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Cleantech Commons Program Partner, GreenCentre Canada, accepting applications for “Advance-ON Program”

As a member of the Cleantech Commons community, you will be aware that we recently signed a partnership deal with GreenCentre Canada.

This partnership helps accelerate the development of innovative green and sustainable solutions that address energy, environmental, and climate challenges. Click here to read more!

Our partnership is about Cleantech Commons and GreenCentre Canada working together to identify opportunities to jointly support the development, testing, piloting, and scaling of innovative clean technology products, processes, and solutions that directly address some of today’s most complex and pressing environmental and societal challenges.

Cleantech Commons executive director, Martin Yuill: at the GreenCentre labs in Kingston, Ontario:

We are now happy to announce that GreenCentre Canada is now accepting applications for the next cohort of their “Advance-ON” program. The application deadline for Round 4 is Monday, February 13, 2023, at 11:59 PM.

The application portal is now open and is welcoming applicants from cleantech start-ups and SMEs from across southern Ontario. Successful applicants will benefit from a technical development project valued at $50-100k at no cost to themselves!

Learn more about the “Advance-ON” program here!

The GreenCentre’s “Advance-ON” Program provides unique, high-value services to start-ups in the sustainable chemistry and advanced materials sectors, driving their early-stage innovations to market faster so their businesses can raise the investment they need to scale and grow.

The successful applicants to this competitive program will receive a project with access to GreenCentre’s full suite of services at no cost.

The latest five companies accepted into the program include:

  • Aqua-Cell Energy
  • BioBrick Labs
  • BioDiffusion Technologies
  • NanoCycle
  • Nfinite Nanotechnology


Commercializing cleantech innovations remains challenging owing to limited access to the specialized resources required for technology development and validation. The pandemic has intensified this challenge, impacting SMEs by limiting the support and resources they so desperately need.

Advance-ON provides critical technical services to drive the recovery and growth of cleantech SMEs in southern Ontario, accelerating their time to market, unlocking investment, and creating jobs.

Program Eligibility

Advance-ON is available to cleantech SMEs and startups, located in southern Ontario, actively developing sustainable chemistry and materials-related products or processes.

About GreenCentre Canada

Located in Kingston, Ontario, GreenCentre Canada supports the growth of chemical and materials companies by transforming their innovations into valued products, processes, and services.

GreenCentre Canada’s mission is to accelerate promising chemistry solutions that advance both the economy and the environment through two state-of-the-art lab facilities and a team that includes highly experienced chemists, commercial experts, and business professionals who work closely with a network of entrepreneurs, industry leaders, investors, and researchers.

The application deadline for Round 4 is Monday, February 13, 2023, at 11:59 PM.