Transition Accelerator

Background of the Organization

The Transition Accelerator is a new initiative  that convenes researchers, industry experts, and civil society leaders to envision, chart, and pilot game-changing pathways that will help Canadians thrive into the 21st century and beyond. It was founded as a collaboration between Carleton University, University of Calgary and HEC, supported by members of the Clean Economy Fund.


To advance these pathways The Transition Accelerator employs a 4-stage methodology:

  1. Understand the system
  2. Codevelop pathways
  3. Analyze and improve
  4. Advance


Grant Description:

This grant will support the Transition Accelerator to develop three areas of activity:

  • Expand research integrating social, economic and political analysis to identify achievable pathways for the transition to the low carbon economy;
  • Create regional hubs for analysing social, economic and scientific data around key industry sectors; and
  • Accelerate the development of consortia to design and implement innovations to reduce carbon emissions.


  • 2019-2020
  • $ 500,000
  • Funding Type: Past Initiatives
  • Initiatives: Net-Zero Carbon Economy