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.
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.
“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 Executive Team
Dr. Neil Emery: VP, Research & Innovation, Trent University
Kent Stringham: VP, Finance and Administration, Trent University
Sandra Clancy: Chief Administrative Officer, City of Peterborough
Cynthia Fletcher: Commissioner of Infrastructure & Planning Services, City of Peterborough