Climate Ventures Inc. - About Us

By: Climate Ventures  09-12-2011
Keywords: sustainable energy, sustainable business, Intellectual Assets

Climate Ventures helps organizations reduce the key risks and enable the critical factors that make a sustainable energy initiative successful. The core methodology and body of knowledge for doing this is the Sustainable Business Engineering Framework™.


The Sustainable Business Engineering Framework is a set of tools, practices and technologies delivered by practitioners experienced in sustainable energy project development. It provides both Climate Ventures and its clients with a way to engage in meaningful discussions on needs, collaboratively develop optimal solutions from a range of options, develop realistic but transformational strategies and plans, identify and engage key experts and capital, execute and build capacity.

The Benefit Potential Assessment is a free offering from Climate Ventures. It is the means by which Climate Ventures converses with its clients for the first time. These conversations help build relationships while providing actionable decision support information. This helps clients determine the value potential of their innovations and the extent to which Climate Ventures can help the client, through its people and services realize that potential.


The assessment deliverables include:

  • Innovation Value Potential
  • Value Realization Options
  • Knowledge Gaps
  • Risks, rewards
  • Vision, Strategy and Possible End State
  • Cost benefit of Climate Ventures Offering
  • Community value-added potential

These deliverables will help the client better determine the relationship approach with Climate Ventures that best fits its current operating model and what type of risk/reward model best services the relationship.

Innovation Sourcing and Assessment Services help innovators and research organizations make the most out of their intellectual assets by identifying commercialization scenarios and their relative feasibility.


Climate Ventures utilizes advanced web methods and analytical tools for assessing, monitoring and managing intellectual property value. These include proprietary methodologies for mapping IP value chains. It enables Climate Ventures to provide unique and deep analytical capabilities and perspectives that complement intellectual property assessments. Such analysis includes strategic valuation of IP assets, potential partners / licensors / sources and value realization options and selection. A better understanding of the different paths to IP Value realization enables Climate Ventures to make the most of its clients` intellectual assets. The value and liquidity of the IP are a function of the many variables; most importantly their ability to add value to a supply chain or to create new chains.

IP Portfolio Value Potential Intelligence for research organizations examines the value potential of an IP Portfolio with mapping tools that reveal:

  • the technological leaders, the emerging companies, and those just arriving in the sub-field
  • the total number of patents issued in the sub-field as well in the sub-field components
  • the remaining life of each patent
  • the number of companies holding a patent in the sub-field as well in the sub-field components
  • the number of patents held by each company
  • the average remaining life of the patents portfolio of each company
  • the country of residence of each company
  • the names of the inventors and experts in the sub-field
  • the scientific articles concerning each patent
  • identify the relevant location in the chain
  • list and summarize latest business trends
  • identify technology developments in the field.

Value Chain creation services model the economic behaviour of new energy value chains with carbon reduction objectives through carbon intelligence, governance and performance management. New value chains for sustainable energy companies are developed through innovation sourcing, global partnering, human capital sourcing, financing and public sector alignment and project initiation.


Realizing sustainable business models is the most critical outcome, from an investment and risk mitigation perspective, for early stage sustainable energy initiatives. Their intended outcomes involve complex risks, and interdependencies between the public and private sector. They demand priority attention, best practices and innovative methods.


Value Chain Creation services include:

  • Carbon life cycle modelling, services to understand the carbon impact of technological innovation on a value chain and how this can be monetized under a variety of regulatory scenarios.
  • Business modelling, services to test and simulate a range of business models for the stakeholders of a value chain.
  • Business concept development, services which propose new business constructs and value realization scenarios for a portfolio of intellectual assets.
  • Public Sector Policy Transformation and Alignment, services to engage Public Sector organization in the development of public policy to facilitate align of public and private sector policy agendas. See case study in Public Policy Alignment – Innovation Procurement Policy Transformation.
  • Project feasibility, services to assess the economic feasibility of a sustainable energy initiative.

Communities of Practice are groups of people who share a concern, a set of problems, or a passion about a topic, and who deepen their knowledge and expertise in this area by interacting on an ongoing basis (Wenger, McDermott, Snyder, Cultivating Communities of Practice, Copyright 2002).

Communities of Practice are not new, but they have been reinvented and reinvigorated through the injection of social networking, collaboration and massive online gaming technologies into what Climate Ventures has termed Networks of Excellence.

Climate Ventures applies Networks of Excellence to solve a range of business challenges, changing the way people interact and how knowledge is managed within and across organizations to realize social, environmental and economic outcomes.


The potential value creation capacity of Networks of Excellence is immensely exciting to anyone looking into ways to change the “playing field” of their competitive landscape to gain new ground and realize organizational goals

  • Advance and apply new knowledge by increasing amount of knowledge being applied towards community goals through access to and collaboration with the broader network knowledge base. Through access to knowledge repository and mining tools the knowledge capital of a membership community can be quantified and more effectively managed;
  • Reduce “time to market” of research or other collaborative activities through collaboration organizational, regional boundaries and silos;
  • Improve sustainability of research through better alignment of research to market requirements and broader stakeholder engagement;
  • Significantly enhance innovative capacity and filtering of best ideas;
  • Build organizational capacity by accessing a larger network of skilled resources and knowledge profiles;
  • Engage customers, donors, members, advocates in new, competitively compelling ways;
  • Engage the media and governments in new conversational and dialoguing settings;
  • Speed adoption of new technologies, products and best practices through faster diffusion of knowledge and experience from early adopters;
  • Develop large capital projects more quickly by engaging impacted communities and governments more openly, more accessibly, transparently in progressive, meaningful conversations;
  • Reform complex economic and regulatory policy frameworks through new forms of broad, diverse, inclusive stakeholder engagement mechanisms;
  • Reduce administrative costs and complexity of managing large portfolios of collaborative research projects.

