Online Screening Application
1. The technology undergoes a preliminary screening to determine if it meets minimum eligibility requirements for verification. For a technology to be eligible:
- It must be an environmental technology;
- The performance claim must meet minimum Canadian standards and/or national guidelines for that technology and where it is being used;
- The performance claim should be measurable;
- The applicant should own the intellectual property of the technology to be verified, or can obtain a written permission from the owners to pursue the verification; and
- The technology must be currently commercially available or commercially ready for full-scale application.
2. If the applicant feels their technology meets these criteria, the applicant submits an Online Screening Application which is reviewed to confirm eligibility and feasibility and to resolve any conflict of interest which may exist between the applicant and the ETV process.
3. A representative will contact the applicant within 5-10 days of receiving the Online Screening Application regarding eligibility. There is no charge for the assessment of the Screening Application.
4. At this stage, the representative will discuss the method of verification desired by the applicant which could be either:
- Using existing test data, if the data are generated by third party, no older than five years, and meet the quality requirements mentioned below, or
- Working with a third party test agent to develop an appropriate test plan and generate data as per the test plan.
- If the technology meets eligibility thresholds, the applicant can apply for ETV by submitting a Formal Application ($1,500 CDN non-refundable application fee).
- The formal application should be accompanied with the supporting data that are to be used in the verification process.
- A contract will be signed with the applicant for the verification services.
- The Verification Entity reviews the available test data to determine if it is adequate for verification.
- If it is adequate, the Verification Entity analyzes the data from the applicant to determine if the performance claim is adequately substantiated.
If the applicant’s performance claim is substantiated, the applicant will now be considered an ETV Graduate and receive:
- A License Agreement to use the ETV logo;
- A final Verification Report;
- A Technology Fact Sheet defining conditions of performance; and
- A Verification Certificate
The verification is valid for three (3) years, at which time the applicant must renew their verification to keep it active. This renewal provides a checkpoint to ensure that no substantial changes have been made to the technology that would affect its performance.