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.
“We are going to change the way the world treats water and we want to do that right here in Peterborough. We have an aggressive growth strategy that will help us become the green tech leader in this field. Noblegen was incubated in the community and we want to build on our foundation in this region while creating jobs and growing the green economy”
– Adam Noble, CEO & Founder
The Cleantech Commons team
Economic Development Officer
Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development
Dr. Neil Emery
VP, Research & Innovation
Chief Administrative Officer
City of Peterborough