Networks of Excellence have application in almost every aspect of business, government and non-profit organizations. Their value is not just organization but individual. Networks of Excellence offer new methods of professional and career development that are based on contribution to the community as opposed to performance assessed within a “hierarchically - constrained” environment. Reputation is based more on one peers that one’s superiors.

Networks of Excellence also provide new opportunities for their members to:

  • Get assistance with challenges
  • Access expertise and mentors
  • Coordinate with team members
  • Build confidence in approaching new challenges
  • Participate more meaningfully with colleagues
  • Engender a stronger sense of belonging and contribution

Communities of Practice are here today as a new way in which work will be done in a networked world. Climate Ventures is leading the way in applying best practices in community development with state of the art technology to realize social, environmental and economic outcomes.

CVI has developed engagement tools and models for its key relationships; research organizations, new ventures, market and technology partners and investors.


The Client Engagement Methodology:

  • Creates new buying opportunities through uncovering latent needs and value improvement potentials.
  • Supports CVI clients and partners through every phase of the relationship life cycle.
  • Provides a framework for efficiently determining whether a reasonable fit and benefit scenario exists.
  • Minimizes selling cycle time and effort with CVI’s Strategic Sales and Partnering methodology
  • Defines optimal engagement services to best fit client requirements
  • Develops client and value chain business case
  • Defines client solution requirements, options
  • Helps early adopters buy innovative solutions
  • Defines and assess solution options to help early adopters buy innovative solutions.
  • Helps early adopters realize the strategic benefit potential of innovative solutions through CVI’s Outcome Realization
  • Engages practice teams in efficient, repeatable process that minimizes cost and time to market.

CVI’s Operations Review Board meets weekly to discuss all opportunities and make decisions on where to best allocate resources.

CVI has developed engagement tools and models for its key relationships; research organizations, new ventures, market and technology partners and investors.


Climate Ventures secures strategic relationships to market, finance, develop and deploy your technology. We mitigate key risks by employing game-changing sustainable business solutions. Our services include:

  • New Technology Evaluation & Screening
  • Product/Technology Assessment
  • Market & Customer Needs Assessment
  • Competitor Assessment
  • Revenue & Profitability Potential
  • Technology Commercialization Business Planning
  • Value Proposition & Product-Market Fit
  • Product Functionality Requirements & Development
  • Business Strategy Design
  • Identification, Screening & Evaluation of Strategic Partners
  • Royalty Contract Negotiation
  • , and
  • Business Plan Implementation

We utilize advanced web-search methods and analytical tools for assessing, monitoring and managing intellectual property value. These include proprietary methodologies for mapping IP value chains which enables Climate Ventures to provide unique and deep analytical capabilities and perspectives. Such analysis includes strategic valuation of intellectual property assets, potential partners / licensors / sources and value realization options and selection. A better understanding of the different paths to intellectual property value realization enables us to make the most of our clients` intellectual assets.

Make the most out of your intellectual assets.

us to request your free consultation.

From a technology perspective Community technologies represent the evolution of enterprise applications from the massively top-down, capital and change intensive technologies of the last 2 decades towards a distributed, socially driven approach based on Web 2.0 technologies.

Communities are becoming the next wave in Enterprise Applications.


Climate Ventures helps organizations reduce the key risks and enable the critical factors that make a sustainable energy initiative successful. Applying powerful new technologies in social networking and best practices in technology commercialization enable Climate Ventures to reduce the “time-to-value” of sustainable engineering projects in ways not available today.


The CVI Value Proposition:

Stakeholder

Climate Ventures’ Value Proposition

Investors Provide a portfolio of environmental technology opportunities to offset risk of single technology plays. Mitigate investment risk and realize better returns through realization of early revenues.
Innovators Broad complimentary mix of people, process and technology to determine optimal route to wealth creation.
Address the key commercialization risks that early stage companies face with best practices and industry experience in lead customer acquisition, complex procurement, financing, intellectual property management, business intelligence and sourcing of key employee talent.
Research organizations Realize the value potential of an institute`s intellectual property portfolio. Align technology research with economic value creation potential.
University Tech Transfer Offices Ability to examine a broad portfolio to determine best approach to realizing value and commercial vehicles for realizing that value.
Ensure continuity of commercialization process and realization of risk based services revenue.
Incubators Ability to examine a broad portfolio of IP to determine innovations of highest value potential Determine optimal approach to realizing value and commercial vehicles for realizing that value.
Saskatchewan Leverage intellectual assets to realize their full economic benefit potential in alignment with Enterprise Saskatchewan economic development objectives.
Communities Determine, source and implement the optimal mix of techno-economic solutions for balancing environmental-economic sustainability. Realize the benefit potential of new environmental technologies at acceptable levels of corporate risk.
Engineering, Procurement and Construction Firms Creating and winning large capital projects. Participate in the high growth Carbon Capture and Storage marketplace.
Energy firms Transforming environmental compliance into economic benefit.
Enterprises Determine and realize the optimal mix of techno-economic solutions for balancing environmental-economic sustainability.
Technology Based Enterprises Collaborating with strategic partners to create and win signature projects.

Keywords: Climate Ventures, Intellectual Assets, sustainable business, sustainable energy,