In March 2023, the startup closed a $4 million US series seed funding round, and an additional $5 million in funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada.   

With this incredible progress, 3E Nano ambitiously works towards reducing greenhouse gases by one gigaton by 2050, helping to create a more sustainable and energy-efficient world.

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3E Nano has received investment from UCeed, a venture philanthropy fund accelerating UCalgary and community-based startup companies to advance problem-solving research, create jobs and fuel the economy. A key program in the UCalgary innovation ecosystem, UCeed bridges the gap between innovation, demonstration, and commercialization, and is managed by UCalgary’s knowledge-transfer and business incubator, Innovate Calgary.

The UCeed Haskayne Student Fund is supported by the generosity of the Cannonball Sport and Education Foundation, Tamaratt Fund at Calgary Foundation, Chris Erickson, Curtis Probst, Vincent Chahley and Patricia Irwin, Michael Lang, and Michael Culbert.