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Canada's Premier Cleantech Destination


Built for Innovation & You

Cleantech Commons is set to become Canada’s premier green technology research and innovation site, hosting a cluster of companies and start-up enterprises.

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Discover Cleantech Commons

Cleantech Commons will be a point of convergence for academic and industry partners who are driving advancements in water management and treatment, contaminant analysis, agro-biotechnology and biomaterials.

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Our Sectors of Strength


  Sector 1 / Cleantech

Trent University has one of the largest Environmental & Life Sciences graduate programs in Canada with over 175 grad students per year – a huge source of market-ready graduates for full-time work or students looking for co-op programs and undergraduate student internships.


  Sector 2 / Wastewater Treatment

Peterborough & the Kawarthas is home to innovative minds and startups that are changing the way that communities across Canada and throughout the world think about wastewater management. At Cleantech Commons you are in good company to problem solve.


  Sector 3 / Agri-Food

With over 100,000 hectares of prime agricultural land, programming at Trent University and Fleming College that focuses on sustainable agriculture, food systems, as well as culinary management, the region is well-poised to continue to lead the way into the future of agriculture.


  Sector 4 / Biomaterials

Cleantech Commons tenants will be able to tap into the wealth of research assets at Trent University, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, and Fleming College – institutions that are home to highly-specialized expertise and infrastructure in water, contaminant analysis, agri-food and biomaterials.

Thoughtfully located


A quick drive to downtown Toronto


Easily accessible from downtown Ottawa


Linked closely to the U.S. market


The Cleantech Commons team

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Suzanne McCrimmon

Director of Business Development
Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development

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Dr. Neil Emery

VP, Research & Innovation
Trent University

Steven Pillar

Trent University

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Sandra Clancy

Chief Administrative Officer
City of Peterborough