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“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…

Testing the Waters (and almost everything else too): Trent’s Water Quality Centre gets a new director

Trent University’s Water Quality Centre (WQC), renowned as Canada’s most comprehensive mass spectrometry facility, will continue to blow its competitors out of the water with increased offerings and the leadership of its newly appointed director, Dr. Paul Szpak, Canada research chair in Environmental Archaeology…

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…

Cleantech Commons “leading the charge for cleantech commercialization” – “essential to bolster Canada’s reputation for innovation”

In a recent article titled “Canada needs to boost its clean technology sector,” The Globe & Mail identifies Trent University as “[an] academic institution leading the charge for cleantech commercialization.” “Recognizing the need to nurture commercialization in the clean technology sector, [Trent’s] Cleantech Commons…

Cleantech Commons and Bioenterprise partner to advance clean technology innovations – collaboration brings agritech & food accelerator services to research park clients

A newly-announced partnership is bringing accelerator services to Cleantech Commons. This collaboration is designed to boost a key service offering to future research park tenants. Cleantech Commons is the new 85-acre research park affiliated with Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. The organization recently signed…

“2021 is set to be an exciting year for Cleantech Commons”: construction ‘on track’ at Canada’s newest research park

“Cleantech Commons hasn’t let a global pandemic slow its development down,” writes Keaton Robbins of Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development. In an article entitled “Cleantech Commons Construction On Track, Multi-tenant Announcement Looming“, Martin Yuill, the research park’s executive director, tells Robbins: “despite everything that…

“Cleantech Innovation Portal” innovator, Noblegen, awarded “Solar Impulse Efficient Solution” Label

The Solar Impulse Foundation has awarded “Future Cleantech Commons™ Tenant,” Noblegen, an advanced digital biology company, the “Solar Impulse Efficient Solution” Label, furthering its mission to help create a balanced ecosystem by solving the environmental and nutritional challenges of our global food system. Disclosure: Noblegen…

Happy New Year to the Cleantech Commons Community

At the start of this new – and hopefully “improved” – year, we would like to take a moment to thank our entire community for your continued interest in, and support for, all things Cleantech Commons™. We greatly appreciate all your engagement, enthusiasm, and…

About Trent University

Recognized nationally for its leadership in teaching, research, and student satisfaction, Trent University attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world. Committed to a learning environment that builds a life-long passion for critical thinking and the ability to “challenge the way…

“Future Cleantech Commons Tenant,” PKA SoftTouch, named a “Top Ten” by iCAN 2020 – set to revolutionize syringe marketplace worldwide

A “Future Cleantech Commons™ Tenant“, PKA SoftTouch Inc., has been awarded a “Top 10 Best Invention” award at the International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada (iCAN 2020) for their Micro-Needle Device. The award was the only one made to a Canadian company, and the invention…