We are thrilled to announce that 5REDO’s proposed solution to develop compostable elastomeric materials has been granted the prestigious Innovative Solutions Canada (ISC) award. Only two companies have been selected to compete in the proof of concept phase of this innovation challenge.

Back in 2021, 5REDO responded to the call for proposal from the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), in collaboration with Environment & Climate Change Canada (ECCC), Health Canada (HC) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), for Made-in-Canada sustainable elastomeric materials, that are compostable and suited for the manufacturing of disposable medical gloves. The evaluation process completed in early spring 2022 and the review team awarded the grant to 5REDO to advance its proposed technology to a higher readiness level.

Our team is very excited about this opportunity and striving to push the research and development toward the commercialization of sustainable medical gloves to reduce the environmental footprint of healthcare services in Canada and beyond.

ISC is a government program that provides grant funding and procurement contracts to Canadian businesses to stimulate research, development, and commercialization of innovative technologies.