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Even with our multidisciplinary expertise inside IGES, projects like our hydroponic greenhouses and emission reduction technology can only be successful with many powerful alliances. Here are a few of ours:



Philips has knowledge and experience in horticulture with current lighting technologies and state-of-the-art LED technology. Together with growers, breeders and partners, they can provide the optimum light recipe and drive profitability beyond energy saving.

We have a strong relationship with Philips, the world leader in horticulture lighting.



Ontario Food Terminal

The Ontario Food Terminal is the main produce distribution center for Toronto. It sits on 16 hectares of land and is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for deliveries. One million vehicles annually arrive at the centre to deliver and pick up fruits, herbs, and vegetables for distribution to stores and restaurants across the city. It is the largest such facility in Canada, and the third largest in North America after those in Chicago and Los Angeles.

We have in-hand conditional purchase agreements for two million pounds of produce a week from many of Ontario’s largest wholesalers.




Aon is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Aon has been named repeatedly as the world's best broker, best insurance intermediary, reinsurance intermediary, captives manager and best employee benefits consulting firm by multiple industry sources.

Our insurance policy with Aon includes:

  1. “All Risk” Construction and Operational Coverage
  2. Comprehensive Boiler and Machinery with Business Interruption  
  3. Customer and Supplier Risk (including feedstock)
  4. Credit Risk of Customer, Payments and Bankruptcy
  5. Transportation, including ocean cargo, plus delay in start-up of the project
  6. Third Party Liability



Alma CG

Alma CG, specialists in government grant programs for innovation funding, is handling our search for direct funding programs such as grants, loans and procurement programs that should be part of every Canadian business funding strategy.

Their team is helping us to define a funding strategy that maximizes the value of available funding programs.

Alma CG will:

  • Develop a comprehensive innovation funding strategy by identifying programs we are eligible for.
  • Present to us their recommendations on how to implement the strategy.
  • Deploy specialists to implement our funding strategy.
  • Monitor program changes and adjust our strategy accordingly.





Enshift provides energy services that use one or more proven energy-efficiency, emerging energy and renewable energy technologies to solve energy generation, energy conservation and energy management issues for both grid and off-grid situations.

Enshift is assessing our power needs and recommending how best to use renewable resources to meet them.



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