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“People of the Portal”: Carbonix named a “2023 ‘Clean50′” company

In our “People of the Portal” series, we highlight innovative and entrepreneurial members of the Cleantech Commons Cleantech Innovation Portal and celebrate the outstanding achievements of Portal members. This week, we are delighted to let you know that a Cleantech Commons Cleantech Innovation Portal client –…

“BioCreate” partnership will help early-stage genomics companies bring new products to market

Recently, we shared how Cleantech Commons is partnering with Ontario Genomics to help early-stage genomics companies bring new products to market. Other program partners include Velocity (Waterloo), McMaster Innovation Park/Synapse Life Sciences Consortium (Hamilton), and Toronto Metropolitan University Science Discovery Zone (Toronto). Ontario Genomics’ BioCreate program is…

Cleantech Commons Partners with Ontario Genomics To Provide Funding And Tech Development To Startups

“Cleantech Commons at Trent University in Peterborough is partnering with Ontario Genomics to help early-stage genomics companies bring new products to market,” writes Pamela Vanmeer in Kawartha411. This article comes on the heels of a recent announcement of a $5.6 million investment in the BioCreate program. BioCreate will provide seed funding and support to…

“People of the Portal”: Working with Trent University, indigenous startup helps solve environmental challenge

We have had several occasions recently to celebrate the successes of a number of Cleantech Commons Cleantech Innovation Portal client companies. This week: please join me in celebrating a Cleantech Innovation Portal client AND a future Cleantech Commons tenant, Carbonix. “Energy Examined” has profiled…

Cleantech Commons Partners to Support SOAR: Digital Gathering of Indigenous Entrepreneurs

The SOAR Digital Gathering of Indigenous Entrepreneurs, presented by Square in partnership with Futurpreneur, Indigenous LIFT Collective and EntrepreNorth, is an Indigenous-led grassroots initiative bringing together more than 1,000 Indigenous entrepreneurs across Canada on September 15, 2022. SOAR is free to all Indigenous entrepreneurs and creates a safe and inclusive…

Collaborative Research Project using state-of-the-art Mass Spectrometry leads to Sustainable Agriculture Breakthrough

NutriAg Launches M-BOS™ Biological Plant Supplement in Canada Demonstrating the power of collaboration between researchers, academics, and the business sector, a new range of biological nutrient solutions for the agricultural sector has hit the Canadian market. The collaboration between the NutriAg Group and the…

“Where cleantech innovation abounds”: Cleantech Commons a hub for innovation and commercialization

Writing about Ontario’s “world-class clean technology ecosystem” in its new publication, “Where cleantech innovation abounds,” Invest Ontario calls Cleantech Commons “a growing hub for driving innovation and commercialization in clean, green and low/zero-carbon technology.” Cleantech Commons executive director, Martin Yuill, describes the focus of…

Ontario Agri-Food Research Initiative – Commercialization Stream launches: Funding up to $150,000 per project

Cleantech Commons strategic partner, Bioenterprise Canada Corporation, has partnered with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) to support the delivery of stream C (Commercialization) of the Ontario Agri-Food Research Initiative (OAFRI). See Backgrounder: “Cleantech Commons and Bioenterprise partner to advance clean technology innovations…

“Cleantech Innovation Portal” innovator, PKA SoftTouch, celebrates key Investment Milestones

A Cleantech Commons “Cleantech Innovation Portal” innovator, PKA Softtouch, recently celebrated raising $750,000 from over 400 individual investors. (You can join PKA on the portal by registering your cleantech innovation here.) The company tells us that this pool of shareholders are now “PKA SoftTouch Co-owners“, with each investor…

Cleantech Commons partners with Ontario Environment Industry Association to support “QuickPitch” cleantech pitch competition

Recently, we launched our Cleantech Innovation Portal. Click here for more details. This provides innovators with a personalized dashboard to create and update their company profile, view emerging commercial and funding opportunities, and log their progress and achievements. The platform offers a seamless application…

Cleantech Commons and Urban Living Futures Partner to Promote Canadian Cleantech Innovation

New Cleantech Innovation Portal provides access to commercial opportunities for cleantech companies through a virtual marketplace that brings together city-makers, innovators and investors to accelerate the impact of innovation in communities. Cleantech Commons has launched the “Cleantech Innovation Portal” to help Canadian ventures in…