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Cleantech Commons and ProLytics Launch “Knowledge Partnership” to Support Cleantech Innovation


Partnership aims to accelerate scientific discovery and drive innovative product development

Cleantech Commons has announced a new “knowledge partnership” with ProLytics Research Synergies designed to boost the support available to cleantech start-ups and spinout ventures when developing, testing, and scaling their novel products.

Peterborough, Ontario-based ProLytics offers customized scientific advisory and analytical services, including in chemical analysis, experimental design, data consultation, food technology, biochemistry and molecular biology, and bioinformatics.

Developing clean, green, and sustainable solutions is more important than ever,” says Cleantech Commons executive director, Martin Yuill.

Our partnership with ProLytics reaffirms our commitment to being at the forefront of these critical developments and nurturing the growth, development, and sustainability of innovative, next-generation cleantech ventures.

The research and analytical services offered by ProLytics will give our cleantech clients and research park tenants access to sector-leading scientists and advanced equipment to help them achieve their research and development goals,” Yuill tells us.

Meeting the growing need for expert analytical services

The new partnership aims to directly address the affordability and expertise gaps experienced by many cleantech companies.

ProLytics Analytical Chemist, Sohidul Islam Ph.D., conducting food nutrition analysis for clients

We understand that many early- and growth-stage companies often lack the capital required to build and operate their own research facilities or procure expensive equipment and talent that they will use only occasionally,” says Jill Emery, co-founder of ProLytics. “ProLytics offers a solution to these research challenges.

In particular, Cleantech Commons and ProLytics will collaborate in providing companies with access to research mentorship, guidance, and advice, as well as contract services that support the development of innovative clean technology products, processes, and services.

Our scientists will work with clients to guide a project from start to finish,” Emery says.

Through this partnership, we will provide Cleantech Commons clients with a personalized roadmap to achieve company-specific goals, including experimental design, analytics and data consultation plans, budgeting, milestones, and timelines to dramatically accelerate their time and path to market.

Mobilizing knowledge for a more sustainable future

ProLytics scientists offer scientific advisory and analytical services using best-in-class equipment

The Cleantech Commons/ ProLytics relationship represents the first of several new “knowledge partnerships” the research park is putting in place with professional service providers.

All are designed to create value for current Cleantech Commons clients, future tenants of the research park, as well as faculty, students, and researchers looking to increase the impact of their research in the market.

Yuill tells us that they will also contribute to the creation of a more robust clean technology ecosystem in which academic and entrepreneurial collaboration drives discovery and innovation for a greener future.

Growing Cleantech Commons’ complement of value-adding services

Working together is critical to adding value to emerging cleantech companies,” says Yuill, “and partnerships are key to the Cleantech Commons community-centred model, designed to enable innovation to flourish, creative collaborations to begin, and life-long relations to be created.

In addition to various knowledge partnerships, Cleantech Commons offers clients access to several value-added programming partnerships, including with:

  • GreenCentre Canada: designed to advance green technology innovation, support early-stage innovators, and accelerate the development, testing, piloting, and scaling of innovative chemistry solutions that benefit the economy and the environment. Read that story here!
  • Ontario Genomics: provides opportunities for ventures in the genomics and engineering biology space to commercialize their products and technologies. Read more here!
  • Bioenterprise Canada: offers access to targeted business acceleration services in the agtech and food sectors. Details here!
  • StrikeUP: puts women and Indigenous entrepreneurs at the forefront of Canada’s economic recovery by inspiring young women entrepreneurs of tomorrow. Read more here!
  • Rain It In: supports post-secondary students to collaborate to solve problems, create innovative solutions, and mitigate the impacts of intense rainfall events and flooding caused by climate change.  More about this partnership here!


Our Knowledge and Program partnerships are designed to provide our clients with targeted value-added support as they navigate the dynamic entrepreneurial landscape,” says Yuill.

This will ensure that innovative ideas transform into sustainable ventures that directly address some of today’s most complex and pressing societal and environmental challenges.

Read more about ProLytics’ services here, or contact Jill Emery at or at 705 741 8209 to explore how ProLytics might be of assistance to your venture.