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Canada's Premier Cleantech Destination

85 acres of possibility... designed for innovation.

Cleantech Commons is Canada’s premier location for clean, green & low-carbon technology research, innovation, entrepreneurship & commercialization, hosting a cluster of growth companies and startup & spinout ventures.

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Peterborough & the Kawarthas: A Cleantech Powerhouse    

Discover Cleantech Commons

Offering a unique and picturesque location, and co-located adjacent to one of Canada’s leading environmental academic institutions, Cleantech Commons is designed to be a point of convergence for academic and industry partners driving innovation in clean, green & low-carbon technologies, water technologies, contaminant analysis, agro-biotechnology and biomaterials.

As a university-linked Research and Technology Park, Cleantech Commons is a physical environment designed to generate, attract and retain science-based technology companies and talent that is aligned with our associated research institutions, including universities and public, private and federal research facilities.

Cleantech Commons is all about enabling the flow of ideas between innovation generators – such as universities, colleges, federal labs, and non-profit R&D institutions – and those companies located both in our Park and in the surrounding region.

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Our Sectors of Strength


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.

  Water Technologies

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.


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.


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 Executive Team

Martin J. YuillExecutive Director, Cleantech Commons E-Mail Martin direct

Dr. Neil EmeryVP, Research & Innovation, Trent University

Kent Stringham: VP, Finance and Administration, Trent University

Sandra ClancyChief Administrative Officer, City of Peterborough

Cynthia Fletcher: Commissioner of Infrastructure & Planning Services, City of Peterborough